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Dialing up the differences in satellite handsets.

Are you an Iridium or an IsatPhone?

Choosing between four great phones isn't easy. Think of how and where you plan to use your phone, along with the features you'd like to have. To help you choose the right phone for your needs, we've summarized some things to consider.


Phones Iridium Extreme
Iridium Extreme
Iridium 9555
Iridium 9555
IsatPhone 2
IsatPhone 2
IsatPhone Pro
IsatPhone Pro
 
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Price $1295 $1095 $995 $695
Warranty 12 months 12 months 12 months 12 months
Specs
Size 5.5" x 2.4" x 1.1"
(14 cm x 6 cm x 2.7 cm)
5.6" x 2.2" x 1.9"
(14.3 cm x 5.5 cm x 3.0 cm)
6.7" x 3" x 1.14"
(16.9 cm x 7.5 cm x 2.9 cm)
6.7" x 2.1" x 1.5"
(17 cm x 5.3 cm x 3.8 cm)
Weight 8.7 oz (247 g) 9.4 oz (266.5 g) 11.2 oz (316 g) 9.8 oz (277.8 g)
Display 200 character illuminated monochromatic LCD graphic display 200 character illuminated monochromatic graphic display High visibility color screen High visibility color screen
IP Rating IP65 IP rating is unavailable
Industrial grade
IP65 IP54
Operating Range 14°F to 131°F
(-10°C to 55°C)
14°F to 131°F
(-10°C to 55°C)
-4°F to 131°F
(-20°C to 55°C)
-4°F to 131°F
(-20°C to 55°C)
Language Versions 21 not including input text 21 not including input text 8 including input text 8 including input text
Battery
Talk Time Up to 3.5 hours Up to 4 hours Up to 8 hours Up to 8 hours
Standby Time Up to 30 hours Up to 30 hours Up to 160 hours Up to 100 hours
Network
Network 66 low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites orbiting 485 miles from Earth 66 low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites orbiting 485 miles from Earth 3 geostationary (GEO) satellites in fixed orbit 22,000 miles from Earth 3 geostationary (GEO) satellites in fixed orbit 22,000 miles from Earth
Coverage Global Global Near global Near global
Mobility Users can talk and walk freely Users can talk and walk freely Users can talk with limited mobility Users can talk with limited mobility
User Experience
Phone Registration Requires network registration Requires network registration Requires GPS fix and network registration Requires GPS fix and network registration
Start-Up Time Under 30 seconds Under 30 seconds Up to 45 seconds Over 1 minute
Ability To Receive Calls Capable of incoming call notification if antenna is extended or retracted Capable of incoming call notification if antenna is extended or retracted Capable of incoming call notification if antenna is extended or retracted Capable of incoming call notification if antenna is extended
Bluetooth Does not support Bluetooth Does not support Bluetooth Bluetooth is supported Bluetooth is supported
GPS Users can view and share their GPS coordinates with contacts, Facebook and Twitter. Trackable in web based map. GPS fix includes: lat, long, alt, age of fix, number of satellites (Additional GPS attributes included if used with GeoPro) No Users can view and share their GPS coordinates (lat, long) Users can view and share their GPS coordinates (lat, long)
Data Services Circuit-switched: Up to 13 kbps with compression Circuit-switched: Up to 13 kbps with compression Circuit-switched: 2.4 kbps standard up to 20 kbps using compression software* Circuit-switched: 2.4 kbps standard up to 20 kbps using compression software*
Messaging Services Text-to-text 1000 characters
Text-to-email 1000 characters
Text-to-text 1000 characters
Text-to-email 1000 characters
Text-to-text 1600 characters
Text-to-email 1600 characters
Text-to-text 1600 characters
Text-to-email 1600 characters
SOS Features Covered SOS button can send SOS alerts via SMS to 1-3 user-specified contacts No SOS button Covered SOS/Assistance button No SOS button
Phones Iridium Extreme Iridium 9555 IsatPhone 2 IsatPhone Pro
 
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*Note: use a a third party compression service such as Xgate is stronly recommended. The Xgate compression service can be purchased directly from Global Marine Networks at: http://www.globalmarinenet.com/xgate.php