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21. How do I send SMS messages outside of North America?

SPOT uses Clickatell to distribute SMS messages to cellular phones outside of North America. While Clickatell has connections to over 900 cellular operators worldwide, they do not have a connection to all providers. Please check the link provided to see i ...

22. Tips for sending messages

If the GPS light blinks red, SPOT does not have a clear view of the GPS satellites and your message may not have been sent. Retry sending your message by moving to an area with a clearer view of the sky for proper operation. If your GPS light blinks red a ...

23. Will SPOT Connect work better than other SPOT devices?

Just like all electronics, as technology evolves certain aspects of products become easier to use or include more features. SPOT Connect offers an extraordinary user experience and is based off SPOT technology that has saved thousands of lives since its i ...

24. Is cell service required to use SPOT Connect?

No! Because SPOT uses 100% satellite technology independent of cellular, SPOT works around the world or in your back yard. See the coverage map at findmeSPOT.com.Note that SPOT Connect is not a phone. It sends one-way text/type via satellite and only work ...

25. What happens if my smartphone battery dies or I lose my smartphone?

SPOT Connect has an on device SOS button for stand-alone emergency operation if you encounter a life-threatening emergency.

26. Type and Send

Type & Send allows custom messages to be created from your SPOT device that are delivered over the satellite network to emergency personnel, your personal contacts, or selected social networks from virtually anywhere regardless of cellular service.