Originally Posted by WindLove
I have an Iridium phone
and what I have realized is that whether you buy prepaid minutes (with an expiration of 1 yr) or pay a monthly fee and get a certain number of minutes included, it works out the same - or very close to it. it's not like you can buy 100 minutes of airtime and use them whenever there's an emergency
in a couple of years or more,
My reseller (satellitephonestore.com) does offer rollover minutes for an additional $5/month. It only accumulates at a rolling-12-month sort of way, so you can't store them up forever, but it's pretty great.
It works out well because months go by where I'm paying $150/month getting nothing for it, but then I have a huge pool of 700 minutes for a month when we're out in the middle of nowhere.
If I didn't have a job that needed connectivity like that though, I think I'd stick with the ssb
to be honest.