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Iridium Prepaid African
300 Minute SIM Card

Discounted airtime rates for customers and organizations using Iridium satellite phones in or traveling to Africa.

*This prepaid card can be used in Africa Only.


The handsets we carry made by the world's top manufacturers and are perfect for Africa Satellite Communication.



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The Iridium Extreme is one of the best satellite phones on the planet to ever hit the market. As far as Iridium satellite phones go, it is built with the same reliable voice and data from the world's only truly global satellite network; Iridium. But the Iridium Extreme doesn't stop there, accessorizing your device has never been easier with so many choices to choose from to complete any communication solution that you need it for. External battery chargers, global satellite Internet options, external antennas, a number of portable docking stations, and also many third party applications give your Iridium Extreme the ability to finish up your setup.


SOS Button

A major feature this Iridium satellite phone has brought to clients is a customizable SOS button which gives people the ability to get help literally at the push of a button. If you need help simply push it and the Iridium Extreme will alert your programmed contact with lifesaving information like your location and assistance in creating a two-way connection to assist in the response. It is also engineered right into the rugged build of the device so no matter how extreme the conditions are you can easily get a message out for help. It includes GPS-enabled SOS with emergency services supported by GEOS Travel Safety Group Limited, at no additional charge.


Military-Grade Toughness

Even though some Iridium sat phones are built small like the Iridium Extreme don't let the size fool you; this phone is built very, very tough! It was specifically engineered with some of the harshest environments in mind so no matter if you are a hiker, getting ready to climb Everest, or work on an oil rig the Iridium Extreme will stand up to whatever you can throw at it. Here are some of the specifics for it's durability:

  • Military-grade 810F durability
  • Ingress Protection rating of IP65
  • Built dust-proof, shock-resistant and jet-water resistant
  • Includes a speakerphone and wind resistant microphone
  • A diamond tread, tapered grip gives it superior in-hand ergonomics


The small form factor of the Iridium 9555 are one of the many perks that keep sat phone sales up. Along with everything else built into the 9555 satellite phone, the price always puts it in the same class as some discount satellite phones since there always looks like there is an Iridium 9555 sale going on.

But all that aside. the Iridium 9555's small form factor really makes it easy to take wherever you need to. Don't let the size of it fool you, though. It is just as powerful as any other Iridium satellite phone on the market. Along with the size and power of the 9555 it also boasts a sleek design which makes it a favorite of clients!

Going on a vacation? Not a problem! The 9555 satellite phone will literally fit easily into most any part of your luggage leaving you with plenty of room for the stuff that really matters to you on your vacation.

A lot of people love to take their house with them when they travel. If this is the case then the 9555 satellite phone is practically a must. It will fit where you need it and you will have a ton of space for everything else!

Do you love taking hikes off the grid? Then the 9555 is the perfect choice. It will fit in with your gear like a glove and you can be sure to stay connected when you need it most. Even if you enjoy taking extra gear on your hikes you don't have to worry about your lifeline back to people not fitting anywhere with your stuff.

If it's one thing that clients need other than an Iridium phone sale, sat phone Internet, or portable satellite phones it is ruggedness in their Iridium device and the 9555 was engineered with this particular feature in mind.

Imagine being out and about off the grid right at the beginning of your hike and while checking your gear your sat phone falls out on the ground and breaks. Now, do you continue on without your connection to the modern world and possibly lifesaver? Most people would probably continue on anyways.

Why not plan for this contingency and pick up a rugged device in the first place? This solves the issue before an accident even happens.

Let's just face it, accidents happen no matter what! This is one reason to have a satellite phone in the first place. But if you do not have the proper equipment that is engineered for what you are taking it through then you are simply wasting your time and money.

With the 9555 satellite phone you do not have to worry at all. You can drop it and most likely pick it right back up and make a call with it without issues. All this in conjunction with the fact that it has a long list of Iridium accessories like the Iridium 9555 antenna and plenty of portable docks to choose from this portable but powerful satellite phone might be your one and only device you need to complete your global communication solution.

An issue that seems to come up a lot with clients is satellite Internet on the go. They want an Iridium satellite phone to keep in touch and stay safe but they also need the Internet while off the grid for work or even just for leisure so they can send emails to friends. This is where Iridium 9555 data comes in!

Granted, you will not be streaming videos or doing much with feature-rich multimedia websites but you can get on the Internet to complete some simple tasks which a lot of the time is what clients really need.

Take this scenario into perspective. You are out on a month long trip off the grid and you use your laptop to complete some daily tasks that need taking care of. All the while you are using your Iridium 9555 satellite phone to keep in touch with home. There is a much easier way to do this other than using your sat phone keypad on your 9555.

Simply plug in your Iridium 9555 data cable and connect to the Internet and use your laptop as your medium for sending your texts; effectively utilizing Iridium 9555 data for convenience. That's right! You can easily just plug in your satellite phone to your laptop and send messages via the Internet just like you would at home or from the office. Satellite Internet on the go couldn't be much easier than that!

