Iridium 9575 Extreme Satellite Phone

(16 customer reviews)

Our Iridium 9575 Extreme Satellite Phone is the only option for making satellite voice calls at or near the polar regions and is particularly suited for maritime applications.


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Iridium 9575 Extreme Satellite Phone

Our Iridium 9575 Extreme Satellite Phone is the only option for making satellite voice calls at or near the polar regions and is particularly suited for maritime applications.

The Iridium 9575 Extreme Satellite Phone runs on one of the largest satellite constellations in existence, offering truly global coverage of all the earth’s lands, seas and skies.

From a design perspective the Iridium 9575 Extreme Satellite Phone is one of the smallest satphones that ever existed, bringing a beautiful aesthetic to an old school design.

With a ruggedness rating of MIL810F the Iridium 9575 Extreme is the most rugged of all satphones, however – as with all satphones, the antenna remains sensitive to drops.

Iridium 9575 Extreme can be configured to send GPS position reports at automatic intervals, with the recipient receiving emails with links to your position on Google maps.

The SOS button on the Iridium 9575 Extreme is monitored by GEOS from where Iridium 9575 Extreme customers can also purchase optional search and rescue services.

The omni-directional antennas of the Iridium 9575 Extreme Satellite Phone means the user never has to do antenna pointing as may sometimes be required with other satphones.

Friends and family can send free text messages to Iridium 9575 Extreme Satellite Phones using a free web app that Ashbury SatCom gives all our customers access to.

16 reviews for Iridium 9575 Extreme Satellite Phone

  1. Nigel Ivy

    I bought an Iridium 9575 Extreme from Ashbury a few years ago for a very remote trip to the Northern Territory of Australia. I’ve since done a number of trips to this region, plus several others to remote areas of the USA and Africa. It’s a great product that is reliable and has gotten us out of a number of scrapes. Highly recommend it!

    Ashbury have been excellent over the years also. Can’t recommend them enough. They’ve gone out of their way to help me a number of times.

    • Moderator


      Thanks for the recommendation and its been a pleasure supporting you on your adventures.

      Thanks, Charles/Ashbury

  2. Jane Robinson

    Love my Sat phone share it with my husband who rally drives in extreme parts of the world , While I take it on my riding Safaris … it works equally well at our home on Exmoor as there is NO mobile signal on parts of the moor. All in all a great purchase and good to feel safe in case of an emergency.

    • Moderator


      Glad you and your husband are satisfied with our products and service.

      Thanks for the review.


  3. Allan Cuthbertson

    Hi, we bought the Extreme for a retirement sailing adventure. The handset & service have both been faultless, lots of helpful advice during the learning curve from Ashbury. The reassuring feature that we particularly like is the emergency button at the top of the handset. It is good to know that if danger threatens, either of us can press the button for immediate help having joined GEOS.

    Allan & Anne Cuthbertson

    • Moderator


      Hope your enjoying your retirement and the Extreme is fulfilling all your requirements. Thanks for the recommendation.

      Thanks, Charles/Ashbury

  4. Mario Wacker

    I bought the Iridium Extreme in 2011, it was the year when this phone came on the market. It worked well, but the voice transmission sometimes was not that good. Ashbury made a recall for all first edition Iridium Extreme. Because I sailed around the world, I had a delay of more than a year, to send it back. I never had any problems with my wishes and now the phone works good. As this phone with a GPS is my lifesafer in a accident, there is no other system, which works more efficient. My only wishes for the perfect phone would be: The phone is protected for 5m underwater, charging batteries by induction and no plugs on the outside.
    Kind regards Mario Wacker.-
    I would recomend myself, to test ore better, to create the perfect product for extreme use.

    • Moderator

      Hi Mario,

      Thanks for your review. Those are some very good suggestions for a future Iridium phone indeed! I wonder if anyone from Iridum is reading this 🙂

      Affinity, Charles/Ashbury

  5. Andrew Fisher

    We use the Iridium commercially in Iceland. It gives our company, venture 4×4 Ltd, the peace of mind knowing that we can always get comms even if miles away from anywhere. Over the years we have had excellent service from Ashbury – Both the phone and company recommended Andrew Fisher, Managing Director.

    • Moderator


      Its a pleasure supporting you and your company and hope we continue to do so in the future.


  6. Henri (verified owner)

    I bought this phone for remote safaris in Namibia. It has good battery life, reception and is easy to use. A brilliant addition to any off the beaten track travellers essential gear. Charles and the team deliver excellent service and are very quick to respond to any queries. I cannot recommend them highly enough

    • Moderator


      Thanks for the recommendation and keep enjoying your safaris!


  7. Simon Jones (Triton)

    Bought a number of these phones from Ashbury and make regular airtime purchases. The phones are excellent and durable in the most extreme conditions across Africa, South/Central America and the Middle East. Ashbury provide timely and accurate support, with efficient service, Charles does a great job!

  8. Samantha Sheridan

    We strive to provide the most current and effective equipment for our personnel. Iridium Extreme Sat phones continue to provide the best performance in the locations we work. Ashbury have been a good provider and will continue to work with them in 2016.

    • Moderator


      Its a pleasure serving you and your personnel and pleased you are happy with our service. Looking forward to working with you in 2016.

      Thanks, Charles/Ashbury

  9. Neale Phillips

    I bought the Iridium Extreme several years ago from Ashbury. The service has always been fantastic. I use the phone during my Rally duties in remote areas and it has served me very well. I use the phone to let family know I’m safe and although Its not heavily used at all, knowing I am able to summons assistance in remote placed give perfect piece of mind. The phone itself is very robust and tough. perfect for the outdoor life.
    Charles at Ashbury is always very helpful and I would highly recommend his services to anyone looking at this great Tech.

