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    Thanks. So I can call back to the mainland usa...

    Thanks.
    So I can call back to the mainland usa without credit?
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    voip in saipan

    im going to saipan and guam, anyone there able to use voip apps like google voice or textnow from there?
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    google voice in saipan

    im going to saipan and guam, i already have the google talk app registered with a mainland usa number, will it work from the cnmi and will i need credit to call localy or to the mainland usa?
  4. Plans I didn't know that Globalstar phones used GSM, I...

    I didn't know that Globalstar phones used GSM, I doubt that phone is still supported anyways.
    Another thing I didn't like about Globalstar prepaid was the $50 activation fee.
    I have several...
  5. Plans The GlobalStar 1600 is trimode...

    The GlobalStar 1600 is trimode AMPS/CDMA/Satellite; You're thinking of the Thuraya phones, they're 2G GSM and sat, you can use them on T-Mobile on 2G mode but no satellite service in north and south...
  6. Plans 8 1/2 months since the last post, thought this...

    8 1/2 months since the last post, thought this sub was dead.
    Yea it's sad that globalstar ended their prepaaid service, the 1600 and 1700 are pretty cheap on ebay unlike iridium, inmarsat and...
  7. Nice but that's only 12-50Mbps for the whole...

    Nice but that's only 12-50Mbps for the whole plane, not much bandwith when shared.
    Plus they still make you pay even in buisness and 1st class, and the prices are a joke.
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    That's just the 9575. You can still use the 9500...

    That's just the 9575.
    You can still use the 9500 and other models so I wouldn't worry about support for older phones stopping.
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    It was more likely due to the thick trees, I had...

    It was more likely due to the thick trees, I had a simular problem with Inmarsat while going through the forest of southern Oregon on a moving train.
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    From what I know it's rather slow, @2400bps and...

    From what I know it's rather slow, @2400bps and meant for sending small emails and other light tasks.
    The latency is bad because of the delay from satellite to land and back.
    As far as I know the...
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    There's the 9575A, no idea what's different about...

    There's the 9575A, no idea what's different about it, probably simular to the 9505A.
    There's also a military version of the 9575, otherwise nothing new coming that I know of.
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    Tracing Satellite Phones

    I read an article on how Osama Bin Laden used to hate using satellite phones because he could be monitored,
    it made me wonder just how trackabale are sat phones and can they be listened to in real...
  13. Interesting, I guess I was wrong. Newer model...

    Interesting, I guess I was wrong.
    Newer model phones like the Motorola 9575 will give you gps coordinates.
  14. Nice to see someone posted finally, it's been 6...

    Nice to see someone posted finally, it's been 6 months and I thought this board was all but abandoned.
    It seems redundant to have both, you can still call 911 from a satellite phone without having...
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    Doubtful since it's such an outdated model.

    Doubtful since it's such an outdated model.
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    That SAT-550 is an early satellite phone, they...

    That SAT-550 is an early satellite phone, they probably wouldn't even activate it.
    The problem with Globalstar is they no longer have prepaid service, and when they did they charged a $50 activation...
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    It depends on the lenght of service and number of...

    It depends on the lenght of service and number of minutes, but yes it is that cheap.
    I'd go with Iridium, they have the best global coverage but I guess it'd depend on where your cruise is going.
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    My french is a bit rusty, but I managed to get...

    My french is a bit rusty, but I managed to get the gist of that link.
    I've roamed in the usa using sim cards from various countries, but akways prepaid which charge alot for calls and especialy...
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    I'd just rent a satellite phone, depending on...

    I'd just rent a satellite phone, depending on your plan it'd cost $2 a minute or less, a far better deal than using your own cell or the ship's phones.
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    Sorry to dig up an old thread, but since noone...

    Sorry to dig up an old thread, but since noone else answered I guess I will.

    it's more an issue of your bandwith than theirs, but you'll have packet loss reguardless of which you use, and some...
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    The problem with voip is the quality of the call,...

    The problem with voip is the quality of the call, which will be inferior to pots and even cellular because it depends on your internet speed and even then subject to degredation due to transcoding...
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    Update

    Well I figured since noones posted on this sub in over a month i'd try to get it going again.
    I've expanded my collection of satellite phones, and it now includes the following:
    Globalstar GSP-1600...
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    You can put your GSM sim into a Thuraya phone and...

    You can put your GSM sim into a Thuraya phone and use it in North America, but you can't use satellite service on it.
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    I think you're confused, you cant roam from a...

    I think you're confused, you cant roam from a cellular network onto a satellite network unless you have a satellite sleeve made for android or iphones that let you use both.
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    Well read the fine print, that 1 cent is probably...

    Well read the fine print, that 1 cent is probably much more with the various fees they tend to add, but this isn't a prepaid forum.
    I doubt many prepaid mobile providers allow calls to sat phones...
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