Iridium Satellite Phone Accessories
Satellite phone chargers, spare batteries, docking stations and antennas are all on offer from Canada Satellite’s Iridium accessories range. Iridium’s handsets and data terminals provide dependable communications when you need it most from any corner of the globe.
Bundle Kits and Rental Options
There are several choices for purchasing full satellite phone bundles that include the 9555 or 9575 Iridium handset, docking station and case or a carry bag. For those who only need a temporary short-term satellite solution, you can opt to rent a bundle that provides the Iridium 9555 satellite phone with accessories and prepaid sim card.
Antennas and Adapters
External antennas can be purchased separately or as part of some of the Iridium bundles to offer constant access for enhanced connectivity. Depending on your mobility requirements, choose from the range of fixed or portable antennas. Antennas can be permanently installed at a remote site using mounting adapters or placed in a temporary site using magnetic mounts. There are cables available with varying lengths to connect the antenna to an Iridium phone or hotspot terminal.
Batteries and Chargers
Rechargeable lithium ion batteries can be bought as spares or for replacement batteries for the Iridium 9500, 9505, 9505A, 9555, and 9575 satellite handsets. This is highly recommended for extended power and backup situations. The high capacity batteries available for the 9555 and 9575 models provide up to 6.5 hours of talk time and 43 hours of standby time while in full network coverage. For optimal performance, the high capacity battery should only be recharged between 0°C (32°F) and 40°C (104°F), which takes about 4 hours to fully charge.
Docking stations are high functional Iridium satellite phone accessories that offer different configurations and features, depending on the sat phone you are using and your budget. Generally, they include capabilities such as a loudspeaker or privacy mode, a noise-canceling microphone, Bluetooth integration, SOS features and/or Wi-Fi capabilities.
There are a number of docking stations available for each Iridium handset for a vehicular or remote office setup. Functionalities include an integrated Bluetooth connection, RJ11/POTS interface, and inbuilt tracking and SOS. High-end docking stations can interface with a PABX system and offer emergency alert reporting.
Iridium Satellite Phone Plans
Part of the Iridium phone accessories are the phone plans, which are a necessity to communicate over the Iridium network. Choose a plan that is best suited to your expected consumption of satellite voice and data.
Postpaid monthly plans allow you to use satellite services now and pay later, which is convenient as you don’t have to top up mid-month or worry about running out of credit. The variety of plans offer different usage limits at different rates.
You can get a prepaid SIM based on the region you are visiting or select the Global SIM for worldwide use. Some of the plans include:
Iridium Northern Lights Plan covers Canada and Alaska.
Iridium Latin America or Iridium Africa.
Iridium Satellite Phone MENA for the Middle East and North Africa.