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January 2008 – How Do You Save Lives?

Have you ever been in a situation where your day-to-day communications didn’t work as a result of disaster, terrorism or just because you operate in remote locations?

If you answer yes, then you know, first-hand the frustration of not being able to perform critical tasks and job responsibilities. In addition, there could be potential risk to peoples lives. When communications break down, chaos replaces order and people end up in harm’s way unnecessarily. So what do you do? You develop a communications strategy to keep people talking to one another for good management and implementation of initiatives. Your solution?

Satellite communications from GlobaFone!

Terrestrial systems are at tremendous risk of failure during times of crisis. Floods hurricanes, war, terror attacks – all can cripple landlines, radios and cell phones because they are destroyed or become over-taxed and thus unreliable. When you rely solely on these solutions your mission becomes nearly impossible because you need communications to coordinate strategy implementation, whether executing a mission or coordinating a rescue operations. Satellite communications are the only truly reliable communications solution when all else fails.

For a free discussion on how satellite phones can help you, e-mail us or call us today at 800-826-6152.

January 2008 – So What’s With the Rebates?

As you may know, we work with a number of different Service Providers which gives us the distinct advantage of being able to offer to you ‘the best of the best’ when it comes to equipment and airtime packages. Recently, two of our providers introduced valuable incentive programs for satellite service subscribers who are looking to switch to : Activate an , return your and earn a rebate:

Rebate plan 1: Activate a new line and receive $400 per Globalstar phone you return. Two year service agreement on a North American SIM card (limited ’home area’) $750 early termination, Monthly subscription includes 10 min/airtime. There is an additional charge for international use. Return your within 15 days for the rebate, paid at the end of the calendar quarter.

Our take: Great for domestic users, terrible for global users as the ‘roaming’ rate pushes $2.00/minute. The return and rebate conditions are quite restrictive. Our providers has limited this offer to the first 500 subscribers. If you want it, take action now! This will be a very popular program and it ends June 30.

Rebate plan 2: Activate a new line and receive $400 per phone you return. One year service agreement on a global SIM card. $750 early termination, Normal monthly subscription rates apply. Rebate paid whenever the phone is received.

Our take: We like this plan for more flexibility (domestic and international), however $750 termination is steep on a one-year plan. This offer ends February 1.

These rebates create a real incentive if you’re considering moving to as an alternative to . We encourage you to call us for a free evaluation. Call toll-free on 800-826-6152 or dial direct on 603-433-7232.
Editorial note: the $350 rebate plan is no longer available and the $400 rebate plan ends September 30, 2008

March 2008 Newsletter – A US number for your Iridium satellite phone?

Among the issues with using an phone has historically been having the ability and budget to dial directly to your satellite phone handset(s). Two of the major issues are:

  • The cost of the call – up to $7.00/minute from your long distance provider
  • The fact that ’s phone numbers are constellation-based not terrestrially-based.

Based on the pricing of calls, it is obvious why often times businesses and government agencies do not allow direct dial international calls from their phone systems. However, the problem remains: How do you call your ?

SIMPLE: Iridium is now offering US-based phone numbers that ring on your phone. This makes owning and using phones easier than ever.

For a monthly fee of $15.00, plus the cost of calls on your satellite rate plan, dial a US number and reach your phones. US numbers are unique to each satellite phone: This is not two-stage dialing. Have 50 phones—you’ll have 50 US-based numbers.

The bottom line? Add US-based numbers to your satellite service and direct dial your satellite phones. Call us to learn more and sign up for your US-based numbers today!