Iridium Launches Second ‘Test Your Satellite Phone’ Week
[Satellite Today – 5-22-08] Iridium Satellite initiated its second “Test Your Satellite Phone” Week, coinciding with the start of this North American hurricane season, Iridium announced May 22.
The goal of the program, which begins May 25, is to increase satellite phone user preparedness and to help users confirm their satellite phones will work if needed an emergency. Organizations such as the American Red Cross and ProtectingAmerica.org have joined the program, Iridium said.
During the campaign, satellite phone owners are encouraged to test their equipment by calling 00-1-480-752-5105. Callers will hear a recorded message confirming that their call was completed and offering tips on proper handset usage.