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Get reception anywhere with Globalstar Sat-Fi

Globalstar doesn’t just make satelliite phones, they now have a product that effectively makes any phone a satellite phone.

Meet the Sat-Fi, a $999 satellite hot spot.

With the Sat-Fi you’ll be able to make phone calls and send text messages, and connect up to 8 devices to the router at a time. But don’t think you’ll be able to torrent movies over the service: it’s capped at a 9.6Kbps transfer rate, so you’ll probably only be able to use it for calling, texting and e-mailing.

Like other satellite devices, you can’t really have anything obstructing it’s communication with the satellite overhead, so as long as it has a line of sight to the sky, then the device should work.

You’ll be billed up to $1 per minute if you decide to forgo a monthly plan. If you are a constant traveler, then Globalstar also offers monthly plans that range from $40 (which will get you 40 minutes) to $150 for unlimited.

Are you a globe trotter? If so, then you may want to try this nifty piece of tech up.

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