Sat Phone Hire - Melbourne

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 06, 2013 at 22:12
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I am considering to hire a sat phone for a 3 month trip to WA. Appreciate some advice as to most suitable phone and best hire place in and around Melbourne. Quick web check indicates it seems to be a relatively expensive proposition.
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Reply By: Member - John - Wednesday, Mar 06, 2013 at 22:38

Wednesday, Mar 06, 2013 at 22:38
Peter and Ann, member message me please.
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Reply By: Member - J&R - Wednesday, Mar 06, 2013 at 23:28

Wednesday, Mar 06, 2013 at 23:28
Are you going bush?
3G/4G coverage is pretty good in WA
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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Thursday, Mar 07, 2013 at 00:24

Thursday, Mar 07, 2013 at 00:24
For a 3 month hire period you may be better off purchasing a second-hand phone.
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Thursday, Mar 07, 2013 at 12:55

Thursday, Mar 07, 2013 at 12:55
What he said.
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Thursday, Mar 07, 2013 at 13:07

Thursday, Mar 07, 2013 at 13:07
The cheapest hire rate seems to be $5 per day x 90 days = $450.
Used Iridium 9505 can be purchased for $559 in the Exploroz Classifieds here.
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Thursday, Mar 07, 2013 at 13:44

Thursday, Mar 07, 2013 at 13:44
And probably sold for $559 here or on ebay Alan.

The other advantage is that you can use a telstra post paid $10 per month for 3 months. i am not sure but I'll bet most hirers will make you use their "plan"



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Reply By: Mick O - Thursday, Mar 07, 2013 at 12:11

Thursday, Mar 07, 2013 at 12:11
Peter and Anne,

one of the members on the site hires satphones - he advertises in the EO classifieds.

see here;Aussiedingo - Satphone hire



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Reply By: Grizzle - Thursday, Mar 07, 2013 at 12:24

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Reply By: Member - Grundle (WA) - Thursday, Mar 07, 2013 at 18:38

Thursday, Mar 07, 2013 at 18:38
Check with Telstra before you go and buy one.They told me you can only get a 2 yr plan. I don't know what to believe anymore.Many different views out there.

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