Option #1: Iridium 9505A Budget Kit

(not recommended for commercial use)

The Iridium 9505A Budget Satphone Hire Kit provides all the necessary features for voice calls & basic text messaging via the Iridium satellite network. 

Our 9505A Budget Kit is the most cost-effective satellite phone hire option in Australia and perfect for those remote trips where a little peace of mind goes a long way knowing you have emergency communications available. 

Looking for a low-cost solution, purely for emergency backup if you have a breakdown or need to call for help, then GlobalSat 9505A Value Kit is perfect for you!

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$16.00
8-22 Days$13.00
23-35 Days$12.00
36-90 Days$10.50
91+ Days$8.50
Long Term HirePOA


  • Minimun hire period / charge = 4 Days
  • 10 digit mobile number on all Satphones
  • No additonal cost for SIM card (active SIM card is included in kit)
  • Airtime usage is the only additional cost
  • Free incoming calls – it’s just like calling a mobile phone.
  • $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 Budget Kits include the following

  • Active Iridium 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)
  • Protective leather case (on phone)
  • 240V AC Charger
  • 12V DC Charger (Ciga)
  • User Instructions
  • Kit Contents List 
  • Supplied in a Pelican protective case

9505A Budget Kit Specs

Case Dimensions:L270 x W250 x H102 mm
Kit Weight:2kg
Phone Dimensions:L160 x W75 x D65 mm
Phone Weight440g (with leather case)
Talk time:3 hours (approx)
Standby time:24 hours (approx)

Airtime Charges

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