Annual Globalstar Plans

$USD 50.00

Annual Globalstar plans for Globalstar satellite phone service:

Billed on a monthly basis.
Airtime bundle included with all plans.
Included airtime is valid for the entire year.
12 month term commitment is required.
Compatible with all Globalstar phone models.

Choose a Subscription Option:

A $50.00 activation charge will be added to your shopping cart. We then create your account with Globalstar and they bill you directly every month for your airtime service.
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Annual Globalstar Plans

Annual Airtime Plans for Globalstar Satellite Phones

Globalstar plans are compatible with Globalstar products only, such as the Globalstar GSP-1700 satellite phone, GSP-1600 satellite phone, GSP-2900 satellite phone, and the Globalstar SatFi. These plans are not compatible with SPOT messengers or other Globalstar tracking/telemetry products.

Plan Name Annual Fee Included Minutes Activation Fee Call Rates (in/out) FREE Voicemail Minimum Contract
Universal 2400

$1,140.00 CAD

($95.00/month)
2400 $50.00 $0.99/minute 12 months
Universal 3000

$1,560.00 CAD

($130.00/month)
3000 $50.00 $0.99/minute 12 months
Universal Unlimited

$2,400 CAD

($200.00/month)
Unlimited $50.00 $0.99/minute 12 months

Annual Globalstar Plans

Annual Globalstar plans come with a large bundle of included minutes for the entire year. These Globalstar plans are a great option for seasonal users because the included airtime can be consumed at any point throughout the year. This gives you more flexibility without incurring additional per-minute charges.

Although marketed as yearly plans, annual plans are actually billed on a monthly basis—there is a recurring monthly access fee to keep your subscription active, and any airtime consumed over-and-above the included minute-bundle is billed on a pay-as-you-go “per-minute” basis. Annual Globalstar plans require a 12 month contract, and renew on subsequent yearly contracts after that, until cancelled (see the “billing details” tab above for more information).

Call rates for incoming and outgoing calls are billed on a per-minute basis once all included monthly airtime is consumed in a given year.

Every Globalstar phone is given an in-country, “local” phone number, when compared to any other satellite network—it’s much cheaper for people to call you, and it’s cheaper for them to receive a call from you as well.

Globalstar Coverage

globalstar coverage map

Globalstar’s voice coverage is adequate in the primary regions specified on this map, they do not provide complete global coverage.

Like all other satellite communications networks, Globalstar relies on a network of ground stations (gateways), which provide connectivity from their satellites to local telephone networks.

However, unlike other satellite communications networks (Iridium and Inmarsat) Globalstar’s network is designed so that a satellite must be in view of a gateway in order to provide service to any users it may see. If there are no gateways to cover certain areas (such as areas of the South Pacific and the polar regions), service in these regions cannot be provided—even if the satellites may fly over them.

As of May 2012, Globalstar’s voice and full-duplex data services are currently non-functional over much of Africa, the South Asian subcontinent and most mid-ocean regions due to lack of nearby gateways on the ground. Learn more about Globalstar satellite phone service.

Annual Globalstar Plans – Service Details

  • Annual plans are billed on a monthly basis. The term “annual” refers to the included airtime bundle rather than the billing period.
  • Annual plans are postpaid—you receive an invoice at the end of each month.
  • Voice calls within Home Zone will be billed first minute then 30 second increments.
  • Roaming and Long Distance Calls (outside of Home Zone) will be billed first minute then 60 second increments.
  • Data calls will be included and billed in 15 second increments.
  • Unused airtime will not be rolled over to the next billing cycle.
  • Minimum 12 month term commitment required. Service renews on an annual basis after that.

Once activated, your Globalstar phone will have a regular North American style phone number with an Alberta, Canada area code.