Mobile phone partners – Cellular service used if available

Mobile-phone service Globalstar USA has announced a partnership with the American Red Cross to provide discount satellite phone service to Red Cross chapters in the U.S.

“In the areas in which we provide disaster relief and emergency services, we often find ourselves without initial phone coverage,” Bob Bavis, Director of Disaster Services, said, “because it either doesn’t exist or the phone lines have been affected. If there’s no reliable cellular coverage, which is often the case, this allows us to have an alternate satellite capability.”

The phones work like cellular phones wherever cellular service is available. If there is no cellular service, however, the phone can be switched to satellite mode, allowing reliable coverage almost anywhere in the world.

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