Inmarsat iSatPhone Pro Satellite Phone

(7 customer reviews)

Inmarsat iSatPhone PRO was the first handheld satellite phone made by Inmarsat, now discontinued and superseded by the Inmarsat iSatPhone 2.

Product DescriptionInmarsat iSatPhone Pro Satellite Phone

The Inmarsat iSatPhone PRO satellite phone is a good entry level satellite phone that works all over the world except the polar regions. The Inmarsat iSatPhone PRO satellite phone is particularly useful for those who only need to make voice calls and send text messages, since the iSatPhone Pro isn’t very well suited to data applications.

The Inmarsat iSatPhone PRO satellite phone can send text messages to directly to an email addresses, and with iSatPhone Pro’s built-in GPS it can also send position reports to an email address – how on the Inmarsat iSatPhone PRO satellite phone it isn’t possible to automate the sending of position reports. iSatPhone Pro can also be used to post updates to Twitter.

Ashbury SatCom offers a free web-based messaging facility whereby friends and family can send texts to iSatPhone PRO free of charge (details are provided at the time of activation). This feature is very practical for iSatPhone Pro users, since iSatPhone Pro cannot receive calls with the antenna stowed away, however messages sent from our web app is delivered to the iSatPhone Pro the next time the user switches it on.

Ashbury SatCom offers the Inmarsat iSatPhone Pro satellite phone with both prepaid and pay monthly airtime options. In our web shop users can choose between hardware and prepaid airtime bundles, alternatively we offer easy web-based pay monthly subscriptions that you can simply add to your cart together with this item, then goto checkout and we will automatically bill your card for your subscription from there on.

7 reviews for Inmarsat iSatPhone Pro Satellite Phone

  1. Andrew Foster

    I’ve been meaning to post some feedback for a while on the isatphone pro:

    We purchased the Inmarsat isatphone pro in mid 2011 before a posting to a remote location in sub-saharan Africa. We take the satellite phone out on boat and land expeditions as our primary means of communication (and backup for emergencies). Mobile phone coverage is patchy, unreliable or just non-existant in many areas here. The isatphone has proved very useful on many occasions. The geostationary satellite almost right overhead means we have never had a problem making a call – even in forested areas. I’d thoroughly recommend this phone to anyone travelling to a remote area, it gives us tremendous peace of mind when out and about. We’ve even used the phone on a holiday to South Africa, so we didn’ t need to bother with mobile phone sims and roaming. Support from Ashbury has been excellent throughout. Keep up the good work!

  2. Phil Moyes

    Bought an Inmarsat iSatPhonePro after reading the info on the website, and speaking directly to the sales team at Ashbury. Delivery was extremely quick and the device worked perfectly straight out of the box. Great comms and follow up from Charles. Many thanks, and hugely recommended!

  3. Trevor Hall

    Wow! Thanks Charles for really efficient service.
    On Thursday afternoon, I decided I needed a satellite phone phone for our trip to the wilds of Namibia. After contacting Charles by email and reviewing his specific advice, online, I placed and paid for an order of a phone. I received a personal email acknowledgement late on Thursday evening and further emails from the courier on Friday. Monday morning the phone was in my hands all in good order.

    That is what I call great service.
    Thanks Charles!

  4. Dr Kieron Brown

    Outstanding service from Charles, who understood our needs immediately and proposed a competitively priced satellite phone; the iSatPhone Pro with PAYG SIM. Amazingly, my satellite phone arrived the next morning! Charles’ insightful advice combined with Ashbury’s excellent website will allow easy top-ups in the future, whenever and where-ever. Highly recommended. Many thanks.

  5. James McManus

    A great satellite phone. At Earth’s Edge we run expeditions in some of the World’s most remote locations and Inmarsat iSatPhone has never let us down. We have ordered a second one of these satellite phones recently too! Charles is a pleasure to deal with and always happy to answer questions. Highly recommend!

  6. David Humphrey

    Decided that I wanted to try out a satellite phone fed up of no reception on iPhone when in remote areas got in touch with ashbury satcom ordered a Inmarsat pro it arrived next day after I opened box and set it up I decided that I didn’t like that model got in touch with Charles at ashbury explained situation and I upgraded to Inmarsat pro 2 Charles sent phone out immediately and it arrived next morning before I could even send the other one back I’ve had this phone now for a year and it’s never let me down for reception no matter what country I’m in if you need a sat phone ashbury satcom are the people to buy from and Charles has brilliant customer skills and service real pleasure to speak to and deal with well impressed

  7. Farhad Ahmad

    I use my iSatPhone Pro as an emergency communication device for my mountaineering trips. On the few occasions that it’s been used I’ve had no problems getting a signal. Charles Barber has always provided a swift and professional service, supplying extra credit and new SIM card where needed. I wholeheartedly recommend this phone and Ashburysatcom.

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Inmarsat iSatPhone PRO Key Features

  • Global network coverage (poles excluded)
  • Satellite voice and text messaging
  • Short Message eMail i.e. SMS to email
  • Extremely reliable network connection
  • High quality enclosure, IP54 rated (dust and rain proof)
  • Very long battery life – 8 hours talk time
  • GPS location data, can easily send to friends or family
  • Full Twitter SMS Integration
  • Bluetooth support for use with wireless headsets
  • Easy prepaid top-up in Ashbury web shop
  • Free web-to-satphone SMS facility from Ashbury
  • Standard 1 year manufacturer’s warranty

Inmarsat iSatPhone Pro Coverage Map

Inmarsat Satellite Phones Coverage Map

This map depicts the coverage of the Inmarsat’s geo-stationary satellites, as situated on the equator around the world, covering the whole world except the polar regions.

Inmarsat iSatPhone Pro Airtime Options

Should you prefer prepaid you will see we sell discounted prepaid airtime vouchers with the Inmarsat iSatPhone Pro satellite phone in our shop. For more details on our Inmarsat iSatPhone Pro prepaid services and call rates, see the Inmarsat iSatPhone prepaid vouchers further below.

We also offer easy online pay-monthly subscriptions for Inmarsat iSatPhone Pro that you can buy with your Inmarsat iSatPhone Pro satellite phone should you wish, just add them both to cart and proceed to checkout then we will bill your card for your subscription on a monthly basis.

Inmarsat iSatPhone PRO Applications

Recommended for:

  • Making voice calls and sending texts right around the globe – just the polar regions aren’t covered.
  • Friends and family to easily contact you – we offer a facility whereby friends and colleagues can text iSatPhone Pro for free.
  • Basic tracking – easily send your GPS position in a text message to an email address, the recipient plots it on Google earth.
  • Use inside buildings and vessels with our General Purpose Dock, or inside vehicles with our Lite Car Kit.

Not recommended for:

  • Data applications – it is possible to use iSatPhone Pro for data, however it is rather cumbersome and we have better options for data applications.

Inmarsat iSatPhone Pro Box Contents

  • Unlocked iSatPhone Pro
  • Long-Life Battery
  • Mains Charger
  • Worldwide Plug Kit
  • Vehicle Charger
  • CD + Manual + USB Cable
  • Hands-free Headset
  • Phone Strap

iSatPhone Pro Video