Iridium Back in Business?

Steve: A new Iridium Satellite LLC has just announced on CNBC that these satellites are back in business with coverage over 100% of the globe. Great for offshore roaming types. Phone cost looks like $1500US for the handset, which accepts on-line data. I don’t have info about operating costs. Regards, DM

Been following the same developments here. I know there are a bunch of handsets laying around and I’ll bet they offer them a lot cheaper at some point. Also, rates are now supposed to be $1.50/minute from anywhere. However, we did not find the service very satisfactory a year and a half ago when we tried it, so we are planning to wait and see how things shake out.–Steve

Posted by Steve Dashew  (July 28, 2001)

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