Photo Release -- SPOT Global Phone Brings Affordable, Superior Voice Quality to the Outdoor Recreation Market

Photo Release -- SPOT Global Phone Brings Affordable, 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

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

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"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.

Pricing and Availability:

The SPOT Global Phone is the only satellite phone to be offered in major
retail outlets 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 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 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. All other trademarks are the property of
their respective owners.

The photo is also available via AP PhotoExpress.

CONTACT: Brad Grantham
         Public Relations Account Supervisor
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