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Anybody have the latest on sat phones/BGAN . . . anything new worth considering? Is Iridium still the leading sat phone? Anybody have any experience with Globalstar…they’re currently offering a great price on a phone and a year’s service. Any recommendations on service plans for Iridium, especially if it’s only going to be used sporadically (besides renting).

One other question for those who have used both . . . how good is the sat phone for xmitting photos? Obviously slower than BGAN, but is it worth considering?

by PJ Heller at 2011-02-25 04:54:07 UTC | Bookmark | | Report spam→

I have a BGAN terminal for sale. It is a Nera Worldpro 1000:
http://www.globalcoms.com/Nera_WorldPro1000_BGAN.asp

Message me off list if interested in buying.

Adam

by Adam Dean | 25 Feb 2011 08:02 | Beijing, China | | Report spam→
Anybody?

by PJ Heller | 26 Feb 2011 02:02 | Southern California, United States | | Report spam→
Where are you planning on using the phone?

by teru kuwayama | 26 Feb 2011 18:02 | New York City, United States | | Report spam→
Worldwide (so Thuraya and Globalstar aren’t options).

Anybody have any experience with the new iSatPhone Pro from Inmarsat?

by PJ Heller | 27 Feb 2011 00:02 | Southern California, United States | | Report spam→
the phone is only for calling not for send data (photos) you need a BGAN !!

Nera Worldpro 1000 is a old and not supported anymore !! and only ISDN USB no ethernet RJ-45 plug (Nera Worldpro 1000) have ethernet RJ-45 plug ! But he is de smallest you can get 800 Gram and the next is the 300 same speed.

by Robert Goddyn | 27 Feb 2011 17:02 | The Hague, Netherlands | | Report spam→
Looking at the Wideye Sabre 1 . . . small, still supported.

Any suggestions on finding the best BGAN service plan for occasional use?

by PJ Heller | 27 Feb 2011 20:02 | Southern California, United States | | Report spam→
The Neras aren’t officially supported but the Thrane 100/110 are the same hardware. Pay as you go is the best for occasional usage with 2 year PIN validity but transmission is blocked in the US.

by David Sperry | 28 Feb 2011 02:02 | Port-au-Prince, Haiti | | Report spam→
The Thrane web site doesn’t even list the 100/110 any longer. I was told from a reliable dealer that it has been discontinued.

Two-year PIN option would be great if it was usable in the US. Still looking for suggestions on a good (and hopefully not too expensive) service plan.

by PJ Heller | 28 Feb 2011 02:02 | Southern California, United States | | Report spam→

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Participants

PJ Heller, Freelance Photojournalist PJ Heller
Freelance Photojournalist
(Freelance Photojournalist)
Southern California , United States ( SBA )
Adam Dean, Freelance Photographer Adam Dean
Freelance Photographer
(Panos Pictures)
Beijing , China
teru kuwayama, I/O teru kuwayama
I/O
New York , United States
Robert Goddyn, Photographer Robert Goddyn
Photographer
The Hague , Netherlands
David Sperry, Photographer David Sperry
Photographer
Barcelona , Spain


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