Another issue could be that your job requires you having the ability to keep in touch with people over email and you (or your company) do not want to drop money on another device. Again, in comes the 9555 features! It's so easy to use and can simply get you going on the net to send emails from wherever your computer or laptop is located.

Wouldn't life be much easier if things were made simpler? This is where clients of global communications find themselves sometimes. It's bad enough for some people that the Internet is literally at the center of everything that is done these days, now even phones seem like they are made so only a tech can run them. This ends with the 9555 satellite phone!

When Iridium engineered the Iridium 9555 they kept the fact in mind that people need their devices to simply use and not to spend way too much time just figuring out how the thing works! Besides, if you are using it off the grid and an emergency happens are you really going to be in your right mind to dig out the manual? Probably not.

This and an uncountable number of reasons curtail to the reasoning behind such a simple device like the Iridium 9555 satellite phone. Even the user interface is made intuitive bringing simplicity and also efficiency right to your fingertips.

With the Iridium 9555 the term "learning curve" is made obsolete. Iridium's goal was to give people the ability to make calls right out of the box which isn't seen very often within the world of global communications.

So if you aren't as tech savvy as some other people and want a satellite phone that will just work for you without too much of a hassle then the 9555 satellite phone is for you!

EXTREME 9575 Push-To-Talk (PTT)



If you need truly global push-to-talk service even when you are on foot away from your vehicle than the PTT Iridium Service is just for you! They have taken their flagship handset (the Iridium Extreme) and made it push-to-talk enabled which brings a service to the global communications market that only Iridium could bring. With the Iridium Extreme being PTT enabled you can expect the same top notch functionality and feature rich handset from the Extreme just with the convenience of push-to-talk.

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Unlike previous PTT satellite systems that are limited to use in or around vehicles, the PTT is a completely mobile satellite handset that provides flexibility to support every communications environment. Versatile accessories including shoulder-mounted carrying cases, docking stations, and external antennas (sold separately) ensure critical communications can be maintained in any situation - on foot, in-vehicle, ship or aircraft or inside buildings. With the flexibility of the Iridium Extreme PTT, staying connected has never been so easy!



Since the Iridium PTT device is based off of the Iridium Extreme clients can expect the same ruggedness and reliability that has been seen from the Extreme. So no matter if you are working for emergency services, climbing a mountain, or just have a remote office off the grid the Iridium Extreme PTT will stand up to anything environment and continue to keep you connected no matter the location. Some of the durability specs for the PTT include:

  • Military-grade 810F durability
  • Ingress Protection rating of IP65
  • Built dust-proof, shock-resistant and jet-water resistant
  • Includes a speakerphone and wind resistant microphone
  • A diamond tread, tapered grip gives it superior in-hand ergonomics


Inmarsat's flagship handheld was designed with client's in mind and fulfills their global communication needs. It is built rugged, runs on the world's most robust network, and makes staying connected very easy. With all this in mind it is perfect for Africa Satellite Communications. It is rugged enough for the African wilderness and operates on the world's most robust network so if you are in need for something to give you Africa Satellite Coverage then the IsatPhone 2 is for you!

Africa Satellite Coverage

With Inmarsat's Network Services you can expect coverage even in the deepest parts of Africa. Their network is robust and also global with the exception of the polar regions of the planet so you can rest-assured that you will have coverage. With Inmarsat's Network it won't even matter what country of Africa you are visiting or even if you are off-shore; no matter what, you will be able to get connected.

Unrivaled Battery Life

While shopping for an Africa Satellite Communication Device power must be considered since a device doesn't do anyone any good if you cannot keep it powered for long. Most satellite phones cannot hold up to the length of time that it can run on. Also, with third party external battery chargers at the ready you can have multiple batteries ready to go so you can keep your device powered as long as you need it.

Rugged and Robust

Most satellite phones need to be built rugged and when considering Africa Satellite Communication there is no exception. Imagine just starting your way off the grid in Africa and you drop your sat phone and it breaks and you have no choice but to go on without it. With the IsatPhone 2's rugged build you can drop it and even more and still pick it back up and keep communicating!

Cobham Explorer Series
High-Speed Land Data Terminals

When you need lightweight, compact, quick-deploy, reliable and fast communication in remote areas, turn to EXPLORER for all your voice and data needs.

EXPLORER BGAN is a series of L-band satellite terminals utilizing the BGAN network from Inmarsat. An EXPLORER BGAN terminal offers a broadband connection and telephony service from anywhere in the world. 

Iridium Middle East & North Africa
500 Minute SIM Card

Highly Discounted airtime rates for customers and organizations using Iridium satellite phones in the MENA region. Includes most countries in Africa plus 12 nautical miles into coastal waters.

Your Devices. Connected. Everywhere.

The Iridium GO! Satellite Hotspot has a built-in GPS receiver & emergency S.O.S. Button that let you know your exact location and text it to friends.

You can program the Iridium GO! to leave a GPS bread crumb trail automatically. The GPS location reports are transmitted as SMS messages.

