Happening May 26 – June 1, 2013
Now in its seventh year, the annual Test Your Satellite Phone program was established by Iridium to support anyone who might be in a life-threatening situation, with communications they can count on. By taking a few quick steps to ensure the operational status of their satellite phone, users are better prepared for a sudden emergency.
The ability to communicate is absolutely critical in an emergency and Iridium is pleased to be able to continue to offer their subscribers the opportunity to test their satellite phones.
Join us and be prepared by regular testing of your satellite phones to ensure they will work when you need them most.
As a service to all satellite phone users, Iridium provides a dedicated test number to call and ensure your handset is working properly at all times.
To test you phone: Call 1-480-752-5105*. If your phone is working, you will hear a call completion confirmation message as well as some quick tips on proper handset usage. If you discover that your phone is not operational, contact your Iridium service provider.
*Calls from Iridium handsets will not be charged airtime.
Tips to Test Your Phone Anytime
- Go outside
- Turn on your phone
- Extend the antenna toward the sky
- Wait for the green LED network indicator
- Dial 00 + country code + phone number
- Press the green button to start your call
Tips to Stay Prepared at All Times
- Test your phone monthly
- Keep the battery charged
- Ensure SIM card is locked in place
- Protect your phone’s antenna
- Call in an unobstructed outdoor area
- Refer to your User Guide for proper use