From the makers of the Spot locator comes the Spot Global (Satellite) phone. We have been using the Spot messenger in the backcountry for the last couple years and have been very pleased with the results. The Global Phone is powered by 100% satellite technology giving you the opportunity to connect with family and friends anywhere in the world. The service plans are not cheap. Don’t expect to pay less than .25 cents a minute. They are currently offering several monthly and yearly plans.