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Inmarsat Satellite Phone

About Inmarsat

The leading supplier of global mobile satellite communication services, Inmarsat owns and operates 14 geostationary satellites, that service several networks. They also have plans to launch 6 more satellites by 2024. Providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations since 1979, Inmarsat has communication solutions for a variety of applications on land, sea, and in the air. Inmarsat employs around 1,500 people in over 40 locations around the world, with a presence in the major ports and hubs of commerce on every continent.


Inmarsat Satellite Phone Network

The Inmarsat I-4 satellite network is made up of four geostationary satellites located along the equator. This network covers the entire planet, except for remote northern and southern latitudes. Service on the Inmarsat I-4 network is extremely reliable, with the lowest rate of dropped calls among the three largest satellite networks (Inmarsat, Iridium, and Thuraya). For travelers heading to Antarctica, Greenland, Alaska, or northern Canada, the Iridium network is a better solution, but for all other locations, Inmarsat is a fantastic option to keep you connected.


Stay Connected with the Isatphone 2

The IsatPhone 2 is Inmarsat's flagship handset and is regarded as one of the best satellite phones available today. Trusted by contractors, adventurers, and scientists all over the world, this device is capable of calling, texting, sending SOS, and even sending email from almost anywhere in the world.

Location services, including tracking and an assistance button, keep people updated with your GPS co-ordinates when it matters most. Receive notification of inbound calls and messages, even with the antenna stowed. Built tough and easy to use, the IsatPhone 2 has set the new standard for handheld satellite communications.

No matter the conditions – from searing heat to icy blasts, desert sandstorms or monsoon rain – Inmarsat's robust handsets have you covered. Operating on the most reliable satellite communications network in the world the IsatPhone 2 offers unrivaled battery life, as well as email, SMS, and GPS capabilities to make sure you stay connected.


Features and Benefits

Highly dependable connectivity:  With up to 99.9% uptime the IsatPhone 2 ensures you can access dependable call stability and consistent roaming worldwide.

Robust construction: Engineered to withstand the most extreme conditions, IsatPhone 2 operates between -20°c and +55°c, has a humidity tolerance of up to 95 per cent, and is dust, splash and shock resistant (IP65, IK04).

Global assistance: IsatPhone 2 customers on monthly plans benefit from free-of-charge worldwide emergency assistance from GEOS. Once programmed, a single push of the assistance button will send a message to the GEOS 24/7 emergency response center, who will connect with the most appropriate emergency services to get you the help you need.

Easy to read and use: Easy-to-use interface, with large, high-visibility, scratch-resistant transflective display that's readable even in bright sunlight.


Safe & Secure

IsatPhone 2 is a fully encrypted handset which is safe and secure for private use of any kind. Government agencies and private industries rely on this privacy. It is recommended to always have a satellite phone when leaving cellular coverage.

The IsatPhone 2 absolute favorite for maritime users because of its long battery and water resistance!

With a 99.9% network availability, the IsatPhone 2 connects you to the Inmarsat network within seconds. Using the IsatPhone 2 to call any landline or mobile phone doesn't require training. Dialing is simple, set-up is quick, and your connections are reliable. And with the IsatPhone 2 you get a standard suite of call functions, including call history, caller ID, call waiting and call holding. There is also a speed dial function.

One of the key features of the new Inmarsat satellite phone is the Emergency Assistance Button upgrade on the IsatPhone 2. It's a quick and simple configuration when pressed, in case of an emergency, it will make a call to a pre-programmed recipient of your choice. Additionally, this feature can be configured to send an alert text message/email to one or more recipients on the list. This way your whole team can be alerted at once. The button is clearly marked on the handset itself and simple to use.

Languages Supported: English French Japanese Arabic Chinese Portuguese Russian Spanish


Technical Specifications

Length : 170mm (6.7")

Width : 54mm (2.1")

Depth : 39mm (1.5")

Weight : 249g (9.8oz) - including battery

Operating range : -20°C to +55°C (-4°F to +131°F)

Storage range : -20°C to +70°C (-4°F to +158°F)(with battery)

Charging range : 0°C to 45°C (32°F to 113°F)

Humidity tolerance : 0% to 95%

Battery Type : Lithium-ion, 3.7 volts

Talk time : Up to 8 hours

Standby time : Up to 100 hours

Charging time : 3.5 hours


Where the Isatphone 2 makes a difference

Agriculture, Aid providers, Support Teams and NGOs working in remote areas where safety is a key concern. 

First responders where reliable lines of communication dictate how quickly they can reach those in need.

Explorers who need to communicate with base camp or loved ones.

Individuals who are venturing into areas without reliable terrestrial connectivity.

Heavy Industry for connecting remote workers with control centers to improving efficiency and safety.

Utilities for maintenance crews who frequently work in remote locations.


