Monday, June 14, 2010

Iridium 9555 satellite phone - our lifeline is confirmed

I just got confirmation from Iridium that they are giving us a satellite phone to use for our trip - for free! That's so fantastic. Like it says so aptly on their site: "The Iridium 9555 is engineered to withstand the world’s toughest environments, so the world’s toughest customers can depend on it as a critical lifeline wherever need takes them." We'll surely put it through its paces out there.

The 9555 only weighs 266 gr (9.4 oz)  -  long gone are the depictions of a sat phone as a big box. 
Now, on to working out how to keep it charged when we are off the grid, which will be a lot of the time.

Meanwhile, thanks Iridium!

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