Product Reviews: Satellite Phone and Internet

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WiriePro WiFi and 2G/3G/4G

PROs:

  • Fully waterproof enclosure
  • Draws on average 750mA at 12V
  • Marine grade stainless steel and aluminum mounting system included

CONs:

  • 2 amp fuse/breaker is required for installation is not included

Inmarsat IsatPhone 2

PROs:

  • Dedicated tracking button with variable interval settings
  • Car adapter, micro USB, and wrist strap included in box
  • Dust, splash and shock resistant (IP65, IK04)

CONs:

  • Bluetooth does not support a keyboard
  • Tactile keyboard, (not QWERTY)
  • Slow data services

Delorme inReach SE

PROs:

  • Free Earthmate App for tablets and smartphones
  • Colour screen with predictive text
  • Waterproof/dustproof IP67

CONs:

  • Cannot show maps, tracks, and routes

Delorme inReach

PROs:

  • Two way communication via satellite
  • Pairing with iOS and Android devices
  • Allows preloaded text messaging

CONs:

  • Monthly subscription charges for tracking
  • Cancellation charges for early subscription termination
  • Cancellation charges for early subscription termination

KVH TracPhone F77

PROs:

  • Offers internet and email access along with voice connections
  • Cost effective web surfing speeds as high as 640 Kbps (up and down)
  • Free access to the KVH Velocity Acceleration software to optimize and speed up data connections

CONs:

  • SMS not available
  • Monthly administration fees may apply

Intellian v60G VSAT communications system

PROs:

  • Built in GPS for fast satellite acquisition
  • Gyro free satellite search capability
  • Uplogix compatible

CONs:

  • Monthly rates for broadband services can be expensive

KVH TracPhone V3 mini-VSAT

PROs:

  • All hardware needed with the box
  • Already preconfigured
  • Seamless global coverage

CONs:

  • High purchase price for mid-range boater market

KVH TracPhone FB150

PROs:

  • Mobile broadband internet with data rates up to 150 Kbps
  • Voice and SMS service
  • Uses Inmarsat I-4 satellite constellation

CONs:

  • Expensive data and voice rates

SPOT HUG

PROs:

  • Works anywhere where there is unobstructed satellite reception
  • Unauthorized movement notification
  • Sensor alert capabilities

CONs:

  • Limited, pre-defined msgs only
  • Reliability concerns
  • Yearly subscription required
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