I'd never go with Thuraya, solely for the fact it's a company based in the UAE and we all know what they think about human rights. Buggered if they will ever get my support by choice.
"Thuraya has a longstanding relationship with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) to provide free or subsidized communication services in countries affected by natural disasters. "
"Thuraya Heroes is a community-oriented program wherein we provide free airtime and state-of-the-art communications equipment to individuals engaged in community-building or philanthropic activities. "
"Facilitating safe and secure communications for journalists and news gathering agencies at global hotspots has always been a top priority for Thuraya. Time and again, we have voiced our support for those men and women who routinely risk their lives to deliver breaking news into our living rooms. Thuraya recently donated an IP terminal and free airtime to the Rory Peck Trust, which is the only organization in the world providing direct, practical support to freelance newsgatherers and their families around the world. "
oh that must have changed, niceI am on a Telstra $35 per month Iridium plan and it's a standard 0419 mobile number on mine.
oh that must have changed, nice
Edit: interesting PDF still says
"We supply you with a specific Telstra Mobile satellite service SIM card. The telephone number for your service will begin with a 014710, 014711, 0141712, 014714, 014715, 014716 or 014718 prefix"
Be cheaper to hire a handset and pay for calls wouldnt it?https://www.telstra.com.au/coverage-networks/mobile-satellite
Not as good as Pivotel as its not got a normal mobile no, bit more expensive to use but ill be connecting with telstra next time as pivotel is now up to $50 a month which for me is too much seeing its only there for emergencies.
Mine lives in the Patrol 24/7, you don't have to be far out of town to lose normal mobile services. Cheap insurance for my peace of mind.
The question is where are you getting $8?6 weeks hire and its paid for? Where are you buying your sat phones from mate?
$8 per day + calls just goes to show that not everything in the country areas is expensive I guess
I get it from a local supplier in Bunbury WA.The question is where are you getting $8?
All $18 a day though does decrease with extra time. Most hire call and data costs 2x higher than on your own plan.