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Satellite Phone Rental Iridium 9505a

Iridium is the only satellite phone service provider that offers truly global, truly mobile satellite voice and data solutions with complete coverage of the Earth (including oceans, airways and polar regions).

Using your satellite phone is as simple as using a cellular phone and all satellite phones include a variety of lightweight accessories for easy charging and set-up.

24/7 Technical Support is available worldwide for the duration of your sat phone rental by simply calling 6868 using your satellite phone (no charge) or by calling 1-800-563-2255 from a landline phone.


Iridium 9505a Features

To rent a sat phone from Telestial is easy and convenient. Our rentals include an international plug adapter kit and come in a sturdy Pelican carrying case.

Your rental fees are calculated per day, not per week. And there is no minimum airtime requirement throughout your rental, you only pay for the minutes and texts you actually use.

  • Outgoing calls $1.69/min, texts $0.69/txt, all incoming calls and texts free
  • No minimum airtime purchase required
  • Package includes Pelican case, travel charger and plug adapters
  • 100% global coverage, sturdy and dependable

What's Included

  • AC Travel Charger
  • International Plug Adapter Kit
  • Lithium Ion battery
  • Pelican Case

Optional Accessories

  • Data Kit
  • Extra battery
  • Car Charger
  • Damage Insurance

Rental Rates

5 - 21 days 22 - 56 days 57+ days
$7.99/day $6.99/day $4.99/day

Airtime Rates

Outgoing calls Incoming calls (Direct dial) Incoming calls (2 stage dialing) Outgoing SMS, text and email Incoming SMS, text and email
$1.69/min FREE $1.69/min FREE $0.69/text

* 2 Stage Dialing! People call a US Based number to reach you. If you don't want friends, family and associates to have to call a satellite phone (an international number) give them the special Arizona based telephone number we provide you. They can then call that number but when you answer the phone you'll be paying $1.69 per minute. By doing this no call will ever cost anyone more than $1.69 per minute.

Airtime will be billed on the 10th of each month for the previous calendar month. For Example: If your rental is in three calendar months, you will receive three airtime invoices. The last airtime invoice will be received on the 10th of the month following the calendar month the phone was returned.


Almost complete coverage of the earth including oceans, mountains, airways, deserts, remote rain forests and polar regions.

While the satellite phones MAY work indoors, iridium satellite phone service requires line of sight with the sky. Cloud coverage and foliage is usually okay but an artificial structure over your head is not.

Iridium complies with US embargo restrictions and as a result the following countries may not permit the use of Iridium Satellite phones or coverage may not be available: Cuba, Iran, North Korea. For some countries a permit is required in order to possess and operate a satellite phone, i.e. China, India, Myanmar. Please check either with the state department or local authorities if a permit is required.

Handset Specifications


  • Quick Access Interface
  • Water, shock & dust resistant for rugged environments
  • Data Capable (use your satellite phone to transmit data with an optional Data Kit)
  • 21 Language Choices for Prompts
  • Vibracall Alert
  • Illuminated holographic display


  • Dimensions: 6.2" (L) x 2.4" (W) x 2.2" (D)
  • Weight: 375g (13.2 oz) / Complete with accessories and Pelican case approx. 4lbs


  • Provides up to 30 hours of standby time with high capacity battery
  • Provides up to 3.2 hours of talk time with high capacity battery


  • 4 x 16 character Illuminated Graphic Display
  • Illuminated Holographic Display

Phone Number

  • +8816 or +8817 country code (Iridium)
  • Phone calls to a satellite phone are considered international calls, for pricing please contact your phone service provider
  • To call a satellite phone directly, international dialing has to be enabled on the caller's side

Equipment Value

  • The following equipments values are the basis for the billing of lost or damaged rental items
  • Lost / Stolen Handset: $795.00
  • Handset Repair: min, $150.00
  • Charger: $79.99
  • Plug Adapters: $34.99
  • Car Charger: $54.99
  • Battery: $89.99
  • Antenna: $199.99
  • Data Kit: $149.99
  • Pelican Case: $44.99

Video Tutorial

Why Rent from us

Our Rates and Policies Beat Them All! Rental Comparison Table Competition
   Easy online process     Complex forms to complete.
   Actual rental rates are shown, billing based on days    Required "upgrade" fees, billing based on weekly or monthly rates
   No minimum airtime usage required    Minimum Usage or prepaid airtime bundles required
   Quality Pelican Case included for safe transportation and storage    Additional rental fee
   International Plug Adapter Kit included    Additional rental fee
   No usage limits    Daily and rental period usage limits
   Post-paid SIM that never runs out of credit.    Prepaid sim requiring refill can interrupt service.
   Pre-activated, just dial! Satellite Phone is ready to use upon your receipt of it and still is even after your rental date ends in case you need to extend your trip or usage of the phone.    Competition often activates for a fee and only on the day your trip starts and is turned off the date it ends so if you need to extend your usage for any reason youíll have to contact the company. Not us! Itís always on!
   No handling fees - no hidden fees. We've been online and in business since March 1994. We had one of the first 20 commercial web sites in history.    Compare - Often that's where the extra costs come in and is where the competition gets all its profit from. Be aware of Bate-and-Gouge!

How do I call a satellite phone from a landline without incurring high long-distance charges?

Anyone wishing to call an Iridium phone from a landline should use the Two-Stage Dialing platform, which will save you from paying the very high long-distance rates often charged for calls to satellite systems. Dial +1-480-768-2500 and enter their Iridium phone number (a 12-digit number beginning with 8816XXXXXXXX). Note: The Iridium subscriber will also incur an incoming charge for this call.