What is Telstra Mobile Satellite?

If you live, work or are travelling through in one of Australia's remote areas, a mobile phone isn't a luxury, it's a lifeline. With Telstra Mobile Satellite and a clear wide view of the sky you can stay connected when you really need.

Telstra delivers mobile voice, SMS and data services over the Iridium satellite network, giving you access in some of Australia's most remote areas. Telstra has the latest Iridium handsets, which look and work just like regular mobile phones, 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.

Check your coverage to find out if a Telstra Mobile Satellite solution is right for you.

Choose a phone

Iridium 9575 Grab N’Go Bundle

Device repayment from

$81.05 per month

Min cost $1945 over 24 months plus your chosen plan costs

This bundle is ideal for customers who need the portability of the Iridium Satellite Phone combined with the security of transporting the phone in a tough, padded and watertight case. The Iridium 9575 (Extreme) handset offers military grade ruggedness, an IP65 rating and a wide range of telephony features to keep you connected with those who you need to be, as well as a specialised IP67 rated Nanuk case to store it all in.

Iridium Go! Grab N’Go Bundle

Device repayment from

$53.96 per month

Min cost $1245 over 24 months plus your chosen plan costs

This bundle is great for customers who want to combine the flexibility of the Iridium GO! with the security of transporting their device in a tough, padded and watertight case. The Iridum GO! connects to your iOS or Android smart phone via WiFi to utilise satellite voice and data communications via the Iridium Go! app, whilst the specialised IP67 Nanuk case enables you to store your device securely.

Iridium 9555

Device repayment from

$70.63 per month

Min cost $1695 over 24 months plus your chosen plan costs

The Iridium 9555 is a compact, light, and easy to use satellite phone that still includes industrial grade ruggedness to satisfy your satellite telephony needs.

Or choose a phone and accessory bundle

Iridium 9575 LiteDOCK Bundle with Iridium 9575 satellite phone and Beam Litedock Extreme 9575

Iridium 9575 LiteDOCK Bundle

Device repayment from

$89.38 per month

Min cost $2145 over 24 months plus your chosen plan costs

The LiteDOCK Extreme (9575) Bundle is a great, cost effective way to purchase an Iridium 9575 (Extreme) Satellite Phone and Beam LiteDOCK Extreme together. The Beam Extreme (9575) LiteDOCK, features a USB data port, phone charging, and integrated Iridium and GPS antenna, making it possible to keep all antenna cables and power permanently connected to the docking station, ready for use.

Iridium 9575 DriveDOCK Whip Antenna Bundle with Iridium 9575 satellite phone , Iridium Beam dual mode whip antenna and Beam Extreme DriveDOCK 9575

Iridium 9575 DriveDOCK Whip Antenna Bundle

Device repayment from

$166.46 per month

Min cost $3995 over 24 months plus your chosen plan costs

This bundle provides everything you need to operate an Iridium 9575 (Extreme) satellite phone in a vehicle, with hands free voice, Bluetooth, and tracking. It is ideal for users of vehicles that are looking for a docking station solution with an Iridium 9575 (Extreme) Satellite Phone and hands-free communication. The bundle comes complete with a dual mode GPS Iridium whip antenna specifically designed to be installed in vehicles and assist in ensuring the antenna is located high and clear of obstructions for excellent Iridium satellite communication.

Iridium GO! Fixed Installation Bundle with Iridium GO! satellite hotspot and Iridium GO! Fixed Installation Kit

Iridium GO! Fixed Installation Bundle

Device repayment from

$66.46 per month

Min cost $1595 over 24 months plus your chosen plan costs

Transform your communications with a valuable add-on that makes Iridium GO! even more versatile on land and at sea. The Iridium GO! Fixed Installation Bundle pairs an Iridium GO! device and a Fixed Installation Kit which is an easy to install solution that enables smooth connectivity inside and outdoors. Whether you’re a sailor, fisherman, or remote vacationer the Iridium GO! Fixed Installation Bundle will help you stay connected regardless of your location. 

Other accessories

We have a range of accessories to complement your Telstra Mobile Satellite experience. These include a range of accessories such as protective cases, batteries, chargers, docks, antennas, and cables.

