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The $15/mth plan through Pivotel as mentioned in several posts in this thread works fine and is a good reason to consider Thuraya over Iridium.
Fair point, but not much good when you already have an Iridium phone.
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The biggest issue with sat-phones is the cost of the service. You can use a Telstra pre-paid sim and if you swap the one out of your normal phone that is a cheap way to go for the occasional trip.

Telstra used to have a $10 pre paid plan that was ideal for Iridium sat-phone use. Unfortunately they dropped that and the cheapest became $30. That has now also been dropped and the cheapest plan you can get is $50. That makes it a bit expensive to keep a sim in the sat-phone for semi regular use.

Any one know of any other plans that definitely work?
Mine was $10, then 20, then 25 and now 40 with a 12 month credit of $10=30pm.
I now get unlimited calls, 2gb and still free sms in the satphone.
It's called extra small plan or something like that.
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We've had an Iridium for about 20 years now. The Iridium coverage is best globally. Had it serviced prior to our big Australia trip and it's fine.



The cost of calls is high, however we consider it an emergency device, and hardly every use it. When we have used it, it's been for good reason (the last time we found lion tracks around the car in the morning - walking out would not have been a good deal (other than for the lions...).
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Are you guys saying that you put your standard mobile phone sim into the sat phone? If so I'm assuming it depends on who your service is through-can't just throw your povo aldi sim in or similar?
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Are you guys saying that you put your standard mobile phone sim into the sat phone? If so I'm assuming it depends on who your service is through-can't just throw your povo aldi sim in or similar?
That's correct. A post paid Telstra SIM works in an iridium satphone on the iridium network.
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