Sat phone rental for overseas trip

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 29, 2007 at 19:45
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Just wondering if anyone knows if a Sat phone hired in Oz can be taken oversea's . We are planning a six week 4X4 trip that will include some remote parts of Botswana & Namibia & my Wife thinks a Sat phone is a good idea : )
Any tips on which system & recommended hirers much apprieciated.

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Reply By: Member - Ian H (NSW) - Sunday, Apr 29, 2007 at 21:36

Sunday, Apr 29, 2007 at 21:36
You will love Botswanna & Nimibia. We did it 1999 for a month and just had a great trip. It is a real buzz seeing the wildlife. Etosha park in Namibia is great with heaps of elephants etc. The desert areas of Namibia are really desert, not like our deserts and the sandhills are huge. One of our group took his snow skis and boots and we all had a ski down but it took nearly an hour to walk to the top first!!!
Enjoy, I envy you.
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Follow Up By: Mark - Monday, Apr 30, 2007 at 18:36

Monday, Apr 30, 2007 at 18:36
Thanks for the info Ian, I can't Ski on snow so best give the skiing a miss : )
Its our first trip to Africa so not sure what to expect really, have done quite few big trips in Oz including Simpson but you don't have to worry to much about wildlife here. We are hiring a 4X4 Hilux with camper on the back & plan to stay with the vehicle as much as poss as we have made no bookings. Did you find you had GSM coverage in many places or is Satellite the only communcation once away from the major towns?
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Follow Up By: Member - Ian H (NSW) - Monday, Apr 30, 2007 at 19:26

Monday, Apr 30, 2007 at 19:26
The only Sat Phone available was as big as a briefcase with the whole lid being the aerial. I'm sure a small one would work these days. Good luck.
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - Kerry W (QLD) - Sunday, Apr 29, 2007 at 22:21

Sunday, Apr 29, 2007 at 22:21
Hi Mark,

Check out the post following yours Post no 44884 for a supplier.
Kerry W
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Follow Up By: Mark - Monday, Apr 30, 2007 at 18:38

Monday, Apr 30, 2007 at 18:38
Thanks Kerry, Looks like the option to buy might be feasable if short term plans are available.
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