Telestial Satellite Phone Service
Telestial satellite phone rental and purchase solutions offer service from the industries leading satellite phone providers; Inmarsat and Iridium. While each satellite service provider offers its own unique benefits and advantages the best phone for you will ultimately depend on your application and destination (a satellite phone does not always translate into a world phone with global coverage). For your consideration we have listed a brief introductory section on each satellite phone describing the highlights: coverage area, rates and popular features. We recommend that you review all three options in order to find the satellite phone that best suits your needs.
If you work, live or travel in areas outside cellular coverage or in areas with inadequate landline service, a satellite phone is for you. Eighty-six percent of the world's landmass and all of its oceans are in areas with inadequate landline service. A satellite phone addresses these situations by providing coverage in all ocean areas, air routes and all landmasses - even the Poles. Unlike a GSM cell phone a satellite phone offers a communications solution that is independent of location.
Please Note: It may be illegal to use a satellite phone in some countries
Some notable examples: China, Cuba, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Angola, the countries of former Yugoslavia (Serbia, Montenegro and Albania), Myanmar (Burma) and India
If you are traveling to one of the countries listed, please contact the embassy or consulate of your destination country prior to renting or purchasing a satellite phone for details.
A list of embassies and consulates can be found here: http://www.state.gov/s/cpr/rls/dpl/32122.htm