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Old 03-06-2013, 11:56 AM   #1
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Satellite phone rentals? Got experience?

I need to pick up a satellite phone for the upcoming Death Valley Rally (the joys of employment!). What have you used and who would you avoid? I don't want stupid cost but I'm not afraid to spend my company's money.

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Old 03-06-2013, 12:24 PM   #2
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Sat phone

I've used many times for Baja off-road rides. Always get the Iridium 9505, though you may be able to get a less expensive rental for USA use ? You might check and see who has an LA office - you may be able to save on FedEx or UPS shipping. I paid 70 bucks for a two week rental and bought 25 minutes prepaid for 40. Shipping back and forth was about 35. When you don't have acell signal, they are pretty handy to have - just talk fast.
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:46 AM   #3
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One of the guys I ride with does this for a living (rent and sells). PM me if interested and I can give you his name and number. He's in Sarasota, FL but they ship all over the world.

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Old 06-01-2013, 06:59 AM   #4
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Old 08-07-2013, 03:49 AM   #5
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Question Sat phone shopping

OK Do we ADV riders have a favorite SAT phone provider yet?
I need to pull the trigger on a rent phone soon.
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