Free Satellite phone charges and some clarification.

Submitted: Friday, May 22, 2009 at 08:38
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I have an Iridium Sat phone and am trying to clarify the pricing.

Gone Bush posted a good reference here Telstra terms and conditions for sat phone
Page 18 onwards has the info.

I have a few questions that hopefully some who have used it can answer.

The charges to a fixed / mobile from Australia are shown as $1.181 per 30 seconds ex GST or $2.00 inc GST. This doesn't add up. I assume the latter is right.

How much is it to send and recieve a SMS?

I can remove the SIM and call 112. I get connected to 000. I asume this is free yeah?

TIA
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Reply By: Boobook2 - Friday, May 22, 2009 at 08:39

Friday, May 22, 2009 at 08:39
Oops forgot to mention I am using a NexG SIM.
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Reply By: Ozhumvee - Friday, May 22, 2009 at 08:50

Friday, May 22, 2009 at 08:50
Those prices are for when you are on a satellite plan with a satellite number.
When I use my nextg sim the call charges are roughly double the quoted satphone call costs. Because the mobile number is "diverted" internationally I guess.
Can't help with the SMS costs as my 9500 Motorola can only receive sms.
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Friday, May 22, 2009 at 09:07

Friday, May 22, 2009 at 09:07
IF you are using a Telstra sim in it the costs are roughly like this.

Ring out $3 a minute
Someone rings you
They pay the cost to ring your MOBILE number

YOU PAY FOR THE COST OF DIVERTING IT TO THE SATFONE

$3 a minute

Advantage no cost if you dont use it for extended period

Disadvantage high call cost if you use it frivously.

Sms are about 50c I think but someone will know.

All figure quoted are APPROXIMATE for those who want to jump all over me


You can get a Telstra satellite plan but may cost you $30 a month whether you make calls or not



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Reply By: Mandrake - Friday, May 22, 2009 at 09:39

Friday, May 22, 2009 at 09:39
Interesting the correct gst ex amount should be $1.8181 - wonder if Telstra are aware ? and is it binding for their current contracts ?

Rgds

Mandrake
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Reply By: Members Paul and Melissa (VIC) - Friday, May 22, 2009 at 21:26

Friday, May 22, 2009 at 21:26
The last time i made a call on my sat phone with a gsm card in it was $3.85 for 1 minute. the gs card is on a $20 a month plan.
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Reply By: Member - Mike DID - Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 08:29

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 08:29
Sending an SMS from Satphone using Telstra Mobile SIM costs $1.55

Outgoing Call costs are -
0:30=$2.06
1:00=$3.85
1:30=$5.64
2:00=$7.43
2:30=$9.20
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Follow Up By: Boobook2 - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 06:29

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 06:29
Thaks Mike, just what I was looking for.
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