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Satellite Phones

We provide all Handheld Global Satellite Phone sales, and Satellite Networks like Iridium, Inmarsat, & Thuraya. To help you with choosing between satellite phones & network coverage we have a helpful satphone comparison chart & review of all the most popular types w/ all stats needed to make your decision so you can pick between your choices of Global SatPhones that are best for your area of use, type of use, & more.

Not all satellite networks provide the same type of global satellite service connection so we have a satellite phone comparisson chart & review table to help you by first selecting the satcom network that has the features you need, then find the satellite phone that gives you the features of what your looking for.

Remember that this satphone and network review chart only provides some of the most popular satellite phones, and newer satellite wifi hotspot satphone devices. There are other types of satellite phones besides these on the chart, and some of which that might be better for things such as Military use like the Iridium 9505A. So feel free to let our support technicians help you over the phone or research our website to see which satphone & network is going to work best for you.


Satellite Phone Comparison & 2018 Buying Guide: Cost, Specs, Details, Networks

SatPhone Models

Iridium 9575

Iridium 9555

IsatPhone 2

Thuraya XT Pro

Iridium GO

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Pricing

$1,249.99

$1,030.00

$799.99

$925.00

$799.99

MPN (Manufacturer Part #)

CPKT1101

BPKT0801

885562000343

THYA-XT-PRO

AHKT1301

Warranty

Manufacturer Warranty

1 Year

1 Year

1 Year

1 Year

1 Year

NorthernAxcess Shield Protection

$249.99  (2 Years)

$249.99 (2 Years)

None

None

None

Network

Satellite System

Iridium

Iridium

Inmarsat

Thuraya

Iridium

Coverage

Totally Global (Includes poles)

Totally Global (Includes poles)

Global
(Does Not include Poles)

Regional

Middle East/Africa/Asia/Australia

Totally Global (Includes poles)

How Network Works

66 Low Earth Orbit satellites (always moving)

66 Low Earth Orbit satellites (always moving)

4 Geostationary satellites
(stays in 1 position along equator)

2 Geostationary satellites

66 Low Earth Orbit satellites (always moving)

Specifications

Size

5.5" x 2.36" x 1.06" 140 x 60 x 27mm
(w/ antenna stowed)

5.63" x 2.17" x 1.18" 143 x 55 x 30mm
(w/ antenna stowed)

6.65" x 2.95" x 1.14" 169 x 75 x 29mm
(w/ antenna stowed)

 128 x 53 x 27 mm (w/ antenna stowed)

4.5" x 3.25"x 1.25" 114 x 83 x 32mm

(w/ antenna stowed)

Weight

8oz. (247g) (.55lbs)

9oz. (266g) (.59lbs)

11oz. (316g) (.70lbs)

6oz. (212g) (.50lbs)

10oz. (295g) (.65lbs)

Battery life

4hrs talk / 30hrs standby

3hrs talk /30hrs standby

8hrs talk / 160hrs standby

9hrs talk / 100hrs standby

4hrs talk / 30hrs standby

Antenna design

Retractable Omni- directional

Retractable Omni- directional

Fold-out directional

Retractable Omni- directional

Retractable flat antenna

Durability

MIL-STD 810F

N/A

IK04

IK05

MIL-STD 810F

Ingress protection

IP65

N/A

IP65

IP55

IP65

Display

Monochrome

Monochrome

Color

Color –Outdoor-Gorilla glass

Monochrome

How it Works

Incoming calls

Incoming call alert if antenna stowed or deployed

Incoming call alert if antenna stowed or deployed

Incoming call alert if antenna stowed or deployed

Incoming call alert if antenna stowed or deployed

Incoming call alert if antenna stowed or deployed

Mobility

Users can walk & talk freely

(Use outside & w/ External Antenna)

Users can walk & talk freely

(Use outside & w/ External Antenna)

Need line of sight to satellite

(Use outside & w/ External Antenna)

Users can walk & talk w/

limited mobility in regional areas

Users can walk & talk freely

(Use outside & w/ External Antenna)

Start-Up Time

Under 30 Seconds

Under 30 Seconds

Up to 45 Seconds

Up to 60 Seconds

Under 30 Seconds

Charging Method

Iridium Specific Jack

Iridium Specific Jack

Inmarsat Micro USB Charger

Thuraya Micro USB Charger

Iridium Micro USB Cord

Features

Text /SMS

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

Supported

GPS

Onscreen location share via SMS Tracking via SBD

Programmable SOS button

Tracking & GPS via SBD (Short Burst Data) Service plans

Onscreen location share via SMS

Programmable SOS button

Onscreen location share via SMS

Programmable SOS button

Onscreen location share via SMS Tracking via SBD

Programmable SOS button

Emergency SOS

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Bluetooth

No

No

Yes

No

No

Data Connection

Data Connectivity

Yes - via USB, Sidekick , Optimizer ,

Yes - via USB, Sidekick, Optimizer,

Yes - via USB, Sidekick, Optimizer

Yes - via USB

Yes - via Hotspot, IOS & Android Apps

Data Speed- (compressed & uncompressed)

2.4 Kbps (uncompressed)

9.6 Kbps (compressed)

2.4 Kbps (uncompressed)

9.6 Kbps (compressed)

2.4 Kbps (uncompressed)

9.6 Kbps (compressed)

GmPRS up to 60/15 kbps (down/up)

Circuit switched 9.6 kbps Data service

2.4 Kbps (uncompressed)

9.6 Kbps (compressed)

Wi-Fi Hotspot (use over satellite network)

No

No

No

No

Yes

Ports & User Interface

Port Connectivity

Mini USB, Audio

Mini USB, Audio

Micro USB,Bluetooth

Micro USB, Audio

Micro USB

Smartphones Use- (IOS & Android Apps - Voice/Data/Email)

No

No

No

No

Yes



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