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Globalstar SatFi-2 Is Here

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Satellite Phone Solutions has been participating in the Beta Tests of the New Globalstar SatFi-2 and based on our evaluation of the unit, we are giving two thumbs up. Voice quality is excellent, and two-way texting is fast and easy. There was a little trick to set up our GMAIL account within the SatFi-2 App, but once this was completed, we were able to send and receive E-Mail (even send an attached picture) with no difficulty. The SatFi-2 provides 72 KBPS data service, for web access, weather reports, and more. The unit has built in GPS capability and can be registered for SOS service. We believe the SatFi-2 is an excellent value and believe you will agree with our review.

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.

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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