Globalstar Canada Satellite Co.

Globalstar Canada Satellite Co.

May 14, 2013 07:00 ET

SPOT Global Phone Brings Reliable Enterprise-Class Satellite Connectivity and 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

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 14, 2013) -

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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. Designed for outdoor enthusiasts who want to remain connected when travelling in areas beyond the reach of cellular coverage, the SPOT Global Phone provides affordable and reliable satellite connectivity with crystal clear voice quality.

"Our satellite voice and data solutions are relied upon by organizations that need dependable connectivity for day-to-day communications, asset monitoring and tracking communications in remote areas beyond cellular and landline service, such as oil and gas, forestry, mining and commercial fishing," said Jim Mandala, Vice President and General Manager, Globalstar Canada Satellite Co. "With the SPOT Global Phone, that same level of reliable, enterprise-class connectivity and performance is now available to meet the outdoor recreation market's need for affordable, easy-to-use mobile communications with reliable two-way communication and data access, even when their adventures take them off the grid."

SPOT Global Phone Features

  • Compact size: 5.3"H x 2.2"W x 1.5"D (135mm H X 55mm W H X 37mm D)
  • Lightweight: 7 ounces (198.5 grams)
  • Satellite-based technology
  • Superior voice clarity with imperceptible delay and 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

Globalstar is the first mobile satellite services provider to deploy a second-generation constellation of low-earth-orbit (LEO) satellites. Earlier this year, Globalstar successfully completed the launch of additional second generation satellites that deliver significant network connectivity improvements including reliability and crystal clear voice quality. Combined with the Company's affordable and award-winning suite of consumer SPOT retail products, Globalstar offers an extensive lineup of mobile satellite services that meet the needs of the broadest range of customers around the globe.

Pricing and Availability

The SPOT Global Phone is the first satellite phone to be offered in major retail outlets including London Drugs and Mountain Equipment Co-op, 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 CDN 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 or call 866-651-SPOT.


SPOT LLC, a subsidiary of Globalstar, Inc., provides affordable satellite communication and tracking devices for recreational use. SPOT voice devices use the Globalstar network to transmit two-way communication. SPOT messaging devices use both the GPS satellite network and the Globalstar network to transmit text messages and GPS coordinates. Since 2007, SPOT has provided peace of mind by allowing customers to remain in contact completely independent of cellular coverage, having initiated over 2,300 rescues worldwide. For more information, visit Note that all SPOT products described in this or any Globalstar press release are the products of Spot LLC, which is not affiliated in any manner with Spot Image of Toulouse, France or Spot Image Corporation of Chantilly, Virginia. SPOT Connect is a trademark of Spot LLC.

About Globalstar, Inc.

Globalstar is a leading provider of mobile satellite voice and data services. Globalstar offers these services to commercial and recreational users in more than 120 countries around the world. The Company's products include mobile and fixed satellite telephones, simplex and duplex satellite data modems and flexible service packages. Many land based and maritime industries benefit from Globalstar with increased productivity from remote areas beyond cellular and landline service. Global customer segments include: oil and gas, government, mining, forestry, commercial fishing, utilities, military, transportation, heavy construction, emergency preparedness, and business continuity as well as individual recreational users. Globalstar data solutions are ideal for various asset and personal tracking, data monitoring and SCADA applications. For more information regarding Globalstar Canada, please visit Globalstar's web site at

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