Spot Global Phone Uses Satellite Technology To Keep You Connected

Tired of getting spotty connection whenever you make a phone call? You might want to ditch your network provider and choose a Spot Global Phone. While the service is more expensive than what you normally pay your network provider,  it does allow you to place phone calls, send text messages, and get data at speeds of up to 28 kbps in areas where network coverage from the carriers is not available. This is made possible since it uses satellite technology instead of the usual cell site towers.

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The Spot Global Phone is priced at $499 and is available at various retailers such as West Marine, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Cabela’s, Eastern Mountain Sports, REI, Bass Pro Shops and Gander Mnt. There are various plans you can choose from which are classified into monthly and yearly plans. A $25 monthly plan gets you 10 minutes of talk time while the $150 monthly plan gets you unlimited minutes. In the yearly plan there’s the $300 a year plan which gives you 120 minutes of talk time while the $ 1800 a year plan gives you unlimited minutes.

SPOT Global Phone Features

  • Compact size: 5.3″H x 2.2″ W x 1.5″D
  • Lightweight: 7 ounces
  • Satellite-based technology
  • Superior voice clarity with no noticeable delay or echo
  • Backlit color display optimized for outdoor daytime viewing
  • Long-life battery: 4 hours talk time, 36 hours standby
  • Data capable enabling email and file transfers
  • Quick online activation, ten-digit dialing with local phone numbers
  • Ergonomic design
  • Lighted keypad
  • 911 emergency service access

Some of the key features of this device include

  • Crystal clear voice quality
  • Data connectivity to send email and access the internet (optional data kit required)
  • Most competitive airtime pricing
  • Long-life Lithium-ion battery providing 4 hours of talk time or 36 hours standby
  • Local phone number
  • Smallest, lightest handset

According to Jay Monroe, Chief Executive Officer, Globalstar, “Outdoor recreationists have come to appreciate SPOT as a brand that keeps them safe as they explore new ways of getting off the grid. As the first satellite phone available in major retail outlets such as West Marine, REI and Cabela’s, SPOT Global Phone will not only provide a lifeline during these adventures, but an opportunity to connect with impeccably clear voice quality on a satellite network that is light years ahead of the competition.”

via findmespot