New SPOT Global Phone


New SPOT Global Phone


22/05/13 SPOT Unveil Global Phone, aimed at the outdoor market
New SPOT Global Phone 

SPOT Unveil Global Phone


SPOT have been around for a few years and until now have provided satellite messenger products, which allow users to send a distress message to emergency services from locations without mobile phone coverage. Last year's product was the SPOT Connect, which allowed a user to pair their smartphone with the device and send a short text message and/or email via satellite. The Connect product and predecessors also allowed users to track their position live, by sending a location message every 10 minutes to the Globalstar satellite network, so that people 'back home' could monitor progress.

In May 2013 SPOT have launched a new product - SPOT Global Phone - which seems to be aimed at the outdoor market. It is a satellite phone, running on SPOT's parent company's network - Globalstar.

There is no information yet about whether or when the new product will be available in the UK.


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