Satellite Phone for Dakar: Iridium Extreme

As you may have seen i totally changed the look of my blog this weekend, i’m still in the learning process so sorry if i still didn’t get everything in place! Today i received a Satellite phone for the Dakar, the Iridium Extreme which is said to be the best satellite phone on the market, made in USA and used by military squads. This was kindly offered by one of my new sponsors which i thank!

The Iridium Extreme looks almost like an old cell phone and looks very simple and plain. The truth is this product has characteristics that no other has, here a little list:

  • Satellite reception
  • Works in all hemispheres
  • Voice
  • Sms
  • GPS Positioning
  • Emergency Button
  • Online Tracking
  • Data Tethering
  • Water Resistant
  • Shock Resistant
  • Dust Proof

It comes with a complete box full of all the accessories needed, even an extra antenna to place on the bike in order to guarantee 100% reception, usb cable, user manual, charger, car charer, headset, all the types of adaptors, battery, cover. The only thing you have to add is the special SIM card you need to get it to work. The SIM card works obviously only if you buy minutes, i got 1.000 minutes which surely should be enough for all the season!! So friends, if any of you receives a call late at night it might be me during Dakar looking for help!! Anyone who even does simple desert tours should have one of these, it is very important to always be able to get in contact with someone in case you get lost or have problems!


About the Author
Born on the 20/07/1988 in Italy i started racing motocross at the age of 6yrs and for many years competed in the italian motocross and supercross championship. In 2004 just for fun i tried racing in Enduro and Rallies and incredibly the same year i turned pro! Now at the age of 23 i am racing for Husaberg in the world rallies championship and heading to the Dakar in 2012. Together with my sport career i also write as journalist/bike tester for an Enduro Magazine and also study business and management at college.

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