Sat Phone Hire

I need to hire a Sat Phone for a planned west-east crossing of the Simpson in early July. We aren't intending going via Mt Dare - travelling via Marree to Oodnadatta then Dalhousie.

I live in Sydney. A google search finds heaps, but I was looking for a recommendation.

Appreciate any help.

Brian
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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Tuesday, Apr 27, 2010 at 19:57

Tuesday, Apr 27, 2010 at 19:57
Brian, the simplest thing is to go via Mt Dare - even if just to say hello and hire a sat phone, then you can leave it at Birdsville at the Information Centre.
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Follow Up By: Member - Brian A (NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 27, 2010 at 21:35

Tuesday, Apr 27, 2010 at 21:35
Thanks Ruth.

It's beginning to make more sense to visit Mt Dare.

Brian
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Follow Up By: Member - Leon A (SA) - Tuesday, Apr 27, 2010 at 21:40

Tuesday, Apr 27, 2010 at 21:40
We did this as well, was too easy.
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Reply By: Ali L - Tuesday, Apr 27, 2010 at 20:03

Tuesday, Apr 27, 2010 at 20:03
Yes go via Mt Dare
We did it the other way around and dropped the phone off at Mt Dare - too easy.
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Follow Up By: Member - Brian A (NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 27, 2010 at 21:36

Tuesday, Apr 27, 2010 at 21:36
As above Ali L.

Looks like we'll be visiting Mt Dare.

Thanks
Brian
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Follow Up By: Tenpounder (SA) - Tuesday, Apr 27, 2010 at 21:45

Tuesday, Apr 27, 2010 at 21:45
And the other benefit is that Mount Dare is a jerry can closer to Birdsville than Oodnadatta!! Not to mention the delights of the Mount Dare Hotel for a night or two - not to be missed.
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Follow Up By: Member - Brian A (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 28, 2010 at 19:37

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2010 at 19:37
Tenpounder,

yes the jerry closer bit is something I had already considered prior to the sat phone consideration, especially as the 100 series is a petrol. I appreciate the prompt though.

Brian
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Reply By: Member - Rob S (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 28, 2010 at 18:21

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2010 at 18:21
Hi Brian
As the others said Mt Dare is the best place to hire a sat phone.
Make sure you book one as they are limited number available. during peak travel times all taken.Site Link

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Follow Up By: Member - Brian A (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 28, 2010 at 19:41

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2010 at 19:41
Thanks Rob,

I rang Mt Dare today. They currently have four available, but don't expect them to last long. The availability thing would probably be such a variable, with the east to westers dropping them off as well.

He who hesitates, misses out!

Brian
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Reply By: Member. aussiedingo.(Riverina) - Thursday, Apr 29, 2010 at 20:11

Thursday, Apr 29, 2010 at 20:11
G'day, aussiedingo does hire them @ $10 per day, arrives by austpost return same way, 041 9990888, check it out,
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Follow Up By: Member - Brian A (NSW) - Thursday, Apr 29, 2010 at 22:46

Thursday, Apr 29, 2010 at 22:46
thanks aussiedingo. I'll contact them tomorrow.

Brian
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Reply By: Nigel Migraine - Thursday, Apr 29, 2010 at 20:26

Thursday, Apr 29, 2010 at 20:26
I suggest you don't bother. They'll be more people out there than you can shake a stick at. A couple of years ago a friend of mine did the Simpson in 2WD in his 4WD.
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Reply By: Dune Climber - Thursday, Apr 29, 2010 at 20:50

Thursday, Apr 29, 2010 at 20:50
G'Day Brian,
Suggest you contact Landwide Satellite Solutions at Ingleburn (www.landwide.com.au 1800 45 45 87).
I hire from them whenever I head anywhere remote. They are very helpful, reasonably priced and have agents in every state.

Cheers,

Paul
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Follow Up By: Member - Brian A (NSW) - Thursday, Apr 29, 2010 at 22:50

Thursday, Apr 29, 2010 at 22:50
thanks Paul.

I'll give them a cooee tomorrow.

Brian
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