Inmarsat World Wide Coverage Map

All Inmarsat satellite phones operate over the Inmarsat global I-4 satellite network, providing reliable call stability and uninterrupted  roaming worldwide. Four Geostationary satellites cover 90% of earth's surface to deliver connectivity in every weather condition.

Inmarsat's satellite phones uses the same satellite network technology as the Inmarsat BGAN and Fleetbroadband products. The Isatphone Pro Coverage Map shows the I-4 satellite network utilized by all three products.

Isatphone Look-Angle Map

The Look Angle map gives a visual representation of the angle from the ground in a particular area, to the I-4 satellite used for communication. The farther the user is from the equator, the lower the look angle. Low look angles will have more trouble communicating with the satellite, due to the longer distance to the satellite and the greater likelihood of obstructions blocking the line of site to the satellite.

Spot Beam Coverage Map

Advanced spot-beam technology allows Inmarsat satellite phones to maintain a communication footprint stretching across most of the planet. The built-in GPS in the Isatphone Pro is used in part to pass location information to the satellite so that the satellite can assign the proper spot beam to a Isatphone Pro user. Notice that the spot beams overlap, providing near uniform coverage.


Inmarsat Service plans for voice and data

Looking for a pre-paid or a pay monthly plan? A single sim plan or even a shared corporate allowance plan? American Satellite can help. Regardless of whether you need a minimum commitment of one month or as much as a year, we have the right plan to suit your needs and budget.

Included in your monthly plan is worldwide emergency assistance from GEOS, who will alert the most appropriate emergency provider to get you the help you need at the push of a button 24/7.

Inmarsat was the first mobile satellite provider in the world licensed to offer prepaid voice services for the US. Prepaid services are very popular with people who work on short term or seasonal projects and prefer not to commit to a lengthy contract.

“Many customers use satellite services across multiple markets and have been frustrated by being unable to use pre-paid services while in the US and its territorial waters. We are proud to be the first company to deliver a global service. This announcement exemplifies our commitment to meeting our customers' needs,” -Jim Parm, Former President of Inmarsat Solutions

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Why do people need satellite phones?

Unlike cell phones that rely on cell towers, satellite phones work anywhere on earth. Once you leave the city, satellite networks are the only option offering reliable communication. American Satellite has satellite phones that work anywhere, even in the most remote areas of the world. They offer reliable Voice, Text, GPS, and SOS and will keep you connected at sea, on expeditions, long hikes, remote job sites, mountains, deserts and even during a natural disaster.

Should I rent or own a satellite phone?

If you need a satellite phone for more than 1 month out of the year or multiple times a year it is recommended to buy a satellite phone. If you only need a satellite phone for one or two weeks at a time, renting one is often a better option.

How fast can I get a satellite phone?

We can deliver a satellite phone to you as quickly as the next day if major shipping companies offer that service to your area. In some critical and emergency situations we can often deliver a device to you the same day via courier.

What is a USA phone number?

Satellite phones use international phone numbers and most cellphone users don't have international calling activated with their carrier. A USA phone number redirects calls to your satellite phone and allows anyone to reach you free of cost for them, but it will use up minutes from your plan. This option is available only on monthly service plans and costs as little as $10 per month.

What is coverage like in the south pacific (Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, South America, Galapagos Islands. etc.)?

Satellite phones offer reliable coverage in all of these areas and you will experience uninterrupted service.

Can you call 911 from a satellite phone?

Yes, calling 911 from any satellite phone will connect you to local emergency services.

Why are satellite phones so expensive?

Satellite networks have high operating costs. The logistics and technology to maintain satellites functioning properly and accurately are expensive. Therefore satellite communication technology is still priced higher than a regular cell phone.

What are the uses of satellite phones?

Satellite phones have a broad range of applications. Satellite phones are used in every industry, including travel, sailing, fishing and remote expeditions, mining and oil extraction, remote construction and emergency response because they are the only reliable form of communication when outside of cellular or VHF range.

Will I get charged for incoming calls and text?

No, incoming calls and text are FREE on any service plan.

Can my satellite phone be traced and spied on?

It's hard to trace and spy on a satellite phone. Eavesdropping on a satellite phone is virtually impossible because the signal travels vertically towards the sky - compared to cellphones where signals travel horizontally towards the cellphone towers where it can be intercepted and decrypted.

Can we talk from a satellite phone to an ordinary phone?

Yes, a satellite phone can call and connect to both landline or cellular numbers.

Which is better: VoIP or satellite phone?

It depends on what you want to use it for and whether you'll have reliable internet access when you need to make a call. If you do, VoIP is a much more affordable option. If you don't have access to internet and reliability is critical, a satellite phone is the better pick.

Can satellite phones be used indoors?

Satellite phones need a clear line to the sky to work properly. However here are satellite phone accessories such as antennas and docking stations that allow your satellite phone to work indoors.


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