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What is the difference between the Iridium 9555 and 9575?

The Iridium 9555 is the Iridium base model phone. The phone offers inbound and outbound calling, text messaging and voicemail service. The Iridium extreme 9575 Push-To-Talk phone is a dual mode satellite phone. It is also ruggedized, water resistant, and GPS enabled.

What is the difference between Inmarsat and Iridium?

Inmarsat’s satellite coverage is provided by just three satellites. These orbit the earth at very high altitudes (over 22,000 miles, incredibly). In contrast, Iridium’s coverage is provided by over 66 satellites, which zoom around the earth in multiple orbits at a much lower level (485 miles).

What is the best satellite phone in the world?

  • Best Overall: Iridium GO.
  • Best Durable Hand Unit: Iridium 9555.
  • Best Battery Life: Inmarsat IsatPhone 2.
  • Best Budget: Globalstar GSP-1700.
  • Best for Travelers outside the Americas: Thuraya XT-LITE Satellite Phone.
  • Best Backup Satellite Communicator: Garmin inReach Explorer+

Is Iridium Extreme waterproof?

It is dust proof, shock and jet-water resistant. From emergency crews and paramedics to military personnel and government operations, Iridium Extreme is built for the world’s toughest, highest usage customers to make the connections that matter under the harshest conditions, anywhere on the planet.

What do you need to know about the Iridium 9575?

The Iridium 9575 offers an LBS (location based tracking) service that can be used in conjunction with a private password-protected web portal to track Iridium 9575 Extreme phones and retain history of your positions.

Can you send free text messages with the Iridium 9555?

The Iridium 9555 supports sending and receiving 160 character text messages directly from the Iridium phone. Inbound SMS messages are free of charge. An easy way to send a free text message to an Iridium is to go to the Iridium ; you will need the Iridium phone’s 8816 number.

How to call Iridium from United States or Canada?

The country code of the U.S. and Canada is 1. So, for example, to call Outfitter Satellite dial 00 1 615 889 8833. If you are dialing another Iridium phone dial 00 8816xxxxxxxx (where 8816 is the country code of the Iridium network and xxxxxxxx is the balance of the 12-digit Iridium mobile number you are calling).

Can you leave a message on an Iridium phone?

When you call the Iridium satellite phone, if no one answers, the call will be forwarded to the Iridium voicemail system. The caller simply needs to follow the voice prompts and leave a message. Note: If you do not want voicemail service, Outfitter Satellite can disable your voice mail account.