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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:15 pm 
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Hi

If you think the price for a Irridium sat phone is to steep, then maybe you should have a look at this one

http://www.globaltelesat.co.uk/satphone ... Phone.html

I got myself one and it's really great quality and value for the bucks, the loooong lasting battery life (much better than the irridium) is a bonus :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:22 pm 
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Hi Henry,

375 GBP that's the equivalent of some 430 Euro's. That's a very good price indeed! Did you have to pay extra for import-taxes to Denmark? I might get one for myself for that kind of money...

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:46 pm 
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To be very exact, I ordered this with 120min pre-paid units (minutes). - expires in december 2014 as I recall, that's okay with me.
http://www.globaltelesat.co.uk/satphone ... nutes.html

Also they offer free sms -> Phone from their website, and they also offers "some" tracking functionality - it's not as sophisticated as from the competition though, I'll look in to that as some point before our trip in may, this is great news for our concerned family ;)

The price is £468.00 Including VAT at 20% hence inside EU, you will not (I didn't) have to pay any tax in NL - shipping is 30£ with TNT and T&T - mine took about 4-5 days to arrive incl. a weekend, so pretty it's fast. According to globalsat - the price on the phone is about to rise so (if one can trust a seller :) ) maybe you should get yours asap. - but please don't blame me if he just pulled a "sales trick" on me.
I believe you are running a company, so you'll be able to deduct tax either way (UK or NL TAX)

IMHO, compared to competition, this is indeed a bargain, and the sat coverage is more than sufficient for travels in Africa.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:37 pm 
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Well, we used this phone on our trip back in May/June and we was very pleased with it, if lasts very very long on the battery.

We had a car break down in the middle of nowhere and needed to call for road assistance, worked perfect, my wife for once appreciated my gear 110% :lol:

Some advices on using sat phones:



  • If you want to stay "on-line" while driving you'll need an external antenna, (of course) you very often lose sat connection if you just have it laying inside the car.
  • If you need road assistance, you might consider making a first call, and then continue the "conversation" by SMS (you pre-paid minutes will last much longer).
  • Pre-program all important numbers from home, e.g. insurance, rescue, family etc.
  • and make sure to get a 24/7 cell phone number for the road assistance hotline.
  • This phone has a built-in "send position" VERY VERY handy feature when you are off-road and break down :ugeek:
  • Always keep the phone charged and ready, not somewhere in a suitcase or backpack
  • As far as I know, you cannot SMS directly from a GSM phone to a SAT phone, but with this phone/operator your family can use the free Mail 2 SMS service
    http://isatphone.com/inmarsat-satellite ... phone-pro/ or
    http://connect.inmarsat.com/Services/La ... S/sms.html


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:41 am 
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henry wrote:
Well, we used this phone on our trip back in May/June and we was very pleased with it


Hi Henrik,

You bought an iSatphone didn't you?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:29 pm 
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Yes, I bought the isatphone pro :D

Didn't you get one too?


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