Globalstar GSP1700

Globalstar GSP1700 Satellite Phone

The light weight Globalstar GSP1700 satellite phone features clear CDMA digital voice quality with echo cancellation and very little call delay, providing the user a great call experience.

Globalstar GSP1700 Satellite Phone Features

The Globalstar GSP1700 is the smallest and lightest Globalstar satellite phone and one of the cheapest satellite phones on the market. The phone is optimised for outside daytime viewing with backlit colour display and 4-line 12-character screen while its illuminated keypad means it can also be used easily when the lighting is less favourable.

It offers simple emergency calling and easy access to incoming SMS text messages and voice mail and with express data at up to 28kbps you can send emails, surf the internet, and transfer files easily and quickly. The phone is available in a number of colours, with configurable new message alert and a choice of up to 8 ringtones it can be tailored to individual tastes.

How the Globalstar GSP1700 Satellite Phone Works

The Globalstar GSP1700 operates on Globalstar’s satellite constellation consisting of 40 satellites that are in a concoction of different low-Earth orbits. The satellites are simple bent pipe analog repeaters which send signals to the 24 Globalstar Gateways located around the world. These gateways can support over 10,000 concurrent phone calls.

The Globalstar network provides what we would call multi-regional coverage. Large parts of the Earth is covered – most notably all of the Americas, but users travelling globally may very well find themselves travelling in and out of coverage – however this shouldn’t be an issue for users with limited travels into specific regions.

Globalstar GSP1700 Satellite Phone Airtime Options

Globalstar offers very competitive pricing options through both prepaid airtime vouchers as well as monthly subscription plans. As with the other satellite phone networks the Globalstar prepaid vouchers come in different denominations that are each valid for different lengths of time.

Globalstar GSP1700 Satellite Phone Quick Specs

Weight: 200g
Length: 134mm
Width: 55mm
Depth: 38mm
Battery life: Up to 4 hours talk time and 36 hours standby time

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Conclusion

The Globalstar GSP1700 is a cheap and cheerful satellite phone with voice quality above its class. At the cheaper end of the market for both handset and calling plans and with limited coverage, the phone is ideal for those the limited regional traveller.

Globalstar GSP1700 Price Comparison

PRODUCTWEBSITEPRICEUPDATED
Globalstar GSP1700 Satellite PhoneAshburySatCom.Co.Ukn/a23 Mar '17
Globalstar GSP1700 Satellite PhoneGlobalTelesat.co.uk302 Excl VAT23 Mar '17
Globalstar GSP1700 Satellite PhoneSatPhone.co.uk1068 Excl VAT23 Mar '17

 

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