inreach satellite communicator ?

Interested in any comments or feedback on the Inreach .
Sounds good for texing and receiving messages when out of mobile coverage.
But for 6 weeks a couple of times a year can the costs be managed.
Gratefull for any feedback Cheers Murray
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Reply By: Idler Chris - Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016 at 12:18

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016 at 12:18
In todays world once out of mobile cover in remote areas you should have two way communication in case of an emergency. A satphone is best but these devices are a close second. My life is valuable to me so I always have a satphone, a Spot device, and a PLB.
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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016 at 07:57

Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016 at 07:57
Isn't an inReach Communicator 2 way?
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Reply By: Member - DW Lennox Head(NSW) - Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016 at 13:35

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016 at 13:35
I was lucky to trial one of these about 4 years ago.

It tracked our trip very well. Our sons were able to see where we were at any time.

I also communicated to and from them several times by text messages from where there was absolutely no mobile coverage.

When we go remote again, we will certainly be considering purchasing one of these Inreach Communicators.

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Reply By: TomH - Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016 at 13:48

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016 at 13:48
The cheapest is buy a Motorola 9505A satfone off Ebay and stick a roamed postpaid Telstra sim in it when you need it Costs nothing unless you make a call. Communicates both ways but you pay for calls both in and out.

Humungous number of threads about this subject over last 10 years
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Follow Up By: Idler Chris - Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016 at 13:55

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016 at 13:55
With the changing technolegy, posts older than about 6 months are obsolete. The cost to stay in touch when you are remote is very affodable now, and for the safety of yourself and others with you should be able to communicate with the outside world in any emergency.
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Follow Up By: TomH - Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016 at 14:17

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016 at 14:17
http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/Personal-Locator-Beacon-Reviews/DeLorme-InReach-SE-Satellite-Messenger
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Reply By: Hewy54 - Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016 at 17:27

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016 at 17:27
We bought one 2 years ago and have not had any problems. It can be linked to an ipad to make typing easier ,and sends location with any message sent. Cost is $19.95 per month but can be disconnected when not in use and costs $9.95 per month.
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Reply By: Sigmund - Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016 at 08:02

Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016 at 08:02
IMO the tech is good but the cost exorbitant.

Also if you can't touch type it's hard to have a dialogue eg when you're being talked through a mechanical job or some first aid.
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Reply By: murranji - Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016 at 11:53

Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016 at 11:53
Thank you all for you replies.
Great help to have so many replies.
Again thankyou
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