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Photo Release -- SPOT Global Phone Brings Affordable, Superior Voice Quality To The Outdoor Recreation Market

COVINGTON, La., May 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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 travelers and all outdoor enthusiasts will find that SPOT Global Phone provides industry-leading, crystal clear voice quality where cell service won't work.

SPOT Global Phone
SPOT Global Phone

A photo accompanying this release is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=18684

"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 dialing 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.

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