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Old 04-06-2013, 04:52 PM   #15
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Lang, just make sure that your iSatphone Pro has the latest firmware loaded as the older firmware will make the phone unusable in June.

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Old 04-07-2013, 11:30 PM   #16
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any one with Greek Island cruising experience?
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Thanks David,

I appreciate the info and will contact cytech.

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I'm envious Lang. Japan, next to Australia, is my favourite country in the world.

For those still looking for the satphone and worried about time balance on prepaid, the system I am on (see above) provides me with a voice alert before each call connection, which announces the total number of minutes left available.
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Just wondering how you went with the Isatphone.
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Default Isatphone did okay.

The Isatphone did okay, not marvellous but good enough.

The few things that I didnt like
- When sailing on a tilt and rolling around, it was difficult to have the phone facing the satellite. So we lose reception regularly.
- Not quite sure I receive all the SMSes that were sent to me.
- It could have additional features like sending me a GRIB file and allowing me to download that to my puter or ipad through the Bluetooth interface.
- The Bluetooth is only for the headset and does not work with anything else.

The things that I did like
- Pretty sure all the SMSes that I sent were received.
- It was available if I had to make emergency phone calls. Pretty sure it would work, but fortunately I didnt need to try.
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Default Sorting it out with Cytech

Cytech made a good offer for a new SIM card, trying to sort out the payment with Paypal which off course does not work but it never did for me.
Their charges are lower than the previous service provider, Nera.
Has anyone found a email software that works with Window 7 64 bits. I have downloaded Amos in the past but had trouble getting it to work.

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Thx guys, for all the satellite phone info. I'm going to a lecture at osk.org given by a firm selling such equipment. To prepare learn about iridium, satcom etc I googled and low 'n behold eureka right on top a link here fantastic good on ya Auzzee //Joe
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