Given the issues with its constellation, has been working diligently to maintain its client base with a variety of creative options and solutions for you.
The Loyalty Plan provides you with unlimited calling for just $350/year
Pay monthly: $39.99 until 2009, then $19.99 for 2010 and the first full year of service with the new constellation
Significant price reductions on phones: the portable is now just $349 (activated) and the fixed-site is now only $849 activated. Compare these prices to $749 and $2,495 respectively
Many of our clients have moved to because of the critical, life-saving nature of their work. They need the best possible coverage now.
However, I have met numerous people for whom , even with the coverage issues is a great solution.
Here’s the notion: If you run a facility (day care, head Start, elder center, school) where people would call in during an emergency to check on their loved ones, you can use your voicemail box as an audio message board. If there is a disaster, you can be assured that family members will want to know that their loved ones are safe. If your land lines and cell phones aren’t working how will anyone call your center? Simple:
Buy and activate a phone
List the (US-based) number as the emergency line in your welcome kit
Instruct people to call the number in emegencies
Record a current voicemail if there is an emergency
This is especially helpful in cases where you may need to abandon your facility and seek refuge elsewhere. And now that has greatly reduced the price of their equipment, it is easier than ever to create this solution