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Iridium Extreme Satellite Phone
Smarter. Tougher.
First phone to combine location awareness, SOS, and market-leading, world-beating toughness.

Iridium Extreme is the toughest handset ever from the only company that offers real global, real mobile, real reliable communications. Engineered with more features and more accessories than any other satellite phone on the market, Iridium Extreme puts more innovative capability — and more ways to connect than ever before — into the hands of people everywhere.

Standardized: A highly capable handset needs a highly capable network to empower it. Iridium Extreme is built with the same reliable voice and data capability that Iridium users have come to trust, and backed by the world's only satellite network that commands real global coverage, pole to pole.

Optimized: From desert to mountain, savanna to tundra, Iridium Extreme puts more powerful capability into the hands of people, around the world. It has more features and accessories than any other satellite phone. It is the only one with real time tracking. It is the only satellite phone with GPS-enabled SOS with emergency services supported by GEOS Travel Safety Group Limited, included at no additional charge. And it can connect with Iridium AxcessPoint to create a Wi-Fi hotspot to keep in touch on your trusted devices — everywhere.

Ruggedized: No other phone in the world has more guts or grit than Iridium Extreme. It is the first phone with military-grade 810F durability. It is dust proof, shock and jet-water resistant. From emergency crews and paramedics to military personnel and government operations, Iridium Extreme is built for the world's toughest, highest usage customers to make the connections that matter under the harshest conditions, anywhere on the planet.

Iridium Extreme Satellite Phone Features:

• Iridium’s most compact phone
• Industry’s highest IP rated most durable phone
• First military-grade phone
• Diamond-tread rubber grip and cinched waist
• Illuminated weather-resistant hard-capped keypad
• Rugged, high-gain, internally stowed antenna; 40% thicker for increased durability and a top articulating design
• Covered, user programmable SOS button
• Wind resistant microphone
• Integrated top-mounted high audio speakerphone
• Intuitive user interface for out-of-the-box functionality

Communications Features
• Quick-connect to Iridium voicemail
• Two-way SMS and short email capability
• Pre-programmable International Access Code (00 or +)
• Mailbox for voice, numeric and text messages
• 4 alerts and 4 ring tones
• Check-in functions are compatible with GeoPro for comprehensive monitoring.

SOS/Emergency Features
• User programmable SOS button can send emergency alerts to up to 3 contacts

Tracking and Location Features
• GPS location sharing and tracking capability: view coordinates or share with contacts, Facebook, Twitter
• Compatible with GeoPro for comprehensive web-based tracking and monitoring

Usage Control Features
• Call timers to manage costs
• PIN lock for additional security
• Covered SOS button to protect against accidental deployment
• Tracking can be turned off and PIN protected to prevent location sharing

Iridium Extreme Specifications:

• Dimensions (L x W x D): 5.5” x 2.4” x 1.1” (14 cm x 6 cm x 2.7 cm)
• Weight: 8.7 oz (247 g)
• IP65 for unparalleled durability
• MIL-STD 810F resistance to dust, shock, vibration, blowing rain
• GPS Fix: lat, long, altitude, age of fix, number of satellites (extended GPS coordinates available when used with GeoPro)
• Talk time: Up to 4 hours
• Standby time: Up to 30 hours
• Operating range: 14°F to 131°F (-10°C to 55°C)

• Monochrome illuminated graphic display
• Volume, signal and battery strength meters
• Supports 21 languages (not including input languages)

• 100 alpha numeric memory storage, with capacity for multiple phone numbers, email addresses and notes
• SIM-based address book with 155 alpha numeric memory storage
• Call history retains received, missed and dialed calls
• One-touch dialing

• Circuit-switched: up to 13 kbps with compression

CoverageCross-Link Advantages

• Less reliance on wireline networks
• Continuous talk time
• Fewer Dropped Calls
• Higher reliability
• Connection available outside gateway footprint

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Iridium Extreme Satellite Phone

In the Box:
• Iridium Extreme satellite phone
• Rechargeable Li-Ion battery
• AC travel charger
• International plug kit
• DC car charger
• Portable auxiliary, magnetic vehicle mount antenna with 5’ cable
• USB-Mini cable
• Handsfree headset
• Adapter for USB, and power
Adapter for USB, power and external antenna with TNC connector
• Mini-USB data port

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Iridium Extreme User’s Manual

Iridium Satellite Phone

Iridium Extreme Satellite Phone

(to landline/cellular)
Canada & Alaska
Incoming voice calls, data calls and SMS messages are available anywhere.
Outgoings voice calls, data calls and SMS messages can only be originated from Canada, Alaska and 12 nautical miles into coastal waters.
200 mins
6 months
yes (with recharge)
Standard Global Coverage
Can be used anywhere in the world. No activation fee, and if you have valuable unused airtime remaining, you can extend the expiry date for 30 or 90 days, without having to recharge the card with more airtime. 
Global 75
75 mins
1 month
Global 225
225 mins
3 months
Global 500
500 mins
12 months

* Minutes Included is an estimate based on Iridium to landline/cell calls. When calls are made to other Iridium phones, other satellite carriers and/or voicmail, the included minutes will be less, based on minutes used and service called. All Iridium prepaid cards are shipped active. The expiry period begins when shipped.

Iridium Prepaid Card Pricing Details

  • FREE incoming calls.**
  • FREE incoming text messages.
  • FREE voicemail included with all Iridium prepaid cards.
  • All calls are billed in 20 second increments.
  • Calls to check your voicemail are considered as outgoing calls.
  • Card can be recharged with additional airtime prior to expiry, at the then current retail rate of the same card. Expiry dates are automatically extended.
  • Expiry dates are effective from the date the card is shipped.

** Incoming calls are free to the Iridium user, but not the person making the call to you. Callers can be charged as much as $5.00/minute by their local provider to call an Iridium satellite phone. With two-stage dialing callers to get in touch with you by calling 480-768-2500 a North American, Arizona-based number. The call is then routed to your Iridium handset. And there's no monthly fee, all the caller pays for is a call to Arizona no matter where you are in the world. This solves the problem of some telephone carriers not accessing the 881 country code.

Iridium Prepaid Card Voicemail Service

  • All Iridium prepaid cards include voicemail at no additional cost

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