Imagine having global communications with absolutely no roaming charges. With Iridium's unlimited flat rate plan for their handhelds you can make a call from anywhere on the planet and there is no need to worry about extra charges for roaming; the flat rate plan takes care of all of it.
For some customers this is exactly what they have been waiting for, a simple plan where they do not need to worry about usage. If you need any help in deciding on the best handheld or plan for you, please feel free to contact Apollo SatCom anytime: Apollo SatCom Contact.
A huge advantage the Iridium Network has over every other network is the fact that you cannot beat the coverage area; period. It is literally, truly global! You can be at the equator on a deserted beach somewhere or in Antarctica and your Iridium 9555 will still work all the same.
This is what is meant by it really simplifies everything for some customers from start to finish. With this type of coverage paired with the fact that there is a flat rate calling plan for Iridium devices it is really a no brainer when keeping things simple is considered.
With our planet becoming more and more turbulent (including a laundry list of other issues) no matter your location it is important to have a satellite phone; even if only in an emergency kit for your home just in case. It is the one and only way to call and get help during an emergency when other forms of communication go out. It does not take much to knock out cellular service and once that happens your one lifeline that is usually taken for granted these days ends up being useless; literally when it is needed most!
When this happens an Iridium 9555 Satellite Phone can quite literally save your life. Say someone's leg is broken, or worse, how do you get help without a satellite phone when other mediums are out? The answer is you can't and whatever situation you are in most likely just turned ever more sinister once it is figured out that this is the most important time to have that connection to the outside world.
We live in a very volatile time these days. Unfortunately, it isn't just the weather we have to worry about anymore for emergencies, which in itself is a major issue. There are so many things that can knock out ground networks you really have to ask yourself; what if? What if an emergency occurs and and help is unreachable because I simply cannot get a signal on my smartphone? The simple answer is this, whatever the emergency if you cannot call for help immediately and get it there as fast as possible the situation gets worse by the second. People can die during these seconds, especially when something like a heart attack or even worse is concerned.
So, in short without a satellite phone you will be stuck without a way to call for help when an emergency happens and ground networks are out. Even if there is an emergency and you are thankfully okay it is nice to be able to at least call your loved ones and let them know that you are okay.