spot global sat phone huge rate increase?

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  1. rockwind

    rockwind Well-Known Member

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    i bought a satelite phone on here a couple years ago,,,500 bucks plus 40 a month,,,,i got a letter a month ago or so saying my monthly was going UP,,,,A LOT!!!!!

    WHICH KILLS ME BECAUSE THE FEW TIMES I HAVE USED THE PHONE,, IT TOTALLY SUCKS,,,DROP CALLS, LIKE THEY DON'T LAST MORE THAN A MINUTE,,EVER. AND IN PERFECTLY CLEAR WEATHER, I HAVE TO WALK QUITE A WAYS TO GET THE "HOME" SYMBOL TO APPEAR TO ACTUALLY MAKE A CALL. CUSTOMER SERVICE HAS BEEN UNHELPFUL TO SAY THE LEAST.

    ANYONE ELSE?
     
  2. Hatrick

    Hatrick Well-Known Member

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    Got rid of my Spot when it did not have coverage on the way to Hawaii.
     
  3. KyCarl

    KyCarl Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I refuse to use a cell phone! Where I go..Who I talk to ..What I say..
    Is no ones business..But mine!.. Call me paranoid but it works for me!
     
  4. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

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    You’re paranoid! But I understand.:D
     
  5. rockwind

    rockwind Well-Known Member

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    excellent reasons,,, i am totally on board,,, it will sit there in my pack for months without use,,,partly because it sucks,,,but at 53 now, and i go into some pretty stupid places by myself,,, i guess i picture a helicopter rescue if i break a femur or impale myself with my own arrow or something. it's kinda for the family too,,, i take my kids out into some pretty remote places. IT USED TO BE FAIRLY AFFORDABLE.

    I DO N'T MIND IF THEY RAISE RATES A HUGE AMOUNT BUT GIVE ME MY 500 DOLLARS BACK ON THE PHONE IF YOU DO,,,,,and i'll use smoke signals or something

    anyway, more of a vent thread than anyhting unless others have banded together for changes?,,, typical phone company, "screw over the little guy" is their corporate vision statement