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Globalstar Sat-Fi Satellite Hotspot – with Magnetic Puck Antenna

From: $USD 999.00

The Globalstar Sat-Fi creates a wireless satellite connection that you can access with your smartphone or tablet to make/receive phone calls, texts, emails, etc. even when cellular service is unavailable. This product is not designed for portable “take-anywhere” applications—it should be mounted in vehicle, boat, building or custom transportable kit.

Globalstar Sat-Fi Satellite Hotspot

Globalstar Sat-Fi Satellite Hotspot – Features:

  • Use your usual smartphone for satellite: phone calls, text messaging and email applications.
  • Designed for use in buildings, vehicles and boats.
  • Supports up to 8 mobile devices within a 100′ (30.5 m) radius (1 network user)
  • Apple and Android compatible.
  • Provides near global satellite coverage. See globalstar coverage map for details.
  • No battery, this product must have an external power source (AC wall-power, or 12 volt system power).
  • Data speeds up to 9.6 kbps.
  • Not suitable for Internet browsing.
  • Roaming charges apply when outside of home zone. See globalstar coverage map for details.
The Globalstar Sat-Fi is best used in a building, vehicle or boat. It must be paired with a smartphone or tablet (with the Sat-Fi app downloaded) for the following functions:
  • Phone Calls
  • Text messaging (two-way)
  • Short email capabilities
  • Social networking (post updates via the Sat-Fi app)
  • Weather information gathering
  • Not suitable for Internet browsing*

*Please note that this product is not recommended for Internet browsing. The Globalstar satellite network cannot provide sufficient data speeds to make web browsing effective.

The Globalstar Sat-Fi Satellite Hotspot With Magnetic Puck Antenna comes with the following:
  • Sat-Fi unit
  • AC/DC power supply
  • 12VDC car adapter
  • Waterproof DC power cable
  • Wi-Fi antenna
  • External magnetic puck satellite antenna
  • 14 ft coaxial antenna cable (32 ft, 47 ft and 86 ft also available)
  • Mounting accessories
  • Quick start guide

Satellite Connectivity on Your Smartphone

Designed to be paired with your existing smartphone or table, the Globalstar Sat-Fi is a satellite hotspot that provides satellite connectivity for voice and data communication services

You’ll need to download the Sat-Fi App onto your iPhone/Android device. This is a free app available on the app store or on google play, and it acts as the primary user-interface for all the features that the Sat-Fi hotspot has to offer.

When you wireless pair your phone to the Sat-Fi you’ll receive a new, North America-based phone number to easily make and receive calls through the Sat-Fi app. Or, you can connect a laptop to the Internet via a slow-speed 9.6-kilobit-per-second connection. At this speed, it will take approximately 20 minutes to download a one-megabyte file over Sat-Fi. While this is completely unsuitable for web-browsing, it is adequate for downloading text-based weather reports and GRIB files.

When paired with a Globalstar Sat-Fi, you can use your existing device for:

  • Voice calls
  • Email access
  • Weather Information
  • Social networking
  • SMS two-way

 

Package Options

At Chroma SATcom, we offer the Globalstar Sat-Fi with your choice of external satellite antenna. The price is the same for each. This package comes with the:

  • Magnetic-Mount Puck Antenna
    • Recommended for use in regions South of 50 degrees latitude.

Other available packages come with one of the following antenna types:

 

Designed For Use In Fixed Applications, Such as Buildings, Vehicles and Boats.

Unlike the Iridium GO! or IsatHub iSavi, the Globalstar Sat-Fi is not a portable device—it doesn’t come with a battery and must be plugged into a normal wall-outlet in a building, or hardwired into the 12-volt power system in your vehicle or boat.

Stay Connected through Apps

To pair the Globalstar Sat-Fi with your smart device, download the Free Sat-Fi app from the apple store or google play.

Whatever device you connect to the Sat-Fi will be your primary user-device for all communications. All actions must be done through the Sat-Fi app, which is the main user-control interface for all the features that your Sat-Fi has to offer.