IsatHub iSavi Global Satellite Hotspot
For Smartphones, Tablets & Laptops

The simple and compact iSavi terminal from Wideye brings personal connectivity to your smart devices – no matter where you go.

The iSavi terminal connects to the Inmarsat IsatHub service, while creating its own WiFi network. Simply connect your smart phone or tablet to the iSavi WiFi and bring the power of the Inmarsat I-4 satellite network to your smart devices.

When you think of Africa, what comes to mind? Do you think of African safaris with zebras and lions? Do you think of diamond and coal mines? Do you think of South Africa? Do you think of deserts and varied landscapes? No matter what comes to mind, you can be sure that Africa is like no other continent on earth. In fact, according to Interesting Facts, Africa has amazing things that make it unique.

  • The African continent has the second largest population in the world, at about one billion people.
  • Well over 1,000 languages are spoken by the people of Africa. Some estimates put this number closer to 2,000.
  • The largest religion in Africa is Islam, followed by Christianity.
  • The African population is approximately 14.72% of the world's population (as of 2009).
  • The oldest human remains ever discovered were found in Ethiopia. They are approximately 200,000 years old.

With so much going on in one continent, it is easy to see why anyone would go there for business, travel, or to live. However, Africa is a land of many faces. At about 11.7 million square miles long, Africa is the second largest continent on earth.  In addition, it has the following geographical features.

  • The longest river in the world, the Nile (4,132 miles), is located in Africa.
  • Africa has the world's largest desert, the Sahara, which is almost the size of the United States.
  • Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall in Africa; it is 355 feet high and one mile wide.
  • Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain on the continent. It towers over 19,300 feet, which is so tall that glaciers can be found at its summit even though the mountain is near the equator.
  • Madagascar is the largest island in Africa and the fourth largest island in the world. It is in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Africa.

With so many reasons to visit, one can imagine how prepared someone must be when going to visit Africa for any reason. This is especially true when it comes to being able to communicate with those you traveled with while in Africa or those back home. Even though technology has made communication easier, as you can see from the facts on Africa and its topography, there are places where regular cell phones will fail due to extreme weather or no cellular towers. This can cost lives, especially if you are going there to visit wildlife, climb a mountain, do business in the diamond minds, do scientific research in a remote area, or are trying to get off the grid.

In order to avoid the hazards of not having proper cellular coverage, it is wise to consider the use of a Africa satellite phone. Purchasing or renting a satellite phone for use in Africa will allow you to stay in constant contact with those you traveled with and those back home. That is because the phones use top of the line satellites to bounce signals off from all over the world. Satellites can handle more data and are more reliable than the average cell phone tower your regular phone uses. In fact, according to Vizocomsat, “Satellite communications are not dependent on terrestrial systems, but utilize a satellite orbiting the Earth. This allows satellite communication systems to receive a signal over a much wider area. A satellite device can connect anywhere as long as it is covered by the satellite beam.” This means you can get service anywhere, at anytime, in any weather conditions. Plus, you will still be able to use familiar features such as GPS.

At Apollo SatCom, we have the latest technology and services to allow you to get the service you need. For example, we use industry leaders in satellite communication like Iridium, Inmarsat, and Thuraya. They have the most up to date satellites in orbit and technology on the ground to work with those satellites. When you go through us for your African satellite phone rental, you can rest assured you are working with the best and most reliable satellite technology companies in the world.

One such plan that has all that you need to meet your needs when in Africa is the Iridium Africa 300 Min Prepaid Satellite Phone Card. This Iridium Africa Prepaid Service is for a year. The minutes roll over, and it comes with the following features.

  • Voicemail capability included at no charge
  • Data service capability included at no charge
  • SMS/Short email capability included at no charge
  • Billing in 20 second increments
  • Outgoing SMS messages are billed at 1/10 of a minute

When using an Africa Satellite Internet provider, a plan like this is one is hard to beat for only $280 dollars. This plan has a coverage area that should meet your needs as you traverse Africa. You can use it in Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Juan De Nova Island, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa (including Prince Edward Islands), United Republic of Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe. You can see that this plan can meet your needs no matter where you go in Africa. And, the service plan is not all we offer.

We are a one-stop-shop for your Africa satellite phone rentals. We offer the phones, accessories, hotspots, land terminals, services, and support. When you choose to purchase this time-tested and reliable technology with us, you are choosing to organize your ability to communicate. You can rest assured knowing you will have no communication issues or miss your smartphone with our plans and products.

So, the next time you are planning on going to Africa to explore the untamed wild, view the majestic waterfalls, climb the biggest mountains, or see the biggest deserts, you can go knowing our phones and services will keep you in touch with those who matter. With this peace of mind, you can focus on the purpose of your visit and make it meaningful. Perhaps you will make the next big scientific breakthrough, capture the most amazing photos, broker the next big business deal, or just get away from it all with family. You can do this with no hassle or worries thanks to Apollo SatCom.