Satellite Communications – The Best (and Maybe Only) Way to Keep in Touch after a Hurricane

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SatPhoneStore offers a variety of satellite communications solutions (mobile and fixed) for businesses and individuals preparing for this hurricane season.

SatPhoneStore, a leading provider of satellite communications equipment and service in the US, is excited to introduce its Emergency Preparedness Packages in preparation of this year’s Hurricane Season. Developed in response to last year’s Hurricane Season, SatPhoneStore’s emergency packages offer mobile and fixed solutions for individuals who want to stay in touch after a hurricane and for companies looking to stay in business after the storm.

Mobile Solutions Include:

  • Handheld Satellite Phones: SatPhoneStore offers a variety of satellite phones that let you make calls, check your email and voice mail, and send and receive short text messages just like your cellular phone. Unlike cellular phones, mobile satellite phones need to be operated outside and with a clear view of the sky. Well suited for businesses and individuals who already depend on wireless communications, satellite phones offer the mobility and reliability that you need when traditional cellular and landline services are not available.
  • Portable Satellite Internet: SatPhoneStore offers portable satellite high speed internet terminals that can be easily deployed to a home, office or remote site. Unlike satellite communicators of the past, these devices are extremely user friendly and can be set up in minutes. Families and businesses no longer need to wait for power, phone lines or cellular networks to be restored before they can get back online. SatPhoneStore offers Inmarsat GAN and BGAN products, which have little or no monthly access fee, making them ideal solutions for emergency back up.

Fixed Solutions Include:

  • Fixed Antenna Units: SatPhoneStore offers permanent satellite phone antennas that will allow you and your business to keep in contact with friends and co-workers, and manage projects during emergency situations or from remote locations. The fixed antenna unit can connect to your standard telephone equipment allowing you access to the satellite signal from the comfort of your home or office.
  • High Speed Satellite Internet: SatPhoneStore also offers permanent satellite internet solutions for businesses seeking both redundancy and emergency back up solutions. SatPhoneStore’s Ku band VSAT system is a reliable, always on solution, available for a fixed monthly fee. This IP based system offers quality of service prioritization, making it extremely compatible with all typical business applications including email, web, file transfer, VPN, voice over IP, video conferencing and more.

Two service providers offer satellite phone coverage in the US: Globalstar and Iridium. The main difference between these two providers is the coverage and price of the equipment. Globalstar’s coverage includes the United States and over 120 countries in the world. Iridium provides worldwide coverage. Globalstar’s sat phone prices range from $325 (voice only) to $645 (voice and data). Iridium’s sat phone prices start at $1,295 (voice and data).

Service plans for Globalstar start at $29.99 (2 lines minimum required) and $1.49 per minute or $50 per month (1 line) and 50 minutes included. Iridium offers service starting at $31.99 and $1.49 per minute or prepaid minute cards starting at $135 for 75 minutes (good for 1 month).

Satellite internet service is provided through the Inmarsat satellite network. Inmarsat offers coverage across most of the world's landmass. High speed satellite internet equipment is available starting at $1,995. Service starts at $38 per month.

You can also rent satellite equipment from SatPhoneStore at http://www.satphonestore.com. Globalstar satellite phones can be rented for $35 per week and $1.55 per minute and Iridium satellite phones for $40 per week and $1.75 per minute. Internet equipment is also available for rent.

It is well known that we have entered a new hurricane season cycle and that we will be seeing an increase in hurricanes reaching the United States. With less than two months to prepare for this hurricane season, let SatPhoneStore provide you with a recommendation or quote for you and your business. Don’t wait until the last minute and set up your own satellite network today!

SatPhoneStore is a full service and equipment provider for competing satellite communication systems such as Iridium, Globalstar, Thuraya, and Inmarsat. SatPhoneStore offers a wide variety of satellite communication packages including satellite phones, satellite Internet, and satellite TV. For a quote or more information, call 866-633-9636 or visit us online at http://www.satphonestore.com.

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