Physical

  • Dimensions: 30 cm x 28 cm x 10 cm (12″ x 11″ x 4″)
  • Weight with battery: 2 kg (4.6 lbs)
  • Operating Temperature: – 30°C to 60°C (-22°F to +140°F)

Communication capabilities

  • Standard voice
  • Text Messages
  • Email

Interfaces

  • Transmit Port – SMA Female connector
  • Receive Port – SMA Male connector

Power

  • Power Supply = 12VDC
  • Max Power Output = 14 Watts (W)

Wi-Fi Details

  • 2.4 Ghz b, g, n; range up to 30 m (100′) from device

 

Sat-Fi App – Details

  • Configure settings
  • Initiate a voice call over Globalstar, from your smartphone
  • Set-up Wi-Fi data calls
  • Post to social media

Monthly and Annual Globalstar Airtime Plans

When you buy your Globalstar satellite phone with an airtime plan, you will be charged for the one-time activation fee of the monthly or annual plan that you select, plus the price of the phone. Each month, you will receive an invoice from Globalstar for the monthly subscription cost of your plan, plus any billable airtime that you’ve consumed.

We offer monthly and annual airtime plans for all of our globalstar products. Both monthly and annual plans come with included airtime—once all included airtime is consumed, usage is billed on a per-minute basis. The subscription fees for monthly and annual plans are billed on a monthly basis—but included airtime can be consumed differently for each type of plan

Pricing in CAD Satellite 125 Satellite 250 Satellite Unlimited

Included Minutes

125

250

Unlimited

Monthly Fee

$ 79.99 /mo.

$ 129.99 /mo.

$ 199.99 /mo.

12 Month
Minimum Contract
Activation Fee
(one-time)
$ 50.00 $ 50.00 $ 50.00
Airtime Rates
(out-of-bundle rates)
FREE Incoming Calls
Effective Per-Minute Rate $ 0.64/min $ 0.52/min N/A
Additional Voice Minutes
(outside of minute-bundle)
$ 0.99/min $ 0.99/min N/A
Voicemail Cost FREE FREE FREE
Express Data Compression
Service
FREE FREE FREE
Rating
Purchase View Plan View Plan View Plan

Service Details:

  • Monthly plans are postpaid—you receive an invoice at the end of each month.
  • Inbound Short Messaging (35 character texts) included in all plans. Users cannot create text messages with the GSP-1700 satellite phone.
  • 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.
Pricing in CAD Universal 1500 Universal 3000 Universal Unlimited

Included Minutes

1500

3000

Unlimited

Annual Fee

$ 960 /yr.

$ 1,560 /yr.

$ 2,400 /yr.

12 Month
Minimum Contract
Activation Fee
(one-time)
$ 50.00 $ 50.00 $ 50.00
Airtime Rates
(out-of-bundle rates)
FREE Incoming Calls
Effective Per-Minute Rate $ 0.64/min $ 0.52/min N/A
Additional Voice Minutes
(outside of minute-bundle)
$ 0.99/min $ 0.99/min N/A
Voicemail Cost FREE FREE FREE
Express Data Compression
Service
FREE FREE FREE
Rating
Purchase View Plan View Plan View Plan

Service Details:

  • Annual plans are postpaid—you receive a statement at the end of each month (yes, you still pay monthly even though they are annual plans).
  • Annual plans automatically renew on 12 month terms every year.
  • Subscriptions on the same annual plan and the same account will have the minutes pooled across all users on the account.
  • Inbound Short Messaging (35 character texts) included in all plans. Users cannot create text messages with the GSP-1700 satellite phone.
  • 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.

What’s the Difference between Annual and Monthly Plans?

If both plan types are billed on a monthly basis, what’s the difference?

There are two main differences between Globalstar’s annual and monthly plans:

  1. An annual plan automatically renews on a 12 month contract year after year. A monthly plan has an initial term of 12 months and then automatically renews on month-to-month terms following the first year of service.
  2. Airtime minutes that are included with your monthly plan are valid on a month-to-month basis—if you don’t use them, you lose them! Airtime minutes that are included with your annual plan are valid for the entire year and can be consumed in any amount, at any point, throughout the year.

Why Choose an Annual Plan over a Monthly Plan?

Each monthly plan comes with a set amount of minutes per month—these minutes are not cumulative from month-to-month meaning that if you don’t use them, you lose them.

There will likely be some months when you do not use your Globalstar device, meaning you didn’t take advantage of the included airtime—which you’ve essentially paid for through the monthly fee of your plan.

On the other hand, there will likely be months when you use your Globalstar device quite often—potentially consuming more airtime than is included with your plan that month. This means you’ll have to pay additional per-minute charges on top of the monthly fee.

So, Annual plans are a good choice if:

You have seasonal requirements and will use up more airtime in certain months than in others. In these cases, an annual plan gives you more flexibility by providing a larger amount of included (“paid for”) minutes that can be consumed at one time.

Manufacturer Warranty

This product has 1 year manufacturer’s limited warranty.