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Has anyone used Globestar phones? We are looking at this as an alternative to hf email.
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We have globalstar. Crystal clear from Puerto Rico to Colorado. Would recommend
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Does Globalstar have worldwide coverage? And how much does it cost?

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About Globestar phones. Tried it for 6 months in the Carib and tossed it in the water. Bad reception most everywhere. They claim to have a system that works in the carib but there are so many holes it''s hard to use. I now have immarsat c and have no problems.
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There is an excellent Globalstar review in the current issue of Practical Sailor.

Bottom line seemed to be good for voice (with 10-minute dropouts) and spotty - if any at times - data capability. Apparently not a viable solution yet for email.


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