Iridium 9555

Iridium 9555

The Iridium 9555 satellite phone is light, but tough. Being connected to the only truly global mobile communications network, the Iridium 9555 is built to go anywhere.

Rugged and reliable

With its innovative and ergonomically rugged design, this sat phone can withstand the harshest conditions. You can depend on the Iridium 9555 as a lifeline, no matter where in the world you might be.

Compact

The Iridium 9555 sat phone boasts a refined design, with a more comfortable grip and internal antenna. This makes it extremely compact and portable much like a regular mobile phone.

Enhanced features

In addition to the features Iridium customers have come to expect from our trusted satellite phones, the Iridium 9555 also incorporates innovations such as an integrated speakerphone, improved SMS and email messaging capabilities, and an upgraded mini-USB data port.


The Iridium 9555 satellite phone boasts the following features:
  • Integrated speakerphone
  • Internally stowed antenna
  • Durability
  • 21 supported menu languages
  • Headset and hands free capability
  • Reduced physical footprint - more compact
  • Enhanced SMS and email messaging capability
  • Mini USB data port and support for mobile tethering
  • Intuitive user interface for out of the box functionality
Iridium 9555 satellite phone package includes:

AC charger, international plug kit, DC travel charger, hands-free headset, leather case, auxiliary antenna adapter, 5′ external auxiliary antenna, USB data cable, quick-start guide, user guide, and CD-ROM

Satellite Phone Comparison

  Iridium Extreme Iridium 9555 Inmarsat IsatPhone 2 Thuraya XT
Size 140 x 60 x 27 mm 143 x 55 x 30 mm 169 x 52 x 36 mm 128 x 53 x 26.5 mm
Weight 247 g 266 g 318 g 193 g
Display Glare-Resistant LCD Display Glare-Resistant LCD Display High contrast colour screen Glare-Resistant Color Display
Antenna Design Retractable Omni-Directional Antenna Retractable Omni-Directional Antenna Fold-Out Directional Antenna Retractable Omni-Directional Antenna
Durability Specifications Military Grade (MIL-STD 810F) n/a IK04 shock resistant IK03 shock resistant
Ingress Protection Dust proof, jet water resistant (IP65) n/a Dust proof, jet water resistant (IP65) Dust resistant, splash resistant (IP54)
Network
Network 66 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites orbiting 485 miles from earth 66 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites orbiting 485 miles from earth 3 Geostationary (GEO) satellites in fixed orbit 22,000 miles from earth 2 Geostationary (GEO) satellites in fixed orbit 22,000 miles from earth
Coverage Global, pole-to-pole coverage Global, pole-to-pole coverage Coverage over 3 regions Coverage over 2 regions
Mobility Talk and move freely 66 Low Earth Orbit satellites overhead Talk and move freely 66 Low Earth Orbit satellites overhead Talk with regional mobility limitations  3 Geostationary satellites in fixed location Talk with regional mobility limitations  2 Geostationary satellites in fixed locations
User Experience
Phone Registration Network registration Network registration Requires GPS fix and network registration Requires GPS fix and network registration
Time to Power-on and Make a Phone Call Under 30 seconds Under 30 seconds* Under 45 seconds** Up to 1 minute
Ability to Receive Incoming Phone Calls Capable of incoming call notification if antenna extended or retracted Capable of incoming call notification if antenna extended or retracted Capable of incoming call notification if antenna extended or retracted Capable of incoming call notification if antenna extended or retracted
Ability to Send/Receive SMS Messages Supported Supported Supported Supported
Ability to Connect to Laptop and Send/Receive Data Supported Supported Supported Supported
Ability to Connect and Utilize Laptop and Smartphones Supported via USB cable and Wi-Fi accessory (Iridium AxcessPoint) Supported via USB cable and Wi-Fi accessory (Iridium AxcessPoint) Not Supported Not Supported
Location Based Services (LBS)
  • Share location via SMS
  • Online tracking via SBD
  • Programmable SOS button
n/a
  • View position
  • Send position as text/email
  • GPS helper function
  • Thuraya SOS
Iridium Extreme Iridium 9555 Inmarsat IsatPhone 2 Thuraya XT

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* Data sourced from Frost & Sullivan Report, September 2010.
** Data sourced from Inmarsat website.