You may also browse and purchase the range of Telstra Mobile satellite supported accessories online at www.satphoneshop.com, whom are our largest Telstra Mobile Satellite authorised Telstra Dealer.

See all plans

Telstra Mobile Satellite 45

$45 per month

  • Pay as you go calls & texts
  • Dial-up data compatible
  • $1.20 per minute call rate to standard Australian numbers within Australia
  • 50c per SMS

Telstra Mobile Satellite 75

$75 per month

  • $40 shared monthly call and text allowance
  • Dial-up data compatible
  • $1.10 per minute call rate to standard Australian numbers within Australia
  • 50c per SMS

Telstra Mobile Satellite 135

$135 per month

  • $100 shared monthly call and text allowance
  • Dial-up data compatible
  • $0.95 per minute call rate to standard Australian numbers within Australia
  • 50c per SMS

TMS Data Only

$185 per month

  • $150 monthly dial-up data allowance
  • Dial-up data only, unable to be used to make or receive calls
  • SMS compatible
  • $0.86 per minute dial-up data rate
  • 50c per SMS

Want to apply now?

Do you want to get yourself connected with a Telstra Mobile Satellite solution? Simply visit your local Telstra store, contact your Telstra representative, or reach out to our dedicated team on 1800 632 995 between 8:30am and 4:30pm Adelaide local time on standard business days.

Need some help?

We understand that sometimes mobile satellite solutions can get complicated. If you'd like to know more about Telstra Mobile Satellite on the Iridium satellite network, either visit your local Telstra store, reach out to your Telstra representative or give our dedicated mobile satellite team in Adelaide a call on 1800 632 995 between 8:30am and 4:30pm Adelaide local time on standard business days.

The Iridium Satellite Network

Iridium’s crosslinked mesh architecture creates a web of coverage encompassing 100% of the planet from Low-Earth Orbit, providing low-latency, weather resilient services unlike any other satellite provider. No other network matches the reach, coverage, and reliability of Iridium. At only 780 kilometres from the Earth, Iridium’s LEO network means pole-to-pole coverage, shorter transmission paths, stronger signals, lower latency, and shorter registration time than with GEO satellites.

Iridium’s global constellation is supported by an extensive ground infrastructure that ensures the high reliability and capacity of the communications network through multiple layers of redundancy and back-up systems for all critical functions. Interconnected by advanced fibre-optic and broadband satellite links, the Iridium ground infrastructure consists of the Satellite Network Operating Centre (SNOC), Ground Stations, and Technical Support Centre, which together provide terrestrial connections for mobile satellite voice and data; network command, control, and monitoring; and technical support.

Things you need to know

Coverage on the Iridium network: To use your service, your Handset must be in the coverage area of the Iridium satellite network system in Australia or in other countries where satellite devices can be lawfully used. Coverage is available where there is a clear, wide direct line of sight between your handset and the sky. To use the service, the antenna of your Handset must be pointing straight up with clear line of sight to a wide view of 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. The service cannot be used from indoors without connection to an outside building antenna. '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.

Emergency Services: To access emergency services from within Australia, you can call 000 if you have an active SIM card in your Handset. If you do not have an active SIM card in your Handset you can access emergency services from within Australia by calling 112. When outside Australia, you need to dial the emergency services number for the country you are in.

Handsets: You must use an approved Iridium certified handset to establish a connection to the Iridium satellite network. Any unauthorised tampering of Iridium devices may result in your service being unusable on a temporary or permanent basis.

Roaming outside of Australia: To make a call on your TMS phone outside of Australia to another international country, you’ll need to use an International Number Format. When roaming outside of Australia, you can't call 000, 190, 1800, 13, 12 or Directory Assistance. You can call 112 and connect to that country's emergency service even without a SIM card. When outside Australia, you need to dial the emergency services number for the country you are in.

Numbering: Telstra Mobile Satellite services are assigned a satellite number, which is 10-digits and begins with 01471, and not the standard cellular mobile number range. Mobile number portability and migrations from Telstra Mobile Satellite to non-Telstra Mobile Satellite, and vice versa, are not compatible.

Billing: Telstra Mobile Satellite services are unable to be billed on the same bill with services of any other type other than Telstra Mobile Satellite.

Read the Terms and Conditions for Telstra Mobile Satellite (PDF, 108KB)