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    Default Local satellite phone rental questions

    Who do you use for local (Anchorage area) satellite phone rental? I've rented from Surveyors Exchange and the Satellite Phones Store in the past and have had good experiences with Surveyors, not so much with the Satellite Phones Store. I was just wondering if there were any other options here locally, better deals, etc. Or, does anybody have a lightweight sat phone (preferably iridium), that they would be interested in renting out? I would need it from October 4-13.


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    I just rented with the satellite phone store and was happy with my rental.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a2thak View Post
    I just rented with the satellite phone store and was happy with my rental.
    The problems that I've had with them in the past is not getting my deposit back promptly. It's happened on several occasions that I've had to call back multiple time over the course of weeks, before they finally refunded my credit card. I've heard of several other people having the same issue with them and it's my opinion that they do this in the hopes of the renter forgetting about their deposit. I would strongly suggest that you check over your cc statement and make sure that your deposit is refunded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK Troutbum View Post
    The problems that I've had with them in the past is not getting my deposit back promptly. It's happened on several occasions that I've had to call back multiple time over the course of weeks, before they finally refunded my credit card. I've heard of several other people having the same issue with them and it's my opinion that they do this in the hopes of the renter forgetting about their deposit. I would strongly suggest that you check over your cc statement and make sure that your deposit is refunded.
    Ahh, thanks for the heads up. I'll double check on the deposit and update the site.

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    I've only ever gone to Surveyor's Exchange, always had a good experience with them
    Not all those who wander, are lost.

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    Guy In Fbx, he's on here, gets great reviews.
    Prob find him if you do a search.
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    Surveyor's Exchange all the way. Been using them both for rentals and as the contract carrier for ~14 years. Great customer service!

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    Yea surveyors exchange all the way, great customer service.

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    I just got one from TTT Enviromental off B st. and Tudor. Chad set me up within minutes and cost was $100 for the week. Pay for minutes if you use them is all extra which most people don't use unless your in a situation that you will gladly pay

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    Found him, Justin aka grayling slayer on the forum.
    Website: http://www.fairbankssatphone.com

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    Great luck with Surveyors Exchange. Been a customer for over 10 years.

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    Justin (grayling slayer) did me right when I rented a phone from him on my last trip to Ak in 2014. Good price and great service. Knute

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    Quote Originally Posted by a2thak View Post
    Ahh, thanks for the heads up. I'll double check on the deposit and update the site.
    They pulled that routine on me two years running. I'm never going back...

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