Hurricane Preparedness Week
As part of Hurricane Preparedness Week (3th-9th May), Satcom Global would like to remind our friends, customers and partners to think about emergency communications.
Living in a hurricane or typhoon prone area, now is the time to make a plan or start preparations for keeping yourself, family and friends safe, or keeping your business and community connected.
During an emergency situation, a satellite phone can provide instant access to reliable back-up communications that work, regardless of service overload or terrestrial network outages due to storm damage.
Looking for a satellite phone to fit your needs?
If you are looking for a satellite phone for use in emergency situations, we can provide advice on a wide range of satellite handsets and voice and data services available from Apollo Satellite Communications. We have everything you need to get you up and running with an emergency communications kit.
Iridium Extreme PTT
The Iridium Extreme PTT brings all the features you come to expect from the Iridium Extreme but with the convenience of push to talk.
The Iridium Extreme is packed with so many features up to and including an integrated SOS button engineered right into the device.
The Iridium 9555 is a compact yet powerful satellite phone that is small enough to fit comfortably into a pack yet very powerful.
Already have a satellite phone – ensure it’s ready to go!
If you already have a satellite phone, below are our tips for keeping connected:
- Test your satellite phone regularly and charge your battery once a month.
- Keep a spare battery and SIM card that can be activated quickly, avoiding issues with delivery once a bad weather situation is underway.
- If your SIM is currently deactivated, allow 24-48 hours to get a phone back on line. Iridium is running a promotion until 31st October that offers free reactivation of SIMs for handsets that have been inactive for a year or more. Ask us for more details.
- Check your subscription or credit balance on your satellite phone and top-up if necessary.
To make a free test call on your satellite phone, simply identify your handset type in the table below and dial the corresponding number shown:
|Handset Type:||Number to dial:|
|Inmarsat||+870 776 999 9999|
|Thuraya||11 11 2|
If you would like to discuss your requirements for emergency communications of have any questions relating to the above, please get in touch with us at Apollo SatCom who will be happy to assist you.