4 Satellite Phones you should consider!

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Satellite phones are reliable communication gadgets virtually anywhere on earth and have currently become crucial communication items in places where your Smartphone’s network coverage gets unreliable and out of range. While there are various options available in the market, choosing the right one can be a headache. To help you with this problem, here are four satellite phones to consider. Lets jump right into it !


the Iridium 9575 is one of the compact handsets today. Also known as “The Iridium Extreme®” This handset has a lot of features that make it among the best satellite phone to survive in the most unforgiving places on earth. Built to military-grade durability, the Iridium 9575 is the most rugged satellite phone to have been developed to date. The handset comes with an Ingression Protection rating of 1P65, giving it the capability to resist shock. Don’t worry about the dirt while in the desert or wherever you are: the Iridium 9575 is dust-proof and resistant to jet-water.

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If you ever find yourself in a tough spot, Iridium Extreme® is ready to help with a dedicated, programmable, one-touch SOS button. With one push, you can access 24/7 emergency assistance anywhere in the world by registering for GEOS Emergency Monitoring through Travel Safety Group Limited.

For vacation enthusiasts, the  Iridium 9575 supports online tracking and Google mapping services. The GPS-enabled location-based services make this handset ideal for use in camping and 4WD adventures. Its battery supports 4 hours of talk time and can last for 30 hours on standby mode. It is an ideal gadget for use by various people of professional fields in especially in the following industries but not limited to the military personnel, emergency crews and government operations

Still on the Iridium family is the Iridium 9555. Wherever you are planning to go, you can grab yourself the Iridium 9555 which can handle

any environment: from baking deserts to frozen ice packs. Its sleek design is just unmatched in my opinion, light weight and very  easy to operate,  when it comes to fu

nctionality this phone meets all requirements. The popular satellite phone has an industrial grade hardbody and its small size, durability and (as mentioned) easiness to use makes the model among the best selling satellite phones to have ever been produced. The handset operates on a global mobile communication network, which makes it the gadget of choice for anywhere on the planet that one wants to be able to make a phone call at their demand. It has a powerful battery of up to 4 hours talk time and 30 hours on standby mode. fun fact, at Electric Bug our hire fleet is made of Iridium 9555 hand sets, as we know they will work everywhere with out fail!.

To concluded, it is built to work even in the harshest environments. So, customers working on the toughest environments need to worry no more as this phone comes as a lifesaver wherever and whenever it is needed and we connect all Iridium phones under the Pivotel network through their phone plans.


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The list cannot be complete without Thuraya XT-LITE. This is a value satellite phone that was developed to cater for the cost-conscious customers. However, the price is not a factor compromising quality as the handset comes with an uninterrupted connection with over two-thirds global satellite coverage. With a Thuraya XT LITE, you can receive call notifications even when the antenna is stowed, enabling you to stay connected every time.  A recently, very popular phone and this could be why!

With up to 6 hours’ of talk-time & 80 hours’ standby time your in reliable hands when it comes to a battery and you can set your phone to any of the 12 languages available; User-friendly menu and interface is what drives the popularity of this phone. The XT-LITE satellite handset is designed for ease of use. We connect the XT light to the Thuraya network through our partners at Pivotel, with an affordable plan starting at only $15/month with a minor connection fee this phone is hard to look past when it comes to value for your hard earned money, see the plans here!

In need of a tough and reliable satellite phone for your tough world? Isatphone 2 is the right choice for you. This handset was designed to cope with any environment you can think of; be it high heat or icy blasts, heavy downpours or desert sandstorms.

This handset comes with an unrivalled battery life that offers 8 hours talk time and can stay for up to 160 hours on standby mode. Isatphone 2 has an excellent voice quality and reliable satellite communication as it operates over the worldwide Inmarsat network, which we connect customers on through Pivotel, see the plans here!, with a 99.9% average availability you can trust this device. The Isatphone 2 is, therefore, a satellite phone you can depend on wherever you go.  It is an ideal choice for demanding users in sectors such as oil and gas, the media and NGOs which operate in remote areas.

In conclusion, A satellite phone is a great accessory to have and some what essential for any emergency situation you could find yourself in, making the choice of which phone to buy is now easy because whichever satellite phone you choose under which ever respective network , we here at Electric Bug are here to assist you with all this as well as all hiring, repairs and plan connecting enquiries you may have before you embark on that big trip or work mission! Thank you for reading, we look forward to seeing you soon.