Satellites phones that are sold or hired have an Australian phone number and are directly connected to the Australian telephone exchange. The call rates are very reasonable and can be dialled as you would dial any other mobile phone. Please click on the highlighted model to bring up more information.
Iridium Satellite Phone Network - Iridium call plans
Iridium 9555 (Full kit) is a compact and durable satellite phone that uses a reliable Low Earth Orbit Satellite system that allows you to connect from anywhere in the world. It is rugged compact and light and easy to use. The kit includes a long lasting Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, Leather case, AC charger, Cigarette charger, Vehicle antenna with magnetic mount, USB cable, Headset and Quick start guide.
Price $1,520 ex GST; $1,672 incl GST.
Iridium Extreme 9575 (Full kit) is the toughest of the Iridium range of phones (IP65 - Jet water & dust resistant) and incorporates an inbuilt GPS so you can send your location by SMS. There is an option for online tracking and a dedicated SOS button for emergencies. The kit includes a long lasting Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, Leather case, AC charger, Cigarette charger, Vehicle antenna with magnetic mount, USB cable, Headset and Quick start guide.
Price $1,800 exGST; $1,980 incl GST.
Iridium GO! to provide reliable global satellite connections via WiFi to your smart phones and other mobile devices. It supports voice calls, SMS and Apps. Has a dedicated SOS button. Free download of Iridium eMail & Web App. Included is a rechargeable Li-ion Battery, AC charger, Cigarette charger, USB cable, protective cover and user manual. Iridium Go Unlimited data plan.
Price $1,150; $1,265 incl GST.
Thuraya Satellite Phones - Thuraya call plans
Thuraya SatSleeve Hotspot & SatSleeve + allows users to use their own smart phone for making calls by using WiFi. The SatSleeve + fits around your smartphone with a width inbetween 58mm and 85mm. With the free downloadable App that works equally well on Apple and Android phones allows you to access your existing contacts list and more easily type text messages and emails. The Thuraya SatSleeve Hotspot works the same way but sits in a convenient spot for satellite reception and again uses WiFi to connect with your smart phone. Both models have a dedicated SOS button that works even without the smartphone connected. Included is a rechargeable Li-ion Battery, AC charger, USB cable and user manual.
The Price is $800 exGST; $880 incl GST.
Thuraya XT-LITE is a new affordable, functional and reliable satellite phone. It allows users to stay connected with voice and SMS connectivity at a low cost. The XT-LITE is easy to use to make calls and send SMS messages in satellite mode where no mobile network available. Included is a rechargeable Li-ion Battery, AC charger, USB cable and user manual.
The Price is $710 exGST; $781 incl GST.
Thuraya XT-Pro Dual SIM handset is a dual-mode / dual-SIM phon. It uses both satellite and cell phone communications with both a satellite SIM card and a GSM SIM card. It is more rugged than the XT-Lite version and its casing is shockproof, water and dust resistant body. It also has GNSS navigation capabilities. Included is a rechargeable Li-ion Battery, AC charger, Car charger, USB cable and user manual.
$1,350 exGST; $1,485 incl GST.