Sat Phone Hire WA

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 18:27
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Anyone able to give me a pointer to a Sat Phone hire mob that will charge less than $500 a month would be greatly appreciated.

I can get all our other emergency stuff (like a 57l engel for $210 a month) and buy an EPIRB for $198 outright but the sat phone rates seem really steep!

I have heard that if I buy a sat phone, I may be able to get a rebate from the WA Govt of up to $1,400! Anyone heard of this or knows the detail?

And, anyone wishing to rent their sat phone out privately could also be a solution for us.

Req'd mid Aug to mid Sept.

Andy
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Reply By: Member - John - Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 18:35

Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 18:35
Andy, I have a sat phone for hire, $40 a week plus calls, give me a bell if your interested. I am in Vic, but it can be posted to you etc. John
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Follow Up By: Andy C - Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 19:01

Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 19:01
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Sounds great - can't get your email from your profile so mine's curnowhome@iinet.net.au

We hope only to have incoming calls but you never know in the great outdoors!

Of course I'll do the freight Vic/WA/Vic!

Thanks - keep in touch!

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Follow Up By: Bega Photographer - Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 12:47

Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 12:47
Hi John,

I wonder if this offer to hire might extend to me also. Will be traveling for three weeks from June 27.

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Follow Up By: Member - John - Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 23:06

Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 23:06
Bega Photographer, sorry phone is booked out till Sept.
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Follow Up By: Bega Photographer - Saturday, Jun 18, 2005 at 09:09

Saturday, Jun 18, 2005 at 09:09
Thanks John.

Yours is a good deal.

$30 a day at Olympic Dam Where I'll be based.

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Reply By: Member - Collyn R (WA) - Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 18:45

Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 18:45
Try also National Parks and Wildlife - they have them available in some areas.
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Reply By: The Explorer - Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 21:07

Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 at 21:07
Pocket Phone - 9444 4344 - $125 week plus ~$3 a minute for calls - Ok so its not less that $500 a week but sure you could barter them down to $499.
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Reply By: Member - John - Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 18:36

Friday, Jun 17, 2005 at 18:36
Begaphotographer, sorry phone is booked out till Sept.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Saturday, Jun 18, 2005 at 07:06

Saturday, Jun 18, 2005 at 07:06
Andy,

We hired a Satphone from Nixon Communications, in Gladstone Qld, in Feb this year, for $450month.

Have recently bought our own for $535, including the Gov. subsidy. Only difference is we are paying $50/month fees, but this includes some free calls.

If you think you may need a Satphone, it might be worthwhile apply for the subsidy. Only need to state where you are going, ie out of CDMA range.

Go to the ACA site for more info.

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Follow Up By: Andy C - Saturday, Jun 18, 2005 at 19:28

Saturday, Jun 18, 2005 at 19:28
Thanks Bob.

Will check it out!

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Reply By: Member - Michael- Saturday, Jun 18, 2005 at 09:28

Saturday, Jun 18, 2005 at 09:28
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Check with WACB Shop in Newcastle St Perth (Lord St end), I think you will find him pretty reasonable
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Follow Up By: Andy C - Saturday, Jun 18, 2005 at 19:29

Saturday, Jun 18, 2005 at 19:29
Thanks Michael - will have a go!

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