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  1. Thread: Update

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    Doubtful since it's such an outdated model.

    Doubtful since it's such an outdated model.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...
  8. Thread: Update

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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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    mintsim is for mobile phones, not sat and I doubt...

    mintsim is for mobile phones, not sat and I doubt you'll get that rate since it would mean a loss in profit as the cost for them is more.
    drnewcomb: what I hate is the short time you have to use the...
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    I don't see anything on that website about...

    I don't see anything on that website about calling China, let alone for .01 cent a minute, not from a cell phone and sure as hell not from a sat phone.
    Maybe those prepaid calling cards that...
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    lol, many people don't know that there's...

    lol, many people don't know that there's differences between cellular and sat service.
    Tweeting your cordoninates may save you, I had a Spot just incase the train I was on stopped or wrecked in the...
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    Not really, SMS is only 0.5 units each. The good...

    Not really, SMS is only 0.5 units each.
    The good thing about inmarsat is it has 15 second billing; where they really get you are calls to competing satellite carriers which are 5, 8, or 11 units a...
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    On ebay the inmarsat's go for $300-$400, 9505's...

    On ebay the inmarsat's go for $300-$400, 9505's $300 or so depending on if there's a bidding war as well as how many other ones there are listedand their prices.
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    Well I had to go upstairs and fiddle with the...

    Well I had to go upstairs and fiddle with the antenna but I managed to make some calls, except when we were in the tunnels.
    I wouldn't recomend it unless you absolutely need make calls while in...
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    It should be only 1.13 units a minute to call any...

    It should be only 1.13 units a minute to call any POTS or mobile number, only calls to other competing sat carriers would cost more.
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    I bought a card from bluecosmo, it was $50 for 38...

    I bought a card from bluecosmo, it was $50 for 38 units and they didn't charge me any activation fee.
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    Using satellite service isn't practical for data...

    Using satellite service isn't practical for data use, but globalstar discontinued their prepaid service and iridium's prepaid is even more expensive unless you buy large amounts of time.
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    Satellite Phone Forum

    It was my idea to start this sub and it was going fine for awhile, but interest seems to have wained lately, so I thought i'd try and reserect it.
    Since starting it i've become a collector of phones...
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    Not to mention the stewerdess might think you're...

    Not to mention the stewerdess might think you're a terrorist trying to bring down the plane.
  23. For Sale: Globalstar Tri-mode Qualcom GSP-1600 Satellite Phone

    works great, includes a second battery. no charger.
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    For Sale: $25 + $5 shipping, usa only.

    $25 + $5 shipping, usa only.
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    just because there's no sip number doesn't mean...

    just because there's no sip number doesn't mean it's not voip, it's cheap outband signaling and bad latency are a giveaway.
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