Satellite Phone

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 24, 2003 at 22:03
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I bought a Satellite phone yesterday brand new by ringing a Melbourne company (motorola 9500)

It was sent to my door by 9am this morning at a cost for the phone of $795 + $28 a month for 18months and free connection...
$1.98 a min for outgoing at my cost with a .40c flagfall as opposed to $1.20 a min with the same flagfall for incoming, the caller only to pay (free for me to recieve)..

For the amount of times it will be used whilst i am away i think that is great value and it can go everywhere i go if i want...

I had been tossing the idea of HF vs SAT for ages and $800 outlay with a dribble of an ongoing cost won over a massive outlay with a dribble of an ongoing cost...........

I am not advertising, just sharing info........_____________________________________________
Countin the days till July 4th. *Cape York Trip*
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Reply By: brooksy - Tuesday, Jun 24, 2003 at 22:22

Tuesday, Jun 24, 2003 at 22:22
Sounds like a good price. Are you able to give the name of the company and their phone number?
Is Telstra the service provider?

Thanks
Brooksy
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Follow Up By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 07:47

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 07:47
Hi Brooksy... 1800632995 and it is Telstra...._____________________________________________
Countin the days till July 4th. *Cape York Trip*
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 24, 2003 at 22:46

Tuesday, Jun 24, 2003 at 22:46
thats not bad, there was one in trader section

Motorolla 9500 Series. Used for 14 days only. All accessories included, car charger, spare battery, leather case, external antenna and all manuals. Make me an offer

Price: $750
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Follow Up By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 07:50

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 07:50
Hi Truckster.... That is the exact deal which i got new......._____________________________________________
Countin the days till July 4th. *Cape York Trip*
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Follow Up By: Minnow (Perth) - Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 09:21

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 09:21
Telstra had special last month with everything you try to sell and $10 call per month included for $695
your second hand deal stinks
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Reply By: goingplatinumcomau - Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 00:21

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 00:21
Some insight of phone companies

Just for instance a optus rep rings you and your with Telstra mobile phone the optus rep get $1000 for the changeover on a 24 month plan.

Just incase any one is interested............thats why we with mobiles always get annoyed with people ringing us,trying to change us over.

Myself i have just stayed with Telstra even though i get robbed by them :( and they have no loyality compensation.
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Reply By: Max - Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 10:43

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 10:43
Voxson - just as reassurance - our five years experience with Satphones says you have gone the right way.

We bought our satphone when I retired (you feel rich when you have just got your super, and the phone was real expensive then - $6 grand!). We pay the same as you for calls and monthly account, and our phone has done about 80,000 kms on some pretty rugged roads (including the Canning), and we have been able to find a satellite everywhere.

In the occasional deep valley (eg Kangaroo Island), you have to climb the hill to get a signal but we have found it very reliable. We have used it with a laptop to send emails (slowly), and have kept daily contact with family in very remote areas.

We did not want to drive with a broom handle antenna sticking up at front or rear of the car, and really do not like the squawking of a daily sked when we are in remote camp sites, so did not go the HF Radio way. Are happy that we made the right decision.

We are looking forward to another run through the centre and around the Kimberley in July, and the phone is still in working order. I test it every few months when at home, and recharge the battery just to be sure.

Happy travelling!

Max

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Follow Up By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 14:40

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 14:40
Hi Max, Yes i feel i have done the right thing...
It doesnt seem to get any easier than a satphone.._____________________________________________
Countin the days till July 4th. *Cape York Trip*
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Reply By: Darian - Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 19:02

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2003 at 19:02
I love playing with HF but can see the attraction in your set-up. That sounds a very good price all up. Seems the info on the Iridium site suggests you got a "run-out" deal - the phone is discontinued. Love the bush - stuck in the city - help.
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