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Mission Aviation Fellowship. We support Christian missionary and humanitarian efforts worldwide through aviation and information technology. We highly recommend Preferred Communications as our vendor of choice for INMARSAT, Thuraya and Iridium satphones. Their service is excellent and their products very competitively priced."
Jim Camomile Mission Aviation Fellowship
"Thanks to Preferred Communications of Butner, North Carolina, for their support of The North Carolina Zoo's continuing projects in Africa. We recently arrived in the USA, back from Africa, relatively in one piece...no robberies or other high crimes, though we were beginning to wonder after our vehicle broke down 50 miles from the closest town and we ended up waiting 14 hours for a rescue vehicle...
We used the Iridium satphone then to bail ourselves out, and we used it throughout the trip, including sending journal entries to students in the US via the modem and also keeping up with the changing terrorism threat level and the Columbia disaster...it worked flawlessly, and has turned out to be an absolutely critical piece of equipment for our field team." Visit The Elephants of Cameroon.
Mark MacAllister, Coordinator, On-Line Learning Projects
North Carolina Zoological Society
Preferred Communications is proud to have been a supplier to Craig Calonica on his recent Expeditions to climb the highest peaks on each of the seven continents.
"Thanks again for all your help, without you guys this whole thing would not be possible, no satphone, no website reports, no sponsor links, no nothing, I really appreciate that and will help you in any way I can. Craig"
Visit Craig at Himalayan Heli-Skiing Adventures.
George, greetings from Helmand province. Just wanted to pass along my sincere thanks for the service you and your company continues to provide. We did a 45 minute Skype video conference between a school here in Afghanistan with a school back in Los Angeles with uninterrupted, clear streaming video. It was a great event for everyone involved, especially here on the Afghan end.
I was happy to have the phone (Iridium 9505A) with me in Nepal. We had a medical emergency up high in the mountains and the phone greatly facilitated the process. It's wonderful technology. Visit me at www.skiphorner.com.
Skip Horner Worldwide, Inc.
The phone I purchased from you was a tool that no soldier should ever do without. It allowed me to talk with my family everyday and you can't put a price on that.
SGT Dennis Thompson
HHC 1/224 Aviation (Security & Support)
Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Edgewood Arsenal
This is a picture of Bayanjargal, one of six Tsaatan reindeer herders elected by the community to serve as a manager of the Tsaatan Community & Visitors' Center (TCVC), a project Itgel worked with the Tsaatan to establish. In the picture, Bayanjargal is using the satellite phone provided by Preferred Communications to call a tour operator based in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city, to give information on a trip the company had booked through the TCVC. It was the first time the community was able to communicate directly with tour operators, who in the past have exploited the community by selling trips to their homeland for thousands of dollars without including or benefiting the community in any way. This phone call was a milestone for the community and a moment I will never forget. Watching Bayanjargal proudly deliver invoice information for services provided to a far away company, knowing that a bank transfer would soon be on the way to fairly compensate the community, was an incredible experience. Thank you for making this moment possible!
Morgan Keay, Executive Director
The Itgel Foundation
After visiting 84 countries and hundreds of islands and cruising over 64,000 nautical miles in 14 years, we are quitting the cruising life and putting Zarafet on the market shortly. Hopefully she’ll find another good owner to take her back out to sea. The Iridium phone will be passed on to Zarafet's next owner whenever she's sold and we definitely will recommend Preferred Communications as the most reliable and reasonable service provider. We really have appreciated your personal touch and all the help you gave us over the years.
Elaine & Mehmet Selis
Dear Carlyn, due to one of our team becoming ill we are home a week early but had a spirit filled time serving our Lord. The phone worked well and had no difficulty with it except when you are dropped due to satellite connection. Minimal problems considering the benefits for sure. It charged up well on the solar panel I had and was great to keep in contact with the family. The texting was also very helpful in reaching out to others. Thanks again.
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