Does your job take you out of the country frequently? Do you like to experience nature and the outdoors, often in remote locations? Do you like to vacation at sea on a boat? Do you live in an area that is prone to hurricanes, tornados or earthquakes? If you can answer yes to any of these questions then you might want to consider renting a satellite phone for added safety and security.
A satellite phone and a cell phone might be similar in that they both use radio waves to send their signals. However, a satellite phone doesn’t require you to be near a mobile phone transmitting tower to get a signal. This is convenient when you are visiting a remote or exotic location such as Cameroon in Africa or Chile’s Easter Islands. As long as your view of the sky is not obscured, your satellite phone will work.
In addition to renting a satellite phone to use on your trips to out-of-the-way places, consider a satellite phone rental for your disaster preparedness kit. As was seen with the recent spate of hurricanes in the United States, including Hurricane Katrina, there are times when normal phone service is not available. Other events that might impact phone service could be an earthquake or a terrorist attack. No matter what is happening on the Earth a satellite phone should have service. This is because the satellite phone is dependent on satellites in the sky for its signal, which should not be affected by weather events on the ground.