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Old 12-01-2022, 05:47   #1
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Internet at sea

I will be on a offshore fishing trip for a week and need to have access to wi-fi for email and text. Any suggestions, device and service to purchase will be appreciated.
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Old 12-01-2022, 06:08   #2
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Re: Internet at sea

Assuming you are not going to the poles you can use Inmarsat geopositioned satellites rather than Iridium swarm satellites, which are a bit more expensive. The second question is your very temporary need, so you don't want a permanent installation that would supply you more service, but a a whopping cost. Check in with

https://www.satphonestore.com/tech-b...BoC1DsQAvD_BwE

and see if they have a portable unit that meets your minimum voice/text/email needs.
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Re: Internet at sea

thanks for the reply…yes temporary 7-10 days
cost is not a big issue
will give satphonestore a call
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looks like the only solution is Iridium Go
must use Iridium app for text and email…not ideal but will have to do
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Check with west marine, they do rentals
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Re: Internet at sea

I would think SatPhone rentals would be a dime a dozen. I once checked for cell phone rentals and there were many locations available. SatPhone shouldn't be that difficult. Just need to do some rabbit-hole research.
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