m-cramer Blog

m-cramer Blog

We blog about satellite communications: about news and basics, guides and tutorials, beginner articles, product introductions and services.

Current blog posts:

Iridium celebrates its 25th birthday

On 1 November 1998, a satellite phone call from US Vice President Al Gore to the Chairman of the National Geographic Society Gilbert Grosvenor — the grandson of Alexander Graham Bell — marked the commercial launch of the Iridium network and … read more


How much does a call to the satellite phone cost?

The prices vary depending on your telephone provider. Here are the prices for the most popular German providers when you call a satellite phone from a landline or mobile network. All information without guarantee. Please note that provider tariffs … read more


Iridium Satellite Telephones — Indoor Use

Until a few years ago, the only option for using satellite telephones in buildings, for example in emergency call and opera­tions centres, was to buy mobile satellite telephones and convert them into desk telephones with docking stations. For … read more

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Iridium GO! exec — 40 times faster

At the end of January 2023, the Iridium GO! exec was officially presented: The first mobile device developed for the new Iridium satellite gener­ation. This means that a mobile device is available that offers sailors and adven­turers … read more