is the only real worldwide sat phone
is very patchy offshore
and anywhere outside N America.
I used an Iridium phone for several years for downloading emails. I used mailasail.com compression software
. If you don't then you'll find it expensive!
You may also find the new Spot Messenger (based on Globalstar) useful if you only want to let people know where you are and as an emergency
phone. Again I used that successfully to keep family
informed of our position when doing the Swiftsure this year.
Hope this helps
Richard Woods of Woods Designs