Top 10 Situations Where a Satellite Phone Can Save Your Life

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From off road adventures to active war zones, satellite phones are fast becoming a vital lifeline for more people than ever before. Here we list the Top 10 situations in which a satellite phone can save your life.

All Road Communications, San Diego's premier Satellite Phone Rental Company,, releases the Top 10 Situations where a satellite phone can save your life:

1 - During & After a Hurricane

When Hurricane Katrina hit last year, it took down the power lines, the phone lines and the cell phone towers, leaving everyone without communication. Satellite phones work independantly of cell towers and the power grid. It is noteworthy that cell service has still not been restored to parts of the south 1 year after the fact.

2 - Fishing Trips in Alaska

When out at sea you never know what problems you will run into. Satellite phones, like the Iridium 9505A, work anywhere on earth, including in the middle of the ocean. If your boat runs into trouble then a sat phone is your only lifeline. When using a sat phone on a boat make sure to stand away from any other communications beacons to get the best signal.

3 - Hunting in Africa

Last year a client of ours broke his leg whilst out in the African bush, luckily he had a satellite phone with him and was able to call for a meidivac, make sure you have the same kind of luck.

4 - Driving the Baja 1000

This year's Baja 1000 will take you deep into the Mexican desert, long out of cell range, not only will a satellite phone get you help if your truck breaks down, but it could help save your life too.

5 - Climbing Everest

Even if you are just hiking in Colorado you know the dangers, especially when you are alone. Be prepared with a satellite phone and if you run into trouble help is just a phone call away. They weigh less than 13lbs without the charger.

6 - Serving in Iraq

Many of our brave men and women rent their own satellite phones for Tours of Duty, whilst the Military does supply satellite phones to some, having your own buys piece of mind and a truly life saving option when you need it. Earleir this year 5 British troops died when they came under fire and did not have their sat phones, help was literally 500 yards away but they had no way to call.

7 - When an Earthquake strikes

Like hurricanes, earthquakes tend to take down the power lines, phone lines and cell phone towers, leaving satellite phones as the only viable method of communication.

8 - During a Brid Flu Pandemic

With the first case of suspected Bird Flu recently discovered in the USA, many experts have stated that a major outbreak in the USA would cause panic, and quickly lead to the cell phone and landline networks becoming overrun.

9 - During or after a Terrorist Attack

With an increase in global terrorist activity and attacks, a satellite phone can prove to be an invaluable back up to your regular communications.

10 - At your Cabin

More Americans own vacation homes than ever before, many of them are off the beaten path in more ways than one. In these areas a satellite phone may be the only kind of phone that will work, and having one around the house gives you the ability to communicate with the Police or other emergency services.

All Road Communications rents Globalstar satellite phones, like the Qualcomm GSP 1600, from just $19.49 per week, and Iridium satellite phones, like the Iridium 9505A, from just $39.99 per week. All Road also rents all the accessories which you might need, including Pelican Cases, Solar Panels, Batteries, Car Chargers, Fixed Mast Antennas and Car Antennas.

All Road is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

All Road can deliver your phone the same day you order it if necessary, or will ship your phone anywhere on earth and get it there on time, guaranteed.

Call All Road anytime to order, or for a free quote, for your personal or business needs at 1-888-884-7623 or by direct dial at USA 619-596-4574.

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