Iridium Extreme



The power to stay in touch and do more

The omni-directional antenna design of Iridium’s land mobile solutions allows you to connect to the network anywhere there is an open view of the sky, giving you the ability to:

  • Keep track of personnel, assets and equipment
  • Optimize operations and reduce costs through uninterrupted voice and data communications
  • Count on a reliable critical lifeline in case of emergency
  • Generate new revenue by unlocking access to remote areas

Tech Spec & Features


Standby time: Up to 30 hours
Talk time: Up to 4 hours

Operating Temperature

Operating Temperature Range: -10 °C to +55 °C


200 character illuminated graphic display
Volume, signal and battery strength meters
Illuminated weather-resistant keypad

Calling Features

Integrated speakerphone
Quick-connect to Iridium voice mail
Two-way SMS and short email capability
Pre-programmable International Access Code (00 or +)
Mailbox for voice, numeric & text messages
Selectable ring and alert tones (8 choices)


100-entry internal phonebook, with capacity for multiple phone numbers, email addresses and notes
Call history retains received, missed and dialed calls

Usage Control Features

User-configurable call timers to manage costs
Keypad lock and PIN lock for additional security



Iridium’s most compact handset to date, Iridium Extreme is enhanced with more features than ever.

  • Compact physical footprint for streamlined portability
  • Intuitive user interface for out-of-the-box ease of use
  • Jet-water, shock and dust resistance for unparalleled durability
  • Enhanced SMS and email messaging capability
  • Integrated speakerphone
  • Headset and hands-free capability
  • Internally stowed antenna
  • Mini-USB data port
  • Accessories to create instant Wi-Fi hotspots anywhere
  • Reliable two-way global coverage

Enhanced Features:

  • Toughest military-grade handset ever built
  • Highest ingress protection (IP) rating in the industry (IP65)
  • GPS-enabled location-based services
  • Supports online tracking and Google Mapping services
  • Programmable, GPS-enabled, one-touch SOS button
  • Smallest Iridium phone ever
  • Diamond treaded, tapered grip for in-hand ergonomics
  • Rugged, high-gain antenna

What's in the Box

  • Travel charger with international adapters
  • Car charger
  • Leather case
  • USB data cable
  • User manual
  • Quick Start guide
  • CD-ROM with software
  • 2 accessory adapters*
  • Magnetic vehicle mount antenna with 5’ cable
  • Hands-free earpiece with microphone

Iridium Extreme is compatible with the same Iridium 9555 and Iridium 9505A chargers, auxiliary antenna, and USB data cable via two included adapters.

* The adapters included with your Iridium Extreme are used to charge the handset, and to connect accessories. In order to maintain the Ingress Protection rating (IP65), the battery must be fully installed and all connector covers closed.



Iridium Extreme - Brochure (ENG) (PDF) - Jun 29, 2015 - 1.8 MB
Iridium Extreme - GEOS Brochure (PDF) - Mar 17, 2015 - 0.7 MB
Iridium Extreme - Mini-Guide (ENG) (PDF) - Jul 10, 2012 - 1.6 MB

Case Studies

Case Study: Capsized at Sea - Sarah Outen (PDF) - Aug 07, 2017 - 0.3 MB
Case Study: Clelia II in Distress (PDF) - Aug 07, 2017 - 0.3 MB
Case Study: The Willis Resilience Expedition (PDF) - Aug 07, 2017 - 0.3 MB

Comparison Charts

Iridium Handheld Comparison Chart (PDF) - Sep 29, 2014 - 0.6 MB

Fact Sheets

Iridium EMSS Airtime Contract Fact Sheet (PDF) - Apr 27, 2015 - 2.0 MB
Iridium EMSS Product Catalogue (PDF) - Jul 03, 2015 - 0.7 MB


Iridium Caller ID - FAQ (PDF) - Apr 04, 2013 - 0.3 MB
Iridium Extreme - FAQs (PDF) - Apr 12, 2013 - 0.4 MB

Quick Start Guides

Iridium Extreme - Quick Start Guide (ENG) (PDF) - Sep 05, 2011 - 1.6 MB

User Manual

Iridium Extreme - User Manual (ENG) (PDF) - Jul 02, 2013 - 9.3 MB


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