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Globalstar Launches Smallest Satellite Telephone for US Market
Posted: 01-Feb-2007 [Source: Globalstar USA]

[Globalstar USA launches the GSP-1700 next generation satellite phone and reintroduces its $29.99 monthly E-Star Emergency airtime rate plan.]

Milpitas, CA -- Globalstar USA, LLC, a leading provider of mobile satellite voice and data services to businesses and individuals, announced the US market launch of the GSP-1700 next generation satellite telephone handset. The California based satellite service provider also re-introduced its $29.99 per month E-Star Emergency airtime rate plan and launched limited time price reductions on all annual satellite airtime plans for new customers in the United States.

The GSP-1700 mobile satellite telephone sets a benchmark for satellite telephones capable of global satellite use. Weighing approximately 7.1 ounces (203 grams), the QUALCOMM manufactured satellite handset is nearly half the weight of the current Globalstar telephone and close to 45 percent smaller (by volume). The lithium-ion battery is designed to provide users with four hours of talk time and 36 hours of standby time. The GSP-1700's lightweight ergonomic design embodies the ruggedness of the current Globalstar phone while integrating convenience-oriented features such as a new color display, lighted keypad and portable headset capability. The phone supports select Bluetooth accessories, six operating languages and MSS industry leading data speeds of up to 9.6 kbps or 38 kbps with compression. The GSP-1700 is available in three vibrant faceplate colors, using durable high-luster or metallic finishes and has a suggested retail price of $999.00.

The company also introduced a limited time promotion for its US customers, providing discounts on all Globalstar annual airtime rate plans. The launch of the GSP-1700 also coincides with the return of the company's successful E-Star emergency plan, which is designed for those customers who are looking for an emergency personal and business continuity satellite solution.

GSP-1700 Specifications*

Dimensions: Approximately 5.3" X 2.1" X 1.4" (13.5 cm. X 5.4 cm. X 3.5 cm.)

Weight: Approximately 7.1 oz. (202 g.)

Volume: Approximately 13.42 cubic inches (220 cc)

Temperature Operating Range: -4 to +131 degrees F (-20 to +55 degrees C)

Technology: Globalstar Satellite Mode (CDMA)

Battery Talk Time and Standby Time (normal operation): Four hours of talk time; 36 hours of standby time

Operating Languages: English, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

*Specifications and information is subject to change without notice

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