Satellite Phone Company Follows Cellular's Aggressive Marketing Tactics



    
    Globalstar Offers GSP-1600 Satellite Phone FREE on Selected Airtime Price
    Plans
    

    MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, March 6 /CNW/ -- Globalstar Canada, a leading
provider of mobile satellite voice and data services to businesses and
individuals, announced its dramatic FREE SATELLITE PHONE promotion today. The
GSP-1600, the most popular Globalstar satellite handset, will be offered free
of charge to customers on select airtime price plans.  Customers can choose
one of three annual price plans, to receive their free phone, a value of $849
(SRP). There are also three monthly price plans where the phone is included at
no extra charge beyond the monthly service fee.
    Globalstar is the first satellite phone company in the country to launch
such an aggressive promotion. For as little as $150 per month customers will
receive 500 minutes of North American coverage per month and the use of a GSP
1600 at no additional charge. Annual plans start at $1800 with 9000 minutes
and include a FREE GSP 1600.
    Globalstar's products have been traditionally used to help increase
business productivity in remote areas.  The company is the first satellite
service provider in Canada to launch such an aggressive promotion. Steven
Bell, Senior Vice President, International Sales, Marketing and Customer
Operations commented, "It is always challenging to grab the attention of
businesses and individual users with marketing campaigns however we felt the
introduction of a free phone promotion would help create the buzz to push
sales to the next level." Mr. Bell added, "Cellular companies have
successfully used the free phone offer as a compelling marketing tool and have
demonstrated it to be an effective approach to increase subscriber bases and
maintain customer relationships."

    Free Phone Promotion Details

    
    Annual Plans
    Plan                             Annual          FREE GSP     Minutes
                                  Service Fee     1600 Satellite  per year
                                                       Phone
    Enterprise 6000                   $1800             YES     6000+3000
                                                                    bonus
    Enterprise 16800                  $3900             YES         16800
    Enterprise 48000                  $7800             YES         48000

    Monthly Plans
    Plan                             Monthly         GSP 1600       Minutes
                                   Service Fee    Satellite Phone  per month
                                                  Included with
                                                     Monthly
                                                   Service Fee
    Latitude 500                       $150             YES           500
    Latitude 1400                      $325             YES          1400
    Latitude 4000                      $650             YES          4000

    About Globalstar
    

    With over 250,000 activated satellite voice and data units, Globalstar
offers high value, high quality satellite services to commercial and
recreational users in more than 120 countries around the world. The company's
voice and data products include mobile and fixed satellite telephones, simplex
and duplex satellite data modems and flexible service packages. Many land
based and maritime industries benefit from Globalstar with increased
productivity from remote areas beyond cellular and landline service. Global
customer segments include:  oil and gas, government, mining, forestry,
commercial fishing, utilities, military, transportation, heavy construction,
emergency preparedness, and business continuity as well as individual
recreational users. Globalstar data solutions are ideal for various asset
tracking, data monitoring and SCADA applications.
    For more information regarding Globalstar Canada, please visit
Globalstar's web site at www.globalstar.ca





For further information:

For further information: Fintan Robb of Globalstar, +1-905-712-6662, or 
frobb@globalstar.ca Web Site: http://www.globalstar.ca/

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