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Model # 14628119 | Mfg # SPOT-PHONE-B

Product Description

Powered by 100% satellite technology, the SPOT Global Phone allows you to make a call wherever your adventures take you. The portable SPOT Global Phone is the smallest and lightest handheld satellite phone from SPOT, with the best voice quality and the fastest data speeds in mobile satellites today. Compact and lightweight, the SPOT Global Phone packs easily for traveling. U.S.-based telephone numbers that require no international dialing and include automatic international roaming make the phone an ideal travel companion.

9-1-1 Emergency Response: In the event of a life threatening or other critical emergency, simply dial 9-1-1. The call is routed directly to GEOS International Emergency Response Center. GEOS notifies the appropriate emergency responders to your situation. Responders may include local police, highway patrol, the Coast Guard, your country’s embassy or consulate, other emergency response centers, or search and rescue teams.

Voicemail: Don’t miss an important connection when you are unavailable, access your voicemail when you’re off the grid.

Email: Use the optional data kit to connect your SPOT Global Phone to your computer to check and respond to emails when you’re off the grid.

Text Messages: Your SPOT Global Phone can receive 35-character text messages from friends and family back home.

  • Coverage: Coverage may vary; see SPOT’s coverage map for primary, extended and fringe areas
  • Display: Backlit 4-line, 12-character color LCD display with volume, signal and battery indicators
  • Memory: 99 entry internal address book with call history—received, missed and dialed calls
  • Data Network: Send emails, surf Internet, transfer files easily and quickly USB data cable (port speed up to 38,400bps) (sold separately); Express Data provides up to 28kbps throughput (Uncompressed speed 9600bps)(additional fees may apply)
  • Battery Type: Lithium-Ion 3.7V, 2600mAh
  • Battery Life: Standby Time: up to 36 hours. Talk Time: 4 hours
  • Width: 2 3/16"
  • Height: 5 5/16"
  • Depth: 1 1/2"
  • Weight: 7.1oz.
  • Included Accessories: AC charger, Quick-start guide, User manual, CD-ROM
  • Service Plans Required: Annual or Monthly Service Plan required. See www.findmespot.com for postpaid or prepaid service plans
  • Waterproof Rating: Not waterproof
  • Warranty: One year

Specs

Global Satellite Phone

Dimensions 2 3/16" Width x 5 5/16" Height x 1 1/2" Depth
Display Type Backlit LCD
Features Voice Mail
Text
Compact
Minimum Requirements Subscription Required
Warranty Details One Year

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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SPOT Global Satellite Phone
 
2.3

(based on 7 reviews)

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29%

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Poor In All Respects

By matts

from Reno, Nevada

Verified Reviewer

Comments about SPOT Global Satellite Phone:

Very rarely acquires a signal - even in open desert (Nevada). Never acquired a signal when near a tree, vehicle or building. Never was able to use data connectivity with a Windows 10 laptop. Was able to use the data connectivity briefly with Windows 7, however, due to proxy set-up issues, never was able to access gmail, not able to use Google Chrome,

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Same old problems with Globalstar

By Patrickdempsey

from Tampa, FL

About Me Advanced

Pros

  • Call Clarity

Cons

  • Dropped Calls
  • Gaps In Coverage
  • Misleading Marketing

Best Uses

  • Data
  • None

Comments about SPOT Global Satellite Phone:

I guess the SPOT brand placed over this Globalstar handset couldn't save it. I gave it another try after using a gsp1600 for about 5 years. The sales rep promised me that service was better but, in my experience actions have spoken louder than words.

The data connectivity is pretty good at 9600 baud, but I was also told that the gen2 network will provide broadband data. I later found out that there is no broadband on the gen2 system and won't be for some time to come.

I we've taken this handset to the same place out by the dry tortugas where I often used my old Globalstar phone but not much has changed.

The service is just not there. Waiting 10-15 minutes to get a signal on this phone is the norm, and dropped calls are to be expected.

$499 seemed inexpensive to me and now I know why, as it is said you get what you paid for.

I'm really disappointed in this product.

I'm going back to Iridium. My phone has to work when I need it to, and my SPOT phone doesn't get the job done.

(17 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Pretty darn Good

By Johnny Come lately

from San Diego, CA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • easy to use

Cons

  • Not Weather Resistant

Best Uses

  • Outdoor

Comments about SPOT Global Satellite Phone:

Works pretty good. Overall we're very happy. Like all satellite phone, we noticed you have to wait a minute or two for service. The problem we found is that we didn't read the instructions and we weren't clear on waiting for the RED House prior to dialing.

(16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Price Great, Connectability Questionable

By Serge

from LIttleton Colo & Puerto Penasco Mexico

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Coverage Across Nor Am
  • Easy To Install
  • Easy To Set Up Service
  • Price
  • Small Size Weight

Cons

  • Poor To No Connection

Best Uses

    Comments about SPOT Global Satellite Phone:

    The Spot satellite phone is priced right. I bought one to use offshore in the Sea of Cortez for communication beyond the range of marine band radios. The coverage looks pretty good for the north part of the Sea of Cortez, though I have yet to try it there, but soon will. I tried it in Denver Colorado and had poor results. After about 8 tries I managed to ring my home phone a couple of times but lost the connection before anyone answered. A week later I tried for 10 minutes, but the phone failed to get a signal at all.

    I will keep trying in Colorado and Mexico.

    Serge

    (19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    To much whiz not enough bang

    By Spearo

    from Florida

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Outdoor

        Comments about SPOT Global Satellite Phone:

        I bought this product so that I would have a way of communication long distances from shore. Although I like the basic features and functions of the phone it does not acquire satellite service very well.

        (15 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        disapoining

        By Jaro

        from Uper NY state

        About Me Advanced

        Pros

        • Good Batterry

        Cons

        • 5 Sec To 2 Min Reception

        Best Uses

        • Talking About It In Bars

        Comments about SPOT Global Satellite Phone:

        try to aim at a tiny spot in sky where the sat is flying on a boat that moves on ocean swells... it's useless at the best off times

        (12 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fantastic Phone. Cheaper than Iridium

        By Alex S

        from Miami

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Crystal Clear Voice
        • Durable
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about SPOT Global Satellite Phone:

            it is a light weight phone and works really well. and the voice plans are a lot cheaper than my old iridium phone

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