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I'm new to this forum. I wondered is anyone using an Isatphone for email / data on board? I have recently bought one but the noises I am hearing as that it is not very good for data.

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Iridium is good. No Sat phone gives you practical access to email accounts like Yahoo and gmail. Sat phone bandwidth is reliable but slow, and so you need to establish a separate low bandwidth email account. Ocens is a company that has good support and offers all of this.

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I have been using Iridium but was recently tempted with an Isatphone as the airtime is half the cost per minute and lasts two years. I have wasted a lot of money on Iridium airtime in the past when I have been off the boat and it has expired. My query was specifically aimed at Isatphone as I have been told it is not that good for data and can prove more expensive despite the minutes being half the price of Iridium.
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