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Planning for Walleye Season

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It might not seem like it if you look out the window, but Walleye Season is not that far away. If you have not made your lodge reservations yet, you will be shortly. While you are in the mood, give us a call, or use the quick order form on our web site and check off your satellite phone rental reservation as well.

Which Sattelite Phone Would You Choose?

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Globalstar has the lowest price at $399 and the best voice quality. Its primary coverage area is limited to North America, The Caribbean, Europe and The Mediterranean. The IsatPhone 2 is a good value as a global (except the artic areas) phone at $735 with 100 units (78 minutes) of airtime for $100. The Iridium 9555 ($1095) and Iridium 9575 Extreme ($1375) are the top choices for global coverage and reliability, but also have the most expensive airtime, such as $140 for 75 minutes valid for one month, with a price increase coming this Spring. If you are thinking about buying or renting a satellite phone, give us a call at 561-245-5203 and we'll review your trip plans and your communications needs and try to help you select the best phone for your needs.

Winter in the Caribbean

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I would be fibbing if I said we rented this guy a satellite phone. We do, however, have lots of customers getting ready to enjoy the beauty of the Caribbean, Gulf and Central America. For some, it is a long weekend in Bimini, while, for others, it will be two or three months on their boat enjoying the scenery or taking their time as they cruise from here to there. Whether it is for a weekend or the season, purchasing or renting a satellite phone is a smart move, and - yes - it can save your life. Give us a call at 561-245-5203 to discuss your options.

Just in Case

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Some of us are looking at a lot of rain for at least part of this weekend, but others of you are looking at a great weekend for getting out and enjoying the beauty that nature gives us for free. If you have a satellite phone or Spot, it is a good idea to bring one along just in case. If you are heading somewhere that does not have cellular service at all, it is smart to plan ahead and arrange to rent a satellite phone or Spot messenger. It could save your life.

Cruising Season

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Starting to get calls from our Winter cruisers who are getting their plans together for two or three months of enjoying the best the Caribbean has to offer. Not too much has changed regarding available services this Winter, but give us a call and we'll be glad to review your set-up and options. SPS

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Quotes From Walleye Central

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Big thumbs up to Satellite Phone Solutions and Globalstar 1700. Just got back from NW of Ignace and the phone was flawless. Have always used Iridium and with 9 guys had to put some limits on how long they talked. Bill was always over $250.00. This year unlimited usage and less then $100 with shipping. Globalstar from now on. By the way, Best fishing ever in 30+ years of going to Canada. - DKRUSIN

Just got back from an awesome Lac Seul fishing trip. We fish the Chamberlain Narrows area of Lac Seul. I started taking my son last year when he was 9 years old and wanted to give my wife some peace of mind and rented the phone. Both times, we went with Satellite Phone Solutions and Globalstar. Basically went with the most reasonably priced solution and it has worked out really well both years. It seems like the service was better this year than last year. Last year there were times of the day when you might have to wait a minute or two before service was available. This year service was available right as the phone turned on. I went with the Globalstar 1700 phone rental, unlimited calling, and prepaid shipping both ways, and the total for the rental was $92. JKOEBEL

Just switched from my previous rental company to Satellite Phone Solutions - their customer service was incredible when I placed an order last week for an upcoming trip. Thanks for the tip. I also rented their foldable 12w solar panel. - KEEK"

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