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6th September 2016

Satcom Global Marks US National Preparedness Month!

To mark the start of 2016 National Preparedness Month (NPM), we at Satcom Global wanted to play our part in helping to ensure that you know how to keep your family, friends, community and businesses connected and protected ahead of natural disasters. 

NPM encourages everyone to take precautionary measures in case of natural disasters which can cause destruction to homes, businesses and also infrastructure,including our everyday land and cellular communication systems. 

At Satcom Global we can help you to secure a reliable and resilient backup satellite communications solution, putting emergency communications at your fingertips irrespective of any service overload or outages that can prevent communities from staying in touch. Our extensive portfolio of handheld satellite phones, portable satellite antennas and Smartphone to Satphone devices provide vital voice and SMS services, as well as reliable data communications to disaster zones.

Check out our top tips below:

  • Ensure you have the basic supplies such as water, food and first aid kits
  • Charge your satellite phone battery once a month and purchase a back-up battery
  • Check your subscription or credit balance on your satellite phone and top-up if necessary
  • Test your satellite phone regularly, especially if you have not used it for some time

Testing Your Satellite Phone

Iridium Satellite Phones - Make your free test call from your Iridium 9555Iridium Extreme 9575 or Iridium 9505A, by dialing 00-1-480-752-5105.

Inmarsat Satellite Phones - If your Inmarsat IsatPhone Pro or IsatPhone 2 has been out of use for a period of time, please make a free test call from your phone by dialing: +870 776 999 999.

Thuraya Satellite Phones - Dial 11 11 2 to test your Thuraya XT LITEThuraya XT PRO, Thuraya XT and Thuraya SatSleeve+ satellite phones. Upon dialing this number, a short confirmation message will be played and if you can hear the message it means your phone is in working condition and your subscription is valid.

For further information on satellite communications solutions for emergency situations across the Americas, please contact Americas@satcomglobal.com to speak to your Satcom Global Account Manager, who will be happy to assist you.

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