Startup error

Gudrun V
Axel Busch
Thu 17 Feb 2011 13:48
âStartup error, please contact your service providerâ is all I get from my Iridium 9555 phone anymore. The thing is basically brand-new. Now it has packed up, after about 250 hours of use. It is a replacement for my last Iridium 9555 phone, which packed up after about 300 hours. Do I see a pattern there?

Fearing something like that I brought a spare one. Expensive, yes, but what can you do. There are little options. But who knows how long this will last. So, just in case it stops working soon too and I canât post any more blog messages: Iâm alive and well. Donât call the MRCC, SAR, Coast Guard, Ambulance, Marines, SAS, SBS, Newspaper, ...

I still carry an EPIRB in case something bad happens and can notify the MRCC myself. Otherwise Iâll just have to sit it out on my strong boat until the currents brought me to the Caribbean. The place is damned hard to miss, and there is enough food and water on the boat :-)

Damn electronics. And they advertise it as the toughest phone on the planet. Yeah right.