Globalstar Satellite Network Overview | Satellite Phones Direct
Globalstar Satellite Network Overview | Satellite Phones Direct

Overview and Coverage

Satellite Phones Directoffers Globalstar's wide range of satellite products and services which provide you with high quality, affordable and reliable satellite communications. Globalstar satellite products and services give you the choice to stay in touch even when your travels take you beyond cellular or other land-line coverage.

The Globalstar portfolio of quality products can help you maintain productivity and keep in contact from remote locations or worksites. Use our Handheld Phone while traveling in remote areas, a Car Kit for hands-free convenience while driving, or one of our Fixed Phones for remote offices or dwellings. Globalstar products and accessories connect you today in places where cellular and landline are unavailable. Wherever your business or life takes you, you'll have the benefit of affordable communications.

Globalstar also offers specialized data modems to send and/or receive information from remote jobsites or track and monitor company assets. Data communication for your business has never been easier with Globalstar customizable data products.

A full range of value-added products are also available to ensure that whatever your needs, we have a solution to keep you in touch. Globalstar can help you apply our technology to meet your business requirements, all with the convenience and affordability of Globalstar satellite communications.

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Network Update

On February 6th, 2013, Globalstar successfully completed launching its constellation of second generation satellites. The first two satellites from this recent launch were raised and placed into service in early March. Globalstar expects to place the final second-generation satellites into commercial service over the next few months as planned. Customers will continue to see improvements in network performance over the coming months as these remaining satellites are placed into service.

These new satellites are designed to last for 15 years, twice the lifespan of Globalstar's first-generation satellites. The Globalstar second-generation satellite constellation will support the Company's current lineup of voice, duplex and simplex data products and services, including its SPOT-branded consumer products which have initiated over 2,200 rescues in over 70 countries and at sea since the initial introduction in 2007. Globalstar has always been known for its crystal clear, "land-line quality" voice service, ease of use and customer value, and Globalstar will continue to provide these end-user benefits.

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GSP 1700 - Imagine being able to connect to the people and data that matter most – in the places and times that traditional communications don't always work. The GSP-1700 is the ultimate handheld portable satellite phone. Using the optional GIK-1700 installation kit, you can easily create a complete satellite phone system in your vehicle or vessel from the smallest car to the largest aircraft carrier. Antenna and cable length options were designed for ease of installation on land or sea – or simply use the phone hands-free with the optional industrial noise-canceling headset.

GSP 1600- This Globalstar Handheld Phone is designed with the flexibility to meet the needs of customers who already depend on wireless communications, but find themselves in areas where cellular or radio coverage is either unavailable or inaccessible.

GSP 2900 - The GSP-2900 provides convenient fixed access to satellite voice and data services, including Internet, e-mail and voicemail. As many as five RJ-11 jacks can be connected to the GSP-2900 to provide dial-tone to any standard or cordless phone. Installation options are virtually endless -- GSP-2900 phones have been installed in boats, ships, cottages, skyscrapers, oil rigs and service vans. You can also access Remote Terminated Data -- an easy way to communicate with monitoring devices to track equipment in remote locations.

Coverage Map

Home Service Area: Within the Home Zone, outlined in redbelow, Globalstar North American customers can freely roam without incurring additional airtime costs. This map is intended to highlight Home Zone coverage for Orbit and Galaxy customers in North America. Coverage is subject to change without notice. Click here for a list of countries included in the Home Service Area.

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Please Note:
The Caller I.D. and SMS text messaging for Sat-Fi are NOT available outside the Home Zone. Voice calls and data transmissions for Sat-Fi will work the same as regular voice/duplex outside the Home Zone according to the following service areas:

 Primary Globalstar Service Area

 Extended Globalstar Service Area
(Customers may experience a weaker signal)

 Fringe Globalstar Service Area
(Customers should expect to experience weakest signal)

 Customers who have purchased their SPOT Global Phone/Globalstar phone outside of this area: Roaming is not currently available when traveling to the following countries and surrounding ocean areas: Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, and Paraguay. Your phone will not work in these areas, however we are working toward resolving this.

Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, and parts of Antarctica are currently experiencing technical issues impacting connectivity and service levels. Issues are identified, and we are working to resolve them.

Coverage may vary. Map denotes coverage for satellite two-way voice and duplex data only.

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