In 1987 Iridium was born as a concept by a team of Motorola engineers. Research and development was started into the first satellite-based personal mobile communications network. Iridium was developed to provide a reliable communication solution for the 80% of the world void of cellular coverage.
The Iridium Network
The Iridium Network's unique design allows voice, messaging and paging service to be routed virtually anywhere on the globe. Your telephone, messages and pages are relayed from satellite to satellite until it reaches the satellite located above your location from which the signal is relayed back toward earth.
The Iridium Satellite Network
The Iridium World Services
There are four basic Iridium World Services:
Iridium World Satellite Service - Iridium World Satellite Service covers the earth's entire surface with 66 low earth orbit (LEO) satellites. This enables you to communicate with a handheld satellite telephone in locations where cellular or terrestrial service is either unreliable or non-existent. Callers to your Iridium phone number do not have to know your location in order to place a call, send a message or page.
Iridium World Roaming Service - Iridium World Roaming Service allows the user to use cellular networks throughout the world. When your phone is switched on, you are automatically registered with participating cellular networks. Callers can reach you through your cellular telephone number. You can use a cellular phone with Iridium World Roaming Service.
Iridium World Page Service - Iridium World Page Service covers the earth's entire surface and enables the user to receive messages in more than 200 countries. This service is available as a stand-alone service or as complimentary service to other Iridium services. The Iridium World Page Service allows you to receive alphanumeric messages of up to 120 characters in your native language.
H.M.S. Communications, Inc. provides a full range of Iridium services and equipment:
Global satellite voice and paging services through the smallest satellite terminals available
One convenient phone number and billwhen roaming between wireless and satellite networks
Roaming onto previously incompatible cellular networks
Simple and cost-effective paging anywhere in the world
Full array of features - Voice Mail, Call Forwarding, Paging - toensure you're always in touch
No charges to receive calls with Complete Calling Party Pays
Peace of mind through Stratos' extensive 24x 7 customer care
Future fax and data service enhancements
Competitive rate plans to suit your needs
Iridium Service Features
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H.M.S. Communications, Inc.'s products and services are provided by Stratos, an international multi-network mobile satellite service provider offering a complete range of communications solutions.
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