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Old 23-06-2011, 05:15   #1
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testing sat phone

Looking into used sat phones.
Is it possible to test them without putting a sim card in?
In other words: ihow do I know whether it is still in working order?
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I bought two 2nd hand iridiums using eBay sight unseen there's no easy to prove they work. Without a SIM card they will power up but not do anything else

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Re: testing sat phone

thanks!! that was indeed precisely the info I was looking for. thnx!
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Re: testing sat phone

I had the same problem wanting to test mine a a month or more before we left on a two-month trip. Didn't want to start the clock ticking on my prepaid time. I wish Iridium would clue in to this frequent problem and sell a 3- or 5-minute "test" block.
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