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PostSubject: satellite phones...   Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:40 pm

ok been thinking of getting a satellite phone,,, anybody using one,whats the best,any thing i should know,make model,batterie life, cost is a big issue,,,,,it does away with not knowing if you can phone from where you are,,,,??? scratching chin

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PostSubject: Re: satellite phones...   Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:48 pm

We also would like some comments, been toying with the idea for one. clinking teacups
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PostSubject: Re: satellite phones...   Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:55 pm

yes i have one had it for 12 years now but not on the service any more but i can still make emergency call Motorola It is on Iridium my last bill was £600 + vat that was 2007 so not bothered with since but used it a lot in USA and South America and was cheaper to use than the normal mobile and yes you can phone from any where you see the sky as they have the most sat that go north south round the worlds at the time i used my phone i think they had 32 up there it is a Canadian system and is used by US forces and us
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PostSubject: Re: satellite phones...   Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:09 am

tuggy wrote:
ok been thinking of getting a satellite phone,,, anybody using one,whats the best,any thing i should know,make model,batterie life, cost is a big issue,,,,,it does away with not knowing if you can phone from where you are,,,,??? scratching chin

Tuggy, we have opted for one on our trip. I would have to go and look up the details (i.e. nudge hubby ... tongue ) as I don't remember very much of the specifics. But I do remember that we opted for a prepaid Africa 300mins through Satellitephonestore in the US, which is valid for a year from when we activate it.

I am not sure if it is a bit of a luxury or a necessity - but we have it anyways!

Let me know if you'd like to me 'look up the details' sunny

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PostSubject: Thrane&Thrane   Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:47 pm

Hello tuggy, and all.

I have for several years owned the excellent "Thrane & Thrane "Mini M"

US government, Inmarsat, so total global coverage, it's old technology, but works perfectly, and has a superb solar panel charger for the battery.

I purchased my one 10yrs ago, and cost me with contract £900.

You can now pick up the "Mini M", on eBay, for a tube of smarties !.
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PostSubject: Re: satellite phones...   Tue May 01, 2012 3:05 am

GirlChild wrote:
tuggy wrote:
ok been thinking of getting a satellite phone,,, anybody using one,whats the best,any thing i should know,make model,batterie life, cost is a big issue,,,,,it does away with not knowing if you can phone from where you are,,,,??? scratching chin

I am not sure if it is a bit of a luxury or a necessity - but we have it anyways!
What price security? I'd say it was money well spent ... at any price!


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PostSubject: Re: satellite phones...   Wed May 02, 2012 4:58 am

must get me a tube of smarties ED,,,,,,,then i can swap,,,,,

misses says were avin one and thats that,,,,,,,shes paying,,,,,, thumbsup

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PostSubject: Re: satellite phones...   Fri May 18, 2012 7:48 am

I think the best way is to hire one rather than forking out a ton of dosh, unless you are doing long trips, regularly.

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PostSubject: Re: satellite phones...   Fri May 18, 2012 11:45 am

rustyrhinos wrote:
I think the best way is to hire one rather than forking out a ton of dosh, unless you are doing long trips, regularly.
Makes perfect sense, especially the way technology is racing forward nowadays. Purchase one and the phone or even the entire system could be obsolete in no time at all; an expensive mistake to make.

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PostSubject: Re: satellite phones...   Fri May 25, 2012 6:11 pm

satellite, satphone is a type of mobile phone & it connect to orbiting satellites instead of terrestrial cell sites.
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