Satellite Phones for Rent

By: Temp

When you're away from home, it is important to have a reliable form of communication so that you can be reached by family, friends or even your workplace, should you be needed. As nice as it would be to escape all stress, the reality of life is that it happens when it happens, and you can't change that. Unless you're just driving about within range of your usual cell phone provider, it then becomes an issue of the best, most affordable and convenient way to stay in touch. For many, international cell phones and satellite phones are providing a great way to stay connected while exploring the globe.

For most people, the journey starts when they look into how much it would cost to travel with their own cell phone while abroad. After reading the fine print about roaming charges and international rates, they usually start looking at satellite rentals right away. After all, guaranteed airtime prices worldwide is a pretty hard offer to turn down, and knowing that a terrifyingly high phone bill awaits your return is no way to travel. For those who need to stay connected to business, the seamless transition of having calls forwarded to their satellite phone means that their clients or co-workers will never feel that you're unavailable.

The key difference in the usability of cell phones and satellite phones lies in location. Cell phones are great if you're going to be in populated areas where you'll have service. Say, for example, that you're going to be traveling through Western Europe and staying in large cities the whole time. International cell phones will work quite well for you in that sort of situation. If, however, you're venturing out beyond the land of cellphone towers, you're going to need something a little different. Remote locations, mountainous regions and certainly the open sea are all places were satellite phones reign supreme. Since a satellite phone gets its signal from satellites orbiting the Earth, all you need is an unobstructed view of the sky!

Now that you know what you need, it's time to find what you want. Don't settle for a plan that leaves you short on minutes, or paying for services that you aren't going to use. Finding the right package for you is an investment of your time that will be well worth it on the return. Here are a few tips on what to look for in a company (assuming that you are an English-speaking American, anyway):

* Customer Service available 24/7 in English
* Billing in US Dollars
* Free Call Detail Reports
* Guaranteed Prices for Airtime
* All the Necessary Supplies: Phone, Chargers, Extra Batteries, International Power Adaptors, etc.
* A Plan that Suits YOU
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