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I am considering purchasing a Globalstar Satelite phone and would like to hear experience with Globalstar offshore, in Bermuda and the Caribbean.
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Mike
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Mike, I''d suggest you look at some of the recent threads on the SSCA BB - http://ssca.org/sscabb/index.php You''ll find first-hand reports on use in the Caribbean.

One thumb rule I keep hearing, over and over, is that Globalstar is never as cheap in practice as it appears to be.

Perhaps I''ve misunderstood or am not current, but I would not expect Globalstar to work in Bermuda. Have you checked their advertised footprint?

Jack
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I´ve been using it in Aruba, boniare and right now in Margarita, its good for downloading noaa charts, kinda slow, Iwas charged extra for calling an Aruba # from aruba, in Venz I am roaming$$$, other than that no other extra charges but we still have 6 months to go back to FL so we will see.
I bought it in desperation in the PR after this sea-tech weather fax package totally failed us, but I must say it feels good to think I can call the Coastguard from my liferaft if ever needed
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