Satworx IsatPhone Pro makes satellite phone service affordable

Look – I won’t open by pretending everyone could benefit from a Satellite phone, but if you regularly find yourself in the great outdoors, well away from any kind of cellular coverage, the investment could easily be justified. And no – by “no cellular coverage”, I don’t mean iPhone users in Manhattan.

Satellite phones operate exactly as their name implies – they use satellites to make their calls. This means you’ll have coverage almost anywhere in the world, thanks to three satellites that will get a signal on top of Mount Everest, or in the middle of the ocean.

Satworx just announced a pretty revolutionary new satellite phone – not only because of its size, but because it brings the price of satellite telephony down to the point where it becomes an affordable luxury.

Their IsatPhone Pro retails for $495 – and airtime is just 75 cents/minute with a monthly service fee of $19.95. A $49.95 plan adds 60 minutes of talk time. And when you think back to how much you were paying for cellular service just ten years ago, you’ll realize why this is indeed a great bargain.

The phone itself is features Bluetooth and a MicroUSB charging port. In addition to satellite signals, it will also work on most GSM networks. The package comes with the phone itself, AC, car and PC chargers and a support CD.

You’ll find the order page, along with more information on the Inmarsat satellite telephony and data services at

[Image credit: Satworx]