Satellite telephones can provide telephone calls, voicemail, text, email messaging, and GPS location data, almost anywhere in the world. Satphones are now a viable option because some are also cheaper to purchase than HF Radios. They cost very little to run. Satellite phones provide broader emergency contact because they can also be carried when away from your vehicle.
You must remember that Satellite telephones do not provide the “community” based support to travellers that can be provided via HF radio, such as VKS-737 Radio Network. But the satphone can be carried when bush walking and also boating. Therefore, a satphone can be used for an emergency.
Want to purchase or hire a Satellite phone therefore, contact the following businesses:
RENTA 2-WAY PROVIDING COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT FOR RECREATIONAL USERSPh: 03 9898 5988
Unit 4/11 Clarice Road, Box Hill South, Victoria 3128, Australia
Ph (03) 9898 5988, Fax (03) 9899 4848, International 61 3 9898 5988
CALL NOW 1300 851 591
24 HOURS A DAY/7 DAYS A WEEK
28 Churchill Ave
Subiaco WA 6008
Tel: 1300 851 591 Fax: (08) 9315 3099
Mob: +61 (0) 400 997 561