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Old 06-11-2018, 03:27 PM
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Hey all, Im looking into getting a satellite phone, what recommendations do you guys have? Can never be to safe fishing in the canyons.
Old 06-11-2018, 07:58 PM
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The 9575 is awesome and the price from Sat Phone Store is excellent.
Old 06-12-2018, 06:13 AM
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Iridium is bullet proof, but expensive (both phones and plans). But you will connect every time and won't be struggling to hear.

Globalstar had a ckered record with reliability. It was often very difficult to get a connection and they dropped calls. They were cheap though. They have since put up more birds and have also raised their prices to a painful level; all second hand.

I settled on inmarsat after my iridium phone aged out.. HW is reasonably priced and service plans are flexible. Reliability has been good.

I almost never use it though, so the high minute plans are worthless to me. I just need it for emergencies and the occassional heads up we will be later than expected.
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agree on iridium, i did a bunch of research recently
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Did you guys consider the Sat Texting devices? or you just wanted phones?
Old 07-10-2018, 03:50 PM
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I have Globalstar and have never had an issue connecting from the North East Canyons.

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