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Mobal Communications Inc. Article Explains Inmarsat vs. Iridium Satellite Phone Differences


New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/02/2011 -- A new online article from satellite phone expert Stephen Clough of Mobal Communications Inc. hopes to educate consumers on the differences between the Inmarsat IsatPhone Pro and the Iridium 9555 satellite phones. As America’s number one international satellite cell phone and cell phone service provider for corporate and leisure travelers, Mobal Communications recently began offering the Inmarsat line alongside of the Iridium 9555 satellite phone.

International travelers turn to satellite phones for a variety of reasons in all types of environments around the world. Unlike other types of phones, satellite phone users must judge their choice by different factors beyond just features. How and where they can operate often trumps everything else. “When it comes to the Inmarsat vs. Iridium satellite phone choice, operational differences are far more relevant to the user than the handset features and specs,” explained Clough.

Among the differences cited in the article by the 20-year satellite phone expert are the vast differences in satellite coverage for the Inmarsat and Iridium phone. “Inmarsat's satellite coverage is provided by just three satellites in high geostationary orbit,” explained Clough. Iridium's coverage is provided by over 66 satellites, which zoom around the earth in multiple orbits at a much lower level.”

Still, numbers in and of themselves can be deceiving. Both phones work well with clear line of sight to their specific satellite networks. However, reception is more complicated than the fact that the Iridium satellites move to the user and the Inmarsat user must position themselves to the satellites. According to Clough, satellite coverage must be judged in terms of how the phone will be used:

“The Iridium 9555 may experience dropped calls as the satellites move while the Inmarsat signal strength remains constant when you’re in the right position. This can be a particular benefit if you wish to perform data transfers where a consistent connection is required. The article points this out in greater detail as well as several other important differences that affect the user and their choice. It all ultimately boils down to having a clear understanding of where and how you will use the phone in order to make an informed choice.”

For more information on the two phones and Mobal Communications Inc., please visit http://www.mobal.com/buy-satellite-phone/expert/

About Mobal Communications Inc.
Founded in 1989, Mobal Communications Inc. is one of the longest running cell phone providers in the world. Their satellite phones and Mobal World phone services are used by many Fortune 50 companies, news broadcast organizations and more than 90,000 leisure travelers. The Mobal Communications Inc. range of rental rates and prepaid packages are designed to accommodate most any budget, duration and customer need.