Motorola Iridium 9500

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HI, I have just aquried a motorola iridium9500 sat phone and As I understand it I can add my telstra sim to the phone but how do I find a sim adapter big enough as it looks like it takes a sim whole card? Or are there any other options?Currently in port headland and heading out the pilibra so I would like to get it sorted before we head out.
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Reply By: Member - RUK42 (QLD) - Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 at 21:17

Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 at 21:17
I bought a set of adapters that allow the nano sim or micro sim to fit a full size slot. Got mine on ebay but something like the Telstra shop might have them.
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Reply By: HKB Electronics - Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 at 21:18

Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 at 21:18
Visit your Telstra shop and they will generally give you an adaptor

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Follow Up By: Jayme p - Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 at 21:36

Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 at 21:36
Yea went to the telstra shop today, they had no idea
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Follow Up By: HKB Electronics - Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 08:23

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 08:23
Go to another Testra shop, tell them you need an adaptor to allow you to use your micro sim in a standard sim device or better still take the sat phone with you and show them, if they don't know what your talking about ask to speak to the shop manager as they should!

As mentioned below a new sim cards used to come in a plastic frame that has the adaptors built in I imagine they still do, they should have plenty of old frames laying about you just need to break out the size to fit the sat phine and insert the micro sim in it.

Also you need to have international roaming active on your account for the sim to work, this can also be a problem to have connected if you don't have it as most of the service people seem to stuff it up when you ask them to activate it.

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Follow Up By: Jayme p - Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 09:08

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 09:08
Thanks HB, I took the phone in and they had nothing to suit, even bought a $2 sim that had all the adapters in it but the adapters are not big enough.
Need something this size
https://satphoneshop.com/iridium-prepaid-1.html
https://youtu.be/1fbNpQlhIPM at 2min you can see him pop the sim in and out
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Follow Up By: TTTSA - Saturday, Sep 30, 2017 at 16:38

Saturday, Sep 30, 2017 at 16:38
The 9500 needs the full credit card size adaptor, you can easily activate international roaming online yourself these days.
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Reply By: Member - 105Tvan - Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 at 23:54

Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 at 23:54
I'm with HKB on this one.
Just ask them if they have the remainder of a SIM card in the bin, from selling a phone before you got there, or a blank SIM. Punch out the size you need and then fit your sim into it, then fit it to the phone.
I have just been through the same thing with an Iridium 9505. Using a GSM SIM card I can use the satellite system with it.
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Follow Up By: Jayme p - Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 08:55

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 08:55
It look likes it takes a big sim card like this one on the link.
https://satphoneshop.com/iridium-prepaid-1.html

I didn't even know you can get this size any more, or will the phone fit a normal sim?

I Will try telstra again this morning, we were hoping to head to marble bar toady
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Reply By: Big Woody - Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 05:59

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 05:59
Once you get the adapter sorted make sure you are using a post-paid SIM with √Źnternational Roaming" enabled.

Pre-paid SIM's wont work in this situation.

Have fun in the Pilbara.

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Reply By: Member - RUK42 (QLD) - Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 11:32

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 11:32
This is the sort of thing you are after



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Follow Up By: Member - RUK42 (QLD) - Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 11:45

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 11:45
perhaps this might help - they might have something

http://www.fonedoc.com.au/mobile-phone-repairs-port-hedland/

https://www.nwcomms.com.au/about-port-hedland/
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Reply By: Jayme p - Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 15:22

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 15:22
Thanks everyone for your help, i ended up getting a telstra sim from retravision that will fit, I haven't tested yet but will do later today, just hit Meentheena veterans retreat, what an awesome spot.
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Follow Up By: Member - bungarra (WA) - Monday, Oct 02, 2017 at 09:26

Monday, Oct 02, 2017 at 09:26
Hi Jayme
How are you getting internet out at Meentheena?............Last time I was out that way there was no mobile/internet coverage
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Reply By: 877 - Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 16:08

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 16:08
For future reference, I bought one of these adaptors a while ago and found them in those cheapie phone case stalls that are in all shopping centres. Was about 5 bucks or so
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Reply By: maurice b - Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 18:12

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 18:12
You need to be very careful when removing the sim adaptor that contains the sim from your satphone . It is possible that the sim can pop out and bend your contact fingers in the sim slot , not cheap to repair .
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Reply By: Been-Everywhereman - Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 21:29

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 at 21:29
I use a 9500 and all I do is put the small iPhone size sim back into the large card it got punched out of and it works fine.
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Reply By: Motherhen - Tuesday, Oct 03, 2017 at 22:13

Tuesday, Oct 03, 2017 at 22:13
While you have had plenty of replies, I recently paid $9 for a set of card adaptors (all sizes), while the identical brand item was $2.99 including postage on eBay.

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