Option #5: Inmarsat IsatPhone2 Kit

The Inmarsat IsatPhone2 Hire Kit is perfect if you’re working or traveling in the central to northern regions of Australia and need quality voice calls. This option is generally chosen by business owners, managers or field staff who intend to use the phone for daily operational communication where clear and consistent voice calls are needed to keep things on track. The satphone operates on the Inmarsat geostationary network, providing unmatched reliability and performance when line of sight to the satellite is available. The I4 Asia Pacific geostationary satellite which services Australia is positioned above Papua New Guinea. Due to its fixed location close to our shores, the network provides a high level of uptime with crystal clear voice quality making it our number one choice for voice communication including standard texting & text to email all from a local phone number. 

The IsatPhone2 is ruggedized, IP65 rated and has unrivaled battery life, (twice the performance of the Iridium 9575 Extreme). The device also has SOS alert and tracking functionality with advanced integration to the GlobalSat Tracking Portal. Bluetooth is also a unique feature of this handset, allowing you to pair it with handsfree devices in your truck, 4wd or boat and it also has a colour screen with Gorilla glass.

If you’re wanting 100% security in all situations, especially high-level life or death emergencies, we highly recommend adding a PLB (Personal Location Beacon – Option #6) to the kit as it provides the best opportunity to reach search and rescue services quickly, providing your exact location whilst triggering the rescue. A PLB also provides crucial satellite network redundancy if Iridium coverage is low at the time of duress. 

Most importantly, your phone will be fully charged, cleaned, and thoroughly tested providing complete peace of mind that the device is ready to use if and when you need it.

Per Day Pricing ScalePrice
4-7 Days$21.00
8-22 Days$17.50
23-35 Days$15.50
36-90 Days$13.50
91+ Days$11.00
Long Term HirePOA


  • Minimun hire period / charge = 4 Days
  • 10 digit mobile number on all Satphones
  • No additonal cost for SIM card (active SIM included in kit)
  • Airtime usage is the only additional cost
  • Free incoming calls
  • $2.80 per minute for outbound phone calls
  • $1.25 per outbound text message
  • $10 local shipping | $25 country wide (express service)
  • Prices include GST & are subject to change without notice

All IsatPhone2 Hire Kits include the following

  • Active Inmarsat SIM card – all satphones are ready to use out of the box
  • 10-digit mobile number
  • Free incoming calls (charged at standard mobile rates to the caller)
  • USB Charge Cable
  • 240V AC Charger
  • 12V DC (Ciga) Charger
  • Basic User Instructions
  • Protective holster for the phone
  • Kit Contents List 
  • Supplied in a Pelican Protective Case

The following accessories are also available

  • Spare battery   (good addition for long hiking trips, etc where charging is not available)
  • Portable Power Bank (provides 1.5 charges)
  • Vehicle Cradle   (w/RAM windscreen mount – holds the phone securely when traveling)

Iridium 9555 Compact Hire Kit Specs

Case Dimensions:L240 x W200 x H110 mm
Kit Weight:1.5kg
Phone Dimensions:L169 x W75 x D36 mm
Phone Weight318g
Talk time:8 hours (approx)
Standby time:160 hours (approx)
Coverage:Mostly Global no pole coverage) line of sight dependant

Airtime Charges

Voice Calls:$2.80 per minute (billed in 60-second increments)
Text Messages:$1.25 per text (160 characters)