Rent Iridium, Globalstar, RBGAN, Thuraya, and other phone systems with weekly rates including prepaid minutes.
A discussion board and photo gallery for cruising sailors and wannabes focused on sailing instruments and communications equipment. Autopilot, radar, sonar, chart plotters, satellite telephones, mobile telephones, internet, marine e-mail, VHF, HF, SSB, etc.
Quick update on satphones from Globalstar and Iridium, with some advice on buying and using.
One couple's research into the myriad options for satellite and cellular telephone and e-mail communication along America and Canada's east coast. Services discussed include ATT (TDMA), Verizon (CDMA), EarthLink, Inmarsat, and Pocketmail. Includes a list of the things they use their communication devices for.
A cruising couple reports on their purchase of the Iridium satellite phone service, and reviews the developments that have brought the cost down to where it is affordable for them. They also discuss the downsides of the service.