Inmarsat have launched a unique airtime plan designed to help BGAN users budget for data costs more easily.
Great news for Iridium customers! Iridium have extended the grace periods on all their pre-paid SIM cards with immediate effect from 90 days to 270 days.
With the rise in popularity of smartphones in the last 10 years gone are the days when being out of the office means being out of touch with your colleagues. But what happens when you operate in parts of the world where traditional methods of communication either do not exist or are impaired?
We are very excited to announce the newly integrated weather service from RedPort Global.
Twin brothers were guiding a group on Everest earlier this year when disaster struck - the first earthquake hit Nepal and they quickly set up a rescue project called “Nepal Relief: Building a Path to Recovery”.
Satellite phone numbers with 14+ digit numbers can be confusing to dial and difficult to remember, the expense of long distance call charges can put people off calling them and on top of that many countries and carriers restrict calling satellite phones. The good news is that we have created SatCallSaver to combat all of these issues!
Globalstar today announced that, in partnership with Broadband Botswana Internet (BBi), construction has commenced on a Globalstar gateway in Gaborone, Botswana. This gateway will provide Globalstar's full line of Simplex services, including its SPOT line of affordable personal tracking and life-saving solutions, as well as its line of commercial Simplex tracking and monitoring solutions. Globalstar anticipates that this gateway will be operational by the end of this year and will provide coverage across southern Africa, including the following countries and surrounding blue-ocean areas: Botswana, South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Madagascar, Swaziland, Lesotho, Malawi, Angola, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Burundi and Zambia. The gateway significantly extends Globalstar's coverage in sub-Saharan Africa and will allow Globalstar to provide a near-global service offering for SPOT and Simplex services. Sub-Saharan Africa represents a significant new market opportunity and will serve a region with increasing demands for affordable connectivity. With a limited wireline telecommunications network and a highly fragmented cellular infrastructure, Globalstar's satellite services provide a compelling solution for seamless tracking, monitoring and emergency services. Globalstar will initially target mining and oil & gas applications, personal assets, commercial trucking and animal tracking markets. "We believe that southern Africa is a significant untapped market for our traditional MSS solutions and we thank our partner at BBi for all of their efforts to make this opportunity a reality," said Jay Monroe, Chairman and CEO of Globalstar. "Whether you are going to southern Africa on a safari, work assignment, or to perform humanitarian work, the ability to let your friends, family or colleagues know that you are "ok", or to summon emergency assistance if you are not, will be only a button-push away. Additionally, for the first time, people and industries in the local area will have access to affordable satellite solutions for personal and asset tracking and we look forward to bringing this service live in just a few months."
Spotlight on Beam : Lower pricing on docks for your Iridium and Inmarsat satellite phones now available
We offer a wide range of BEAM products on our website to allow you to use your satellite phone at sea, in your vehicle or office and our pricing has now been updated to offer you even better value. Our BEAM range includes satellite phone docks, antennas and cable kits and more with prices starting from as little as £55 ex VAT. Beam Communications was established by World Reach in 2002, making a substantial investment in the development and manufacturing of Remote Satellite Communications solutions for the global telecommunications market. Beam prides itself on its ability to develop a broad spectrum of market applications and dedicated products, tailored to the needs of vertical markets and industry specific applications throughout the world. Beam was the first company to design and manufacture a fully compliant POTS emulation phone service for the Iridium Satellite network using its Remote Satellite Terminals. Now one of the leading global manufacturers of satellite communication equipment, Beam offers the widest range of Iridium solutions across all market segments. If you would like some more information call us on 0800 112 3919 to discuss your requirements.
In response to recent changes brought in by Inmarsat there will be adjustments to both IsatPhone pre-paid and post-paid airtime plans in the coming months. Please note these changes apply to existing and new customers and we advise customers to read the following information carefully to get the best value from their Inmarsat equipment in the future. If you have any questions at all about how these changes affect you please do not hesitate to contact us. IsatPhone Pro Pre-Paid Airtime with effect from 1 September 2014 Inmarsat are changing the validity and pricing of pre-paid vouchers as shown below. All pre-paid call charges that were 1.0 units per minute will increase to 1.3 units per minute This means that a 500 unit voucher will have 384 minutes of voice to PSTN. This impacts Existing & New Activations There will be no increase in pricing Inmarsat IsatPhone Pro Post-Paid Airtime with effect from 1 September 2014 Inmarsat are changing the pricing of the standard post-paid plan. Please note that existing customers on the standard plan will see increases in their monthly fee. IsatPhone Pro Standard Plan monthly fee increased to $35 No change to allowance (still includes 10 minutes) This impacts Existing & New Activations To compare the latest IsatPhone contracts please visit our website. If you have any questions on how the changes impact you please ring us on 01202 801290.