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21st June 2018

Bringing the world closer to home with handheld satellite communications

As communications improve the world increasingly becomes a smaller place in which to live and work.

Satellite communications allow adventurers and workers to stay safe and in touch with their family and friends no matter where in the world their journey takes them.

And with satellite phones and remote communications devices improving all the time, people have every opportunity to always have a friendly voice on hand, bringing peace of mind and a level of reassurance which is invaluable.

At Satcom Global we can help people travelling to some of the most remote locations in the world, nowhere more so than Australia with its vast open spaces and demanding terrains.

We know that people want reliable, robust and compact communications; tough to withstand extreme weather conditions and capable of withstanding harsh environments.

Satcom Global can bring this confidence to people living and visiting remote areas with a wide range of products from world leaders in handheld satellite communications.

Inmarsat, Iridium and Thuraya all offer products which will let you take your support network with you, no matter where your journey goes.

Devices offer network coverage ranging from 160 countries upwards to fully global coverage, enabling voice calls and emails, operating up to 55 degrees centigrade and often featuring a safety service such as an SOS or emergency button.

With the Inmarsat IsatPhone 2 you can stay connected in even the most remote and tough environments with excellent voice quality and extended battery life, providing the user with 160 hours standby and 8 hours talk time. Easy to use, it provides global coverage (except the Poles) and enhanced emergency services.

Iridium provides two handheld satellite phones, both providing fully global coverage – the Iridium 9555 and the Iridium Extreme 9575. Both are resistant to water, shock and dust.

The Iridium 9555 satellite phone is both compact and rugged, providing reliable and global communications. Easy to use, it has enhanced voice services.

The Iridium Extreme 9575 provides additional features including location awareness, an integrated SOS button for emergency response and online tracking. It is the toughest military-grade handheld satellite phone on the market and a perfect choice for recreational users needing to communicate from remote locations in harsh conditions.

Also available is the Thuraya XT-PRO DUAL, the world’s first handheld phone to offer dual SIM capability for both satellite and terrestrial GSM coverage, allowing effortless switching between networks and cost-effective communications on the move. With coverage spanning two-thirds of the world, including Australia, it’s powerful battery allows extended standby and talk-time.

Another option is to transform your Apple or Android smartphone into a satellite phone with the Thuraya Satsleeve + combining mobility and simplicity to keep you connected in remote locations. Simply dock your device into the Satsleeve + to make phone calls or send emails and SMS, as well as access applications and social media, all over satellite connectivity. For more options on transforming your smartphone into a satellite phone or wi-fi hotspot, please click here.

For more information about any of these handheld devices or satellite phones, please ask your friendly local sales team at or find more information at our Resources section for detailed product fact sheets.

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...people want reliable, robust and compact communications; tough to withstand extreme weather conditions and capable of withstanding harsh environments."