Telstra Mobile Satellite

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Overview

The solution when your mobile is your lifeline

If you are living or working in some of Australia's most remote locations, a mobile phone isn’t just a luxury, it could be a necessity. We believe all of our customers should have the security of a mobile network they can rely upon. Reasons to choose Telstra Mobile Satellite include:

Telstra Mobile Satellite
  • Great selection of plans, handsets and accessories to suit your needs
  • Only pay domestic satellite rates for calls between destinations on the Australian mainland and up to 200 nautical miles out to sea
  • No charge to receive calls in Australia, and most places in the world
  • Supported by the Iridium satellite network, providing access throughout the world

 

Get a Mobile Satellite Solution you can rely on. Visit your local Telstra store or call 1800 632 995 now.

 

 

Is cost an issue? Let us help you

Telstra Mobile Satellite is sometimes an essential service for customers living, working, or visiting in rural areas. We don't want cost to stand in the way.

So if you don't want to purchase the handset outright, let us help you get connected quickly by paying for your handset through the Telstra Mobile Repayment Option (MRO).

How MRO works for you:

  1. Choose a 24 month plan
  2. Request to defer payment for a portion of the cost of the handset
  3. Telstra will then pay the amount upfront for you
  4. Repay the loan in equal monthly instalments over the term of your contract

Your MRO repayments are in addition to your Telstra Mobile Satellite plan monthly fees and call charges.

If your Telstra Mobile Satellite service is cancelled early, you may have to pay any remaining amounts owed under your MRO agreement in addition to any early termination charges on your Telstra Mobile Satellite service plan.

 

Products

 

LiteDOCK Extreme Bundle (SAP 115341)

LiteDOCK Extreme Bundle

This $1,595 (GST incl.) package includes:

  • Iridium 9575 handset
  • LiteDOCK docking cradle
  • Universal Mounting bracket
  • USB data cable
  • Auxiliary antenna and adaptor
  • AC charger with international plug kit

Package is available when you connect to an eligible Telstra Mobile Satellite Plan for 24 months. Minimum cost based on a 24 month TMS 35 plan ($35 per month) is $2,435 (excluding usage charges).

 

Grab n Go 9575 Handset Bundle (SAP 116343)

Grab n go Bundle 9575

This $1,495 (GST incl.) package includes:

  • Iridium 9575 Extreme handset
  • AC charger with international plug kit
  • Hands-free Headset
  • Auxiliary antenna and adaptor
  • USB data cable
  • includes Nanuk orange case

Package is available when you connect to an eligible Telstra Mobile Satellite Plan for 24 months. Minimum cost based on a 24 month TMS 35 plan ($35 per month) is $2,335 (excluding usage charges).

 

Grab n Go 9555 Handset Bundle (SAP 116344)

Grab n go Bundle 9555

This $1,295 (GST incl.) package includes:

  • Iridium 9555 handset
  • AC travel charger with international plug kit
  • Hands-free Headset
  • Auxiliary antenna and adaptor
  • USB data cable
  • includes Nanuk blue case

Package is available when you connect to an eligible Telstra Mobile Satellite Plan for 24 months. Minimum cost based on a 24 month TMS 35 plan ($35 per month) is $2,135 (excluding usage charges).

 

DriveDOCK Extreme Handset whip Bundle (SAP 115342)

DriveDOCK Extreme Handset whip Bundle

This $2,295 (GST incl.) package includes:

  • Iridium 9575 Extreme handset
  • DriveDock Extreme Docking Cradle
  • DUAL Mode Whip Antenna
  • USB data cable
  • Auxiliary antenna and adaptor
  • AC charger with international plug kit

Package is available when you connect to an eligible Telstra Mobile Satellite Plan for 24 months. Minimum cost based on a 24 month TMS 35 plan ($35 per month) is $3,135 (excluding usage charges).

 

IntelliDOCK Handset Bundle (SAP 114618)

IntelliDOCK Handset Bundle

This $2,275 (GST incl.) package includes:

  • Iridium 9555 handset
  • IntelliDOCK Bluetooth Headset
  • Magnetic Mount Antenna with 5m cable
  • USB data cable
  • Auxiliary antenna and adaptor
  • AC charger with international plug kit

Package is available when you connect to an eligible Telstra Mobile Satellite Plan for 24 months. Minimum cost based on a 24 month TMS 35 plan ($35 per month) is $3,115 (excluding usage charges).

