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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 & 2017 Buying Guide: Cost, Specs, Details, Networks

  Iridium Extreme 9575 Iridium 9555 IsatPhone 2 Iridium GO Thuraya Hotspot
Pricing $1,249.99 $1,030.00 $799.99 $799.99 $595.00
MPN (manufacturer Part #) CPKT1101 BPKT0801 885562000343 AHKT1301 THYA-SATSLEEVE-HOTSPOT
Coverage Global / Worldwide -(includes poles) Global / Worldwide -(includes poles) Global -(Does not include Poles) Global / Worldwide -(includes poles) Regional -Africa/Middle-East/Asia/Australia
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)
4.5" x 3.25"x 1.25"
114 x 83 x 32mm
(w/ antenna stowed)
5" x 2" x 1"
142 x 69 x 38mm
(w/ antenna stowed)
Weight 8oz. (247g) (.55lbs) 9oz. (266g) (.59lbs) 11oz. (316g) (.70lbs) 10oz (295g) (.65lbs) 10oz. (290g) (.64lbs)
Battery life 4hrs talk / 30hrs standby 3hrs talk / 30hrs standby 8hrs talk / 160hrs standby 4hrs talk / 30hrs standby 3hrs talk / 70hrs standby
Antenna design Retractable omni- directional Retractable omni- directional Fold-out directional Retractable flat antenaa Retractable omni- directional
Durability MIL-STD 810F N/A IK04 MIL-STD 810F IK03
Ingress protection IP65 N/A IP65 IP65 IP54
Network 66 Low Earth Orbit satellites (always moving) 66 Low Earth Orbit satellites (always moving) 4 Geostationary satellites (stays in 1 position) 66 Low Earth Orbit satellites (always moving) 2 Geostationary satellites
Diplay Monochrome Monochrome Color Monochrome None
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
Text /SMS Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
GPS (Location-based services) Share location via SMS Online tracking via SBD Programmable SOS button N/A Tracking button Programmable assistance button Share location via SMS Share location via SMS Online tracking via SBD Programmable SOS button GPS helper function Thuraya SOS
Emergency SOS -(Emergency response coordination service) Yes No Yes Yes No
Bluetooth No No Yes No Yes
Wifi Hotspot - (use over satellite network) No No No Yes Yes
Smartphones Use- (IOS & Android Apps - Voice/Data/Email) No No No Yes Yes
Interfaces Mini USB, Audio Mini USB, Audio Micro USB, Bluetooth Micro USB Micro USB, Audio
Data Connectivity Yes - via USB, Sidekick , Optimizer , AxcessPoint Yes - via USB, Sidekick , Optimizer , AxcessPoint Yes - via USB, Sidekick , Optimizer Yes - via HotSpot , IOS & Androis Apps Yes - via HotSpot , IOS & Androis 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) 2.4 Kbps (uncompressed) 9.6 Kbps (compressed) 15 Kbps (upload) 60 Kbps (download)


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