Monday, 8 August 2016

Riding the Ice in Antarctica

Early this year, Charles Werb embarked on a world first attempt to snow sail across the Antarctic Plateau.  He now holds the world record for being the first person to ever snow sail in Antarctica.  SatPhone Shop, communications partner for the Outer Edge Polar Challenge, Ride for Leukaemia sponsored Charles with 2 x Iridium GO! devices to maintain contact with base camp and the rest of the world.  He said that the Iridium GO! surpassed his expectation for reliability and ease of use.

“If it works in the wilds of Antarctica without fault, it’ll work anywhere in the world.  I can’t recommend the product highly enough.” 

Watch the video below featured on Scope TV

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Outer Edge Polar Challenge - SatPhone Shop Communications Partner

SatPhone Shop, communications partner for The Polar Challenge Ride for Leukaemia, is proud to be part of Charles Werb's journey in making his dream a reality.  
Charles was equipped with an Iridium GO! Wi-Fi hotspot device, which he used to get in touch with base camp, family and his crew.  Check out the video:
SatPhone Shop would like to congratulate Charles and his team in successfully achieving a world 'first' record.  Well done!

Monday, 23 February 2015

2015 Victorian Caravan, Camping & Touring Supershow - SatPhone Shop Inte...

Check out the interview with Terry Rogers from WHATS UP DOWNUNDER with SatPhone Shop's Business Manager, Damian, at the Victorian Caravan Camping & Touring Supershow.  It highlights one of the latest satellite products in the market, Iridium GO!™

Monday, 18 August 2014

SatPhone Shop Announces Iridium GO!™ available for purchase

Melbourne, Australia, August 19, 2014 – SatPhone Shop Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of World Reach Limited (ASX: WRR), is one of the first in Australia to officially launch Iridium GO!TM on the market. It is now available from the online shop     

The new Iridium GO! is unlike anything the satellite industry has set their hands on.  This compact, rugged and portable device creates a global connection for voice and data communications, boasting features that support voice calls, texting, email access, social networking, GPS tracking, and SOS alert to name a few. 

Iridium GO! is built to support up to 5 connected devices (i.e. smartphones and tablets) providing a Wi-Fi network with a coverage radius of 30 metres and is the ideal gadget for the adventure traveler, remote workers and anyone who requires communication outside of cellular coverage, whether it be on land, sea or air.

SatPhone Shop will be featuring Iridium GO! at the National 4x4 Outdoors show and Fishing & Boating Expo from 22-24 August at the Melbourne Showgrounds. Visit the SatPhone Shop stand to see how Iridium GO! works, and take advantage of the special price at $1,195 including GST.

SatPhone Shop is also offering attractive pre-paid bundles with Iridium GO!, including 400 minutes with 7-months access for $1595 OR 1000 minutes with 13-months access from $1895, that’s savings of up to $350.

SatPhone Shop has stock of the Iridium GO! device and it is available to the Australian market with next day delivery. Enquire or order now!

Monday, 17 June 2013

A peace of mind for Emergency Services in remote communities

Australia is widely known for its vast land and approximately 85% of the country’s landmass is considered remote area.  Communication has a significant impact on the population living in these remote areas especially when Emergency Services is essential to these communities and disaster occurs.

Michael Selfe lives in a remote community in far north Queensland and works in emergency services where reliable communication is crucial, not only in his profession but also to his day to day living.  It is very important to stay connected, as natural disasters and medical emergencies occur occasionally in remote places, which could send him traveling long distances being the nearest emergency assistance.

Be in touch at all times
“Working in emergency services, I require a phone that is reliable and easy to use, it is not uncommon for me to travel 4-5 hours one way before turning back home.  It is imperative that I always have a phone connection also during times when I’m required to be away from family, it’s nice to remain in contact.  Whether I use it for work, recreational, or personal, it’s there for the peace of mind.”

“I had an older Satellite Phone model which kept dropping out and voice clarity was poor, so an upgrade was necessary.  I contacted SatPhone Shop and was recommended the Beam DriveDOCK Extreme bundle,” says Michael.

The bundle is a complete package that includes the DriveDOCK docking station, Iridium 9575 Extreme Handset, Dual Mode WHIP Antenna and speaker and microphone.
“I installed the unit in my vehicle and have used the Extreme handset several times.  It (Iridium 9575 Extreme) works better than I expected and out here, you want to make sure that calls don’t drop out that often, the usability, ease of functionality and ruggedness is exactly what I was looking for.”

SatPhone Shop is your one-stop-shop for satellite equipment that offers a range of satellite mobile phone products and solutions to meet your requirements.

“The service I got from SatPhone Shop was exceptional,”  says Michael.  “The attention I received for understanding my needs and requirements to ensure that I was getting the right equipment, was remarkable.  I’m very happy with the equipment I purchased and I highly recommend SatPhone Shop for their outstanding service.”