Matt, The sat phone worked great. 20 Honda Dirt Bike riders and no cell service up at Kennedy Meadows, Ca. We never had to use it for an emergency but we did try a few times up in the forest and at camp and it performed flawlessly.
• Quick Access Interface
• Water, shock & dust resistant for rugged environments
• Data Capable (use your satellite phone to transmit and receive data with an optional RS232 adapter)
• 21 language choices for prompts
• Headset/Hands-free capability• Provides up to 30 hours of standby time
• Provides up to 3.2 hours of talk time
• Illuminated Display
• Call Barring
• Call Forwarding - Unconditional, mobile subscriber busy, subscriber not reachable
• Clear Last Digit/Clear All Digits
• Fixed Dialing
• International Access Key Sequence (+ key)
• Mailbox for Numeric & Text Messages (160 characters)
• Quick Access Interface
• Selectable Keypad tone (3 choices)
• Selectable Ringer tone (10 choices)
• Keypad Disable
• Two-way SMS capability
• Unanswered Call Indicator
• Volume Adjustment (earpiece or ringer)
• 100 Alpha and Numeric Memory Storage
• Last 10 Numbers Dialed
• Name Storage
• Memory Scroll by Location
• 32-Digit Number Capacity Phone Book
• 16-Digit Name Tag
• One-Touch Dialing
• Subscriber Identity Module Card (additional memory storage)
• Signal Strength Meter
• Battery Meter (always shown in display)
• Illuminated Keypad
• Low Battery Warning
• Status Review of Features
• Visual Display of Volume Settings
• Automatic Display Call Timer
• Automatic Lock
• Call Restrictions
• Display Call Timers (last call / total calls)
• Display/Change Unlock Code
• Subscriber Identity Module PIN Availability (security code)
• 4 x 16 character Illuminated Graphic Display
• Dimensions: 158L x 62W x 59D mm
• Volume: Under 375cc (22.9 ci)
• Weight: Under 375g (13.2 ounces)
• Continuous Talk Time: 3.2 hours
• Standby Time: 30 hours
• 1900 mA High Capacity Battery
• Leather Belt Holster
• Auto-Accessory Adaptor 12/24V
• Universal Mains Charger 110 to 240v 50/60Hz
• External Magnetic Antenna and Antenna Adaptor
• Hands-Free Kit
• User's Manual and Quick Reference Guide
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Frequently Asked Questions about Iridium 9505a
How do I make calls to/from the Iridium satellite system?
Example 1 – Originating a call from a landline phone in the United States terminating to an Iridium satellite phone. It does not matter where the Iridium satellite phone is located, the dialing is the same.
From the landline phone, dial: 011 8816 XXX XXXXX
011, International Direct Dial (IDD) access code for United States/8816 XXX XXXXX, the MSISDN
Example 2 – Originating a call from a landline phone outside of the United States terminating to an Iridium satellite phone. It does not matter where the ISU is located, the dialing pattern is the same.
00, International Direct Dial (IDD) access code for France / 8816 XXX XXXXX, the MSISDN.
Example 3 – Originating a call from the Iridium satellite phone (does not matter where the Iridium satellite phone is located) to a landline phone located in the United States.
From the Iridium satellite phone, dial: 00 1 602-752-XXXX
00, for all outbound calls from the satellite phone/ 1, United States country code/ 602, area code/752-XXXX, actual phone number.
Example 4 – Originating a call from an Iridium satellite phone (does not matter where the satellite phone is located) to a landline phone located in another country.
From the satellite phone, dial: 00 CC XXXXXX
00, for all outbound calls from satellite phone/CC, country code/XXXXXX, actual number.
Example 5 – Originating a call from an Iridium satellite phone (does not matter where the satellite phone is located) to another Iridium satellite phone.
From the satellite phone, dial: 00 8816 XXX XXXXX
How can I display my SIM card iridium satellite phone number?
Step 1 - Press Menu until you see "Iridium Satellite Phone Book", and then press "OK" to select.
Step 2 - Press Menu untill you see "My Phone Number(s)", and then press "OK" to select.
Step 3 - Your SIM card iridium satellite phone number will be displayed.
Step 4 - Press and hold "C" to exit the menu.
Note: If you do not see your number(s), they have not been programmed onto your SIM card. Contact your Satellite Service Provider for more information.
How do I register my 9500/9505 phone with the Iridium satellite phone network?
Step 1 - Press the "up arrow" then 8 on the phone.
Step 2 - The satellite phone screen will display "Registering".
Step 3 - When you see "Registered" and the signal strength indicator or the home signal on the Iridium satellite phone screen you are ready to make a call.
Step 4 - If you see "Rotate Antenna" extend satellite phone antenna upward and make sure you have a clear view of the sky.
Step 5 - If you see "Call Failed", "System Busy", "Restricted Area", or "Weak Signal", this means the satellite phone is unable to access the network. Try again in a few minutes.
What do the display messages on my Iridium satellite phone mean?
Power On Messages
Blocked - If the SIM card PIN code is incorrectly entered three times in a row, your satellite phone becomes blocked. Please contact your Satellite Service Provider.
Blocked, Contact Your Supplier - Please contact your Service Provider immediately.
Check Card - This message indicates that the SIM card is damaged or inserted incorrectly.
Enter Phone Unlock Code - Your Iridium satellite phone was locked after the last use. Enter your four-digit unlock code and press "OK".
Enter PIN - Enter the 4-8 digit SIM card PIN. If you are unsure what the PIN is, contact your Satellite Service Provider.
Enter PUK - Please contact your Satellite Service Provider.
Insert Card - Power off your phone; make sure your SIM card is inserted completely; and then power your phone on again.
Registering - Your Iridium satellite phone is registering with the network. When the process is complete, you will see "Registered".
Rotate Antenna or Orient Antenna - You also hear a tone when you see these messages. Extend the satellite antenna upward and make sure you have a clear line of sight.
Searching… - The Iridium satellite phone is attempting to establish connection to the satellite.
What do the service light indicators mean?
Alternating Red and Green: An incoming call.
Flashing Green: You are receiving a signal from the satellite, and can place and receive calls.
Flashing Yellow and Red: You did not successfully register with the satellite and cannot receive any incoming calls. Your SIM card may be inserted incorrectly, may not be inserted, or you may be in a restricted area. (See message on phone)
Flashing Red: Satellite Service is not available.
What are the differences between the 9505 and the 9505A Iridium satellite phones?
The 9505A will continue to have the same features and functions as the 9505. Also, the 9505A has a similar form and, therefore, has virtually the same look and feel as the 9505 satellite phone.
Two differences include:
The IR Port has been replaced with a power jack
The data connector on the bottom of the phone has been modified.
Changes to certain accessories were also required to accommodate component changes internal to the Iridium satellite phone. These include:
The battery - orientation has been changed to prevent previous versions from being installed
The AC and DC chargers - different connector
The RS232 adaptors - color change, modified to prevent previous versions from being installed