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Old 02-06-2011, 02:05   #16
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I have a continuous account with iridium through a sat phone provider. I terminate it for the winter this means my number changes but who cares.

That way a I pay about 30 dollars a month and 1 dollar a minute. I could never make the prepays work as I was always either buying too small ( and hence expensive) or too much and wasting loads of moolah!


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Re: Iridium Phone - How Much Prepaid Airtime to Buy

If your Sailing in North America and the Caribbean I recommend Globalstar I use it all the time they have some amazing rates $800.00 gets you the phone activation al and unlimited Airtime for the Next 12mths. Also Spot Connect devices are great for quick updates to friends and family.

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Re: Iridium Phone - How Much Prepaid Airtime to Buy

Morning. I'm wading my way through the murky world of sat phones, airtime plans, sailDocs etc prep for our departure to NewCal from Coffs in May.

I was interested in your happy dealings with Goobal Marine Net.
Did you opt for the wiFi router that filters spam/firewall/windows updates etc?
If not, how did you manage this.

Also, what resources did you get via email apart from the Gribs. I've been looking at the sailDocs catalogue, and boy, there's heaps there. In fact, there's heaps on other similar sites as well, and I admit to being confused!

Thanks so much for replying. I'm a new member to CF and do t have trusted status, or sure of what constitutes good manners. If you'd like to email me directly, that'd be good too.

Thanks again

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