Heading on your next adventure? Whether on foot or in a vehicle, solo or part of a group, a satellite phone is a must-have. If you think a mobile phone is enough, think again. Over 80% of Australia has absolutely NO mobile coverage. Most popular remote destinations such as Cape York, Kimberley, Arnhem Land, Canning Stock Route and many others have nothing in the way of mobile coverage with the exception of a handful of towns and communities which can be average at best. Carrying a UHF CB radio with you or in your vehicle is a good investment anyway, but if it’s a vehicle-related emergency or there’s nobody else around this may not be an option.
The most reliable method of communication in these areas is satellite. Provided you have a clear and unobstructed view of a healthy portion of the sky, you can be comfortable knowing you’re in communication should any unforeseen events occur. Our rental Satellite Phones all operate on the Iridium network which is the only truly global network.
For emergency use, keeping close to home or keeping business ticking over and for peace of mind while travelling, always take a satellite phone. You never know when it might save yours or someone else’s life.