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Satellite phones for southern Africa

Hi everyone, I'm in Buenos Aires and heading for South Africa in 2 or 3 weeks. I'd like to carry a sat-phone during my ride there. I plan to start riding in Capetown, then head north to Kenya before returning to Joburg (then off to Perth, crossing OZ and wanting the same sat-phone there!). Can anyone recommend a good place to buy a sat-phone in South America or RSA? I know it's a long-shot, just asking. Thanks for your time. D.
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Hook, if you don't find anything en route, you can contact Iridium satellite phones directly via their website, www.iridium.com, and they should be able to send you one. They make a very portable sat phone that is shock, dust, and water resistant.
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Check this page for sat phone coverage. As far as I know, only Iridium/Motorola cover the whole of Africa.

http://www.globalcomsatphone.com/support2.html
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Thanks for the info guys- they're both great sites and answered my questions. Sohrakoff, my bike will be ready soon and I'll be off to the falls at Iguacu!
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