Send an SMS to a Satellite Phone

If you want to send a quick SMS to a friend, family member, colleague or loved one, then use our quick links below to take you straight to the official network SMS pages.  All you will need is the full satellite phone number and you will be able send the SMS direct.        

 

Iridium, Inmarsat and the Thuraya network also allow a plain text email to be sent to a specific email address of the satellite phone.  As long as you have an active SIM card, and a valid phone number you will be able to follow the simple instructions below to send a message via your normal email address. 

 

Iridium:

  • Open a new email, ensuring it is plain text and not HTML
  • In the recipient, send the email to satellitephonenumber@msg.iridium.com.  On Iridium this should display as 8816XXXXXXX@msg.iridium.com.

 

Send an SMS through the Iridium network with the Iridium 9555, Iridium 9575 Extreme, Iridium Extreme Push-To-Talk (PTT) and Thrane LT-3100 Iridium Communications System.

 

 

 

Inmarsat:

- Open a new email, ensuring it is plain text and not HTML
- In the recipient, send the email to satellitephonenumber@message.inmarsat.com.  On Inmarsat this should display as 87077XXXXXXX@message.inmarsat.com.

 

Send an SMS through the Inmarsat network with the IsatPhone 2

 

 

 

Thuraya:

  • Open a new email, ensuring it is plain text and not HTML
  • In the recipient, send the email to satellitephonenumber@sms.thuraya.com.  On Thuraya this should display as 88216XXXXXXX@sms.thuraya.com.

 

Send an SMS message through the Thuraya network with the Thuraya XT-Lite, Thuraya XT-PRO, Thuraya XT-PRO Dual, Thuraya SatSleeve Hotspot and Thuraya X5 Touch.

 

 

 

Globalstar

  • Enter the intended recipient's 10-digit Globalstar satellite phone number (USA and Canada), 11-digit phone number (Europe, in the format 336400XXXXX), or 12-digit phone number (Latin America and Brazil).
  • Enter your message in the corresponding message field below.

The only limitation for a handheld phone is the length of the message is 17 characters, whereas the Sat-Fi system supports full SMS messaging.

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