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Old 03-20-2007, 10:43 PM
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Can anyone recommend a good place to purchase Iridium Satellite Phone.

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Old 03-20-2007, 10:59 PM
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try the obvious:

http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs...allpartial/0/0
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Try Tina Blanco @ All Road Communications. Her # is (727)342-5994. I met her at the Miami Show. They had a deal going on the phone @ the Show. $1,195 vs. $1,395 for phone & charger kit. She recommended doing a Monthly plan vs. Annual minutes. They have plans starting at as low as $40/month. Interesting also is that all incoming calls are free. I believe their website is www.allroadcommunications.com.
I have no affiliation w/ All Road - I am shopping as well and this seemed like a decent deal...

Hope this helps,
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I got mine off of ebay. It came as a full set with options (charger, case, extended life battery, some other stuff i can't think of right now). I got it for I think less than $500. It looks brand new and works great.

I got a bare bones service plan for it, about $40/month with no minutes ($1.50/min I think). It's for emergencies, so the plan is perfect for me. If I use a few minutes here and there on a trip it's no big deal.
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Chris,

Thanks i got in touch with Tina and purchased the Iridium 9505a with 500 minutes prepaid.

They were really great to deal with. Awesome service.



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Eric,

Are incoming calls free, at least in terms of not depleting your prepaid minutes?


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yes all incoming call are free.



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Big Al,

Yes and no on the incoming minutes.

The incoming calls are free to the phone, but the caller may have topay for $4 to $10 Per minute. You will get instructions with the phone on how

to go around it; your callers will call a us phone number then input

your iridium satellite phone number. At that point it's free for the caller

but it uses your minutes. Iridium has their own country code.



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