    • Moderator

      Hi Neale,

      Pleasure dealing with you as a customer and keep up the good work with your Rally duties.


  10. Mark Smith

    I bought the extreme recently due to failings in operation of a main competitor’s product. The extreme works very well, I use it in the sailing world and like the facility of the GEOS SOS button coupled with facility to buy SAR insurance cover relatively cheaply for my voyage to Svaldard this summer.

    • Moderator


      Hope the sailing trip to Svaldard goes well and the Iridium 9575 Extreme Satellite Phone comes in use.

      Good luck on your sailing adventures.


  11. Velko Lazov

    I am owning the Iridium Extreme for more than 4 years now and I am really very satisfied with this amazing device! Will continue to use since it is really something I need as well as it is a value for money product!
    I do recommend Iridium extreme for all sailors!

    • Moderator

      Hi Velko,

      Really pleased the phone is satisfying your needs on your previous sailing trips and future ones!


  12. Ian Johnson

    St Helena is a remote Island (UK overseas Territory) in the South Atlantic Ocean
    As the Emergency Planning Manager I identified that we had no external communications should our main system fail. Having purchased and used a number of the Iridium Extremes as Emergency back up in the UK, I had no hesitation in contacting Ashbury again for their expert help and support in supplying a new phone.
    One technical hitch we had was that the Iridium would not connect to the Islands new mobile phone network however when I reported this to their Technical Support they resolved it within 24 hours.

    • Moderator


      Happy to have resolved your connection issues and pleased we could help provide you with your emergency communications in St Helena.


  13. Georgios Sotiropoulos

    Excellent device must have if you operate in Africa and you do deep sea fishing. Georgios Sotiropoulos. PZ Cussons

    • Moderator


      Thanks for the review much appreciated, enjoy your sea fishing!

      Thanks, Charles/Ashbury

  14. Alan Wilson (verified owner)

    Been using for a year now and phone has been good in all respects. Pleased with it and call charges seem reasonable. Ashbury have been responsive to my questions and generally helpful.

    • Moderator

      Hi Alan,

      Pleasure communicating with you and please the phone is working to your satisfaction!


  15. Glenn Tainio

    We have been using this equipment for two years in an extremely remote location cut off from air travel and only accessible seasonably by sea. The equipment has worked faultlessly, giving us an essential lifeline for telephone and email communications. Ashbury Satcom has provided exceptional service in the provision of the equipment and in advice on its use. I highly endorse Ashbury Satcom and would recommend them to anyone needing reliable satellite communications equipment and a back up service giving excellent customer confidence.

    • Moderator


      We pride ourselves on customer service and we are very happy to have assisted you in chosing the Iridium 9575 Extreme Satellite Phone.

      And thanks for the kind words, much appreciated.


  16. Vladimir (verified owner)

    After several months of usage, I can state that I did a right choice.
    Iridium Extreme is workable solution, if you need connection with the world at very remote areas. I only use it for voice calls, so cannot judge the data. However, calls are working reliably, Have very few troubles and less dropped calls than expected (hopefully the promised Iridium Next will improve this).
    Care from the Ashbury was exceptional from the very beginning, so I really can be considered as satisfied customer.

    • Moderator

      Hi Vladimir,

      Thanks for your positive words and review as it helps other customers in their purchasing decision, and it was a pleasure dealing with you!


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Iridium 9575 Extreme Key Features

  • Voice calls and SMS from anywhere on the planet
  • Dedicated red SOS button with emergency assistance services
  • Automated, user-programmable GPS position reporting via eMail
  • Reliably delivers text messages to smartphones via email
  • Very fast network registration, 1st call connected within 30 seconds
  • Can receive incoming calls even with the antenna stowed away
  • Extremely rugged IP65 rated & Military Spec 810F
  • Comes with a magnetic mount vehicle antenna in the box
  • Easy prepaid top-up in Ashbury web shop
  • Free web-to-satphone SMS facility from Ashbury
  • Standard 1 year manufacturer’s warranty

Iridium 9575 Extreme Coverage Map

Iridium Satellite Phone Network Coverage

Iridium is the only satellite network offering truly global coverage including all landmasses, oceans and airways.

Note that the functionality of Iridium handheld satellite phones may be limited by certain regional vouchers, such as the African voucher which can only be used to make calls from Africa.

Iridium Extreme Airtime Options

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

We also offer easy online pay-monthly subscriptions for Iridium Extreme that you can buy with your Iridium 9555 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.

Iridium Extreme Applications

Recommended for:

  • Voice calls and text messaging anywhere on earth. Iridium Extreme can also be used inside vehicles on safari with the magnetic vehicular antenna that comes in the box.
  • Sailors and skippers. Iridium Extreme’s omnidirectional antenna means the masts on your boat won’t interfere with it, and it also works through fibreglass and canvas.
  • Safety and peace of mind. Trusted by emergency responders around the world with a built in SOS button and emergency support services from GEOS – registration required.
  • Position reporting. Easily share your travel progress with friends, family members and colleagues – with tracking messages delivered directly to their email inbox.

Not recommended for:

  • Data applications – Iridium GO is a far better option.

Iridium 9575 Extreme Box Contents

  • Iridium 9575 Extreme
  • Iridium Pre-Paid SIM Card
  • Mains Charger + Plug Kit
  • Vehicle Charger
  • Magnetic-Mount Vehicular Antenna
  • Antenna Adaptor
  • Lithium-Ion Battery
  • CD, Manual, USB Cable
  • Pouch with Belt Loop
  • Hands-free Headset

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