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Old 21-03-2012, 18:30   #1
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Hello everyone, I am going to be cruising Australia and New Zealand. Any reccommendations for a sat phone and provider?
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Old 21-03-2012, 19:31   #2
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Re: sat phones

Even though it's expensive to use, we like our Iridium. It was especially convenient when crossing from Mexico to French Polynesia and connecting with Sail Mail or Winlink was sporadic. There was also a small degree of comfort knowing that in the event of a catastrophe, we could take with us should we need to abandoned ship.

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Well it looks like inmarsat are going to raise prices substantiallly, that's leaves iridium.

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Had Global Star for a while -- rubbish. Get a real satt phone like Iridium.
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We liked our Iridium phone. I used it once a month to pay my bills by cash transfer. Occasionally I used it on passage. It worked great, and for emergency back up, it was worth having on board.
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Old 22-03-2012, 03:16   #6
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thanks folks, looks like iridium then
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Old 22-03-2012, 04:51   #7
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Globalstar is not too good in the South Pacific. Australia is OK but that's it.
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Imarsat IsatPhone an option too.

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