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  Iridium 9555 Iridium Extreme 9575 Inmarsat IsatPhone Pro 2
Satellite Coverage Global Global Global (Non-Polar)
User Case A small and compact global satellite phone that fits the majority of simple voice and SMS needs. All-around phone. Reliable, durable, great for emergency needs and remote use. Ideal for maritime users due to long battery and water resistance.
Used by emergency responders, traveling journalists, military and government agencies.
Network Iridium - 66 Low Earth Orbit satellites Iridium - 66 Low Earth Orbit satellites Inmarsat - 3 Geostationary satellites
Dimensions 143 x 55 x 30 mm 140 x 60 x 27 mm 169 x 75 x 29 mm
Weight 266 g 247 g 316 g
Display Monochrome Monochrome Color
Antenna Design Retractable Retractable Fold-out
Durability N/A MIL-STD 810F
- Dustproof
- Shock-resistant
- Jet-water resistant
- Humidity tolerance up to 95%
- Dust-splash
- Shock-resistant
Ingress Protection N/A IP65 IP65
Battery Life 3hr talk / 30hrs standby 4hr talk / 30hrs standby 8hr talk / 160hrs standby
Receiving Incoming Calls
Send/Receive Text Messages
Interfaces Mini USB, Audio Mini USB, Audio Micro USB, Bluetooth
Data Connectivity Yes, via USB or Access Point Yes, via USB or Access Point Yes, via USB or Access Point
Data Speed (Uncompressed) 2.4 Kbps 2.4 Kbps 2.4 Kbps
Emergency SOS
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This Satellite phone saved us on the Alcan Highway in British Columbia! We had a wheel come loose and almost fall off. We were stranded 200 miles from towing service and 100 miles from a cell phone tower. This phone SAVED US! Called towing!


Contact person made it easy to arrange for equipment and make date changes to the agreement. A simple, hassle-free experience. Makes my life easier. Included return shipping materials definitely contributed to the positive experience.

Paul Raap

Sat phone worked well in the mountains. Always able to get reception. Service provided by Cellhire went as planned.

Carey L Dreher

The satellite phone is perfect for hunting! Also Cellhire has been easy to work with through the years!

Charles R Rogers

Your team member Shawn was very helpful when my trip got cancelled so I no longer needed the phone. She explained that it was not a problem and gave me the information I needed to return it.

Stacy Brown

The process to secure the phone & ease of return made this transaction so easy.

Avis Budget Group

A human in the U.S. answered the phone when I called and then the product and delivery/packaging was exactly as promised by that human. If you try to go web-only or with an automated answering service, you will be diminishing your company.

Derek Mills

My first time ever using a sat phone. No problems at all. Worked on the Kancamagus Highway in the white mountains of New Hampshire.