For a limited time, Globalstar will provide a FREE GSP-1700 satellite phone with a new 12 month commitment plus a $50 activation fee. Choose the Galaxy Unlimited plan for $1,200 or the Orbit Unlimited plan for $99.99 per month (early termination fees apply). A new GSP-1700 phone worth $500 will be provided at no charge.
Current Globalstar Satellite Service Plans
Cellular towers only provide coverage for about 7 miles. Don’t go offshore this year without emergency communications. Act fast…this promotion could end at any time. Call our office at 302-734-9250 M-F 8-5pm EST or fill out the form below.
Globalstar monthly Orbit and annual Galaxy satellite voice plans for North America now have an expanded home area. Travelers using their GSP-1700 phones can now make calls in many additional countries without additional roaming fees.
The map below shows Globalstar duplex voice and data coverage for the globe. The countries inside the red line show the new home area for US customers.
Check Email From Your Smartphone using the Globalstar Satellite Network
Now you can connect your existing smartphone to a Globalstar phone using Wi-Fi to send and receive email. The new Globalstar 9600 mini-WiFi router allows you to create a satellite hotspot using your GSP-1700, GSP-1600, or GSP-2900 satellite phones. Any Wi-Fi enabled device is compatible using the iOS or Android Sat-Fi app. The 9600 supports up to 8 connected data devices but does not allow phone calls.
Globalstar 9600 is Small, Portable, and Affordable
The 9600 weighs only 2 oz, is about 2.5 inches square, and provides up to 4 hours of use. It includes a Micro-USB for charging, standard USB, and Ethernet ports. It is 802.11b/g/n with a WiFi range of about 30 feet. At $149.99 it is an affordable accessory for any Globalstar phone.
Comparison Chart of Globalstar Sat-Fi and 9600
Below is a summary of the features of the Sat-Fi and the 9600 satellite hotspots.
The 9600 includes an AC/DC power supply, international plug kit, quick start guide, 1 voucher for Sat-Fi use, and cable for a GSP-1700. Contact us for optional GSP-1600 or GSP-2900 cables.
Additional vouchers for data users requiring separate emails can obtain them on the Sat-Fi microsite. Three day codes are free and longer periods are available for a nominal fee.
Download 9600 data sheet and Apple iOs or Android user guides.
Globalstar Sat-Fi Hotspot Now Available At Only $999
Now users who require satellite communications can install an app on their Android, Apple iOS, Mac, or Windows device instead of carrying a separate satellite phone. With the new Globalstar Sat-Fi Hotspot up to 8 users can connect at the same time using standard WiFi with range of approximately 100 feet.
The Sat-Fi Hotspot is designed for installation on vehicles, marine vessels, and outside fixed locations. An AC power supply,12V DC vehicle adapter, and 14 feet of coax cable with magnetic patch antenna are included.
Powerful Sat-Fi App Now Available for Download
The Globalstar Sat-Fi app is free and uses your existing smartphone contacts providing caller ID. The interface makes it easy to send and receive voice calls, emails, and post to social media. SMS text messaging and a feature called S.O.S. alert capability with GPS location to emergency first responders will be available soon. Sat-Fi supports a single voice call but makes it easy to transfer incoming calls to up to 7 additional connected users. It also will allow sending text messages between those using Sat-Fi.
Sat-Fi is Compatible with Most Globalstar Orbit and Galaxy Service Plans
Sat-Fi must be activated using any of the Orbit monthly plans (except Orbit 10) or the Galaxy annual plans (except Galaxy 120). Globalstar prepaid cards cannot be used at this time.
If you work outside of cellular coverage or need backup for emergency management, the Globalstar Sat-Fi is the next generation product for satellite communications. A limited number are available now for immediate shipment. For additional information, specifications, or to purchase the Sat-Fi visit our online store or use the contact form below.
When disaster strikes and cripples the cellular network or when located beyond the coverage area, you will soon be able to use Globalstar’s new SAT-FI device to stay connected using your own Wi-Fi enabled device. SAT-FI is a technology breakthrough described as a satellite hotspot that provides seamless integration of voice and data from existing smartphones, tablets, and computers.
Using your existing device and phone number, you will be able to make and receive calls, email, and text messages through Globalstar’s satellite network. A simple app and the SAT-FI hotspot is expected to be available later this year pending FCC approval.
SAT-FI will provide emergency first responders backup communications and remote industrial or marine personnel a more convenient way to communicate. Pricing has not been announced but is expected to be affordable for the general public including recreational boaters, hikers, and campers.
For more information, see the press release and recent a recent interview with Barbee Ponder from Globalstar.
If you are a US based satellite phone user with an active Iridium or Inmarsat account, Globalstar will provide a free GSP-1700 if you sign a 2 year service agreement. Eligible Globalstar service includes the Orbit 40, 100, 200 and Unlimited monthly and Galaxy 480, 1200, 2400, and Unlimited annual plans. Galaxy plans are invoiced yearly and early termination fees apply.
