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Globalstar GSP 1600 Satellite Phone

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Item Classifieds' started by XD45, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. XD45

    XD45 Salem, OR Member

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    I have a brand new in the box Qualcomm GSP-1600 Globalstar Satellite phone for sale. New they go for $299.99, please check out Globalstars website to verify. (http://www.readysatgo.net/index.php...s_id=1&zenid=9154260bcc2c16a4c7aa391735629902)

    $250 OBO, OR what do you have to trade?

    Item is NEW in Box, comes with phone, battery, wall charger and user manuals. This phone is new and has never had service activated on it, you will have to contact Globalstar to set that up.



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    Please feel free to contact me for additional info.

    Thanks.
     
  2. XD45

    XD45 Salem, OR Member

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    If you are interested and have something to trade will be willing to consider! Thanks.
     
  3. wou42

    wou42 Portland Active Member

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    pm sent
     
  4. XD45

    XD45 Salem, OR Member

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    I have had some existing members PM me telling me I was trying to rip them off by selling this phone. Globalstar has some issues, take a look at their website, this "news" is no big secret in the satellite communications world. They have a large amount of satellites in their constellation that have fallen to problems that are unrepairable, this causes call drops and much difficulty in even getting a signal. They do work however you just have to be a little patient and put yourself in the best position to use.

    Globalstar will be launching their Gen 2 constellation starting this year and it will be up and running mid Q2 or Q3 of 2010. The GSP-1600 will work on this new constellation once it is up and running. Globalstar is very low on stock of this phone, they have a newer and smaller GSP-1700 that retails for $1000, so this is a nice and affordable solution that works just as good, its just twice as big, but for the money its hard to complain. This is a fantastic price, you can buy the phone now and either activate it or wait, you can call Globalstar and they will put it on a $0 monthly plan (actually you pay something like $5 or $10 a month for taxes) and pay per minute if you use it. They have a "GAP" tool that will estimate when you can use it for up to 3 or 4 days. I have used these phones and yea you have to play around with them a little bit, but come on when your hunting I don't think its that much of a problem to wait 5 or 15 minutes to just let people know you are okay. If you have any questions or concerns please just ask me. Thanks.

    I have also had the question posed if its such a great deal then why not keep it, I work for a communications company that owns and rents 5 of these. Why pay for something myself when I can use it for free from the company! I took a GSP-1600 to Hells Canyon this year on a hunting trip, my buddies and myself put about 30 minutes on the phone. And yea we had to play around with it a little, but it worked for the intended purpose. For non life threatening communication this thing works great, buy a SPOT if you want emergency part taken care of. I sell them so if you really want to know more about spot check this and and send me a message. www.findmespot.com
     
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  5. Contract_Pilot

    Contract_Pilot Vancouver, Washington Active Member

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    I have a GSP 1700 I like it, but prefer my Iridium for service reliability.. GS is good when a working sat is overhead. and for 20.00 a month for unlimited voice and txt not bad.
     
  6. XD45

    XD45 Salem, OR Member

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    Yea Globalstar is pretty hit and miss these days. We are right at about a year until the new Gen II constellation is up and running, then it will be back to full service and ultra reliable.
     
  7. Contract_Pilot

    Contract_Pilot Vancouver, Washington Active Member

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    And Cheap... if you stick with them through the troublesome time.
     
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