The Spot phone is about the size of any other cell phone but it works purely on satellite connections so you will be able to make those important calls from anywhere in the world at the touch of a button. They even pre-set the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Centre's number into the phone for you. If you need a way out of a tricky situation then help will just be a phone call away.
One of the sore topics in the past when it comes to satellite phones is the pricing structures. In the past, if you made a call you knew for a fact that it would be costing you a small fortune. Now with the Spot Global Phone you can choose from one of the many packages to suit you. All the pricing is in US Dollars and currently you'll need to order the phone from the US but this does seems like one of the best options around at the moment.
Read the full press release from Spot below...
SPOT Global Phone Brings Affordable, Superior Voice Quality to the Outdoor Recreation Market
Portable, easy-to-use and affordable, the new SPOT Global Phone keeps users connected to family, friends and emergency services when their adventures take them off the grid
Covington, LA (May 14, 2013) - SPOT LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar, Inc. and leader in satellite messaging and emergency notification technologies, today announced the new SPOT Global Phone, a portable, easy-to-use and data-enabled satellite phone. Hunters, hikers, boaters, off-road travellers and all outdoor enthusiasts will find that SPOT Global Phone provides industry-leading, crystal clear voice quality where cell service won't work.
"Outdoor recreationists have come to appreciate SPOT as a brand that keeps them safe as they explore new ways of getting off the grid," said Jay Monroe, Chief Executive Officer, Globalstar. "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."
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 dialling with local phone numbers
- Ergonomic design
- Lighted keypad
- 911 emergency service access
SPOT Global Phone ensures users can connect with family, friends and businesses even when their adventures take them out of cell coverage. With patented Qualcomm-based CDMA technology providing crystal-clear voice quality from anywhere within the service footprint, SPOT Global Phone users experience superior performance. Critical communications happen in an instant, with no noticeable time delays on a network that transmits even a whisper. With the availability of Express Data on most data plans, guaranteed data speeds of 9.6Kbps provide up to four times the data speed of most other mobile satellite data services and enable emails, file transfers, and basic services to occur at high-speed.
Pricing and Availability
The SPOT Global Phone is the only satellite phone to be offered in major retail outlets and is also available online and through a dealer network, expanding the reach of the mobile satellite service (MSS) market beyond oil fields and commercial fishing. The SPOT Global Phone retails at $499 plus a required subscription service that provides industry-leading voice quality starting at $24.99 monthly or as low as 25 cents per minute. For more information on where to buy the SPOT Global Phone and other SPOT products and service offerings, visit FindMeSPOT.com or call 866-651-SPOT.