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NGOs, aid agencies, search and rescue teams, research expeditions, freelance journalists and others working in hostile or remote environments can hire or purchase a sat phone from Open Briefing. We recommend the excellent IsatPhone 2. The IsatPhone 2 has been designed to work in the most extreme conditions, and is dust, splash and shock proof.

This sat phone offers eight hours of talk time and 160 hours on standby. The phone has GPS tracking and an emergency assistance button on the top, which sends GPS location data and text to the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Centre (IERCC). It operates on the global Inmarsat satellite network, which has an average network availability of 99.9%.


Our rental IsatPhone 2 comes with a spare battery and a host of other accessories, including a rugged Pelican storage case. Clients hiring our sat phone are automatically covered by our GEOS SAR Membership Benefit, which provides up to $50,000 per incident to supplement official search and rescue services with private personnel and equipment coordinated through the IERCC.

We believe our daily hire rates for this sat phone are the cheapest available.

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Clients renting or purchasing an IsatPhone 2 will also need to purchase discounted pre-paid Inmarsat airtime from us in order to use the phone. This airtime must be activated in advance, and expires within a set time period.

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IsatPhone 2 + Pro SIM Card£58528%£222
IsatPhone 2 rental£6 per day--
Returnable rental deposit£600--
Pre-paid airtime£POA--

All prices are plus VAT and subject to change depending on the dollar to pound exchange rate. Please read our terms and conditions before placing an order.

Please contact us for more information and to place an order.


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