Iridium sat phone emergency use

What emergency numbers should be carried for emergency use with the Iridium?

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Dave
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Reply By: The Explorer - Thursday, Aug 16, 2012 at 15:42

Thursday, Aug 16, 2012 at 15:42
Hi

Have a read of this thread...

Emergency Phone Numbers Sat Phone - Thread 97269

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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Thursday, Aug 16, 2012 at 15:55

Thursday, Aug 16, 2012 at 15:55
000


That's the beauty about Iridium. It just works.

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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Friday, Aug 17, 2012 at 00:04

Friday, Aug 17, 2012 at 00:04
Yep!!

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Follow Up By: Member - Jason B (NSW) - Friday, Aug 17, 2012 at 12:40

Friday, Aug 17, 2012 at 12:40
Yep x 3 .
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Reply By: Member - Vince M (NSW) - Thursday, Aug 16, 2012 at 19:49

Thursday, Aug 16, 2012 at 19:49
that all depends on who, what telco your using
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Thursday, Aug 16, 2012 at 21:20

Thursday, Aug 16, 2012 at 21:20
Hi,

Can you provide some more info please. Just wondering which "telco" you are referring to. Telstra apparently works (assume this was who Boobook was referring too). Which ones are you aware of that dont? (i.e out of the "telcos" that work for at least normal phone calls on an Iridium sat phone).

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Follow Up By: Aussi Traveller - Friday, Aug 17, 2012 at 15:02

Friday, Aug 17, 2012 at 15:02
Vince sometimes a little unsubstanciated info can go a long way to someone making a mistake that could cost a life.

It most certaily does not depend on what telco you are with, 000 works anywhere in Australia on any type of phone, www.triplezero.gov.au..

Even if the phone is locked with a PIN you can still dial 000 and get through.

Unfortunately I have had to use my Iridium Sat phone on a few occations in an emergence situation, so knowing the right info is paramount, you also learn this info if you do an Applied First Aid cource.
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Follow Up By: muffin man - Friday, Aug 17, 2012 at 15:18

Friday, Aug 17, 2012 at 15:18
you say 000 works anywhere in Oz on any type of phone.
Well that's nonsense, just ask people who own an isatphone, they can't dial 112 or 000 !
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Friday, Aug 17, 2012 at 15:24

Friday, Aug 17, 2012 at 15:24
Hi

Apparently it is not possible to ring 000 on Inmarsat satellite phones..using the Inmarsat network (?). This has been reported on this forum several times.

I assume this is what Vince was referring to..not sure. You would not however, under normal circumstances, be using the Inmarsat network on an Iridium phone anyway so it is possibly irrelevant in this case.

My question to Vince was to confirm if this was in fact what he meant or if he knows of other "telcos" (that you would/could use with an Iridium phone) that also wont let you call 000.

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Follow Up By: Aussi Traveller - Friday, Aug 17, 2012 at 15:59

Friday, Aug 17, 2012 at 15:59
I just rang Isatphone directly, guess what?? if you buy a phone off them with there sim card you can dial 000.

If you buy one off someone else apparently you can't, we live and learn. :)

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Follow Up By: muffin man - Friday, Aug 17, 2012 at 16:10

Friday, Aug 17, 2012 at 16:10
Greg,
I was responding to oz traveller's original claim who has now added some more info !
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Friday, Aug 17, 2012 at 16:22

Friday, Aug 17, 2012 at 16:22
..yes realise that - the OP and everyone who has made a follow up comment gets sent an email (if function turned on) when someone posts a new comment. I was responding to AT as well...you just got in before me :)

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Follow Up By: Member - Jason B (NSW) - Friday, Aug 17, 2012 at 19:32

Friday, Aug 17, 2012 at 19:32
Sorry Aussi Traveller Inmarsat pro's cannot dial OOO or 112. I had 5 of them mate, and they were all sent back and exchanged for Iridiam 9555's. Isatphone could NOT rectify the emergency call issue. Direct numbers for RFDS or emergency services (as in direct numbers to specific police stations) were required with international prefixes. So mate your unsubstantiated info IS putting lives at risk. The link you have provided means nothing for an international service. I have actually used both and whilst the inmarsat phone have better features and are a nicer phone in the heat of the moment when someone is panicinf and needs to dial ooo they are useless.

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Follow Up By: Aussi Traveller - Friday, Aug 17, 2012 at 20:55

Friday, Aug 17, 2012 at 20:55
Jason if you read my post properly, I RANG THEM DIRECTLY they TOLD me if I buy one of THEIR PHONES and put ONE OF THEIR SIM CARDS in it you CAN RING 000.

If you buy one of THEIR PHONES from SOMEONE ELSE, YOU CAN'T.

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Follow Up By: Member - Jason B (NSW) - Friday, Aug 17, 2012 at 21:18

Friday, Aug 17, 2012 at 21:18
Bought 5 of their phone from them mate. No way to make them dial OOO and get an emergency operator in OZ. Sent the phone back to them, they refunded our money and we have 5 x Iridium 9555's. Unless they have changed things in the last 6 weeks??? When we were dealing with them there was no fix in development as Aust was to small a market. We have about 20 of the things mate and trust me they wanted us as a customer but couldn't meet our WHS concerns.

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Follow Up By: Aussi Traveller - Saturday, Aug 18, 2012 at 00:21

Saturday, Aug 18, 2012 at 00:21
This is the number I rang ( 1300155803), give them a ring tomorrow and post the result.

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Follow Up By: Member - Jason B (NSW) - Saturday, Aug 18, 2012 at 10:58

Saturday, Aug 18, 2012 at 10:58
No need mate. I don't care what a teenager tells you on the end of the phone. I had purchased the phones and was told the same thing. In reality it couldn't be done and they took their phones back (5 of them) because they had given us the WRONG information. If things have changed in the last 6 weeks than good for them.The phones are gone as they couldn't provide aus emergency service contacts. Game over.

The answer to the original post is for the Iridiaum net work OOO or 112 are the emergency contact numbers to use in Aus.

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Jas
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Follow Up By: Lyn W3 - Saturday, Aug 18, 2012 at 11:41

Saturday, Aug 18, 2012 at 11:41
Phil,

Looks like you were given some WRONG INFO, this is from the Isatphone site:

Can I dial 1300 numbers from my IsatPhone Pro?
The IsatPhone is a global satellite phone that uses the international Inmarsat prefix of 870. As this is an international number, it will not allow you to place calls to 000, 112, 6 digit, 1300 or 1800 numbers.

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