How to use Satellite phone in a sentence
For true worldwide coverage, you can't do much better than a real satellite phone.
The authorities are concerned about the long hours spent transmitting messages back home via satellite phone.
He is looking for a buyer for his self-build ocean-going yacht and his Iridium satellite phone.
A better-known satellite phone manufacturer and service provider is Globalstar, which can issue U.S. telephone numbers.
People who want to download the latest apps on the Apple iPhone may not be the same people who need the reliability and widespread coverage that a satellite phone is able to provide.Advertisement
This is the smallest and lightest satellite phone in the portfolio and the ergonomic design allows for increased user comfort and convenience.
One of its main selling points is the ability to rent a satellite phone for a set amount of time rather than being forced to buy a phone.
How does the service work and under what circumstances is a satellite phone necessary?
In this way, the only way that rescue workers and other people in the area can communicate might be through the use of a satellite phone.
A satellite phone (or satphone) may be the only option for communications in these more remote regions.Advertisement
The fundamental difference between a conventional cellular phone and a satellite phone lies in the technology used.
By contrast, a satellite phone connects to satellites that are orbiting the Earth.
Just as the costs related to cell phone plans can vary widely based on your needs, the same can be said about satellite phone service plans.
That said, the cost of owning and operating a satellite phone is substantially higher than using a regular cell phone.
Depending where you are in the world, what provider you choose and what kind of plan you have, it is quite possible to spend $2 or more for a regular local voice call on a satellite phone.Advertisement
If you're in the middle of the jungles of Brunei, your Motorola RAZR might not work, but your Motorola satellite phone will.
Motorola does not provide worldwide service, but Iridium is able to provide satellite phone service around the globe.
He also has a satellite phone with him that he can use if he needs to be rescued, though he frequently finds that the phone cannot pick up a signal in his remote locations.
They are instructed only to look for him if he calls and requests rescue using his satellite phone or if he is not at the arranged pick-up spot on the seventh day.