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Iridium 9575 Extreme Satellite Phone + Free Shipping!!! (CPKT1101)


 






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Brand: Iridium
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Origin: Malaysia
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Iridium 9575 Extreme Satellite Phone
The Iridium 9575 Extreme is the toughest handset ever from the only company that offers real global, real mobile, real reliable communications. Engineered with more features and more accessories than any other satellite phone on the market, Iridium 9575 Extreme puts more innovative capability — and more ways to connect than ever before — into the hands of people everywhere.





Voice
Enhanced voice quality, integrated speakerphone and hands-free capability make the Iridium 9575 the smart choice.
Text Messaging

Text Messaging

The Iridium 9575 Extreme is SMS enabled letting you stay in touch and share experiences with others through easy to use text messaging.Send Free Text / SMS Message.

Emergency Button
The Iridium Extreme is equipped with a programmable emergency button that activates critical, rapid response when you need it most. It is the only satellite phone with GPS enabled SOS button with emergency services supported by GEOS Travel Safety Group, included at no additional charge. See Details.

GPS Positioning
The Iridium 9575 Extreme is equipped with Location Based Services (LBS) enabling GPS positioning and allows you to pin point and share your coordinates from anywhere on the globe.
Online Tracking
Online Tracking
Iridium data services enable highly accurate online tracking of the Iridium Extreme satellite phone for up to date monitoring of locations. See demo. Additional charges apply.

Data Tethering
Connect the Iridium Extreme to your laptop via USB cable to email, surf the web and stay connected with the only truly global communications network.

Standardized
A highly capable handset needs a highly capable network to empower it. Iridium Extreme is built with the same reliable voice and data capability that Iridium users have come to trust, and backed by the world’s only satellite network that commands real global coverage, pole to pole.

From desert to mountain, jungle to tundra, Iridium Extreme puts more powerful capability into the hands of people, around the world. It has more features and accessories than any other satellite phone. It is the only one with real time tracking. It is the only one with GPS-enabled SOS. And it can connect with Iridium AxcessPoint to create a Wi-Fi hotspot to keep in touch on your trusted devices — everywhere.

Ruggedized
No other phone in the world has more guts or grit than Iridium Extreme. It is the first phone with military-grade 810F durability. It is dust proof, shock and jet-water resistant. From emergency crews and paramedics to military personnel and government operations, Iridium Extreme is built for the world’s toughest, highest usage customers to make the connections that matter under the harshest conditions, anywhere on the planet.


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Iridium is the only provider of truly global satellite voice and data solutions with complete coverage of the earth (including oceans, airways and Polar Regions). Iridium phones deliver essential communications services to and from remote areas where no other form of communication is available.



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Features
  • GPS Positioning
    Programmable Emergency Button
    Online Tracking
    Compact physical footprint for streamlined portability
    Intuitive user interface for out-of-the-box ease of use
    Water, shock and dust resistance for unparalleled durability
    Enhanced SMS and email messaging capability
    Integrated speakerphone
    Headset and hands-free capability
    Internally stowed antenna
    Mini-USB data port
    Military-grade durability (MIL-STD 810F)
    Highest Ingress Protection (IP) rating in the industry (IP65)
    Supports Online Tracking services
    Smallest Iridium phone ever
    Superior in-hand ergonomics
    Rugged, high-gain antenna

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Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 Write a review.

  8 of 8 people found the following review helpful:
 
Iridium 9575 Extreme Review September 29, 2012
Reviewer: Jonathan L. Stewart from Thousand Oaks, CA  
I've been using Iridium phones for about 10 years now, and they continue to evolve, with the Extreme the latest (as of 1/2012) version. Compared to the previous version, the 9555, the Extreme does seem to acquire signal faster. Call quality is about the same. The Extreme has a better hand feel, with a rubberized surface with little ribs for better grip. It's also marginally lighter and smaller than the 9555, and the antenna feels much sturdier. There are some differences to functionality, primarily GPS. You can attach your location to a message, and the lat/lon is sent, along with a Google Maps link embedded in an Iridium website. Another benefit of GPS is that now the Extreme has a built-in SOS button, which you can program to connect to a rescue service of your choice. GEOS is the default, the same as is used by SPOT, with optional coverages available for purchase. I have a SPOT as well, and will continue to use it since it's cheap enough, but I believe the Iridium will be better, because unlike SPOT's Globalstar, Iridium's coverage is truly global.

SPOT doesn't work in parts of Asia and Africa, or the oceans or poles. Also, the Iridium constellation is much more robust and reliable, and the Extreme can get a message out in conditions where SPOT can't, or at least can't quickly. Plus, the Iridium gives a verification of message sent, unlike SPOT. A side note for SPOT users, standard rescue coverage purchased with SPOT is only good for the Americas and Western Europe, plus Australia. If you get into trouble anywhere else on the planet, you'll need the optional worldwide coverage available through GEOS. As mentioned, the same coverage is available with the Extreme. But that's comparing apples to oranges, since in addition to being a messenger, the Extreme is a fully-enabled voice and data device.

