Looking at sat phones and similar for data and voice comms. Cruising grounds will be out to New Caledonia
, Solomons and Vanuatu
from our base in Australia
Considering a few options including Iridium
Go! and Thuraya Satsleeve. The Go! Is reportedly very slow for data and Iridium
network can lose satellites in equatorial regions.
Thuraya is cheaper and faster, but New Cal
are at edge of coverage map. Not sure how this translates to actual useability.
Has anyone got any real experience of satellite phone
connectivity and quality/speed of comms in this region?