Smartphones Can Morph Into Satellite Phones

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014
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Globalstar says its Sat-Fi instantly turns any smartphone, tablet or computer into a satellite phone or data device.

With Sat-Fi, Globalstar customers can use their existing smartphones and existing phone numbers to send and receive communications over the Company's satellite network, offering seamless voice and data connectivity when beyond the range of cellular. This new technology means that people who find themselves outside of cell coverage, for whatever reason, can use their existing smartphones or computers to always stay connected.

Through a convenient app and Sat-Fi satellite hot spot, subscribers will be able to easily send and receive calls, email and SMS text messages anywhere within Globalstar's footprint from their own device.

Who needs Globalstar Sat-Fi? The company explains that roughly two billion people in the world either live, work or play beyond the range of terrestrial networks. Additionally there are those
people who temporarily find themselves without cellular coverage for whatever reason.

For example: recreational or commercial boat owners and enthusiasts, and their passengers, who need to be able to make calls, send emails and communicate via SMS text messages over satellite while maintaining the capabilities and flexibility of their existing smartphones andcomputers. Similarly Oil and Gas and other natural resources industries who rely on constant, cost-effective connectivity for work productivity and peace of mind.

Globalstar says it is expected to receive final FCC certification of Sat-Fi during the second quarter of 2014, with shipments starting shortly thereafter. The Company will then market and sell the product offering through its enterprise, government and consumer distribution network with planned extensions into OEM channels.

www.Globalstar.com

 

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