Satellite Phone

What are the advantages of using a satellite phone?

It will work almost anywhere, allowing you to keep in touch with your business partners and loved ones, providing you have line of sight. It is completely independent of the local telecommunication infrastructure available.

What is this “line of sight”?

All satellite phones need line of sight to operate. This usually means the satellite phone (or antenna) must be located outside to send or receive a call. In certain cases they will work inside buildings (with large clear glass windows), provided the windows are facing the right direction with a clear and unobstructed view of the sky.

Can you call any telephone?

Yes, cell phones, landlines, other satellite phones, home, your office, any phone.

What are the disadvantages of satellite phones?

Briefly – size, weight, line of sight and cost.

How do I pay for the rental satellite phone?

Payment through Paypal.  A bond of $500 is required.  This is refunded (less talk time) when phone is returned.


Damaged equipment will be repaired or replaced at the Hirer’s expense. You must let us know straight away (within 24 hours) if it becomes lost or stolen so that we can limit your exposure to call costs incurred by any other person.

The term “any destination” means a call terminating on a landline or PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) phone, i.e. an ordinary telephone or cellular phone. Rates for calls between Satellite phones are much more expensive. Please ask us about these call charges if you might be using this service. Rental period shall start from the time of collection or delivery and end once the phone is returned to PhoneHireNZ.

Satellite Phone

Our models: IsatPhone Pro.

The minimum rental period is 3 days.

Daily rental fee: $20

Delivery fee: $40

Talk Time: $120 (up to 33 mins)


If you would like to know more

or to place an order

please send us a message.

My name is John Ward and I recently hired a Satellite phone from Phone Hire New Zealand.
As promised the phone was available for me to be picked up at Christchurch airport and a return postal pack supplied.
Our visit was a hunting trip to a remote location in the mountains on the West Coast where we were ferried in by helicopter.
The weather turned bad with significant rain and snow .
I used the phone to maintain contact with the helicopter company and as a result were able to get picked up during a short break in the weather and delivered back to safety.
Without the phone we would have had to wait another two days in bad weather to be picked up at our previously organised time.
I recommend that nobody should travel into remote locations unless they have a Sat phone for safety reasons.
The costs from NZ Phone Hire were very reasonable and their customer service was exceptional.
John Ward