The Ultimate Handheld Sat Phone
An independent study of three latest-generation handheld satellite phones has validated Inmarsat’s claims for IsatPhone Pro, and concluded that it outperforms the Iridium 9555 and Thuraya XT in a number of critical areas.
The global research programme, commissioned by Inmarsat, was conducted over a two-month period in 16 locations around the world by TelAstra, Inc., an international telecommunications consultancy with extensive experience of satellite communications. They undertook a fully-independent comparison study of the three satellite phones using the six published claims made by Inmarsat for IsatPhone Pro: global coverage; robust handset; clear voice quality; reliable network connection; long battery life; and ease of use.
“All the satphones have pluses and minuses, and all of them would be acceptable with various limitations,” said Roger Rusch, TelAstra, Inc. “But unquestionably, IsatPhone Pro is the best. It works everywhere and is the most rugged. The voice quality is excellent, it has a reliable network connection, and the longest battery life of the three satphones. It is also easy to use.
“Although we were not asked to compare the price of the satphones or satphone services, it appears that IsatPhone Pro prices are significantly less expensive, and the service rates appear to be highly competitive as well. IsatPhone Pro would be our choice regardless of affordability or any other single issue,” he said.
Read the full report here: www.globaltelesat.co.uk/satphone/satellite-phone-comparison-study.pdf
Courtesy of www.inmarsat.com