Ericsson R190

The Ericsson R190 is the world’s smaller and lighter satellite/GSM dual mode phone specially designed to work with the ACeS regional geostationary satellite, deployed over the Asia Pacific region.


Calls have been placed successfully across the network using the Ericsson R190. Equivalent to a standard GSM phone in design, size and weighing just over 200 grams, the Ericsson R190 phone represents a leap forward for satellite handsets. Ericsson expects to launch the R190 during the second half of 2000.

The Ericsson R190 is capable of operating in both satellite and GSM 900 modes. Once out of cellular range, the phone automatically switches to satellite mode to send or receive calls making it the ideal phone for users travelling to remote areas beyond cellular coverage.

With the dual mode Ericsson R190, subscribers in the Asia-Pacific region can benefit from extended mobile connectivity as a result of the complementary nature of satellite and GSM systems.

The phone is targeted at users who require extended connectivity to be able to call wherever they are in the Asia-Pacific region. ACeS subscribers travelling outside satellite coverage will be able to roam GSM networks worldwide.

The Ericsson R190’s small size is enabled by GMSS, which is derived from the popular GSM standard and exploits the filters, mixers and RF base band components already present in a GSM handset. Subscribers are able to roam on GSM networks and remain in communication should they move out of coverage area by switching to satellite mode.

The Ericsson R190 functions in four modes: GSM preferred - searches first for a GSM network and switches to satellite if one isn’t found, GSM only - searches only for a GSM network, satellite preferred - searches first for the satellite network and switches to GSM if it is not found, and satellite only - searches only for the satellite network. The phone is complemented by a range of useful accessories that will simplify and help usage in different situations.

Iridium 9555 – Iridium’s Smallest Satellite Phone

9555 Description

The Iridium 9555 is the ultimate in dependable mobile communications. It is a ruggedly built tool, not a toy. It won’t play games, take pictures, or play MP3s. What it will do is work. Everywhere. Without exception. It is engineered to withstand the world’s toughest environments, so the world’s toughest customers can depend on it as a critical lifeline whenever and wherever need takes them.

9555 Accessories Included in package:

  • AC Wall Charger
  • International plug kit / travel kit
  • DC Car Charger / travel charger
  • Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery
  • USB to Mini-USB Data Cable
  • Hands-free headset
  • Holster
  • Quick start guide
  • Auxiliary antenna
  • Auxiliary antenna adapter

9555 Specs

  • Dimensions: 143 mm (L) x 55 mm (W) x 30 mm (D)
  • Weight: 266g (9.4 oz)
  • Standby time: Up to 30 hours
  • Talk time: Up to 4 hours
  • 200 character illuminated graphic display
  • Volume, signal and battery strength meters
  • Illuminated weather-resistant keypad
  • Integrated speakerphone
  • Quick-connect to Iridium voicemail
  • Two-way SMS and short email capability
  • Pre-programmable International Access Code (00 or +)
  • Mailbox for voice, numeric & text messages
  • Selectable ring and alert tones (8 choices)
  • 100 entry internal address book, with capacity for multiple phone numbers, email addresses and notes
  • SIM-based address book with 155 entry capacity
  • Call history retains received, missed and dialed calls
  • User-configurable call timers to manage costs
  • Keypad lock and PIN lock for additional security


Iridium Satellite Handphone

Iridium is the world's only truly global mobile satellite telephone and paging service. Featuring handheld phones weighing less than one pound, global coverage is provided by 66 low-earth-orbiting satellites, which allows users to make and receive calls virtually anywhere in the world, all you need is a clear line of site to the sky.Iridium logo

Based in Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.A., Iridium Satellite LLC, a privately held company, is the only provider of truly global satellite voice and data communications solutions with complete coverage of the entire Earth including oceans, airways and even Polar Regions. Iridium delivers reliable, secure, real-time, mission-critical communications services to and from areas where landlines and terrestrial-based wireless services are either unavailable or unreliable.

Iridium 9505a
Price list of Iridium 9505a accessories and airtime

The Iridium service is ideally suited for industries such as maritime, aviation, government/military, emergency/humanitarian services, mining, forestry, oil and gas, heavy equipment, transportation and utilities. For example, tens of thousands of aircraft are currently equipped with Iridium-based systems and nearly half of the traffic on the Iridium network comes from international waters. Iridium provides service to subscribers from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), as well as other civil and government agencies around the world. The company also designs, builds and sells its products, solutions and services through a worldwide network of more than 150 partners.

Iridium manages several operations centers including those in Tempe, Arizona and Leesburg, Virginia, U.S.A. In addition, through its own gateway in Hawaii, the U.S. DoD relies on Iridium for global communications capabilities.

