Satellite Phone Purchase – Iridium 9555

Satellite Phone Purchase – Iridium 9555


For the adventure-hardened traveller! If you’ll need satellite phone coverage often, then buying your own satellite phone will save you those daily rental fees and lower your calling rate.

The Iridium 9555 Satellite Phone is smaller, lighter and more resistant to water, dust and shock than any previous satellite phone. It’ll withstand any of those rugged mountain passes its owner dares to traverse.

You can stay in touch across oceans and all time zones, in remote locations and on the go. One global satellite phone number is all you need to keep you connected.

Service Highlights

  • Free Incoming Calls
  • Optional “Two Stage” Dialing feature gives callers you the convenience of a US phone number
  • Outgoing Call Rate: $1.50 per minute from anywhere in the world
  • Text Messaging (Free Incoming)
  • Data connection ready (requires USB to Mini USB Cable and software – included in your kit)
  • Voicemail
  • 24 hour technical support
  • 1 Year Warranty (includes parts and labor)
  • You should get this phone if you need a portable, handheld satellite phone with full global coverage, including the oceans and poles

Standard Service Fees


One-Time Activation Service Plan Voicemail Access (optional) Monthly Data Access (optional) * Technical Support
$50 $41.95 per month $10 per month FREE FREE


Airtime Rates


Outgoing Calls Iridium to Iridium Calls Incoming Calls Incoming Email / SMS Messages Outgoing SMS Messaging
$1.49 per minute $0.99 per minute FREE * FREE $0.59 per message

* If you use the optional 2-Stage Dialing feature, incoming calls are billed at a rate of $1.65 per minute


Data is available at no extra charge, however the purchase of a data kit is required for laptop connectivity. Incoming E-mails, up to 120 characters, are received on the LCD of the hand set, for free and do not require the data kit.

All Iridium satellite phone purchases include FREE incoming e-mail and text messages of up to 120 characters.


100% coverage.

Iridium complies with US embargo restrictions and as a result the following countries may not permit the use of Iridium Satellite phones or coverage may not be available: Myanmar (formerly Burma), Cuba, Iran, Libya, North Korea, North Sri Lanka (temporarily opened for disaster relief), and Syria.

Handset Specifications


  • Compact physical footprint for streamlined portability
  • Intuitive user interface for out-of-the-box functionality
  • Water, shock and dust resistance for unparalleled durability
  • Enhanced SMS and email messaging capability
  • Integrated speakerphone
  • Headset and hands-free capability
  • Internally stowed antenna
  • Mini-USB data port


  • Dimensions: 143 mm (L) x 55 mm (W) x 30 mm (D)
  • Weight: 266g (9.4 oz)


  • Provides up to 30 hours of standby time with high capacity battery
  • Provides up to 4 hours of talk time with high capacity battery


  • 200 character illuminated graphic display
  • Volume, signal and battery strength meters
  • Illuminated weather-resistant keypad

Calling Features

  • Integrated speakerphone
  • Quick-connect to Iridium voicemail
  • Two-way SMS and short email capability
  • Pre-programmable International Access Code (00 or +)
  • Mailbox for voice, numeric & text messages
  • Selectable ring and alert tones (8 choices)


  • 100 entry internal address book, with capacity for multiple phone numbers, email addresses and notes
  • SIM-based address book with 155 entry capacity
  • Call history retains received, missed and dialed calls

Usage Control

  • User-configurable call timers to manage costs
  • Keypad lock and PIN lock for additional security


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