Flying gives one the freedom to explore the world in three dimensions. While flying can be a great way to see parts of the planet that are untouched by man, it's important to remember that it can be difficult to contact emergency services in remote areas. With satellite cell phones, a pilot can rest assured knowing that help is only a phone call away.
Most pilots rely on transceivers for normal in-flight communication. While aircraft transceivers have a very good range, the actual viable range can decrease based on a variety of factors. For example, at 40,000 feet MSL, most transceivers will carry a signal up to 200 miles. However, low-altitude flights in a mountainous region may have a signal range of 40 miles or less. In the event of an emergency, a traditional transceiver may not work in a remote area.
A satellite phone provides a solid signal from anywhere on earth. The only requirement for a sat phone is that the pilot have an unobstructed view of the sky. Pilot Mall offers satellite phones, satellite data modems and other accessories for sat phones.