Is it better to buy or to rent a satellite phone?

This obviously depends how much you plan on using the phone and what you’ll be using it for. For users needing a satellite phone for a short period (i.e. a couple of weeks), rental will be the best option, due to high costs of equipment. Frequent users will benefit most from buying a satellite phone (this is also true of users who need a satellite phone for emergency purposes).

You’ll find in depth reviews of sat phone equipment and providers on the Satellite Phone FAQ website. Find out more about various satellite phone networks:

Find out about the best places to buy and hire new and used models including the IsatPhone Pro and Thuraya XT.

Other Frequently Asked Questions

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