Currently, the top overall satellite phone in the world to buy is the Iridium 9575 Extreme. This rugged sat phone operates on the dependable Iridium network and is in high demand globally.

For satellite messengers, the best for hikers, is the Garmin inReach Mini 2 as the #1 satellite communicator of 2023 because of this device's sturdy design, it's GPS features, and it's versatile user experience with global satellite coverage. This satellite messenger fits a lot of powerful features into a very small package for $349. The Garmin inReach GPS is a legend and top-rated.

Depending on your communication needs and travel preferences, you might also have a great user experience with several other satellite phones and communicators:

-Inmarsat IsatPhone 2 is an excellent and in demand sat phone that works anywhere except the extreme polar regions of the globe. There are currently service plans that give you this satellite phone free.

-Iridium GO satellite hot-spot is the only device on this list of messengers that enables voice calls, along with text messages. Check into Iridium GO plans today for great voice quality.

-Zoleo satellite communicator offers great value for money, enabling your smartphone to send satellite messages for just $199.

-ACR Bivy Stick can easily fit in your pocket while connecting you to a planet-wide satellite network starting at $249. Bivy Stick is lightweight and perfect for hunters.

-Spot X satellite messenger gives you flexible pricing plans with a simple design for all harsh conditions.