Do satellite phones work in Alaska?

There are a handful of companies that make satellite phones, but, at least in Alaska, Iridium is the only satellite phone that gets decent service.

Does Globalstar work in Alaska?

The continental US & Alaska are covered by the Globalstar network, Hawaii is not. Due to Globalstar’s 24 satellite architecture, satellite visibility is best up to about 64º (equal to Fairbanks).

Can a satellite phone get signal anywhere?

Unlike traditional cell phones that rely on cell towers, satellite phones work anywhere on earth. Once you leave the city, satellite networks are the only networks offering reliable communication. For this reason, we have satellite phones that work anywhere, even in the most remote areas of the world.

What is the best satellite phone?

Best satellite phones in 2022

  • Iridium 9555. Best satellite phone for backpackers.
  • Iridium Extreme 9575. Best satellite phone for emergencies.
  • Inmarsat IsatPhone 2. Best sat phone for sailing.
  • Thuraya X5-Touch. Best sat phone and smartphone combo.
  • Thuraya XT-LITE.
  • Garmin inReach Mini.
  • Iridium Go!
  • Zoleo Satellite Communicator.

Are satellite phones legal in US?

Importation and operation of all other satellite services, including Thuraya and Iridium, is illegal.

Do satellite phones work in forests?

Outfitter Satellite highly suggests our Iridium 9575 Extreme, which is one of the best satellite phones to ever hit the market. It has a global satellite network, so you can take this phone to any dense forest you desire and still have the same reliable service.

What is the average cost of a satellite phone?

If you purchase a sat-phone, expect to spend between $600 and $1700, depending upon the network. All of the phones are lightweight, small, and replicate the functionality of your cellular telephone.