Satellite Phone Comparison

Compare the differences in satellite handsets. If you have further questions, please give contact us at 703-560-0021.

 

 

 thuraya xt

 Iridium Extreme  Iridium 9555  isatphone 2  isatphone pro

 

Thuraya XT

Iridium Extreme 9575

Iridium 9555

IsatPhone 2

IsatPhone PRO

Price

 

 

 

 

 

Warranty

12 months

12 months

12 months

12 months

12 months

Specs

 

 

 

 

 

Size

5” x 2.1” x 1.04” in

(12.8cm x 5.3cm x 2.6 cm)

5.5" x 2.4" x 1.1"
(14 cm x 6 cm x 2.7 cm)

5.6" x 2.2" x 1.9"
(14.3 cm x 5.5 cm x 3.0 cm)

6.7" x 3" x 1.14"
(16.9 cm x 7.5 cm x 2.9 cm)

6.7" x 2.1" x 1.5"
(17 cm x 5.3 cm x 3.8 cm)

Weight

6.8 oz (193 g)

8.7 oz (247 g)

9.4 oz (266.5 g)

11.2 oz (316 g)

9.8 oz (277.8 g)

Display

2 in / 262,000 colors, antiglare surface

200 character illuminated monochromatic LCD graphic display

200 character illuminated monochromatic graphic display

High visibility color screen

High visibility color screen

IP Rating

IP54/IK03 standards (dust protected, splash-water resistant, shock proof)

IP65

IP rating is unavailable
Industrial grade

IP65

IP54

Operating Range

-14°F to 131°F
(-10°C to 55°C)

14°F to 131°F
(-10°C to 55°C)

14°F to 131°F
(-10°C to 55°C)

-4°F to 131°F
(-20°C to 55°C)

-4°F to 131°F
(-20°C to 55°C)

Language Versions

12 not including input text

21 not including input text

21 not including input text

8 including input text

8 including input text

Battery

 

 

 

 

 

Talk Time

Up to 6 hours

Up to 3.5 hours

Up to 4 hours

Up to 8 hours

Up to 8 hours

Standby Time

Up to 80 hours

Up to 30 hours

Up to 30 hours

Up to 160 hours

Up to 100 hours

Network

 

 

 

 

 

Network

2 high orbiting satellites

66 low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites orbiting 485 miles from Earth

66 low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites orbiting 485 miles from Earth

3 geostationary (GEO) satellites in fixed orbit 22,000 miles from Earth

3 geostationary (GEO) satellites in fixed orbit 22,000 miles from Earth

Coverage

Not Global –

See map

Global

Global

Near global

Near global

Mobility

Users can talk and walk freely

Users can talk and walk freely

Users can talk and walk freely

Users can talk with limited mobility

Users can talk with limited mobility

User Experience

 

 

 

 

 

Phone Registration

Users can talk and walk freely

Requires network registration

Requires network registration

Requires GPS fix and network registration

Requires GPS fix and network registration

Start-Up Time

Under 30 seconds

Under 30 seconds

Under 30 seconds

Up to 45 seconds

Over 1 minute

Ability To Receive Calls

Capable of incoming call notification if antenna is extended or retracted

Capable of incoming call notification if antenna is extended or retracted

Capable of incoming call notification if antenna is extended or retracted

Capable of incoming call notification if antenna is extended or retracted

Capable of incoming call notification if antenna is extended

Bluetooth

Supported

Does not support Bluetooth

Does not support Bluetooth

Bluetooth is supported

Bluetooth is supported

GPS

GPS Waypoint navigation

Users can view and share their GPS coordinates with contacts, Facebook and Twitter. Trackable in web based map. GPS fix includes: lat, long, alt, age of fix, number of satellites (Additional GPS attributes included if used with GeoPro)

No

Users can view and share their GPS coordinates (lat, long)

Users can view and share their GPS coordinates (lat, long)

Data Services

Circuit-switched: Up to 60 kbps

Circuit-switched: Up to 13 kbps with compression

Circuit-switched: Up to 13 kbps with compression

Circuit-switched: 2.4 kbps standard up to
20 kbps using compression software*

Circuit-switched: 2.4 kbps standard up to 20 kbps using compression software*

Messaging Services

 

Text-to-text 1000 characters
Text-to-email 1000 characters

Text-to-text 1000 characters
Text-to-email 1000 characters

Text-to-text 1600 characters
Text-to-email 1600 characters

Text-to-text 1600 characters
Text-to-email 1600 characters

SOS Features

Emergency Mode

Covered SOS button can send SOS alerts via SMS to 1-3 user-specified contacts

No SOS button

Covered SOS/Assistance button

No SOS button