Option #2: Iridium 9555 Compact Kit

The Iridium 9555 Compact Kit is a modern handset that is reliable and very simple to use.  With no bells and whistles, it’s the ideal choice if you’re looking to save space or require a lighter, more compact phone. A popular choice for hikers, adventure bike riders, and more.

This is an entry-level device that has improved text functionality and will provide essential voice and text communication anywhere via Iridium Satellite, anywhere in the country. 

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$18.00
8-22 Days$14.50
23-35 Days$13.50
36-90 Days$11.50
91+ Days$9.50
Long Term HirePOA


  • Minimun hire period / charge = 4 Days
  • 10 digit mobile number on all Satphones
  • No additonal cost for SIM card (active SIM 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 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)
  • USB Charge Cable
  • 240V AC USB Adapter
  • 12V DC (Ciga) USB Adapter
  • Basic User Instructions
  • Instructional Video
  • 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)
  • External Antenna   (recommended when using the satphone in a vehicle, boat or indoors)
  • Portable Power Bank (provides 2 full charges)
  • Vehicle Cradle   (w/RAM windscreen mount – holds the phone securely when traveling)

Iridium 9555 Compact Hire Kit Specs

Case Dimensions:L270 x W205 x H120 mm
Kit Weight:1.15kg
Phone Dimensions:L143 x W55 x D30mm
Phone Weight266g
Talk time:4 hours (approx)
Standby time:30 hours (approx)

Airtime Charges

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