Communications are not always top of the list when it comes to hurricane preparedness but a little planning now can be life saving if the event of an emergency.

Did you know?

In 2017, due to Hurricanes Irma and Maria, more than 95% of cell sites were out in Puerto Rico and 77% of cell sites were out in the Virgin Islands. Six months later, 4.4% and 13.8% of cell sites were out in Puerto Rico & the Virgin Islands, respectively.

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How you can prepare

If you already own a sat phone or hotspot we share our top tips for ensuring your communications setup is ready for action.

1. Test your satellite phone

Place a free test call to ensure that the phone is working as expected

Iridium users - Dial 001 480 752 5105

Inmarsat users - Dial +870776999999

Globalstar users - Dial #TEST

Remember the correct calling procedure - outside with a clear line of sight to the sky.

2. Check your balance

Check the SIM card has sufficient balance and validity by calling the free automated system. Alternatively you can contact us for balance inquiries.

Iridium users - Dial 2888

Inmarsat users - Dial 591

Globalstar users - Dial *888

3. Store your equipment correctly

Fully charge your batteries and then detach from the equipment before placing in storage to reduce battery drainage.

If you have any questions on how to use your equipment or thoughts on upgrading your setup please contact us for advice.