This past year Salt Patrol started using Spot Global Star Satellite phones. Spending most of the summer at Westport fishing offshore we were able to give these phones a great test.
As most anglers know once you offshore more than 10 miles cell phone are pretty much worthless. Not the case with a Sat Phone like the Spot Global phone. Turn it on, pull out the
collapsible antenna it locks on to a satellite and dial your number. Easy!
Even out in the tuna grounds 40-60 miles offshore it was easy to call anywhere in the world. The calls were crystal clear. Talk about a great piece a mind when you’re out of VHF
and cell range not to mention being able to call the USCG if there is problem not trying relay from other vessels. We been so happy with the performance we many times use
them in place of our cell phones as the plan is vary affordable. I fact I be packing one to my Mexico Marlin Tournament in November so our guests can call home if needed.
In the past Sat phones were noted for poor performance and high costs. Spot changes that with introduction of the SPOT Global phone. With it working almost anywhere in the
world and its low cost airtime plans it’s great a tool for boaters or anyone venturing off the beaten path. The Spot Global Phone is light weight gives you up to 36 hours of standby time and 4 hours of talk time.
In the event of a life threatening or other critical emergency, simply dial 9-1-1. The call is routed directly to GEOS International Emergency Response Center. GEOS notifies the appropriate emergency responders to your situation.
Responders may include local police, highway patrol, the Coast Guard, your country’s embassy or consulate, other emergency response centers, or search and rescue teams. Learn more about the 9-1-1 Emergency Response with your SPOT Global Phone
Don’t miss an important connection when you are unavailable, access your voicemail when you’re off the grid.
Your SPOT Global Phone can receive 35-character text messages from friends and family back home. Learn more about sending a text message to a SPOT Global Phone
· Affordable airtime plans – airtime as low as 25¢ a min
· 24/7/365 9-1-1 Emergency Response
· 10-digit US based phone number
· Free long distance to US & Canada
· No roaming fees in Home Service Area
· Compact and lightweight design
· Backlit color display optimized for outdoor daytime viewing
· Lighted keypad for easy of use at night
· Long-life Lithium-ion battery providing 4 hours of talk time, 36 hours standby
· Fast satellite data speeds at 9.6 kpbs (optional data kit required)
For more information on SPOT Global Phones and SPOT GPS messengers visit www.findmespot.com