Globe Wireless hits minutes milestone

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Globe Wireless reached a significant milestone this month, surpassing 1 million GSM minutes.

Since its launch in April 2009 GlobeMobile has grown to become the world’s largest maritime GSM network, with more than 20,000 active subscribers on slightly more than 1,300 boats, the company announced.

“We have over 1 million reasons why GlobeMobile is the maritime industry’s GSM service of choice,” Globe Wireless president and CEO David Kagan said in a statement. “I think it speaks volumes about how our customers recognize the value of GlobeMobile in being the anytime, anywhere at sea personal communications solution.”

GlobeMobile is a GSM solution providing crewmembers voice calling and SMS capabilities at affordable rates. GlobeMobile provides flexibility for crewmembers, including standard voice calls to and from the vessel, SMS messaging and free on-board mobile-to-mobile calling.

GlobeMobile can be used with Inmarsat FleetBroadband and VSAT terminals through the company’s Globe Wireless-built GSM network. Crewmembers insert the GlobeMobile SIM card into their GSM phone, and within a few minutes they are able to send and receive voice calls and SMS messages while at sea.

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