Iridium Sat Phone

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Unread post by AJ » May 19th, 2010, 1:16 pm

I have a Motorola 9505. Putting a NextG sim (with International Roaming enabled) into a 9505/9505A/9555 gives you access to the Iridium satellite network without signing up to a plan. Expensive calls but fine if only using for emergency or keeping in contact.
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Unread post by Harb » June 23rd, 2010, 7:14 pm

Well the new 9555 turned up today, so I am Sat Ready :)

Thanks for all the help and offers Guys.... top stuff
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Unread post by jedsute » June 23rd, 2010, 10:55 pm

hey harb,

where'd you get it ? and whats the deal fella.

please enlighten us
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Unread post by Harb » June 23rd, 2010, 11:02 pm

I got it from Pivotel.......

Here is the link with all the prices etc etc.......

I ended up getting it from Pacific Avionics at Bankstown Airport.

Pivotel - Australia's leading mobile satellite voice and data provider

Not really cheap, but it is smaller than the HF and less prone to atmospherics ..
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Unread post by jedsute » June 23rd, 2010, 11:23 pm

thanks cobber
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Unread post by Harb » June 23rd, 2010, 11:25 pm

works good..... got the Mrs to ring me on her Mobile... that way its only charged at her normal mobile rate..... no charge at all at my end.... very clear... good thing I think.
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Unread post by steveandviv » June 23rd, 2010, 11:41 pm

Harb. True to use the magnetic mount when you can and don't walk around like you do with the mobile, they don;t go so well :-)
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Unread post by Harb » June 24th, 2010, 12:10 am

Thanks steveandviv.... I will leave this advise with the staff not to P me off...that always gets me pacing the floor :0 hahah
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Unread post by hillbilly123 » July 17th, 2010, 6:42 pm

squeeker wrote:I know you need international roaming turn on, when its used there is a long delay, and he has had excelent reception in places that there is no phone signal.

Apearantly the call costs are higher than if you had a propper plan.

it is an Iridium 9050 phone.


There is no such thing The models are 9500, 9505, 9505A, and the new 9555

The differences are 9500 takes a credit card sized sim and I think can only receive texts

A 9505 can both send and receive texts

A 9505A has a different battery and a few other bits.

The new 9555 is a different size and has new features

They all connect ONLY to a SATELLITE.

The costs are approx $3.77 a minute both in and out

Vodafone and Optus etc CANNOT TEXT YOU You can text them

They all work with a TELSTRA post paid internationally roamed Sim card

PREPAID DOESNT WORK

The old Ericssons would connect to both GSM and a Satellite but as Globalstar only works sometimes they are only good as a doorstop.

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Unread post by hillbilly123 » July 17th, 2010, 6:46 pm

BigRemz wrote:Hey all,

Scored myself a back today courtesy of the Yankee Dollar. I managed to pick up a Sony Ericsson R290 GlobalStar for only $70 AUD. Its used and doesnt have a battery or charger but will cost peanuts for those and its in mint condition :D

I hope you got your battery cheap as one for a Motorola is over $200 on Ebay for a new one.

I wouldnt back my life on a Globalstar phone if you gave it to me.

Why do you think Motorolas are going for $1000 and Ericssons for $70

Both do the same job except one does actually do it and the other may if you are lucky
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Unread post by Peter Aawen » July 17th, 2010, 7:12 pm

BigRemz wrote:Hey all,

Scored myself a back today courtesy of the Yankee Dollar. I managed to pick up a Sony Ericsson R290 GlobalStar for only $70 AUD. Its used and doesnt have a battery or charger but will cost peanuts for those and its in mint condition :D
In my experience, Globalstar phones & network are not really very helpful as communication devices - the network isn't all that flash at the best of times & even when it does work they frequently have satellite software issues (& the odd 'satellite falling out of the sky problem, or 'one satellite running into another!') and the phones tend to be pretty hard on batteries as a result (always searching for network) & they are often hard to charge too!

Hope you get some use from it, but I wouldn't rely on it doing much more than keeping your maps from blowing away when they are spread out on the bonnet!! Sorry.
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Re: Iridium Sat Phone

Unread post by cuvier100 » September 28th, 2010, 9:59 pm

Second that and yes they make good paper weights!

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