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Old 04-11-2013, 08:56   #16
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Re: Satellite data service

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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 ( 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.

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Re: Satellite data service

We run on an ipad and a local sim card in the ABC's... 3G internet anywhere we have cell phone coverage. However, we have Iridium for off-shore communications.

Was not available in Bahamas last time we were there 3 yrs ago.

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