The people at Iridium were nice enough to provide me with a review unit of their 9555 satellite phone and since all the TMC oil rigs were being upgraded this week I figured a trip to Sardinia, Italy made sense as a place to test the phone.
So far so good. The phone has worked well. Here are shots of the durable device in a lemon tree and with pink flamingos.
The other shot is of a 3,500 year old Sardinian civilization with a population of about 100.
Five stone towers of about 100 feet in height are surrounded by a few dozen homes with stone bases.