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Probably not a great choice, since you won't have coverage on the North American side of your trip AFAICT. The ISATPHONE coverage map looks like this:
and the accompanying statement is on the page with the coverage map:
This map depicts Inmarsat’s expectations of coverage, but does not represent a guarantee of service. The availability of service at the edge of coverage areas fluctuates depending on various conditions. Satellite phone services coverage February 2009.
As you can see, very little east of the line going from Japan to half-way across Australia appears to have any coverage.
Iridium would give you better coverage. Globalstar has had voice coverage issues that they're in the midst of resolving by launching new satellites.
Here is Iridium's coverage map
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