Comprehensive Category Guide to Satellite Phones

If you want to be able to make calls from anywhere in the world without having to be near a cell tower, one of the satellite phones in this collection might be the perfect solution for you. eBay offers several various models of satellite phones, and you'll want to be familiar with the following information before you make a decision on which phone you want.

Which brands make these types of phones?

Here are some examples of the brands that make satellite phones:

  • Iridium
  • BlueCosmo
  • QualComm
  • Globalstar
What accessories for these phones are available?

While most of the satellite phones in this collection come with all of the parts that they need to operate out of the box, some of the listings for satellite phones conveniently offered here on eBay may come with special accessories. Some examples of these accessories include:

  • Waterproof cases - Some of the phones in this collection come with waterproof cases. If you're purchasing a phone to use while you're out at sea or on a river rafting trip, a phone that comes with this accessory might be perfect for your needs.
  • Extra batteries - Most of the phones in this collection come with at least one battery, but some may come with extras.
  • Leather cases - These cases fit snugly on the body of your satellite phone, and they provide extra grip and some protection from the elements.
  • Wrist straps - Wrist straps for these phones generally attach near the top, and they help ensure that you don't drop your phone if you're in extreme conditions.
  • Wi-Fi hotspots - Some manufacturers of satellite phones also make Wi-Fi hotspots that provide an internet signal from satellite data.
  • Detachable antennas - Extra antennas can be useful if your original antenna breaks, and detachable antennas also make satellite phones easier to store.
How do you choose the right satellite phone?

Since all of the phones in this collection can be used anywhere in the world, factors like coverage maps, which matter for traditional phones, are meaningless. Instead, variables like battery life, signal strength, and optional accessories take the fore. If you'll be out in the field for extended periods, accessories like waterproof cases and extra batteries might be just what you need. You may want to pick a phone that comes with additional features like a wrist strap or a leather case if you don't want to risk dropping your phone at the worst possible moment.