Sat Phone Sim

 has anyone done any recent research on best place to get a pre paid for say 30 days, just need as insurance policy for upcoming trip


not many places seem to do these anymore, they all want long term plans


phone is iridium 9505a



Ahpuka's picture

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 Client sat,

Tue, 2018-02-20 13:49

 Client sat,,


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During our lap of Oz in 2015

Tue, 2018-02-20 14:03

We bought an adaptor for my wifes Telstra sim card and switch on international roaming on her plan. The sat phone worked with that. It cost $5 per minute or somthing crazy but in life or death situations then cost is nothing...

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Sat Phone Sales

Tue, 2018-02-20 14:40

I use these guys 

I have a phone with a SIM, no plan, just top up credit as required.  They are based in Subiaco.




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thanks for the link

Wed, 2018-02-21 07:27

 i checked these guys out


i dont have a sim, so to get a pre paid for a month $275.... no chance

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 Slugger,apparently you can

Tue, 2018-02-20 18:38


apparently you can just insert your SIM card into the sat phone as long as you’re with Telstra. I just asked the same question on Facebook and got good response. You just have to have international roaming on. Can be expensive if you want to talk a lot but if it’s just a requirement it should suffice. 


 Get busy living, or get busy dying!

slugger's picture

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great tip

Wed, 2018-02-21 07:28

 i will give it a try, but will need to leave it off to avoid the 50 business calls per day...

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Let me know how you go mate,

Wed, 2018-02-21 08:03

Let me know how you go mate, Going to recharge mine for a trip soon. Previously used Rob at clientsat and only paid a reasonable amount.

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 We have ours through Pivotel

Wed, 2018-02-21 12:25

 We have ours through Pivotel using Thuraya. Costs us $15 per month, plus calls. Haven’t needed to use it yet, it’s just in case.