Iridium, Inmarsat and the Thuraya network also allow a plain text email to be sent to a specific email address of the satellite phone. As long as you have an active SIM card, and a valid phone number you will be able to follow the simple instructions below to send a message via your normal email address.



Iridium messaging


    1. Open a new email, ensuring it is plain text and not HTML
    2. In the recipient, send the email to On Inmarsat this should display as

    Send an SMS through the Inmarsat network with the
    IsatPhone 2.

Inmarsat messaging


Thuraya messaging


    1. Enter the intended recipient's 10-digit Globalstar satellite phone number (USA and Canada), 11-digit phone number (Europe, in the format 336400XXXXX), or 12-digit phone number (Latin America and Brazil).
    2. Enter your message in the corresponding message field.

    The only limitation for a handheld phone is the length of the message is 17 characters, whereas the Sat-Fi system supports full SMS messaging.

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