Iridium 9575 satellite phone Australia

Iridium 9575 Extreme satellite phone

Posted on August 10, 2015 by admsat


Iridium 9575 Extreme Satellite Phone 

I call the Iridium 9575 Satellite Phone the “Bad Ass Satellite Phone”: it’s tough, it’s rugged, it’s loaded with safety and emergency features, and it will work wherever you can see the sky.

The Iridium 9575 extreme will appeal to the serious explorer, trekker, TV reporter, law enforcement and military personnel (renowned for their cavalier treatment of satellite phone equipment).  

In a few words, it is a tough handset designed to work under all kinds of weather conditions.  Take a look.

In close up, the Iridium 9575 Extreme has the ruggedly handsome look of a battle tank, and that is not just appearance.  

The 9575 Extreme has a military and law enforcement pedigree and it meets the stringent military durability standards MIL-STD 810F and IP-65, simply meaning it ain’t going to break easy 🙂

The Iridium 9575 Extreme Powered by the Iridium Satellite Constellation

Iridium is the only truly global satellite communication provider in the world. 
This means that provided you can see the sky you are going to be able to make and receive phone calls and use the GPS, SOS and other emergency features onboard the 9575 Extreme.  

The best way to explain how the Iridium Satellite Constellation works is to show you.  Take a look.

Iridium 9575 Extreme Features 

As you would expect this satellite phone is loaded with features.  It also comes with a huge variety of accessories which expand the power and usability of this sat phone depending on your needs.  

Iridium has truly thought about every possible aspect and use for this phone and it has provided an accessory for it.

Another feature or quality that I love about Iridium is that they are (so far) the only satellite phone manufacturer who gives customers a ton of accessories-accessories.  Other satellite phone manufacturers sell as optional extras!

The one accessory that Iridium has consistently included is a magnetic rooftop antenna that helps you use your Iridium 9575 Extreme in a vehicle (when you are not driving of course).  

Other manufacturers force you to buy expensive satellite phone car kits which often cost twice as much as the phone,  Iridium includes it in the box for free.  

I also noticed that used Iridium sat phones retain a good resale price because of their well know durability and reliability.

Iridium 9575 Extreme features review

  • Onboard GPS.  This is not just a passive pinging GPS as found in other satellite phones.  The GPS feature in the Iridium 9575 is specifically designed for advanced users and for those who rely on their satellite phones during emergencies.  The 9575 has an SOS button which integrates with the GPS.  Pressing the SOS will simultaneously send an SMS with the GPS location.
  • Sends and receive SMS messages using the satellite network
  • Solid and compact size (198 x 60 x 27 mm) weighing only 247 grams.  The Iridium 9575 Extreme is the smallest satellite phone of the Iridium range but is packed with more integrated safety features than any other phone.
  • Built tough to military-grade standards MIL-STD 810F.  This satphone has been tested under all different conditions.  With several thousand of these phones already on the market, there have been few Iridium 9575 Extreme Problems reported.
  • Dust and water-resistant to IP65 standards
  • Option to allow your friends and loved ones to track your movements by activating the TracerTrak (TM) feature.
  • Has its own integrated speakerphone for hands-free communication.
  • Easy to use with an intuitive design.  The last thing you need during an emergency is trying to remember how to access a certain feature.  The Iridium 9575 Extreme has all the major security features at your fingertips.
  • Excellent satellite phone battery durability.  Battery life on anything electronic and especially satellite communication equipment depends on usage.  Iridium states that the 9575 Extreme’s batteries will give you up to 30 hours stand by time and up to 4 talk hours between recharges.
  • Comes standard with accessories which are normally expensive optional extras with other brands of sat phones.  This is what you will find in the box …
    • AC Travel charger with international plug kit.  Use it anywhere in the world to charge your sat phone,
    • a quality leather case,
    • auxiliary antenna adaptor,
    • magnetic mount antenna for a car or vehicle or similar use,
    • Software on a CD-ROM,
    • US data cable to implement even more advanced features of the sat phone.
  • Genuine worldwide coverage.  Iridium is the only truly global satellite service provider in the world.  The Iridium constellation covers the entire planet, so wherever you are, provided the sat phone has a clear unobstructed view of the sky you will be able to make and receive calls and activate SOS emergency calls.  
  • Australian Mobile Phone Number you can use while in satellite mode.  We can offer all our satellite phone customers an Australian Mobile Phone number.  To find out how important this is for you visit the dedicated page.  
    • When you have an Australian number you can use it in all the locations listed on this Australian coverage map.  
    • The Australian coverage map is not the Global coverage map.  As mentioned earlier, the Iridium 9575 Extreme works worldwide.  But you will not be able to use your Australian mobile number outside the designated Australian coverage map.

How to use the Iridium 9575 Extreme Satphone

Since most of our customers don’t like to read manuals (myself included) and only refer to manuals when everything else fails 🙂 we are including a video which will get you started. Unfortunately, I have to read the manual for the Iridium 9575 Extreme to familiarise myself with the products–you don’t have to (but you really should) 🙂


How to activate and setup
the GPS feature of the Iridium 9575 Extreme

How to use the 9575 Extreme

About Iridium Satellite Communication

Iridium has invested more than $400 million in the next generation of satellites.

According to the company’s executives, the new satellites will deliver unprecedented satellite communication capabilities and satellite data speeds.

Iridium 9575 Extreme Price

As with all other satellite communication products, prices are subject to the value of the Australian dollar and the US dollar.  So please use the Big Red Button to obtain a quick quote on any Iridium Sat Phone price or Satellite Phone Plans.

Our promise is that we will do our very best to offer you the cheapest Iridium 9575 Extreme and the best possible satellite phone plans for Australia.

Because of our unlimited online reach, we are able to offer great bargains right across the Australian and local pacific region.  So if you are looking for satellite phones Perth, Darwin, Sydney, Hobart, Melbourne, Adelaide or anywhere else in Australia, give us a call before you buy, you will be very happy with what we have to offer.  

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Iridium 9575 Extreme satellite phone updated 7 August 2019

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