Sat Phone Hire Oodnadatta & Birdsville

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 09:49
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Hi All,
Going for a bit of a trip which includes simpson from west to east (June). I have heard that the Oodnadatta police no longer hire out sat phones, due to a change of company that supplies them. Anyone out there know of anywhere in Oodnadatta that hire's them and can still be dropped off in Birdsville?

Cheers,
Mick.
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Reply By: Vince NSW - Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 09:59

Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 09:59
There was a post in the past week or so but I think it was only for EPIB 's not Sat Phones. Thease could be picked up in Oodnadatta and dropped of at the National Parks in Birdsville.
Give Ruth at the Birdsville Caravan Park a call.
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Reply By: Member - Jiarna (SA) - Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 11:16

Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 11:16
Hi Mick

I just spoke with the Oodnadatta Police, and it seems that the new sat phone company is dragging its feet getting set up here. The Police don't know which company it is, so they can't find out when they'll get more phones. At this stage the plan is to transfer the hiring of sat phones to the Pink Roadhouse, as that will be far more accessible to travellers (the Police Station is often closed for days at a time). So we have to wait and see when the hire company gets their act together.

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John
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Reply By: Member - John - Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 13:25

Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 13:25
Pyalong, I have a sat phone for hire, $40 a week, plus call costs. Drop me a line if you are interested. It can be delivered to your door and sent back from Birdsville if you wish?
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Follow Up By: Pyalong - Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 14:30

Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 14:30
Thanks for a great offer john.....that sounds a great idea to me....I'll be getting in contact with my travelling mate in the next day or 2....and I'll contact you then.
Thanks again,
Cheers
Mick.
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Follow Up By: Pyalong - Friday, Apr 08, 2005 at 09:59

Friday, Apr 08, 2005 at 09:59
John,
Thought we would look at hiring for the 3 weeks(approx) that we are up that area, how can I contact you?.

Cheers,
Mick.
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Reply By: Member - David H (SA) - Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 13:35

Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 13:35
Hi Mick,
Adventure 4wd at Collinswood SA hire them out .. if you need more details let me know.
Incidentally when are looking at doing the crossing.
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David H
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Reply By: Pyalong - Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 14:32

Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 14:32
Thanks for the info guy's.....great help...as usual. David, we will be there approx mid june....depending on stuff....like how the mighty tiges are going etc.

Cheers
Mick.
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Reply By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 21:58

Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 21:58
Birdsville Police no longer hire/accept drop offs of sat phones BUT, you can leave them at the Wirrarri Information Centre in Birdsville.
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Follow Up By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 21:59

Thursday, Apr 07, 2005 at 21:59
I did a post of this about two weeks ago - wonder why it doesn't come up in cross-reference?
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Follow Up By: Pyalong - Friday, Apr 08, 2005 at 10:02

Friday, Apr 08, 2005 at 10:02
Hi Ruth,
Yeah I know you did...tried to find it myself, but didn't do any good. I remembered about the change in Birdsville, but had no Idea who would be at the Oodnadatta end.

Cheers,
mick.
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Reply By: Member - John - Friday, Apr 08, 2005 at 18:09

Friday, Apr 08, 2005 at 18:09
Pyalong, you can ring me on 03 51422705, I am on night shift, so will be available after about 3.00 PM tomorrow or the next couple of days, or all night tonight. John
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