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28th August 2019

Are you prepared for this year’s Hurricane season?

As the Hurricane season in the Eastern Pacific and Atlantic regions is now underway, we’d like to provide our readers and customers with a timely reminder about the importance of being prepared for weather related emergencies.

If you live in a region threatened or affected by hurricanes or other extreme events such as tornadoes, earthquakes or wildfires, we highly recommend you consider how you can help keep yourself and your family safe, or your business up and running, if caught up in an emergency.

At Satcom Global we would encourage anyone living or working within regions at risk of hurricanes or extreme weather to be informed, prepare ahead and consider making an emergency plan.

While people remember physical essentials like food, water and shelter during disasters, communications are often overlooked as an emergency resource. If your landline is disconnected with phonelines down, your computer and Wi-Fi router have no power and your cellular phone can’t get a signal … how would you communicate during an emergency situation or in the aftermath of a hurricane?

If landline and cellular phone systems are damaged or overwhelmed with a huge number of users at one time, having access to a satellite phone can be a lifeline, keeping you connected through a satellite network unaffected by damage to terrestrial infrastructure.

At Satcom Global we offer products from leading satellite phone providers Iridium, Inmarsat and Thuraya, giving you a variety of options to help keep you in touch with family, friends and business associates. Please see below for more information regarding the initiative we are running with Iridium this year.

You can also download a copy of our ‘Be Prepared and Stay Connected’ information sheet here, which includes a suggested emergency kit last as well as tips for testing and using satellite phones.

As extreme weather is inevitable, we hope that we can help to reduce some of the fear and worry that can accompany the unknown by encouraging businesses and individuals to prepared and stayed connected.

‘Stay Connected Not Stranded’ with Iridium

Satcom Global is delighted to be working with Iridium again this year, to promote preparedness during Hurricane season. 

Iridium provides satellite connectivity with its network of 66 Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites that brings reliable service to anyone throughout the world. Satellite connectivity is a critical emergency resource and backup communications source, that allows you, your family, and colleagues to stay safe, aware and connected during a crisis.

Bundle up and Bounce Back with Iridium

Satcom Global is supporting disaster preparedness with an Iridium 9555 and 200-minute prepaid voucher bundle deal. Encompassing the flagship Iridium 9555 satellite phone along with a 200 minute voucher, it is the ideal bundle to keep you connected when regular comms networks are down. We can also bundle up prepaid vouchers with the Iridium Extreme 9575 satellite phone - please just ask.

⇒ Please visit our ‘Connected not Stranded’ page to find out more about how to get your bundle or contact connectednotstranded@satcomglobal.com today to speak to one of our friendly sales team.

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