Use the Type & Send feature to send custom SOS, Help and Check-in/OK messages.
Let Them Know More with Type & 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.
If you use SPOT Connect or the DeLorme PN-60w/SPOT Communicator, you can
use the Type & Send feature for short messages you want to send,
anytime, virtually anywhere. Every message carries your GPS location
Use Type & Send to create custom messages:
- Send up to 41 characters in a message
- Messages will be sent directly to the contact groups you select via email or SMS
- Post custom messages on Twitter, Facebook – and with the DeLorme PN-60w with SPOT Communicator, even post to Geocaching.com
- If you encounter problems, you can send SOS messages describing your situation
Type & Send Message Delivery
When you send a Type & Send Message, you are sending one message to a
Contact Group. Whether you have one person or 50 people in that contact
group, you are only charged for one message. In other words, you only
get charged for each time you send a Type & Send message, not by how
many people it gets delivered to.
Configuring your SPOT Contacts
Configure your contacts and contact groups in your SPOT account.
These are the people that receive your messages. New with the SPOT
Connect application, is the ability to add or change contact information
from within cellular or wi-fi range right from your smartphone. On the
DeLorme device, an easy synch to the SPOT Communicator once you
configure your contacts online is all that is needed to load your device
with up-to-date contacts and groups.
How Do I Get This?
1. Make sure you have a compatible device
New SPOT Connect and Delorme Earthmate PN-60w with SPOT Communicator
users get a free trial (5 messages) of Type & Send when the Basic
Plan is activated. You can remain on an a la carte plan and pay as you
use. You will be charged 50 cents per message.
2. Purchase a Bundle options for Type & Send
By purchasing a bundle you get a better per message rate.
- 500 Message Bundle for $49.99
- 100 Message Bundle for $29.99
3. Never run out – Auto Renew
If choosing a bundle, you will also have the option to have the bundle
auto renew. This bundle will only auto renew when your account runs out
of messages. There is a 10 message buffer so you never run out of
messages. These bundles are an annual plan. If you chose auto renewal,
and run out of message before your renewal date, your bundle will auto
renew when you get down to those 10 messages. If you don't use all your
message before your renewal date, you end up losing those messages as
they don't roll over in an annual plan..