Satellite Phone Instructions and Rates

 

The satellite phone is an Iridium 9505A made by Stratos Global.


To turn on the phone and enter the PIN:

  1. Press and hold the power button until the phone powers on
  2. Enter 1111 and press OK
  3. Wait until the phone indicates that the PIN verification has been "Completed" and verify that you have adequate satellite coverage before making a call

 

To make a call:
(NOTE: outgoing calls cost $1.49/minute)

  1. Dial 001-###-###-####, then press OK

 

To send a text message FROM the Iridium Phone:
(NOTE: outgoing text messages cost 0.33x the minute rate per message, so approx $0.50 per outgoing text message)

  1. Press the "Envelope" button
  2. Press the down arrow until "Message Editor" displays, then press OK
  3. Type your message and press OK
    • * or up = move cursor left
    • # or down = space or move cursor right
    • C = backspace
  4. Enter the destination number as follows: 001-###-###-#### and press OK

 

To send a text message TO the Iridium Phone free of charge:
(NOTE: incoming text messages are free)