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Old 12-03-2007, 03:53 PM   #66
TomW
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SpotMaker
Spot uses the low speed data channels (AKA the Simplex channels) on the Globalstar satellites. It does not use the voice channel!

This simplex system has always been part of the Globalstar system, in all generations, present and future.
Yes. I understand the receivers on the data channels are working better than the phone receivers; thus the emphasis on data over voice. (Also explains the bonanza pricing on Globalstar's voice service until the new satellites go up.)

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