Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland

Satellite phone networks question

Can anyone give me the name of a satellite phone network that had coverage including the UK in the 1990s, and was accessible via privately-owned hand-held (or easily portable) phone? I'm guessing Inmarsat is the most likely, but the Wikipedia article is a bit ambiguous about this - it reads like their service may have only been accessible via larger installations aboard ships and planes.

No real details needed other than the name of the network! And possibly the maker's name for the phone, which would be a nice bit of scene setting.

Later - thanks to [personal profile] major_clanger  and [personal profile] cdybedahl I'm going to go with a Magnavox satellite phone (briefcase sized) in the Inmarsat network. Many thanks to everyone who commented.

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