satellite phones aplenty!

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 14, 2004 at 11:21
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G'day all, after my recent post telling you all of a great deal I got through ebay for an Ericsson R290 satellite phone, I contacted the guy and told him of the interest it created. He (*EI* ebay id) sent me an email last night saying his selling group has another 50 for sale @ $530 and that includes postage and handling. So there you go!, if you want one and I know some of you do, do the ebay thing and got to it.
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Reply By: landie - Sunday, Mar 14, 2004 at 20:55

Sunday, Mar 14, 2004 at 20:55
Cheap as chips!

I bought mine two years ago and it cost me a fortune!!

Good luck
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Reply By: David O - Monday, Mar 15, 2004 at 08:01

Monday, Mar 15, 2004 at 08:01
Once you buy the phone, what is the cost for a plan, and call costs?
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Follow Up By: Rosco - Bris. - Monday, Mar 15, 2004 at 08:54

Monday, Mar 15, 2004 at 08:54
I bought one myself a couple of months ago for $520 to the door.
All arrived OK. The phone works with the Global Star network but won't work with the Telstra network.

Tried it out up in the boondocks recently and it was a clear as a normal mobile.

They've upped the connection fee recently to $181.81. Plans are typical..
$15, $33, $88, $133 and $199 per mth. Call rates from $2.3/min down to $0.86/min depending on plan.

I believe the Com Gov funding of up to $1000 still applies, if you qualify but you need to tee that up first.

Regardless, I think they're significantly cheaper than the Telstra alternatives and as usual you'll see posts to the effect it doesn't work as well but you'll also see posts to the effect it's fine.

Can't really see why you'd have a prob as all of Aus is well covered + out to sea.

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