A satellite phone is a special kind of mobile phone that is designed to permit voice and data transmission via satellite. Unlike most other mobile phones, satellite phones do not rely on cell towers and cell sites. This geographical independency results in very reliable and consistent coverage. In addition to the voice calls, most satellite phones are capable of sending/receiving emails and text messages. We offer satellite phones for rental or purchase from Iridium and Thuraya.
If you work, live or travel in areas outside cellular coverage or in areas with inadequate landline service, a satellite phone is for you. Eighty-six percent of the world's landmass and all of its oceans are in areas with inadequate landline service. A satellite phone addresses these situations by providing coverage in all ocean areas, air routes and all landmasses - even the Poles. Unlike a GSM cell phone a satellite phone offers a communications solution that is independent of location.