Satellite Phones: Are they practical?

A satellite phone is a type of mobile phone that can connect to orbiting satellites, allowing you to receive service anywhere on Earth.  The way a satellite phone works is almost the same as a cell phone.  The only difference is that it takes longer to make a call because the satellite phone has to send signals out to space in order to reach a satellite.  If you are considering purchasing a satellite phone, you might want to weigh the pros and cons.

Satellite phones can be used anywhere in the world. However, given the cost and technical limitations, the purchase of a satellite phone and cost of its service maybe considered an investment.Satellite phones are not practical for everyday use.  One of the issues with satellite phones is the fact that you have to be outside in the open to make or receive a call.  If you enjoy hiking in the mountains, going on cruises across the ocean, or traveling to remote locations, a satellite phone would be perfect for you.  Satellite phones are very expensive, ranging from $700-$1,300.  If you go out on adventures only occasionally, investing in a satellite might not be for you.  These phones may become more popular in the future, but for now, cell phones are cheaper and far more practical.

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Joie Montoya

 

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One Response to “Satellite Phones: Are they practical?”

  1. Darren Says:

    Satellite phones offer a very safe and secure emergency communication solution. Inmarsat Isatphone Pro’s are now that cheap that its actually cheaper than a base model iphone. I would disagree on the comment that they are not for everyday use. We have clients on our site http://www.satphonesonline.com that use the phone everyday for work purposes. The calls are now cheaper than a mobile/cell phone on rome overseas…

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