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Old 07-08-2014, 04:55 PM
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Globalstar, Iridium, satellite phone rentals, sales, services, plans....please educate me on types of service, call drops, or anything that will help me choose correctly....was 35 miles offshore and had electrical problem....will not go out there again without one...Thanks for the help
Old 07-09-2014, 02:41 PM
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I have now had an Iridium for 12 years. Upgraded to an Iridium Extreme 2 years ago. I have been very happy with them. I have used them in the U.S., Mexico and Brazil. I am a big fan. Never failed to connect, never had any problem whatsoever. The new Extreme has an integrated GPS and is water-resistant ( unfortunately not immersion-proof, which would have made it perfect . I keep mine in a waterproof pouch). So, it is really an outstanding safety device. You can call anyone you want ( record their phone numbers in advance, of course) in an emergency and tell them your position and what the exact nature of your trouble is. Then call again to find out the approx ETA of your rescuers. What more do you need...

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