When you are working or travelling in remote areas without any GSM coverage you trust that your satellite phone will help you in any emergency situation. It will allow you to make this important call or sms. You expect this person to answer your call.
You should know that the most reliable satellite devices have a one press assistance button that will help you in any emergency situation. One-press assistance button which will directly send an SOS alert to GEOS where they analyse the call and give the appropriate response.
GEOS is the world leader in emergency monitoring and response. Their experts work 24/7/365 to answer your SOS message, they can track your phone and inform your contacts and emergency agencies in the area. They will assist you during your emergency until your problem is resolved.
GEOS is staffed by professional trained operators dedicated to help you in need. This service is available for 200 countries and territories. At GEOS they’ll take action as quickly as possible and also give you assistance.
Below you’ll find a list of supported satellite devices, devices that have the ability to send an SOS alert to the IERCC-GEOS centre. Please note that activation of an SOS alert using a device requires an active satellite, cellular or other communication network service plan compatible with the device.
- Inmarsat IsatPhone 2
- Inmarsat PRO
- Iridium Extreme/PTT
- Iridium GO
- inReach® SE/inReach SE+ by Garmin
- inReach Explorer®/inReach Explorer+ by Garmin
- inReach® Mini by Garmin
- inReach® Mini 2 by Garmin
- Montana® 700i/Montana 750i by Garmin
- GPSMAP® 66i/GPSMAP 86i/GPSMAP 86 by Garmin
Registration Don’t forget to register your device before your trip! This is a must for the Inmarsat ISAT 2 , Iridium Extreme, GO! and PTT. If you don’t see your device type online on the website you don’t have to worry. This is because the other devices are automatically registered. If you’re not completely sure, you can always contact GEOS or the manufacturer of your device to see if it’s already monitored.
Don’t forget to check your satellite phone & device before your trip and ensure you have an active service plan valid for the duration of your trip. Check the coverage and the context of the area, request additional information and insurance if needed. Remember that each country is different, in some countries the use of satellite phones is not allowed or restricted.
Verasat can assist you in case of question or doubt or even register your device with Geos upon your request!