Satellite Phones & Equipment

It is important to compare satellite phones and other satellite equipment to ensure they match your critical personal communications needs. In addition to comparing the features of the handheld device, also, consider where you will need to use the device.

Will you need to make and receive satellite calls inside a building, vehicle, plane or boat? If so, you’ll also want to compare the features of specialized accessories like docking stations, that are compatible with your handheld device and enable use in these environments.

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Why do people need satellite phones?

If you spend time areas without reliable landline or cellular coverage, or are concerned with having a backup to these systems, satellite phones enable you to communicate where and when other forms of communications won’t. Because the satellites are in space, they aren’t dependent on land-based infrastructure like cell towers, and they are also less vulnerable to events on earth like natural disasters that can knock out cellular or landline systems.

Should I rent or own a satellite phone?

If you are likely to need a satellite phone for more than six weeks a year, then purchasing a phone is likely your best option. If you spend less than one month a year in regions lacking reliable landline or cellular coverage, we suggest a daily or monthly satellite phone rental for the times you need it.

Do you sell refurbished phones?

We sometimes have units that are like new, but they are in boxes that have been opened and can’t be sold as new. Inventory varies so please enquire via live chat or by emailing:

How quickly can I get a satellite phone?

We maintain inventory of most satellite phone models and can generally ship the next business day for orders placed before 3 PM (Eastern).

Which satellite phone has the best coverage?

We only work with the leading satellite networks. Inmarsat, Iridium and Globalstar all offer different coverage which may be better in certain areas or for certain types of voice, text or data services. The only satellite network that offers complete whole earth coverage (including the North and South Poles) is Iridium. Compare satellite networks.

Who owns the most satellites for phone service?

Iridium owns the largest commercial satellite constellation in the world. They operate an array of 66 satellites that cover the globe, no matter where on earth you are if you have clear access to the sky you can place a call on the Iridium satellite network.

Do I pay long distance or roaming charges with satellite phones?

There are no long distance or roaming charges with the Iridium or Inmarsat satellite networks. Globalstar’s network is more regional so if you travel outside of the United States, Canada or the Caribbean, Globalstar roaming fees may apply and you should check the rates.

If I buy multiple satellite phones can they share one SIM card?

No, if you want to be able to use each satellite phone, each will need its own SIM card. Much like an unlocked cell phone, a satellite SIM card can be moved to another compatible phone, but to be able to make calls, each satellite phone will need its own SIM card with an active monthly plan or prepaid airtime.

Which accessories are worth owning?

hat depends on how you plan to use your satellite device. A spare battery is always something we recommend. It comes in handy on extended trips where you may not have access to a power source for recharging, or if you lose the one that comes with your device. Also, all satellite phone manufacturers offer compatible docking stations with an external antenna that can be stationed outdoors, enabling the satellite phone or device to be used inside a cabin, vehicle, boat or plane. You’ll find a selection of docking stations and related accessories for each model of phone on our website. You can also live chat or email us at if you’d like to discuss options.