Iridium Satellite Phone Rental

If you are considering a satellite phone rental, you have come to the right place. Globalcom can rent satellite phones that have coverage over the entire planet. We have rental satellite phones for every need. We guarantee the best price and best service for our Iridium rentals.

Iridium 9575 Satellite Phone Rental
Iridium Iridium 9575 by Iridium
Iridium 9575 Sat RentalThe Iridium 9575 Extreme is the the newest Iridium satellite phone. It features a water-proof design, and is the only iridium phone that offers a built-in GPS, position reporting and a one button SOS feature. The Iridium 9575 is rubberized around the edges, making it the most rugged of the Iridium models. Learn More

Starting At $79.99 / Week

Iridium 9555 Satellite Phone Rental
Iridium Iridium 9555 by Iridium
Iridium Sat RentalThe current production Iridium model 9555 is the smallest and lightest of the Iridium phone models. The light weight makes this satellite phone the most popular with hikers, and others who desire the lightest possible satellite phone rental option.The 9555 is also the first of the Iridium models to introduce a speaker phone function for hands free operation. Free Extra Battery. Learn More

Starting At $41.99 / Week

Iridium 9505A Satellite Phone Rental
Iridium Iridium 9505A by Iridium
Iridium Sat Rental The Iridium model 9505A is slightly bigger than the newer models (still only 13 oz including battery). It provides the same level of performance as the current production models. Free extra Battery. Free leather cover. This economy model is our best value. Learn More

Starting At $29.99 / Week

Iridum 9575 Satellite Phone Rental
Iridium Iridium 9500 by Iridium
Irdium 9500 Sat Rental The economy Iridium 9500 is the oldest of the Iridium models, and is currently out of production. This is the largest and heaviest Iridium phone. Some describe it as a brick. But, don’t let the size fool you, it works as wells as the other Iridium satellite phones. It is just more bulky, and not the best choice if you will be carrying it around in your backpack. No outbound texting with this model. Learn More

Starting At $25.99 / Week

Keeping in touch is the name of the game with a satellite phone rental. Our rental satellite phones can be used to talk from the far corners of the planet. They can also be used to connect to satellite internet and send text messages, also known as short message service (SMS).

When you rent satellite phones from Globalcom, the first two weeks of your Iridium phone rentals cost can be applied towards the purchase of an Iridium satellite phone.

We ship overnight to anywhere in the U.S.!

The Iridium Satellite Phone Rental Kits Include:

  • Free Activationcall us
  • No Roaming or Long Distance charges
  • Free Inbound Text Messaging
  • Free Inbound Calls
  • Free Detail Call Statements
  • Free Technical Support
  • Coverage for the Entire Planet
  • Iridium Satellite Phone
  • 2 Batteries (1 battery for 9500 and 9575)
  • AC Charger
  • International Charger Adapters
  • User’s Manual
  • Carrying Case


You can pre-buy Iridium rental minutes at a lower cost by buying a prepaid airtime block.

Block Size Per Minute Total Cost Addl. Minutes
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Iridium Phone Terms and Conditions

All leases subject to Terms and Conditions of the Iridium Lease Agreement and do not include shipping, insurance, and handling of leased terminals to customer location. Customer is responsible for any Iridium satellite phone importation fees, if applicable. Click here to view the list of restricted/embargoed countries. To reserve an Iridium satellite phone rental by FAX, download this document, print and fax it to 256-350-7859. We will air ship a working phone to you prior to your departure.

If you are having troubles viewing or printing the above form please call us at 1-888-636-0707 and we will be glad to FAX or email you the forms.

Also Check Out Our Iridium To Go Kit

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Satellite Phone Rentals Suggestions

We have some tips for our Satellite Phone Rental customers. We receive many questions about which satellite phone is the best choice. Of the four Iridium models available, the Iridium 9555 is the smallest and lightest, and is the most popular. The Iridium 9575 Extreme offers the most rugged functionality and contains a built-GPS and one button SOS feature that sends your position. Because of the large size of the Iridium 9505A and 9500 satellite phones, we recommend either the 9575 or 9555 to all of our satellite phone rental customers. They offer reasonable size and the best performance of all the satellite phones.

If you need internet access, we would recommend Renting a BGAN terminal. It provides high speed internet and voice capabilities. The Iridium satellite phones also offer internet connectivity. However, the speed available is only about 9600bps, best case. This is only about 1/5 of dial up landline speed! It is usable for sending small emails or small files at best. We can rent the Iridium data kit when you rent satellite phones, but we think most users will be unimpressed with the capability it provides.

Note: Calls from an Iridium rental phone to other satellite carriers like Inmarsat and Globalstar are very expensive. These guys do not play together nicely. Your cost will be $9 per minute for this type of call. Just don’t do it! This service is best used to call cell phones, landlines, or other Iridium phones.

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