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SatChat is an low-cost satellite communications solution that enables the transparent and direct routing of one or many local phone numbers to satellite phones. The SatChat service extends to phone numbers in more than fifty countries. SatChat is important for the maritime industry, where maritime communications are essential.

Primary benefit: SatChat provides a cost savings of up to 60% as compared to direct calls to satellite phone numbers through Inmarsat, Iridium, or Thuraya satellites. Local numbers will be provided for familiarity instead of long satellite phone numbers to encourage usage.



  • A dedicated local phone number for each satellite phone and instant number activation
  • Satellite telephone numbers can be changed without changing local number
  • Pre-paid & post-paid SatChat accounts
  • Real-time billing with online access to all call records and account balances
  • Multiple SatChat numbers can be combined into group billing


Why Use SatCollect?

Boating & Charter

  • Captains can buy one number for the boat and then route it to his cell phone or satellite number
  • Different pin numbers for crew and captains enable real time monitoring and cost per user
  • The boater who travels around the world and uses his satellite phone to stay connected with family, friends and business colleagues
  • Ship management companies can assign a number to boats and headquarters could contact all their vessels with the new local number for low-cost satellite calls

Government & Military

  • The military can assign specific departments a certain number for instances where inter-departmental co-operation requires communication via satellite calls.
  • Embassies would also be able to make use of a satellite terminal with a local number in the event of emergencies or disasters. Even if phone lines are disrupted, you would still be able to receive a call from your home country.

Oil & Gas

  • Within this environment, communication is required to provide:
    • Research
    • Pipeline monitoring/repair
    • General communication on board rigs and platforms
  • Our solution enables offices to call a particular member of staff located in a remote unit with a local telephone number.


  • Reporters are assigned to countries with little time to prepare for the broadcast of new topics while travelling from one country to another. As Internet connection is not guaranteed in every country, SatChat can help reporters to communicate with their broadcasting agencies regardless of their location.



  • A cost savings of up to 90% for calls placed to satellite phone number
  • Bill administration for vessels and fleets
  • Convenience in managing local-connection number assignments
  • PIN code restrictions to protect against unwanted callers (optional)
  • Blacklisting and Whitelisting of callers (optional)

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