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September 14, 2021

The Most Reliable Satellite Phones for Hurricane Season

Are you prepared for hurricane season?

As much as we all wish we could rely on cell phones in emergency situations, unfortunately they aren’t guaranteed. Power cuts, coverage outages, water and debris can stop vital cell connections.


On the other hand, satellite phones are extremely reliable and designed to keep working in extreme situations. A satellite phone is without a doubt the most reliable way to stay informed, and stay safe during a crisis.


Here are the top 3 most reliable satellite phones to invest in this hurricane season:


Iridium Extreme 9575

satellite phone hurricane season iridium 9575

Iridium Extreme 9575 handset enables you to make emergency connections under the harshest conditions. With an in-hand solution for voice, SMS, SOS and tracking with GPS accuracy, the Iridium 9575 allows you to make the connections that matter, under tough conditions, anywhere in the world. It meets stringent standards for durability including MIL-STD 810F and IP-65 and has the first dedicated, emergency SOS button, enabling two way communications during emergency situations


Best features:
  • GPS-enabled one-touch SOS button
  • Reliable two-way global coverage
  • Military-grade ruggedness - dust proof, shock resistant and jet water resistant


Iridium 9555

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Iridium 9555 packs serious power into its small frame. Small but determined, sleek but durable, easy to use but powerful, the Iridium 9555 satellite phone can handle any environment.

It is engineered to withstand some of the world’s toughest environments, so you can depend on it as a critical lifeline during a hurricane.


Best features:
  • Ergonomic design & small enough to take anywhere
  • Two-Way SMS & Email Messaging
  • Built to withstand rugged conditions


Inmarsat Isatphone 2

inmarsat isatphone 2 hurricane satellite phone

Rugged, Safe, Reliable, the Inmarsat Isatphone 2 boasts an incredible battery life and tough exterior. It is a powerful, dependable satellite phone delivering high voice quality, voicemail, text and email messaging, plus tracking and assistance alert features. All packaged in an ergonomically designed rugged handset.

Best features:
  • Extended battery capacity
  • GPS location button that sends data and text to pre-set emergency number
  • Tracking – sends location information



It’s important to remember to check and test your satellite phone monthly to ensure it’s ready when you most need it.


Be sure to check out the Satellite Phone Test Center with extensive resources on

  • How to test your satellite phone
  • Why test your satellite phone
  • When to test your satellite phone
  • Who should test their satellite phone
  • Where to test your satellite phone


Best of all, you can download the Pivotel e-Book "Satellite Phone Test Center: All About How To Test a Satellite Phone."

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