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    Well read the fine print, that 1 cent is probably...

    Well read the fine print, that 1 cent is probably much more with the various fees they tend to add, but this isn't a prepaid forum.
    I doubt many prepaid mobile providers allow calls to sat phones...
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    mintsim is for mobile phones, not sat and I doubt...

    mintsim is for mobile phones, not sat and I doubt you'll get that rate since it would mean a loss in profit as the cost for them is more.
    drnewcomb: what I hate is the short time you have to use the...
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    I don't see anything on that website about...

    I don't see anything on that website about calling China, let alone for .01 cent a minute, not from a cell phone and sure as hell not from a sat phone.
    Maybe those prepaid calling cards that...
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    lol, many people don't know that there's...

    lol, many people don't know that there's differences between cellular and sat service.
    Tweeting your cordoninates may save you, I had a Spot just incase the train I was on stopped or wrecked in the...
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    Not really, SMS is only 0.5 units each. The good...

    Not really, SMS is only 0.5 units each.
    The good thing about inmarsat is it has 15 second billing; where they really get you are calls to competing satellite carriers which are 5, 8, or 11 units a...
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    On ebay the inmarsat's go for $300-$400, 9505's...

    On ebay the inmarsat's go for $300-$400, 9505's $300 or so depending on if there's a bidding war as well as how many other ones there are listedand their prices.
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    It should be only 1.13 units a minute to call any...

    It should be only 1.13 units a minute to call any POTS or mobile number, only calls to other competing sat carriers would cost more.
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    I bought a card from bluecosmo, it was $50 for 38...

    I bought a card from bluecosmo, it was $50 for 38 units and they didn't charge me any activation fee.
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    Using satellite service isn't practical for data...

    Using satellite service isn't practical for data use, but globalstar discontinued their prepaid service and iridium's prepaid is even more expensive unless you buy large amounts of time.
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    Satellite Phone Forum

    It was my idea to start this sub and it was going fine for awhile, but interest seems to have wained lately, so I thought i'd try and reserect it.
    Since starting it i've become a collector of phones...
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