Handheld Satellite Phone could be a hit with Superyacht crews

The first global handheld satellite telephone using the Inmarsat system is now available.  The Isat Phone Pro from Global Telesat Communications will perform anywhere in the world, with the exception of the Poles, supported by Inmarsat’s global network coverage.
With the IsatPhone Pro, superyacht crew can be safe in the knowledge that years of comprehensive research, development and testing has resulted in a handheld satellite phone that works in any conditions from rain storms to searing heat or sub-zero temperatures.  Being miles from nowhere is not a problem either as the battery life is the longest in the market (up to 8 hours talk time and 100 hours standby). Other features include voicemail, text and GPS location data, and in 2011, additional email, data and fax services will be available.
The ultimate in handheld satellite phone performance also comes at an affordable price.  There are three post-paid airtime contracts available: the Standard Plan, the Allowance 20 and Allowance 60.  The Allowance Plans come with inclusive minutes to use, whereas the Standard Plan is billed depending on usage. There are no activation fees to any of the contracts, and the Standard Plan and Allowance 20 Plan have no minimum contract duration, making them unique within the satellite phone market.
A simpler alternative for many users may be the pre-paid option, where airtime can be purchased and the units stay active for an impressive two years from the chosen date of activation, unlike other networks that require more regular top ups with un-used airtime becoming void. Pre-paid call charges on the Inmarsat IsatPhone Pro start as low as £0.60 per minute – compared to prices of over £2.00 a few years ago.

Inmarsat IsatPhone Pro Specification:
Weight: 279g
Measurements: 170mm x 54mm x 39mm
Price: £500.00 ex VAT