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Satellite Phone Comparison Guide

Who is this Comparison Guide for?

This Ultimate Handheld Satellite Phone Comparison guide (2019) is designed to make the process of buying your next satellite phone quick and easy. Whether you are traveling remotely and need to keep in touch with important people in your life, or you just want a back-up device to have during a man-made or natural disaster if the grid goes down, this guide compares of all the best Satellite phone options available on the market today.

Handheld Satellite Phone Options

International Satellite Services, inc offers a great selection of the most advanced handheld satellite phone options for every budget, backed by 24/7 customer and technical support to keep you connected anytime anywhere.

 Iridium 9555

Iridium 9555

Iridium 9575

Iridium Extreme

isatphone pro 2

iSatPhone Pro 2

NetworkIridiumIridiumImmarsat - 3 Geostationary satellites
CoverageGlobalGlobalGlobal (Minus Poles)
Weight9.38 oz (266g)8.7 oz (247 g)11.14 oz (316 g)
Size5.5'' x 2.36''x 1.06'' (14.0 x 6.0 x 2.7 cm)5.5'' x 2.36''x 1.06'' (14.0 x 6.0 x 2.7 cm)6.65” x 2.95” x 1.14” (16.9 x 7.5 x 2.9 cm)
Battery Life3hr talk / 30hrs standby4hr talk / 30hrs standby8hr talk / 160hrs standby
AntennaRetractable omni-directionalRetractable omni-directionalFold-out directional
DurabilityN/AMIL-STD 810FIK04
Ingress ProtectionN/AIP65IP65
Text Messaging (SMS)SupportedSupportedSupported
InterfacesMini USB, AudioMini USB, AudioMicro USB, Bluetooth
Data ConnectivityYes, via USB or OptimizerYes, via USB or OptimizerMini USB, Audio
Data Speed (Uncompressed)2.4 Kbps2.4 Kbps2.4 Kbps
Emergecy SOSNoYesYes