Free satellite phones and GPS messenger devices begin shipping today from SPOT, which is offering its whole product line at no cost if you buy an annual plan.
Buy a plan, get a device for free. That is the premise behind a promotion today through the end of the year.
This is a great deal for anyone in need of a connection from the wilds, be it a voice line from the SPOT Global Phone, tracking and emergency services from a SPOT Gen3 Satellite GPS Messenger, or a device to monitor your assets (car, boat, ATV, etc.) with the SPOT TRACE.
Since SPOT’s inception in 2007, the company cites more than 3,800 rescues worldwide. The devices can be used for check-ins deep in the wilds, for GPS tracking a route, custom text messages, emails, and SOS signals to reach emergency responders.
FREE SPOT PRODUCTS
SPOT Gen3 Satellite GPS Messenger ($149 value). This device is long trusted by the GearJunkie staff. It allows family and friends to know you’re OK via a satellite connection. Or, in an emergency the unit can contact responders with your GPS location. The device is free via mail-in rebate after purchase of Unlimited Tracking at $199.98/year.
SPOT TRACE ($99 value). A small, satellite-connected unit, the TRACE is made to place on a boat, truck, ATV, snowmobile, or other asset. It then sends a text or email when movement is detected and lets you monitor its location in near real-time using Google Maps. The device is free after the purchase of an annual service subscription that includes Extreme Tracking at $199.98/year.
SPOT Global Phone ($499 value). GearJunkie contributors and staff have tested this satellite phone around the globe, including on a desert trek in Jordan. It gives voice communication almost anywhere in a small, light form factor. Free after service subscription purchase starting from $39.99 monthly.
–In addition to online, you can purchase the SPOT products in stores including West Marine, REI, Cabela’s, Bass Pro Shops, and more.
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