Don't wait until it is too late! Ask about the Dr's 5/1 Rental Plan
Dr Wireless makes satellite rentals as easy as it gets! First, check the coverage map above. If your travels are within our Globalstar coverage map, have we got a deal for you. Decide your trip duration and how many minutes might be required. Our most popular plan is the Dr's 5/1 Plan. This plan is ideal for minimal users and costs $5 per day, $1 per minute rate. For moderate to heavy users, we have a discounted minute program too. Ask for details. Our Globalstar satellite phone rentals include a full rental kit. We offer overnight shipping anywhere in the U.S. with our Globalstar satellite phone! Take advantage of our lowest rates ever. Consult our GlobalStar QuickStart guide.
The Rental Kit Includes:
NO Minimum Usage Charge
Free Inbound Text Messaging (Globalstar phones don't support outgoing SMS)
Note: Calls from a Globalstar rental phone to other satellite carriers like Inmarsat, and Iridium are very expensive. These guys do not play together nicely. Your cost will be $9 per minute for this type of call. Just don't do it! This service is best used to call cell phones, landlines, or other Global phones. Consult GlobalStar's owner's manual for detailed user instructions.
AIRTIME BILLING Globalstar recognizes two calling areas. They are the Home Calling Area , and everywhere else. Calls to or from areas outside of the home calling area are billed at $2.99/minute and are not included in any pre-purchased airtime packages, including Unlimited plans.
Question: Will this phone work where I'm going? Answer: Globalstar satellite phones work in many places around the world, as long as you have an open clear view of the sky. Check out the Globalstar Coverage Map. Note: You can not take this phone to Cuba, North Korea or India without government permission.
Question: Will this phone work inside a boat/car/airplane/house? Answer: No. The satellite phone antenna must have a direct line of sight to the satellite. You can connect an external antenna if needed.
Question: When does the rental period start and end? Answer: The rental starts on the day you receive the phone, and ends on the day you give it back to FEDEX for return shipment.
Question: How long will the battery last? Answer: It will last about 30 hours in standby mode (on but not talking on it). It will last for about 2 hours of talk time.
Question: Are incoming calls free? Answer: Yes, they are free to the sat phone, but the caller will be charged by their local phone company for the call to a USA number. Another option would be to have your callers send a free text message to the sat phone instead.
Question: Can I send and receive text messages with a satellite phone? Answer: You can receive, but not send text messages with the Globalstar rental phone. Outbound text messages are not supported. If you need to send text messages, we recommend an Iridium Sat Phone Rental.
Question: Can I connect to the internet with a satellite phone. Answer: Yes, but is so slow, about 1/20th of dial-up speed, that it is mostly useless. You need a data kit to do this.
* Subject to device availability. Make a reservation as soon as you know your travel dates to play it safe.