Globalstar Has Lower Fees and a US Based Telephone Number
Globalstar’s new satellite network has better voice quality and has lower per minute fees. The 10 digit US based telephone number makes it easier to use for you and callers to your phone. Available with a red or copper face and color display, it is the smallest satphone available.
Promo Is For a Limited Time – Act Now to Start Saving
Eligible Iridium phones include the 9500, 9505, 9505A, 9555, 9575 (Extreme) and Inmarsat Isat Pro. The phones must be deactivated and returned to Globalstar. The battery and charger must be returned too.
Download Globalstar Trade-In Brochure .pdf
For more information call our office at 302-734-9250 (8-5pm EST) or use the form below.
Globalstar announced lower pricing for their most popular accessories for the GSP-1700 satellite phone. The new price reductions are permanent and effective immediately.
GPB-1700 replacement battery reduced by $50
It is a good time to purchase a new GPB-1700 replacement battery for your GSP-1700. With talk time at 4 hours on a standard charge, we recommend a spare if you need to use it on a long shift.
GVC-1700 12V DC vehicle charger reduced by 50%
The GVC-1700 12V DC mobile charger will charge your phone while in your vehicle. The rugged, 6 foot coiled cord includes a replaceable fuse to protect your GSP-1700 phone. A green LED indicator shows when it is connected to a valid power source.
GDK-1700 data kit reduced by 50%
Access the internet using your GSP-1700 and the GDK-1700 data kit. Included is a 48 inch cable with USB connector. The latest software can be downloaded from Globalstar’s support web site. When configured, connect to the web by dialing #777 from your attached computer.
GNC-1700 nylon case reduced by 50%
The GNC-1700 case is lightweight and will protect your phone from dirt and weather. The case is custom designed to fit the GSP-1700 and is made of nylon material. It includes a clear plastic faceplate cover and belt clip.
Follow this link for more GSP-1700 accessories
Globalstar announced the new Orbit Unlimited satellite service plan for heavy voice and data users in North America. Airtime is included for Home Service Area calls placed in the US, Canada, and the Caribbean. Long distance is included for calls to US, Canada, and Puerto Rico numbers.
The plan includes free voice mail and Express Data Compression that will speed up internet downloads. The cost is $149.99 (plus applicable taxes) along with a $50 activation fee. The contract requires a one year commitment.
GSP-1700 Price Remains at $499 for Phone, Battery, Charger
Globalstar continues to keep the price of the GSP-1700 at half the price it was before their satellite troubles. The 2013 hurricane season is upon us and it is time to get prepared for emergency communications. Last year, Hurricane Sandy disrupted cellular and internet services throughout the Northeast for an extended period of time.
Globalstar Call Times Tool No Longer Necessary
Satellite phone access has improved significantly the past six months to the point the call times tool is no longer needed. The new and improved Globalstar satellite network provides 97%+ accessibility in North America anytime during the day or night.
Existing Globalstar Users: Check Your Phone Batteries
If you already have a GSP-1600 or GSP-1700 phone, replace your batteries if they are more than 3 years old. The GPB-2003 high-capacity battery is still available for the GSP-1600 and the GPB-1700 is the recommended battery for the GSP-1700. Globalstar still supports GSP-1600 accessories and will activate them on their network.
If you have any questions about Globalstar products or service plans, contact us during normal business hours or use the form below:
In a bold move to prove the reliability of their new second generation network, Globalstar conducted their 2012 earnings call using their own satellite network. Superior CDMA audio quality, low equipment prices, and now improved reliability now make Globalstar the best choice for satellite communications.
The Globalstar GSP-1700 satellite phone emergency kit at $649 is recommended for public-safety agencies needing a backup communications solution. It includes the satphone, 120V AC and 12V DC chargers, and waterproof Pelican case.
Although no longer available, the first generation GSP-1600 hand-held phones will still work but you should probably replace the GPB-2003 high-capacity battery.
Evolution II Plan with Unlimited Minutes Ends Feb 28th
The final Globalstar launch scheduled for this week should return satphone service back to normal. Network availability has increased significantly the past six months with usage up 25% as compared to 2011. Starting March 1st, the Evolution II plan with unlimited minutes will not be offered and voice mail will be an option with the lower priced plans. It appears the GSP-1700 hand-held satphone price will not increase.
New Orbit Monthly and Galaxy Annual Plans Start March 1st
- Voice calls will be billed first minute then 6 second increments.
- Data calls will be included and billed in 15 second increments.
- Subscriptions on the same annual plan and the same account will have the minutes pooled. Galaxy 120 does not include pooling.
- Unused airtime will not be rolled over to the next billing cycle.