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CHOOSING A SATELLITE PHONE:

We get it—satellite phones sound like complicated and confusing devices. We understand that the numerous options, packages and airtime service plans may seem overwhelming at first, but rest assured that we’re here to help. We’ve simplified the basic need-to-know information on four of the most popular and widely used satellite phone technologies available in 2019. 

Here are TWO popular satellite phone options to get you started:

iridium 9555 satellite phone canada

This satellite phone provides global voice connectivity.

Support by Iridium’s network of 66 Low Earth orbiting satellites—the 9555 satellite phone will work in any country and is the only satellite network to provide coverage at the North and South poles.

The Details:
Because Iridium’s 66 satellites continuously orbit the Earth they can beam connectivity into nearly every nook and cranny of our planet—but not all at once. Thus your signal will come and go as the satellites move into and disappear from view.

The Conclusion: An Iridium device gives you the best chance of being connected in any given location at any given time, and is best for short duration phone calls and text messages.

The Iridium 9555 satellite phone is best for:

  • Phone Calls (send & receive)
  • Text messaging (send & receive)

Use this phone to contact any landline or cellular phone number via text message or a phone call.

Yes. You’ll need to get a monthly or prepaid plan.

  • Monthly plans start at $76.00/month, with no long-term contracts. Learn more
  • Prepaid plans vary in cost depending on included airtime and the validity period.
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iridium 9575 satellite phone canada

This satellite phone provides global voice connectivity.

Support by Iridium’s network of 66 Low Earth orbiting satellites—the 9575 satellite phone will work in any country and is the only satellite network to provide coverage at the North and South poles.

The Details:
Because Iridium’s 66 satellites continuously orbit the Earth they can beam connectivity into nearly every nook and cranny of our planet—but not all at once. Thus your signal will come and go as the satellites move into and disappear from view.

The Conclusion: An Iridium device gives you the best chance of being connected in any given location at any given time, and is best for short duration phone calls and text messages.

The Iridium 9575 Extreme satellite phone is best for:

  • Phone Calls (send & receive)
  • Text messaging (send & receive)
  • GPS location tracking
  • SOS Alerts (monitored by GEOS global rescue coordination centre)

Use this phone to contact any landline or cellular phone number via text message or a phone call. You can also add an Iridium “Location Based Services” plan to your regular monthly plan, which will allow others to track your phone’s location from an online web portal.

Yes. You’ll need to get a monthly or prepaid plan.

  • Monthly plans start at $76.00/month CAD, with no long-term contracts. Learn more
  • Prepaid plans vary in cost depending on included airtime and the validity period.
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Need a Satellite Phone for your Boat, Truck or Building?

Any of the four options mentioned above can be installed in a boat, truck, or building with the help of a few installation accessories (docking stations and antennas). Checkout the options below:

In-Building Satellite Phones  In-Vehicle Satellite Phones

 

Standard FREE Shipping Times:

  • West coast shipments typically take 1-2 days.
  • East coast shipments typically take 4-7 days.
  • Northern shipments typically take 4-7 days.


Chroma SATcom supplies Iridium, Globalstar, MSAT and Inmarsat BGAN satellite communications products, airtime service plans and accessories. When you purchase a satellite phone or hotspot with an airtime plan, you will qualify for FREE shipping within Canada.

 

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