The Extreme is Iridium’s top-of-the-line satellite phone. Being highly ruggedized, it offers superior voice, SMS texting, GPS, low-speed Internet, SOS button, and real-time web-tracking. This popular satellite phone works in all weather conditions and is an ideal communications tool for remote industry, military, maritime, backpackers, or anyone who requires a reliable satellite phone wherever they travel.
Iridium Extreme is the first satellite phone to meet military standard of US DoD (810F) with high ingress protection rating (IP65) with location-based services (LBS) to be compliant with satellite emergency notification device (SEND) features, via programmable SOS button.
All Iridium satellite phones can operate anywhere on the planet. This means both polar regions, open oceans, all continents, stationary, moving, or flying – as long as the phone (or the included 5-foot mag-mount antenna) is exposed to the open sky, you can make a call.
Making Calls and Other Features
Voicemail – Call Forwarding – Call Holding – Call Waiting – Caller ID – Call History – Phonebook
The Iridium Extreme is about as easy to use as a typical cell phone. It is assigned an international number so it can make calls to any cellular or landline phone in the world for about $1.50 a minute. All calls it receives are free, but the calling party is charged their rate for calling a satellite phone (rates vary by provider).
The ‘call forwarding’ feature is handy when you want incoming calls to be diverted to your cell phone to circumvent higher satellite phone rates to the calling party (when you’re in cell range). Of course, the 9575 has all the other phone features you’ve come to expect. Voicemail is free with a prepaid service. and is an additional $10 per month on the usage only plan.