Satworx Offers First New Satellite Phone for Under $500

Lightest Handheld Satellite Phone Available on the Market

Jun 15, 2010, 09:30 ET from Satworx

LAS VEGAS, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- For the thousands of companies and individuals who rely on uninterrupted communications no matter the conditions, satellite phones just got much more practical in price and weight. Satellite communication no longer means clunky equipment with a big price tag; Satworx (, the leading provider of satellite phone communications, is now offering the new IsatPhone Pro at $495, representing a 65% savings over current competing satellite phone solutions as well as the lowest airtime rates at $.75 per minute with a $19.95 monthly fee. The IsatPhone Pro is the lightest global satellite phone available on the market weighing just 9.8 ounces, compared to the next lightest option. Powered by Inmarsat-4 satellites and serviced by Satworx, the $495 special is available to businesses and consumers in order to introduce satellite phones as more practical options than potentially being out of touch.

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Built to function in the most severe conditions anywhere on the globe, the phone delivers the most reliable satellite communications with exceptionally clear voice quality with a battery life of up to eight hours talk time and up to 100 hours standby time. The IsatPhone Pro is enabled for satellite telephony, voicemail, text and email messaging and GPS location data. It comes equipped with Bluetooth technology for easy hands-free use and operates over global geostationary satellites that will take users through the year 2020 and beyond. The phone itself is built with an intuitive GSM-style interface with a high-visibility screen and a larger keypad for easy dialing with gloves on.

Satellite phone usage and interest have grown exponentially with companies expanding business into remote areas of the world, renewed interest in adventure travel and disaster-readiness plans that command the need for reliable communication. Over 1.1 million people subscribed to satellite phone services in 2009 and that number is poised to grow in 2010. Whether for business continuity plans or emergency preparedness plans, Satworx continues to deliver the most economical solutions that allow companies and government organizations at all levels to upgrade their capabilities while maintaining or even cutting their communications budget by up to 50%. The IsatPhone Pro from Satworx is less than half the cost to purchase and maintain than other satellite phone handsets, which makes it easy to outfit anyone who may be outside traditional cell coverage.

"The world's lightest satellite phone just got lighter on your wallet," said Sean McCready, Marketing Director, Satworx. "By offering the IsatPhone at the most affordable price point, we know that the technology will be open to more businesses that send their employees to remote locations and individuals who live in areas where having a satellite phone can make the difference in saving lives in an emergency."

Owning a satellite phone enables anyone to travel, work or live confidently knowing that in the event of an emergency, their satellite phone will instantly connect them to emergency personnel. All of Satworx satellite phones come with 24-hour technical support and online account access to manage your phone inventory, pay bills or view invoices. For more information on the IsatPhone Pro, please visit The $495 introductory price is available while supplies last.

NOTE TO MEDIA: For more information about Satworx, please contact Pamela Johnson at or @PJPamela, Erica Johnson at or @EricaJohnson21 or call PJ Inc. at 212-629-8445.

About Satworx

Satworx is a satellite phone distributor delivering satellite phones and services for individuals, corporations and government use around the world. By partnering with an expanding network of dealers, Satworx is able to offer customers local expert sales staff, customized hardware configurations delivered anywhere in the world and unparalleled global, 24/7 customer support for our subscribers. The Satworx service platform supports multi-tiered commission structures with guaranteed commission payment for dealers, online account access and management features to subscribers as well as a complete range of back-office functions, including: billing, collection, provisioning mechanisms and customer support. For more information, please visit

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