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Old 03-07-2013, 12:17 AM   #28
AKDuc
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Originally Posted by SpecialAgentNancy View Post
OK well the same place that I discovered that Spot didn't work in Hawaii (where I am now) said that it was also like that for far northwest Alaska
http://gearjunkie.com/gear-review-sp...lite-messenger

But yes, what are some alternatives?
That review is 5yrs old. SPOT's service area increased dramatically about that time. Because you already own and use a SPOT I recommend just sticking with it and calling it good.

FYI SPOT uses the Globalstar sat phone system. Up here people have long preferred the Iridium sat phone system with it's north/south orbiting satellites. DeLorme took the SPOT/SPOT Connect one step further with their inReach unit which allows 2-way texting using the Iridium system. It's also a monthly service compared to SPOT's yearly fee.

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