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TC Communications appointed Inmarsat Distribution Partner for IsatPhone Pro satellite phone

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TC Communications recently celebrated its appointment as a direct Inmarsat Distribution Partner for IsatPhone Pro satellite phone in this, its 20th year of operation.

At a combined 20th anniversary and IsatPhone DP launch event held at the Sky Venue at the top of Sydney Tower, Inmarsat VP, Mr Chris D’Aguiar, announced the appointment of
TC as an Inmarsat DP, thus officially formalising the relationship between TC Communications and Inmarsat that has existed for the entire 20 years of TC Communications existence.

Inmarsat has a select few Distribution Partners throughout the world and TC Communications is the only Australian owned and managed company to be awarded this status.

Todd McDonell, CEO of TC Communications says the appointment of TC Communications as an Inmarsat DP is a validation of the continual efforts the company has made over the past 20 years to ensure it is an Australian company playing on the world stage with industry leading technology.

"We have made considerable investment in research and development over the past 20 years to ensure our client base within this region has access to world leading solutions - many of which we have had to develop in response to the particular requirements of the Australian satellite communications customer. We thank Inmarsat for this DP appointment which recognises both our expertise in the industry and the necessity for an indigenous company to service the particular needs of the Australian satellite phone user,” says McDonell.

Over 70 clients, employees and media representatives attended the event that included presentations by Antarctic adventurer and environmentalist, Tim Jarvis and a live video cross (via Inmarsat BGAN) to acclaimed surf photographer Joel Coleman, who is in search of the perfect wave in Chile, whilst maintaining business communications with his Sydney gallery with an IsatPhone Pro.

The IsatPhone Pro satellite phone is a real game changer in Australia; a huge continent that is often traversed by people who have no reliable means of communication outside of cellular range.

Whilst Australians tend to work on remote agricultural, mining and construction sites, or simply like to ‘go bush’ to get away from it all, they have also become accustomed to an instant means of communicating with friends and family.

The IsatPhone Pro is the first satellite phone which has made this form of communication both accessible and affordable. Call rates on the IsatPhone Pro satellite phone are not only cheaper than that on many prepaid cellular networks, but the phone itself costs around the same amount as an I-Pad.

Furthermore, as it is an Inmarsat phone, the IsatPhone Pro satellite phone is a global service that is provided by a highly reliable mobile satellite network on its latest satellite constellation. 

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