Satellite Phone..QUALCOMM 1600??

1450Toyota

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Looking to buy a Satellite Phone to have in the race truck or while prerunning/driving in mexico....i know they can cost $$$ but i have seen the older modle 1600 for a decent price....just seeing what others have and any words on the qualcomm 1600 unit...

Thanks!
 

Justin

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I would say pass on it then. Their service sucks in the area where you would be using it. Look for an Iridium.
 

Chris_Wilson

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Go with Iridium. Globalstar lost some birds resulting in intermittent service. They told me it would be a couple years until they launched replacments and in the mean time offered me free monthy service (just pay airtime with no monthy bill if I don't use it). I still keep my Globalstar phone under this deal but many times it just won't work, other times it's fine.

BTW, my ATT cell picks up signals in surprisingly remote parts of Baja. Had it ring in the damnest places.
 
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