Inmarsat IsatPhone, bring it on!

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

3 Responses

  1. Russ says:

    Yes, absolutely! Bring it on! Iridium is still offering an ancient handset and needs a wake up call on equipment and pricing. And there is no “Global” in Globalstar.

  2. Damon says:

    Not related to this but I thought you might like to see this link
    It states that their AIS class B transponders have been USCG approved. Maybe you can get more information as I couldn’t tell if it’s legal to sell in the US now and if so where to purchase it and cost.
    Any other transponders being USCG approved?
    s/v Bruadair

  3. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    Nope, as noted on SevenStar’s “Hot News” page, AIS B units are not legal for sale in the U.S. until the FCC approves them. A half dozen or so are already U.S.C.G. approved. I recently heard that the FCC might finally come through in the next few weeks…but I’ve heard that before!
    More here:

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