I'm new here, what's up everyone?!
I do business with a guy who sells satellite phones. I've used both Globalstar and Iridium phones. Globalstar has had issues with their service for the last 5 years now and while they claim they are making a comeback, only time will tell. Globstar phones work only some of the time, at certain times of the day. Iridium phones have much better service but they are costly with a price tag of at least $1,200 and up..however they do work. Whenever I travel where there's no cell service, I use the iSatPhone from a company called Inmarsat. My buddy rents it to me but the cost is around $650 and the service is pretty inexpensive. If anyone is interested, I can forward my buddy Jon's information. He also sells portable internet devices, about the size of lap top. I use this for email and skype. Cool technology.