Globalstar Sat-Fi Satellite WiFi Hotspot and VoIP Satellite Phone
Introducing the newest Globalstar satellite phone: Globalstar Sat-Fi
THE WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL SATELLITE HOTSPOT
With Sat-Fi, Globalstar customers can use their existing WiFi enabled devices to send and receive calls, email and SMS text messages* over the newest, most modern satellite network. Whether on land or at sea, up to 8 Sat-Fi users will be able to maintain reliable connectivity when beyond cellular with one Sat-Fi device. Experience the industry’s best voice quality and the fastest data speeds, all at an affordable price.
*SMS coming soon
With Sat-Fi, you can use your existing smartphones to send and receive voice or data communications via the Globalstar network, offering seamless voice and data connectivity when beyond the range of cellular. User can port over their existing phone numbers or use a newly assigned US-based number.
Through a convenient app and Sat-Fi satellite WiFi hot spot, subscribers will be able to easily send and receive calls, email and SMS text messages anywhere within Globalstar’s footprint from their own device.
Globalstar Sat-Fi Features
- Powered by the world’s newest, most modern satellite network
- Easily make calls, send emails and SMS from any WiFi-enabled smartphone or tablet via satellite
- Enjoy affordable, crystal-clear voice quality with seamless connectivity
- Simple 10 digit dialing, caller ID and ability to use existing device contacts via the Sat-Fi App
- Connect up to 8 users to Sat-Fi at one time
- Connect with emergency services should the unexpected occur
- Designed for both vehicle/vessel-based and fixed locations
Globalstar Sat-Fi Apps
Easily connect your WiFi-enabled device to the Sat-Fi device with the custom, convenient apps. Sat-Fi allows you to send and receive fast, compressed email, post to social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, and browse the web with compression increasing your speed by 3 x 5 times.
The Sat-Fi Voice app allows you to make phone calls from your smartphone, using your contacts, over the Globalstar network.
The Sat-Fi Apps:
Are available for Android, Apple iOS, Mac and Windows and allow you to easily make voice calls, send emails, SMS & post to social media.
The Sat-Fi Voice app conveniently uses existing device contacts and allows you to transfer incoming calls and send text messages between connected users.
Sat-Fi’s S.O.S. alert capability** with GPS location data can send critical information to emergency responders. (** SOS coming soon).
Sat-Fi and XGate
XGate works perfectly with the Globalstar Sat-Fi. Get the compression, ease of use, and airtime savings with XGate, the leading independent satellite email provider.
What The Reviews Say
“A pair of Sat-Fi apps—one for voice, another for data—serve as your comms center. They jack into your phone’s address book and suck up your contacts—which is nice because you don’t have to manually plug in phone numbers or email addresses to get in touch with people. The email function is pretty basic, and takes some getting used to, because, for example, the “send” button on Android isn’t right in front of you. You actually have to go into the options. But it’s also solid in a way that you want something in the field to be. When you send and receive email, you can see the server connections, and you get a confirmation message so you know you were able to communicate. One nice touch? You can attach photos to your messages. These are dropped way down in resolution so the files are small enough to reasonably transmit and end up looking about like the phone cam pictures you took a decade ago. But they’re enough to get the point across.
I also thought it was kind of neat to be able to link up with Facebook and Twitter. While that may seem twee (hey, I’m tweeting from space!), when you consider one of Twitter’s best use cases is as a form of emergency communication—to tell the world about a fire or a flood or some other disaster when there are no other ways of getting the word out—it makes perfect sense that Sat-Fi included it. Similarly, it’s easy to see how the Facebook connection could be very handy to send updates to your friends and families when doing so would normally be impossible.”
— Matt Honan, July 23rd 2014, WIRED Magazine
Globlastar Sat-Fi Includes:
- Sat-Fi unit
- AC/DC power supply
- 12VDC car adapter
- Waterproof DC power cable
- WiFi antenna
- External satellite antenna
- 14 ft coaxial antenna cable (32 ft, 47 ft and 86 ft also available)
- Mounting accessories
- Quick start guide
Globalstar Sat-Fi Specifications
DIMENSIONS: 6.3 in x 6.3 in x 2.4 in (16 cm x 16 cm x 6.1 cm)
POWER SUPPLY: 12VDC
MAX POWER INPUT: 14W
OPERATING ENVIRONMENT: -22F to +140F -30C to +60C
DTMF FORMAT: RFC2833
# VOICE CHANNELS: 1
AUDIO CODES: G.711u
FREQUENCY/POWER: 2.4 GHz/100 mW Max Transmit
STANDARDS: 802.11 b/g/n
WIFI RANGE: Up to 100 ft
Globalstar Sat-Fi Satellite Antenna Specs (3 Antenna Options available)
ANTENNA TYPE: Active
ANTENNA POWER: 7VDC Available for Active Antennas
OPERATING FREQUENCY: Transmit (TX) 1610 – 1626 MHz Receive (RX) 2483.5 – 2500 MHz
TRANSMIT POWER: +31dBm EIRP
EXTERNAL CONNECTORS: TX – SMA Female RX – SMA Male
OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENT: -67°F to +185°F -55°C to +85°C