Iridium 9555 satellite phone

Iridium released its latest satellite phone, the Iridium 9555, in October 2008. The new Iridium 9555 satellite phone has gained ground since then, but still isn’t as popular as its famous predecessor.

Iridium 9555 satellite phoneThe main improvement to the previous model, the Iridium 9505a, is its reduced by 30% size and weight. The Iridium 9555 satellite phone is also better at sending short emails and SMS. Some users though have found that the Iridium 9555 antenna doesn’t perform as well as in the Iridium 9505a model.


Iridium’s new phone is weather resistant. The Iridium 9555 satellite phone antenna is internally retractable. It has a mini-USB port and an integrated speaker phone.

Standby time is up to 30 hours with talk time up to 4 hours.

Docking stations for the Iridium 9555

There are several docking stations available for the Iridium 9555 satellite phone, used to enable indoor use of the handheld. An external antenna has to be mounted outside of the building, craft or vehicle the docking station is used.

Popular Iridium 9555 docking stations:

  • ASE DK050 Docking Station
  • Beam PotsDOCK 9555 Docking Station RJ11
  • Beam SatDOCK 9555 – 9555SD
  • SatStation IRI9555-HF Docking Station

Iridium 9555 user manual

To download the Iridium 9555 satellite phone user guide click here (official Iridium 9555 manual in PDF format). The user guide will give you an overview of the phone, instructions on how to get started and how to use the phone safely, as well as a brief troubleshooting guide.

Iridium 9555 prices

Iridium 9555 satellite phone prices usually range from $1700 to over $2000, depending on accessories and the satellite phone provider.

Where can you buy a used Iridium 9555 satellite phone?

Since the Iridium 9555 is a fairly new handset, it can be hard to buy a used Iridium 9555 satellite phone. Users looking for used Iridium phones will usually do better looking for an Iridium 9505a.

Where to buy a new Iridium 9555?

Visit the Telestial website to buy the Iridium 9555 in the US, UK, Canada and in Australia. We have also prepared a list of Iridium satellite phone providers sorted by country. Please go to our Iridium service providers page for more information.