If you frequently travel through areas where you don’t have mobile phone coverage, TeleBiz can recommend an appropriate Satellite Phone package. TeleBiz stocks a range of satellite phones, connected to various satellite networks.
Handheld Satellite phones look like a mobile phone however they work much differently, as they communicate directly with satellites located between 15-40km above the earth. Consequently, most satellite phones will operate anywhere on the globe, provided there is clear line-of-sight to the sky.
Our most popular model of Satellite Phone is currently the Inmarsat IsatPhonePro. The IsatPhonePro operates on the Inmarsat I-4 network, which is a constellation of 3 geosynchronous orbit satellites, 35,786km above the earth. This network achieves almost global coverage, with the only exceptions on earth being the north and south poles. This is because the I4 satellite constellation orbits at the earth’s equator. The Inmarsat network will reach 98% of the global population.
* Please note that other providers of Inmarsat Prepaid units commonly charge a higher price per 25/50/100/200 etc units, making their per-minute call rates more expensive. All prepaid unit prices on this page are applicable to TeleBiz only.