sattelite phones? - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Non-Technical Discussions > Misc. Chit-Chat


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old August 9th, 2012, 08:54 PM
Rod Hayward's Avatar
Rod Hayward
Status: Offline
Rod Hayward
95 D90 Green #2288
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: larkspur, co
Posts: 871
sattelite phones?

Does anyone have opinions about what is a good model and service plans?

Thanks!
__________________
8-track, gun rack, spittoon, gimbal mounted beer buoy, blah, blah, blah, blah......
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old August 9th, 2012, 11:31 PM
Bill Larson's Avatar
Bill Larson
Status: Offline
Bill Larson
97 D90 SW
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: AUS
Posts: 6,563
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rod Hayward View Post
Does anyone have opinions about what is a good model and service plans?

Thanks!
I use an older 9505 for years...its a bit worn now but it has held up well. Extra parts are hard to come by. After my most recent trip I've talked myself into getting an Iridium Extreme 9575. It has some cool features. As you enter into this journey of exploration...if youre thinking about internet try not to buy into that unless its critical. the 9575 has a text feature that works well. you'll be spending BIG bucks for not so decent internet speed if youre looking for internet access.

check out http://www.mackaysatellite.com/satel...tellite-phones.

Robert Goldsobel
Account Manager
Mackay Communications
P: 919-850-3038
F: 919-954-1707
www.mackaysatellite.com
robert.goldsobel@mackaycomm.com
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old August 9th, 2012, 11:44 PM
nathanwind's Avatar
nathanwind
Status: Offline
Jason Lavender
88-90-127-LR3
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Saratoga NY
Posts: 8,744
Registry
What's the cost of service on these things?
__________________
Jason Lavender
'71 Series IIA
'88 127 #F96 DKN
'94 90 NAS #324
'06 LR3 HSE

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

(10% discount for DSource members, use coupon code "D90")

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old August 9th, 2012, 11:54 PM
Bill Larson's Avatar
Bill Larson
Status: Offline
Bill Larson
97 D90 SW
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: AUS
Posts: 6,563
It depends on use...they have all sorts of plans, anything from 12 month 500 minute plans to fixed monthly rates with per minute charges. There are three service providers by my last count. I like Iridium the best. I've used their service since 2005.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old August 10th, 2012, 08:18 AM
Mpigapicha's Avatar
Mpigapicha
Status: Offline
phil
1995 Defender D90
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: New York
Posts: 326
I've used the 9505a for many years but since this past year switched over to inmarsat.... MUCH cheaper plans and min... though it can take a few minutes to connect to satellite when you initially boot it.....with both I don't think you're allowed to have a sat that works in USA without a monthly plan, meaning; no pay as you go if you want you sat to work in USA, but rest of world its fine.....
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old August 10th, 2012, 09:29 AM
Rod Hayward's Avatar
Rod Hayward
Status: Offline
Rod Hayward
95 D90 Green #2288
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: larkspur, co
Posts: 871
Thank you Bill & Phil. I appreciate y'all taking the time to share your wisdom. I'm going to dig into it a little further and may be back with more questions!

Thanks again.
__________________
8-track, gun rack, spittoon, gimbal mounted beer buoy, blah, blah, blah, blah......
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old August 10th, 2012, 10:23 AM
dave_lucas's Avatar
dave_lucas
Status: Offline
Dave Lucas
None
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: CO USA
Posts: 3,126
You can also rent them if you need it for a one time trip. I do not remember how much it was but we did it for a 7 day trip.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old August 10th, 2012, 10:27 AM
maleger
Status: Offline
Marc-Andre Leger
94D90 CDN#18 http://rover.leger.ca
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 395
Registry
I looked into it and decided to use SPOT Connect to send messages instead of a satellite phone.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old August 10th, 2012, 10:43 AM
Bill Larson's Avatar
Bill Larson
Status: Offline
Bill Larson
97 D90 SW
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: AUS
Posts: 6,563
Quote:
Originally Posted by maleger View Post
I looked into it and decided to use SPOT Connect to send messages instead of a satellite phone.
I've been wondering about the SPOT. Seems pretty simple for a "just in case" emergency. Did it work out ok for you?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old August 10th, 2012, 11:24 AM
maleger
Status: Offline
Marc-Andre Leger
94D90 CDN#18 http://rover.leger.ca
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 395
Registry
I havent used it yet, but it allows to send text messages from my cell phone (iPhone or android) to the device and then up to the satellite. 140$ - mail in rebate of 50$. I'm waiting to buy it until I'm ready to actually use it because of the fees. There is another option, the DeLorme InReach, which is about the same thing, but a little more expensive to buy (about 100$ more). The DeLorme also has a model that allows to send messages from the PN-60w GPS. DeLorme seems to have a more flexible subscription plan with seasonal options or monthly options.