The company supplies both voice and data connections. Voice services are provided via dedicated handsets, or through a variety of installed communications systems onboard ships, aircraft and land-based vehicles. Increasingly incorporated into hundreds of applications, Iridium's 9601 short burst data (SBD) transceiver provides packet data connections to every corner of the Earth, transferring location information, weather reports, email, or any other data requiring a reliable, global, two-way connection. At a current annual growth rate of 137 percent, Iridium's most rapidly expanding business segment is the machine-to-machine sector, in which the Iridium constellation provides mobile data links for asset tracking and other monitoring applications.

Iridium is a profitable company and has been since 2004. Business is growing at an impressive rate with the constant acquisition of new customers and partners both domestically and abroad in some of the furthest reaches of the planet. These individuals recognize the value of a system that is global, secure and guaranteed to work.

Iridium is also planning for the future sustainability of its constellation, making major investments in network enhancements and launching the Iridium NEXT initiative, its next generation satellite constellation, which will be fully operational by 2016.

Iridium expects to incorporate secondary payloads, such as weather and oceanographic sensors, onto its new satellites. In March, Iridium announced that it had narrowed its search for major technology partners for Iridium NEXT to three companies – Lockheed Martin, Space Systems Loral and Thales Alenia Space. The company will make its final selection by early 2009.


Thuraya will operation to Indonesia

Thuraya is operator satellite will operation to indonesia next year 2009.

Welcome Thuraya to Indonesia




Thuraya (Arabic: الثريا which is the Arabic name for the Pleiades) is a regional satellite phone provider. Its coverage area is most of Europe, the Middle East, North, Central and East Africa, Asia and Australia.

The company is based in the United Arab Emirates and distributes its products and service through authorized service providers. Its shareholders are a mixture of Middle Eastern and North African telcos (in which Etisalat is a major one) and investment companies.

The offer will satisfy especially these companies and private persons whose business activities range extends beyond European borders.

Thuraya Satellite Services

  • Voice communications with handheld (Thuraya SO-2510, SG-2520, Hughes 7100 (discontinued) / 7101 and Ascom 21 (discontinued) or fixed terminals
  • Short message service
  • 9.6 kbit/s of data & fax service
  • 60 kbit/s downlink and 15kbit/s uplink "GMPRS" mobile data service on SO and SG handsets
  • High-speed data transfer via a notebook-sized terminal (ThurayaDSL and ThurayaIP)
  • GPS is supported by all handsets
  • A number of value-added services, such as news, call back, call waiting, missed calls, voicemail, WAP, etc.
  • Prayer service: after sending the GPS position to a special number a reply is sent back containing exact prayer times and heading towards Mecca. Service available for Sunnis and Shiats
  • A one-way 'high power alert' capability that notifies users of an incoming call, when the signal path to the satellite is obstructed (e.g. inside a building)
  • Marine Services: a combination of a special (fixed) base station and subscription offering voice, fax, data and always on internet-access. Also an emergency service which, when activated, sends multiple SMS messages containing alarm-status and actual position to pre-defined destinations


All 5 Thuraya handsets (except for the SO-2510) have a dual-mode feature that allows them to operate in the Thuraya satellite network and GSM terrestrial mobile networks. Thuraya has concluded roaming agreements with over 200 wireless (cellular) operators around the world, providing its customers the ability of using their Thuraya phones outside the satellite coverage. The dual-mode feature of the handset is similar to the Telit (GSM/Satellite) and Qualcomm (CDMA/Satellite) handsets on the Globalstar system. Roaming for outgoing calls is only available for subscribers. For pre-pay (scratchcard) users of Thuraya roaming is only available for receiving incoming calls.

The satellite-only SO-2510 was released in November 2006. It has a colour screen and is claimed to be the smallest and lightest satellite phone in the world and uses the VxWorks operating system. The SG-2520 was released in early 2007, this is a dual-mode handset that also connects to GSM/GPRS services and is based on Windows CE and made by Apsat in South Korea. The device is slightly bigger than the SO-2510 but it also has a camera, GPS and support for SD Cards. The operating system is a rather customised version of Windows CE and is not at all like Windows Mobile. It has support for running Java J2ME applications only. Currently only the second generation handsets are on sale.

For all new activation we add following Super SIM start-pack:

  • $10 worth of free calls

We offer following prices for calls:

  • $0,53 for calls inside Thuraya network
  • from $0,76 to $1,35 for all countries in whole World
  • from $1,96 to $3,97 for Inmarsat and Iridium calls
  • $0,25 for sending SMS
  • all incoming calls and SMS are free!
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