The Iridium Handheld phone connects people in far-flung regions with reliable satellite coverage. Only Iridium provides global services, allowing marine users to send and receive voice and data transmissions, regardless of location. Sleek,compact, streamlined, the Iridium weighs just 9.4 oz. and has a rotating, stowable antenna. Handheld operation is possible anywhere in the world with one phone number-just call using a pre-paid SIM card for voice calls or e-mail via the optional Iridium Data Kit. Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery yields 3.6 hrs. of talk time with up to 70 hrs. of standby time before a recharge is needed.
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