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    Where is the best place to rent a sat phone in Fairbanks? Closer to th airport or walmart is better but not required.

    What is the average cost?

    And most important what model is the lightest?

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    Don, Surveyor's Exchange in Fbks is the place I've used. Think it's $75/week + $1.75/minute. They are off of College Road on Aurora.

    It's the busy season though and they may not have one available, best to call ahead and find out, 452-6079. Don't recall the model # we rented in the past.

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    We just rented the 9555 from Surveyor's, light enough, and they finally got some smaller otter box cases for them so overall the weight was very manageable. Think we paid $85/week, something odd like $12.14 per additional day, and bushrat was correct, the rates are still $1.75 per minute. We were also able to receive free incoming texts...not sure what outgoing were, didn't stare at the bill that close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushrat View Post
    Don, Surveyor's Exchange in Fbks is the place I've used. Think it's $75/week + $1.75/minute. They are off of College Road on Aurora.

    It's the busy season though and they may not have one available, best to call ahead and find out, 452-6079. Don't recall the model # we rented in the past.
    if they are all out.. i beleive Radio Fairbanks just down college from there... also carried the sat phones.
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    Thanks guys, toss up between ordering to my house and taking with me or getting while there. Opions? I would have to rent for longer if mailed to me but it is one less thing to do before/after my hunt (I am DIY and have no vehicle)

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