Satellite Voice Quality From Globalstar Essential for Hurricane Preparedness
Satellite Phones Ideal for Dependable, Critical Communications When it Matters
COVINGTON, La., June 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reliable communications
should be one of the first preparations businesses and individuals complete as
the 2013 hurricane season begins. Satellite phones provide dependable
communications, especially when cell service becomes unpredictable in the wake
of a storm due to damaged cell towers and overloaded bandwidth.
With the successful launch of the world's newest second generation LEO
satellite constellation, Globalstar's satellite phones not only provide
crystal clear voice quality with dependable coverage, but are among the most
affordable with the handheld Globalstar GSP-1700 satellite phone starting from
$499 and emergency airtime plans starting at $24.99 per month.
Following Hurricane Sandy, the need for satellite communications during a
hurricane was apparent for the Flynn Power Plant in Holtsville, Long Island.
Having access to regular communication during and after the storm proved to be
invaluable."Once the plant made the initial call via Globalstar, we all
breathed a little easier," said New York Power Authority Principal
Communications Engineer, Frank A. Miller. "The whole purpose of our Globalstar
implementation over the years was for events just like this one. We are quite
satisfied with the service we received in the time of this emergency."
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently released its
predictions for the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season and forecasts above average
storm activity. Three to six major hurricanes (Category 3 or higher) could
impact the United States with conditions particularly favorable for storm
formation this year.
"Globalstar is committed to providing lifesaving communications across the
globe," said Jay Monroe, Globalstar Chairman and CEO. "We are the most
affordable satellite phone provider available, and coupled with our crystal
clear voice quality our customers are receiving superior performance whenever
they pick up a Globalstar phone."
Globalstar's GSP-1700 satellite phone is an ideal unit. Both lightweight and
compact, the handheld phone is easy to use and doesn't impede emergency
operations. The backlist color display is optimal for outdoor daytime viewing
and the battery life is longer than the industry average with 4 hours talk
time and 36 hours standby.
Globalstar's GSP-2900 satellite fixed phone system (MSRP $699) is ideal for
business or home owners during a power loss. The system is installed safely
and securely on a rooftop to bring a working phone line inside that can be
connected to any standard phone. The GSP-2900 provides convenient fixed access
to satellite voice and data services, including Internet, e-mail and
To complete your disaster preparations by adding the GSP-1700 or GSP-2900
system, visit Globalstar.com today.
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.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.
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