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Globalstar to Provide Satellite Phones to Coastal Residents

By | May 30, 2014

      The Globalstar GSP 1700 satellite phone. Photo: Globalstar

      [Via Satellite 05-30-2014] Globalstar, for a limited time, will offer a free satellite phone with the purchase of a Globalstar Unlimited service plan for coastal residents as part of National Hurricane Preparedness Week. Recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predictions call for 8 to 13 named tropical storms for the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season. These storms, according to NOAA, include 3 to 6 hurricanes, with one or two generating Category 3 winds or higher.

      “For hurricane-prone areas, a satellite phone should be part of your disaster plan,” said Jay Monroe, Globalstar chairman and CEO. “From Superstorm Sandy to Hurricane Katrina, Globalstar’s affordability, superior voice quality and performance have been utilized by first responders, energy and oil and gas companies and everyday people.”