New Globalstar Sat-Fi2 Firmware Release Improves Performance

SAT-FI2 PL5 Firmware Improves Performance

Globalstar recently released a new version of firmware for the Sat-Fi2 satellite hotspot that improves stability and performance. The update can be performed using the App or the Sat-Fi2 Web Console.

Sat-Fi2 is a low cost business continuity and emergency preparation solution for voice, 2-way messaging, and web access using a US based 10-digit phone number. Globalstar monthly service starts at $39.99 per month.

User must be connected to broadband or have a cellular data connection to download the update. It is not possible to perform the update by downloading the files over the Sat-Fi2 network.

Download the Sat-Fi2 Firmware Update Instructions

Download the update to your computer OR complete the update via the Sat-Fi2 app 

New Improved Globalstar Sat-Fi2 Satellite Hotspot Now Shipping

Banner Satellite WiFi Hotspot

New Design Includes Internal Battery, Antenna, and SOS ButtonMobile Satellite Hotspot with Wi-Fi

Globalstar announced the significantly improved Sat-Fi2 mobile satellite Wi-Fi hotspot that connects up to 8 smartphones, tablets, and laptops. If you travel outside cellular coverage or need an emergency backup, the Sat-Fi2 is portable and at a low price point.

The hardware is completely redesigned and includes a built-in rechargeable battery, antenna, and 2-way SOS button. The battery will provide up to 28 hours of stand-by and 2 hours of talk/data communications. Wi-Fi range is up to 100 feet and can be used with Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac OS devices.

New Globalstar Advantage and Enterprise Service Agreements

All plans include Sat-Browse that uses compression technology to speed up web browsing and also lowers data downloads. Each plan has an allotment of voice minutes, data throughput, and SMS text messages. Unused airtime does not roll t the next billing cycle.

Globalstar Monthly Advantage Service Plan Choices

The Globalstar monthly plans include a low cost Advantage 40 for users needing limited communications. There is also Advantage 100, Advantage 250, and Advantage 500 that allow additional voice minutes, data allowance, and SMS messages.

Monthly Satellite Voice, Data, and SMS Plans

Globalstar Annual Enterprise Seasonal Airtime Service Plans

Enterprise plans are billed annually for seasonal users who may use their data on an irregular schedule. With these plans the airtime expires at the end of the term rather than monthly. The Enterprise 480 plan is the lowest cost annual plan and is recommended for emergency managers or public-safety personnel who need backup communications.

Annual Satellite Voice, Data, and SMS Plans

Nanuk custom case with insertGlobalstar has a Nanuk carry case with custom insert to accommodate the Sat-Fi2 and accessories.

The Sat-Fi2 is the future of satellite communications, The GSP-1700 is no longer in production and is only available as a refurbished kit. GSP-1600’s are also at end of life because the proprietary battery has been discontinued and cannot be ordered.

Download Globalstar Sat-Fi2 User Guide .pdf

If you need a formal quote or additional info about Sat-Fi2 contact our Dover, Delaware office during normal business hours or use the form below.

New Globalstar 9600 Wi-Fi Router For Your GSP-1700/1600 Satphone

Check Email from Your Smartphone with Globalstar 9600

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

Globalstar 9600 Satellite Mini-WiFi RouterThe 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.

Features of Sat-Fi and 9600

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.

9600 Sat-Fi App Price ChartAdditional 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 Satellite Phone Overview and Tips

Globalstar Satellite Phone Emergency Communications

Globalstar Satellite Phone Voice Network Coverage

In the event land-based cellular and wireline communications are disrupted due to storm power outages, the Globalstar satellite phone network may be the only way to communicate. Globalstar GSP-1700 phones rely on low earth orbiting satellites instead of towers for system access. It is important to note you must be outdoors when a satellite is overhead near your location.

Primary and Fringe Satellite Coverage from Globalstar

Globalstar Home Area and Roaming Charges

Globalstar US Home Area MapGlobalstar phones activated under USA rate plans include airtime for calls made from the Home service area to the US and Canada. The Home area includes the US, Canada, and the Caribbean – but not Mexico. Long distance is included for calls to the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

Globalstar Satellite Phone Training Tips

  • Dial #TEST for a free test call to confirm the phone is working
  • To send a SMS text message (35 character maximum) to a Globalstar phone, use the area code and phone number format below: [email protected]
  • There is no way to reply to a text message
  • There is no caller ID – save important numbers in the directory
  • You must be outside or be able to see the horizon for service
  • Dial #777 for internet access (cable and software required)
  • To change Time Zone – Press MENU, 7, 2, 6
  • To check voice mail dial the phone’s number and Press # or 1 (temporary password is 12345)

Globalstar User Manuals

GSP-1700 User Manual

GSP-1600 User Manual            GSP-1600 Quick Reference Guide

GSP-2900 User Manual            GSP-2900 Reference Card