We are already selling and renting thuraya and Iridium satellite mobile phones, as well as the Inmarsat transponders like the ones we’ve used for the Gran Prix regatta.
Let us give you a quick summary of differences between Iridium and Thuraya, so that buyers can be properly informed:
In both satellite-only or combo GSM/satellite versions, thuraya phones provide a supreme communication quality with a very large satellite coverage worldwide. Please check the coverage maps here. Besides, the GSM/satellite version is the ultimate solution if you want to have an unique telecommunication solution at home, when traveling abroad, or sailing anywhere in the coverage area.
It is cheaper than Iridium both in terms of the price of the equipment and the price of the calls.
Unlike Thuraya, Iridium enjoys worldwide coverage, even in the poles. It is a very robust and reliable communication solution prepared for the hardest conditions. Since Thuraya phones do not cover the Atlantic beyond Azores or Cabo Verde, Iridium is the advisable choice if you are going to sail in that area.
Ask us for the prices for sale and rental!