 

SatDOCK-G Handset Bundle (SAP 150842)

SatDOCK-G Handset Bundle

This $2,295 (GST incl.) package includes:

  • Iridium 9555 handset
  • SatDOCK-G 9555 Docking Cradle
  • Microphone
  • Speaker
  • Universal Mounting bracket
  • Iridium WHIP/CB style Antenna with 5m antenna cable
  • Hands-free headset
  • AC and DC chargers

Package is available when you connect to an eligible Telstra Mobile Satellite Plan for 24 months. Minimum cost based on a 24 month TMS 35 plan ($35 per month) is $3,135 (excluding usage charges).

 

RapidSat Handset Bundle (SAP 114615)

RapidSat Handset Bundle

This $2,845 (GST incl.) package includes:

  • Iridium 9555 handset
  • high capacity battery
  • personal hands free
  • USB data cable
  • Iridium portable auxiliary antenna and adaptor
  • AC charger with international plug kit
  • Iridium DC car charger
  • rapid sat deployment kit including:
    • privacy handset
    • battery pack
    • power button to control unit power usage
    • magnetic mount antenna with 5m cable

Package is available when you connect to an eligible Telstra Mobile Satellite Plan for 24 months. Minimum cost based on a 24 month TMS 35 plan ($35 per month) is $3,685 (excluding usage charges).

 

RemoteSat RST100 (SAP 112436) Fixed terminal

Remote Sat RST100

This $2,195 (GST incl.) package includes:

  • Connect to PBX / standard phones
  • Iridium voice and data services
  • SMS / SMSMO
  • SMS POTS capable
  • Secure SIM card enclosure
  • Supports intelligent handsets
  • Remote or local master reset
  • Local and remote configuration
  • External ringer available
  • Supports back up battery / solar
  • Incorporates call logging
  • Optional in-vehicle hands free kit
  • Fully certified

 

TranSAT – Fixed Iridium Telephone and Hands free Bundle (SAP 112709) Fixed terminal

TranSAT - Fixed Iridium Telephone

This $2,695 (GST incl.) package includes:

  • Compact easy to use handset
  • Data communications port
  • Supports horn alert / radio mute
  • Supports voice and data services
  • Full duplex hands-free operation
  • Handset for private calls
  • Echo cancellation
  • Stereo integration possible
  • Supports 11-32VDC power input
  • Convenient installation

 

Accessories

Telstra has a full range of accessories to complement your Telstra Mobile Satellite experience including data kits, solar chargers, antennas, in-vehicle hands free kits and many more.



To purchase or find out more about Mobile Satellite accessories you can:

  • Visit your local Telstra or T[life] Shop or Telstra Mobile Satellite dealer. To find your nearest dealer call 1800 632 995 or for your nearest Telstra or T[life] Shop visit our Telstra store locator
  • Purchase online at www.satphoneshop.com (a Telstra dealer)
  • Or email us via the web form available on the Apply now tab above (enquiries only).

Iridium technology

Overview:

If you need to get in contact from some of Australia's most remote locations, or want the security of a phone that works virtually anywhere, Telstra Mobile Satellite has a range of satellite phone solutions to meet your needs.

Telstra delivers mobile voice and data services over the Iridium satellite network, giving you access when you are in a rural or remote area. With 66 low orbiting satellites, the Iridium network provides satellite phone coverage virtually worldwide.

Telstra has the latest Iridium handsets which look and work just like a regular mobile phone, as well as a wide range of access plans and accessories designed to maximise the functionality of your satellite phone for use in your vehicle, boat or on foot.

Iridium Technology:

The Iridium constellation consists of 66 operational satellites and 5 spares, orbiting in a constellation of six polar planes. Each plane has 11 mission satellites performing as nodes in the telephony network. The 5 additional satellites orbit as spares, ready to replace any unserviceable satellite. This constellation aims to ensure that every region on the globe is covered by at least one satellite at all times.

The satellites are in a near-polar orbit at an altitude of 780 km. They circle the earth once every 100 minutes travelling at a rate of 26,931 kilometres per hour. Each satellite is cross-linked to four other satellites; two satellites in the same orbital plane and two in an adjacent plane.

The Iridium ground network is comprised of the System Control Segment and telephony gateways, which are used to connect into the terrestrial telephone system.

To get the most from Telstra Mobile Satellite, you need the right mobile satellite device to suit your needs.

