COVINGTON, La., May 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With hurricane season upon us, it only takes one storm to disrupt our ability to stay connected. As part of National Hurricane Preparedness Week, (May 25-May 31) Globalstar, Inc. (NYSE MKT:GSAT) encourages all coastal residents to be ready before a storm approaches. Ensuring reliable communications should be one of the first preparations businesses and individuals complete as the 2014 hurricane season begins. For a limited time, coastal residents can receive a free Globalstar satellite phone with the purchase of a Globalstar Unlimited service plan.
NOAA forecasters recently released their predictions for the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season. The early outlook calls for 8–13 named tropical storms. Among those, NOAA predicted 3–6 hurricanes, including 1–2 major hurricanes with Category 3 winds or higher.
"Globalstar is committed to providing lifesaving communications across the globe," said Jay Monroe, Globalstar Chairman and CEO. "For hurricane prone areas, a satellite phone should be part of your disaster plan. 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. We never want someone to wish they would have had a dependable communication device after the fact."
With the successful launch of the world's most modern, revitalized satellite network, Globalstar's satellite phones not only provide crystal clear voice quality with dependable coverage, but are among the most affordable with the handheld Globalstar GSP-1700 satellite phone starting from $499 and emergency airtime plans starting at $24.99 per month. Globalstar has also introduced a no-contract, shared and personal prepaid service providing customers with expanded choices.
Globalstar phones provide unsurpassed call quality and the fastest data speeds for users requiring connectivity even in totally remote places – something that is paramount before, during and after the effects of a hurricane or a natural disaster.
GSP-1700 Satellite Phone
Globalstar's lightweight, easy to use voice and data enabled GSP-1700 satellite phone provides industry-leading, crystal clear voice quality for users requiring reliable connectivity outside the range of cellular service. At $499, the GSP-1700 is the most inexpensive satellite phone available.
For a limited time, satellite phone customers who trade in select competitive models and activate on a select Globalstar service plan will receive a free GSP-1700 satellite phone. New customers will also receive a free GSP-1700 satellite phone, upon purchase of a Globalstar Unlimited service plan. Learn more about this offer here: www.Globalstar.com/FreeGSP1700.
GSP-2900 Satellite Fixed Phone System
Globalstar's GSP-2900 satellite fixed phone system (MSRP $1,499) is ideal for business or home owners during a power loss. The system is installed safely and securely on a rooftop to bring a working phone line inside that can be connected to any standard phone. The GSP-2900 provides convenient fixed access to satellite voice and data services, including Internet, e-mail and voicemail. For more information on the GSP-2900 Fixed phone system, visit here.
About Globalstar, Inc.
Globalstar is a leading provider of mobile satellite voice and data services. Globalstar offers these services to commercial and recreational users in more than 120 countries around the world. The Company's products include mobile and fixed satellite telephones, simplex and duplex satellite data modems and flexible service packages. Many land based and maritime industries benefit from Globalstar with increased productivity from remote areas beyond cellular and landline service. Globalstar customer segments include: oil and gas, government, mining, forestry, commercial fishing, utilities, military, transportation, heavy construction, emergency preparedness, and business continuity as well as individual recreational users. Globalstar data solutions are ideal for various asset and personal tracking, data monitoring and SCADA applications.
For more information on Globalstar, and a list of dealers and retailers carrying Globalstar products, visit www.globalstar.com.
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