Downsides to the Extreme: It's still clunky and feels like a tough-built 1995 cell phone. To charge it, you don't just plug in a little tip, as you have with every other sat and cell phone ever built. No, you have to install a little appendage to the bottom of the phone, then plug the adapter into that. It's just one more part to lose and break and I really don't understand why they designed it like this. It can't be for waterproofing, since there are other holes on the phone. That's a mistake, in my opinion.

Overall, it's an incremental improvement over the 9555, and for the GPS, ruggedness (plus water-resistance), and slight weight and size gains, I think it's worth the upgrade.

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
 
The Ultimate Phone Anywhere on the Planet September 29, 2012
Reviewer: Wolfgang Gruener from Tom's Guide  
The Iridium 9575 Extreme Satellite Phone Hands-on Review: The Ultimate Phone Anywhere on the Planet

Iridium 9575 Extreme: First Impression and Specs

The 9575 is not what kids would imagine a phone to look like today. Its appearance and weight is closer to the mid-90s versions of Nokia or Motorola phones. This particular version is dust- and spill-proof (as it is meant to be used outside with direct view to satellites) and covered in a sturdy rubber padding that prevents damage to the phone when it is dropped.

It has a monochrome display (no, it’s not a touch screen) that can show basic graphics, but will, 99 percent of the time, be used for text. The display can show up to 200 characters at once. The phone can text via SMS and supports short emails, has a phone book (up to 100 entries), voicemail, and a choice of eight ring and alert tones. Standby time is about 30 hours; talk time is up to 3.5 hours. These are very conservative numbers. I have seen standby times of up to 45 hours during my review of the phone. The entire phone is 140 x 60 x 27 mm in size, which is about as wide as an iPhone, but the 9575 is significantly longer than and three times as deep as Apple’s phone. It’s not the phone that hides itself in your suit pocket. The phone is even larger when you actually call, as it needs a massive satellite antenna that is pulled out of the shell.

Let’s leave the global coverage aside for a moment. The phone comes with an SOS button that looks like a rocket launcher right out of a James Bond movie. It can be configured with a predetermined contact, which will receive your GPS location every 5 minutes in an emergency, provided you have the phone with you and it is charged. Also included is a cradle with a USB port that connects the phone to a laptop, turning the 9575 into a data modem. Don’t expect broadband speeds, but Iridium says that maximum speeds are about 13 kbps with compression software and 2.4 kbps raw throughput. It’s not the service to download music files or browse the web, but it is enough for text messages and checking your email. Remember, early Internet users have grown up with 9.6 kbps and 14.4 kbps modems.

Of course, I did not check global coverage, but I can confirm that the phone works just fine in the areas that my T-Mobile service does not. The call quality is not as clear as when it is delivered by cellular phones and has a certain dull tone to it. Some people in Europe I called also complained about poor call quality. That said, the calls worked reliably and none were dropped. The phone also works pretty much like any other phone with the exception that it is a phone with no home area code. For example, calls will always have to start with country codes, such as 001 for the U.S., 0049 for Germany, or 0086 for China.

Cost
Cost killed the original Iridium; today’s Iridium isn’t exactly cheap either. The phone itself is about $1,395 and comes with all the extras sans Wi-Fi access point. You get the USB cradle, a headset, a charger, a signal amplifier and even a leather case. So, the cost of three basic iPhones gets you started. Calls are made via prepaid packages that vary in price and depend on the number of minutes you purchase. The low-volume package was offered by retailers for about $1.35 per minute, and 5,000 minute packages went down to about $0.80 per minute. Keep in mind that this is a standard rate globally and applies no matter if you are calling from Chicago to New York or from Los Angeles to Tokyo.

There is another cost item that applies to those who are calling a satellite phone. Depending on the markups of landline and wireless carriers, it will cost somewhere from $3 to $5 per minute to call a satellite phone. However, Iridium also offers the phone owner the ability to acquire a local U.S. number and pay for inbound charges. In effect, the call will incur just regular charges to the U.S. for the caller, while the Iridium subscriber will pay about $1.50 per minute for a received call. The interesting aspect of this scenario is that a satellite phone can easily make sense for a lot of people. For example, AT&T charges up to $4.99 per minute when calling to or from another country. Conceivably, a satellite phone can be a bargain for frequent travelers.

Takeaway
I’ll be honest. I am in love with this phone, and if I were travelling enough, I would not give it back. It’s the sense of freedom and security that is provided by it that even the fanciest smartphone cannot provide. Sure, you can’t play Angry Birds on it, but sometimes being smart is just about being able to place a call and not about a retina display or an accelerometer.

The Iridium 9575 Extreme is the ultimate satellite phone available today and is quite impressive.

For complete review, see http://www.tomsguide.com/us/iridium-satellite-phone-smartphone-Iridium-9575-Extreme,news-15230.html

- Credit: Tom's Guide

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
Iridium 9575 Extreme Review September 30, 2011
Reviewer: Court Ogilvie, Executive from International Non-Profit Organization  
“Super compact. Super lightweight. Great battery life”

“A lot of great features packed into a very small package. I wouldn’t leave home without it.”


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