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Old 09-01-2019, 07:53   #1
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Bahamas Satellite Phone Experience

Looking for satellite phone experience in the Bahamas. I need to be able to talk for work. Iridium, Inmarsat, Globalstar? Looking at Iridium 9555.
Various plans require lengthy reading of course.
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Looking for satellite phone experience in the Bahamas. I need to be able to talk for work. Iridium, Inmarsat, Globalstar? Looking at Iridium 9555.
Various plans require lengthy reading of course.
How much usage do you expect?

When you say you need to talk for work, is voice clarity important?


For Bahamas, you can pretty much use any of the 3 you listed. The 9555/9575 will work great but if clear voice is very important, you might want to look at GlobalStar. Plus GlobalStar is less expensive. You can get a free phone and unlimited minutes for $99/month currently.

(Note that the phones are not new, but they have a warranty, etc).

Globalstar coverage should be good in the Bahamas, but globally they have gaps, which is where Iridium shines.
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Re: Bahamas Satellite Phone Experience

Great Info. Thank you.
I am not too "precious". The refurbished phones should be fine.
If GS actually works, the 1200usd for a year and unlimited minutes ("galaxy unlimited") sounds hard to beat.
Bahamas is about it; not going to the poles, mountains or much else.
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Great Info. Thank you.
I am not too "precious". The refurbished phones should be fine.
If GS actually works, the 1200usd for a year and unlimited minutes ("galaxy unlimited") sounds hard to beat.
Bahamas is about it; not going to the poles, mountains or much else.
Will send you pm via Sea-Tech
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I do sell them and register the service. Globalstar handles the billing though. Shipping to Bahamas would be tough but US, USVI is simple.
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