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    I bought a used sat phone with a friend. We both needed them for a trip. We figured by the time we rented one, we each would only need to use it one more time to break even. We bought through satellite explorer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RANGER619 View Post
    I bought a used sat phone with a friend. We both needed them for a trip. We figured by the time we rented one, we each would only need to use it one more time to break even. We bought through satellite explorer.
    Well how much are they to buy then? And how much are they to use ect.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobbhunts View Post
    I agree, and I think we are going to go ahead and rent one for our WY trip. Just for checking in occasionally, and safety in general.
    I think you will have some service where you are hunting if you have verizon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Musket Man View Post
    I think you will have some service where you are hunting if you have verizon.
    I have Verizon. Thanks!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobbhunts View Post
    Well how much are they to buy then? And how much are they to use ect.....
    We paid $800 for a used one. He was going on a 2 week sheep hunt, so that was a deciding factor due to the length of time. We are both usung it this year for 3 separate trips total. After this year we will be past the breakeven point on purchase vs rental

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    Quote Originally Posted by RANGER619 View Post
    We paid $800 for a used one. He was going on a 2 week sheep hunt, so that was a deciding factor due to the length of time. We are both usung it this year for 3 separate trips total. After this year we will be past the breakeven point on purchase vs rental
    I think that was a smart move. Thanks for sharing. Do you still pay by the minute as well?
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    From what I can remember it cost me $120 to rent for 10 days and then about $2 per min. I haven't had to get a sat phone in a few years so I would guess it would cost more.

    Check ebay for used phones. Also there are a few differant providers so check the coverage for the area you want to hunt. Sounds weird that is a sat phone to be concerned about coverage but some carriers have more satalites wich In Turn gives you better coverage. At times you will have to watch the phone to see when the signal come up when a satalites passes over head to make a call. Others have many satalites that you will almost always have coverage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobbhunts View Post
    I think that was a smart move. Thanks for sharing. Do you still pay by the minute as well?
    Yes, we pay by the minute. About $2 per minute plus a $50 per month activation fee. Nothing cheap about sat phones no matter how you look at them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RANGER619 View Post
    Yes, we pay by the minute. About $2 per minute plus a $50 per month activation fee. Nothing cheap about sat phones no matter how you look at them.
    I think if you hunt where you needed a sat phone every year or two, it would be best to buy one as you guys have. And having a buddy to split it with is a bonus! Thanks for the info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikeepitcold View Post
    From what I can remember it cost me $120 to rent for 10 days and then about $2 per min. I haven't had to get a sat phone in a few years so I would guess it would cost more.

    Check ebay for used phones. Also there are a few differant providers so check the coverage for the area you want to hunt. Sounds weird that is a sat phone to be concerned about coverage but some carriers have more satalites wich In Turn gives you better coverage. At times you will have to watch the phone to see when the signal come up when a satalites passes over head to make a call. Others have many satalites that you will almost always have coverage.
    ^^^This is good advice. I'll add to this. Some companies may have several communication satellites, but are concentrated on the southern hemisphere equaling very limited service windows for the Northern latitudes. All of these companies should be able to give you a chart/graph of some sort that shows available service times for your particular area on any given date in the future as this is predictable.

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