Why Choose Satellite Phone Rental?

  • Advantages of renting a satellite phone

Renting a satellite phone from GTC is the cost-effective way of using some of the market’s latest satellite communications hardware at a fraction of the purchase price. Ideal for short-term usage periods, renting a satellite phone boasts the following advantages:

  • No deposit needed
  • Low-costs
  • Free shipping
  • In-house expert advice
  • Device fully set-up on arrival
  • When is satellite phone rental the best option?

A lot of people take on their own personal challenges for a variety of reasons. Such challenges are often extreme, undertaken alone or with a remote ground team, happen in remote locations, and tend to be fairly short-term. Reliable satellite communication is therefore essential, and renting a satellite phone is the ideal solution to avoid high purchase and usage costs.

Top Destinations for Satellite Phone Rentals

  • Exploring remote or off-grid locations

Satellite phones are the ideal solutions for staying reliably connected when venturing through isolated and remote destinations. Areas such as Antarctica or even the open Atlantic Ocean demand the need for secure and global connectivity levels, something that Iridium satellite phones can provide.

  • Popular travel destinations where satellite phones are essential

Areas with challenging terrain and extreme conditions are what attract some of our more adventurous customers the most. From deserts to mountainous regions, remote islands or deep jungles, anywhere off-grid and ripe for exploration will draw the outdoor enthusiasts in, and it is places like this where satellite phones are essential for their safety and security.

How to Rent a Satellite Phone

  • A step-by-step guide to renting a satellite phone

Renting a satellite phone from GTC has been made as simple as possible. When you visit our website, head to the Rent section and choose the device that is best for your needs. From there, you can select your rental time period using our online date picker, as well as adding prepaid minutes to your satellite phone rental. Proceed through the checkout process and pay the rental costings, and we will do the rest. You should receive your satellite phone rental by the next working day if ordered by 3pm. You can then return your rental after the 7-day minimum term.

  • What to consider when choosing a rental provider

We offer three flagship satellite phones available to rent: the Iridium 9555 sat phone rental, the Iridium Extreme rental, and the Inmarsat IsatPhone 2 rental. Each of these phones is highly capable when it comes to reliable coverage and durability, but only Iridium phones have truly global coverage. We would recommend an Iridium satellite phone for anyone venturing through Polar regions because Inmarsat’s network coverage does not quite reach to those areas.  

Satellite Phone Rental vs. Buying: Pros and Cons

  • Comparing the benefits and drawbacks of renting vs. purchasing

Renting a satellite phone is ideal for anyone using the device short-term. We typically see customers rent a satellite phone for a number of weeks. Whereas, if you were to purchase one of our satellite phones, you would obviously have ownership of it, but you would be looking at handing over more than £1,000 just for the handset alone. Renting a satellite phone costs just £7 a day. Whether you buy or rent a satellite phone totally depends on your requirements, so every customer is different, but as a general rule of thumb, renting is much more budget-friendly.

  • Cost-effective solutions for occasional and frequent users

Whether you need to use your satellite phone every day for a 1-minute check-in with basecamp, or you have brought it along with you as a backup or in case of emergency, renting will still be cost-effective as you can only use the minutes or data allowances that you pay for. We offer these on our rental product pages if you want to add minutes to your sat phone right away.

Tips for Maximising Your Satellite Phone Rental

  • Extending battery life and conserving usage

Satellite phones in general come with ample battery life to last a short-term trip, adventure, or business excursion. By little usage every day or every other day, you can preserve the phone’s battery life, only using it when absolutely necessary. You should not be using a satellite phone to make casual conversation, as the minute burn rate is quite fast. Turning data off when not in use is also another a great way of minimising battery drain.

  • Emergency protocols and safety considerations

Many people have a communications strategy in mind as they head out to their remote location. A popular approach is to make daily check-in calls with a key contact or permanently stationed rescue outpost. This way, your whereabouts can be accurately logged and you can provide peace of mind that you are where you’re supposed to be at the given time each day.

As always, our team of experts is here to help. So, if you need any advice about satellite phone rentals, contact us via:

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