There are a lot of options that affect the annual fee, but they are both similar. They both have an emergency button + 2-way texting and route display to your Facebook page or a website.

The coverage issues are similar to GPS use. Web bloggers and comments talk of problems in heavily wooded areas with tree canopy coverage. There are also embargo problems with Delorme, because of the satellite system they use, in certain non-friendly nations.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old August 10th, 2012, 12:33 PM
Bill Larson's Avatar
Bill Larson
Status: Offline
Bill Larson
97 D90 SW
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: AUS
Posts: 6,563
I've noticed a few folks are useing them for expeditions. Well I'm interested in how it works for you so when you get it to the field let us know.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old August 10th, 2012, 01:39 PM
maleger
Status: Offline
Marc-Andre Leger
94D90 CDN#18 http://rover.leger.ca
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 395
Registry
I will. I should buy it in a few weeks before the 50$ mail-in coupon campaign ends.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old August 11th, 2012, 08:11 AM
Mpigapicha's Avatar
Mpigapicha
Status: Offline
phil
1995 Defender D90
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: New York
Posts: 326
Can you receive text messages with these systems? and you pay per text, incoming/ outgoing? not a bad cheaper option as long as basic messaging is all thats needed..... sat phones have lot of issues too, Iridium I use to get lot of drop calls and very digitized audio. Inmarsat much nicer calls, never drops....
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old August 11th, 2012, 09:52 AM
newfD90's Avatar
newfD90
Status: Offline
Chance
93 NAS 110
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Monument, Colorado
Posts: 1,359
Quote:
Originally Posted by maleger
I looked into it and decided to use SPOT Connect to send messages instead of a satellite phone.
I just picked one of these up for a trip later this month. In my testing here it seems to work well enough. We'll see how well it works in middle of the ocean soon enough.

FYI, the fine print on the rebate is that you must have paid at least $149.95 for it...
__________________
Chance

"Fossil Fuel Rapid Disposal Unit"
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old August 11th, 2012, 10:55 AM
Bill Larson's Avatar
Bill Larson
Status: Offline
Bill Larson
97 D90 SW
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: AUS
Posts: 6,563
I haven't experianced dropped calls on Iridium, but maybe it's due to the older model I use. Guess I'll find out when I get the Extreme.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old January 19th, 2014, 08:38 PM
Bill Larson's Avatar
Bill Larson
Status: Offline
Bill Larson
97 D90 SW
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: AUS
Posts: 6,563
If anyone has a personal satellite phone and want to share numbers for that "just in case" scenario, pm me with your number. I'm compiling a "phone book" because as you know there isn't a 411 for sat phones...
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old January 19th, 2014, 08:48 PM
nathanwind's Avatar
nathanwind
Status: Offline
Jason Lavender
88-90-127-LR3
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Saratoga NY
Posts: 8,744
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill Larson View Post
If anyone has a personal satellite phone and want to share numbers for that "just in case" scenario, pm me with your number. I'm compiling a "phone book" because as you know there isn't a 411 for sat phones...
I'd say email me your number. If the S hits the F, I'll find someone with a sat, bash them good, and give you a call.
__________________
Jason Lavender
'71 Series IIA
'88 127 #F96 DKN
'94 90 NAS #324
'06 LR3 HSE

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

(10% discount for DSource members, use coupon code "D90")

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old January 19th, 2014, 08:57 PM
Wolf Fabrication's Avatar
Wolf Fabrication
Status: Offline
Sterling Archer
'08 D3
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Oahu, HI
Posts: 7,453
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by nathanwind View Post
I'd say email me your number. If the S hits the F, I'll find someone with a sat, bash them good, and give you a call.
. Ditto. And we'll need your address too.
__________________
"The most unreliable car in the world is the most reliable car in the world." -Jeremy Clarkson refering to the Range Rover


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Semper Fi!
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old January 19th, 2014, 09:55 PM
Bill Larson's Avatar
Bill Larson
Status: Offline
Bill Larson
97 D90 SW
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: AUS
Posts: 6,563
Funny guys....but seriously...
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old January 19th, 2014, 10:15 PM
BlackField's Avatar
BlackField
Status: Offline
Oscar
D110
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: NYC
Posts: 1,640
I'm really curious what your "just in case" scenario is.

__________________
Lemmings as you know them are a Disney fabricated lie. The truth is out there.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Non-Technical Discussions > Misc. Chit-Chat

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Phones are out at Atlantic British brn24whl The Vendors Loft 1 August 2nd, 2011 07:35 AM
who's selling cell phones here? mountainviewrover Misc. Chit-Chat 2 July 13th, 2009 12:01 PM
cell phones 1000kva The Flea Market 0 July 3rd, 2009 10:19 AM

» Defender Registry

Kid

Kidzvillage

90 V8

KeithD
Add your Defender

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:40 PM.


Copyright