Data applications:

Telstra Mobile Satellite is able to support two types of data access for users within Australia – Dial-Up and Direct Internet. It is particularly useful for people working in analytical professions such as geology, mining and exploration. Simply request data access on your Telstra Mobile Satellite service. Select the 'Access plans' tab above for more information on data costs.

Dial-Up Data Service - You can use the Dial-Up Data service just as you would use the modem on your computer to dial a call through the public switched telephone network (PSTN), with a data rate of up to 2.4kbps.

Direct Internet Data Service – This provides connectivity from a PC, through your Telstra Mobile Satellite phone, directly to the internet through dedicated servers at the Iridium gateway. This service utilises transparent compression, resulting in a data rate that can be higher than 2.8kbps, depending on content. Graphics and images will result in lower throughput. This service is recommended for internet browsing, although it's not suitable for remote access of corporate LANs.

Access plans

Whether it is for personal or business use, we have developed a wide variety of Telstra Mobile Satellite plans to suit your needs.

 

Telstra Mobile Satellite Plan pricing TMS 35 TMS 55 TMS 85 TMS 130 TMS Data Only TMS Group
Monthly access fee $35 $55 $85 $130 $185 $175
(minimum)
Minimum cost for a 24 month plan including an Iridium 9575 handset bundle (excluding usage charges) (SAP 115340) $2,335 $2,815 $3,535 $4,615 $5,935 N / A
Minimum cost for a 24 month plan including an Iridium 9555 handset bundle (excluding usage charges) (SAP 115339) $2,135 $2,615 $3,335 $4,415 $5,735 N / A
Minimum cost for a 24 month plan (plan only excluding usage charges upfront, handset cost & any MRO repayments). $840 $1,320 $2,040 $3,120 $4,400 Varies based on individual service plans
Value of calls included with your access fee $10 $20 $50 $85 $150 Varies based on individual service plans
Monthly data access fee (in addition to the monthly access fee above) No charge No charge
No charge No charge No charge No
charge
Call connection charge $0.50 $0.45 $0.40 $0.30 N / A $0.40
Calls made from within Australia to a fixed or mobile service within Australia, or made to another Telstra Mobile Satellite service located within, or outside Australia (per 30 seconds or part thereof) $0.99 $0.65 $0.50 $0.43 $0.43 $0.50
Calls made from within Australia to a fixed or mobile service located outside Australia (per 30 seconds or part thereof) $1.18
Calls made from outside Australia to a fixed or mobile service within Australia, or made to another Telstra Mobile Satellite service located within, or outside Australia (per 30 seconds or part thereof) $1.07 (excl GST)
Incoming calls diverted directly to, or retrieved from, a Telstra MessageBank® or Telstra Memo® service within Australia (per 30 seconds or part thereof) $0.43
SMS - 160 character per message $0.50 $0.50 $0.50 $0.50 $0.50 $0.50

Things you need to know

Unused calls allowances expire monthly.

There is no voice call capability with the TMS Data Only plan; only data calls can be made.

Apply now

To purchase or find out more about Telstra Mobile Satellite you can:

  • Visit your local Telstra or T[life] Shop or Telstra Mobile Satellite dealer. To find your nearest dealer call 1800 632 995 or for your nearest Telstra or T[life] Shop visit our Telstra store locator
  • Purchase online at www.satphoneshop.com (a Telstra dealer)
  • Or email us via the web form below (enquiries only).

 

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Things you need to know

Coverage on the Iridium network: Coverage is available where there is a clear, wide direct line of sight between your handset and the sky. The quality of service may be affected by things such as the atmosphere, environment and surrounds, including where there is a narrow view of the sky due to things such as thick canopy cover, being in a narrow gorge or between dense tall buildings. 'Australia' includes up to 200 nautical miles out to sea and all Australian external territories except Antarctica. Currently, Iridium’s products, services, hardware, software and technical data may not be exported or re-exported, either directly or indirectly, to the following U.S. embargoed or restricted* destinations, or to companies or citizens/nationals of these destinations: Cuba, Iran, North Korea*, Sudan, or Syria*, without prior authorisation from the applicable U.S. Government agency (BIS and/or OFAC) and Iridium's Export Compliance Department. This list of embargoed/sanctioned destinations is subject to change at any time, and current information should be obtained directly from the appropriate U.S. government agencies.

© Iridium Communications Inc.

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