Satellite and Mobile phones
If you want to be sure that you’ll get reception everywhere, then you will need a satellite phone. We recommend satellite phones for self guided walking holidays. These can be hired from many outlets found online.
If you haven’t got or organised a satellite phone, it is essential that you at least carry a mobile phone if you are doing a self-guided Stroll holiday. Note that there will not necessarily be reception in all of the walking areas.
With some phones, reception can be improved by purchasing a small external aerial that can clip onto our mobile phone. Our experience is that these aerials can increase signal strength by 1 to 2 bars, and often allows us to use the mobile in places where there would otherwise be no signal.
Another useful tip is that text messaging requires less signal strength than voice communications. You may not be able to make a call, but you can still often send or receive a text message.
An emergency phone number will be included in your walk notes.