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Inmarsat Satellite Airtime

ISatPhone Airtime Changes

Effective June 1st, 2016, Inmarsat adjusted the pricing on their Isat Phone Prepaid and Postpaid plans. The good news is the prices have dropped on most plans! There are two changes that may affect you though: The Prepaid 25 unit […]

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Inmarsat, Global Marine Networks and Network Innovations deliver successful trial of Fleet Xpress in challenging Antarctic conditions

22 February 2016: Inmarsat together with Global Marine Networks and Network Innovations, today announced the successful trial and subsequent commercial order for Fleet Xpress in Antarctic waters. Fleet Xpress, installed on board the adventure cruise ship Ocean Nova, delivered robust communications in one of […]

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Inmarsat FleetBroadband

FleetBroadband Airtime Changes: Every Option is Affected!

On Feb 1st, 2016 FleetBroadband airtime pricing is going to change across the board, including cancellation of plans and price increases. Every single FleetBroadband airtime option is affected. Read on. Discontinued Options: Prepaid (any amount) Small Vessel Postpaid 50 MB Plan […]

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How to Send Photos Over Your Satellite Phone

Ever wonder how to send photos over your satellite phone without breaking the bank? Satellite phone speeds typically vary between 2.4kbps (Iridium and Inmarsat) to 9.6 kbps (Globalstar). That means that your Iridium or Inmarsat satellite phone has a max […]

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Test Your Satellite Phone

How To Test If Your Satellite Phone Is Working

Whether there’s a hurricane heading your way or you’re about to cast off towards the great blue horizon, it’s a good idea to test your satellite phone. We’ve included testing instructions for three of the most popular satellite phone carriers. […]

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IsatHub Prepaid airtime

IsatHub iSavi Airtime Plans: Brand New and Smoking Hot!

Inmarsat’s IsatHub service launched early this year and offers terrestrial users fantastic data rates and bandwidth for staying connected far off the grid. The IsatHub iSavi by AddValue is the first terminal designed for use with IsatHub service and we […]

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Receiving a SMS message on an Iridium Satellite Phone

How To Text and Send SMS to a Satellite Phone

For friends, family, and business contacts, contacting a person on a satellite phone can be a bit of a headache. (See a popular blog post we did about the cost of calling a satellite phone from your US cellphone). This […]

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Inmarsat IsatPhone

IsatPhone Pro and IsatPhone 2: New Firmware Available Now!

Inmarsat has released new firmware for both IsatPhone 2 and IsatPhone Pro and are available for download from Inmarsat’s support section: Support and Downloads for IsatPhone Pro Support and Downloads for IsatPhone 2 The firmware for IsatPhone Pro (version 5.8.0) […]

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Inmarsat IsatPhone 2

Inmarsat Announces Free GEOS Emergency SOS Service for IsatPhone 2

Inmarsat just announced that new and existing IsatPhone 2 users can have free use of GEOS emergency response (SOS) service as long as they have an active postpaid airtime plan. Not surprisingly, SOS functionality is of big importance to satellite […]

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KVH TracPhone V3

Satellite Internet At Sea: Hardware, Airtime, and Pricing

We often get asked what is the most affordable option for satellite internet while at sea. As the satellite industry matures, more and more options are becoming available for internet connectivity on your boat and some of them can be […]

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