updated 6/2/2011 7:16:26 AM ET 2011-06-02T11:16:26

COVINGTON, La., June 2, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spot LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar, Inc. (Nasdaq:GSAT) and leader in satellite messaging and emergency notification technologies, announced today the launch of its new promotion 'Connect, Connect, Wherever U R' in time for summer. This national initiative provides consumers with additional value when purchasing SPOT Connect, the award-winning satellite communicator that pairs with some of today's leading smartphone operating systems to send custom messages from virtually anywhere in the world. 

Starting today through August 31, 2011, consumers who purchase SPOT Connect from authorized SPOT retailers in the US and Canada are eligible to receive 100 Type & Send messages free when they register annual service at findmeSPOT.com – a $30 value. The Type and Send message bundle allows SPOT Connect customers to send custom messages from their smartphone device over the Globalstar satellite network to their personal contacts, a rescue coordination center or selected social networks like Facebook and Twitter regardless of cellular or Wi-Fi service.  

"For the first time ever, SPOT Connect enables smartphone users to communicate regardless of available cellular service or internet connection," said Steve Smits, Vice President of International Sales and Marketing, Spot LLC . "The ability to personalize messages in real-time and send it from remote areas is a revolutionary new feature.   Our SPOT Connect promotion offers this free to consumers during the active summer months and supports our retail partners during a key purchasing period."

By simply downloading the free SPOT Connect App, the SPOT Connect device can wirelessly pair with smartphones or compatible mobile devices via Bluetooth®. The SPOT satellite message features are initiated directly from the app allowing users to send 41 character custom Type and Send messages or 120 character Predefined messages to others. Established SPOT message features include Check-in/OK, Help, SPOT Assist, SOS and automated Track Progress.

Existing SPOT customers can now upgrade their SPOT service to the new SPOT Connect device.  This new account management feature allows their current SPOT service and data to be transferred to SPOT Connect directly from within their user account at www.findmeSPOT.com .  

The 'Connect, Connect, Wherever U R!' promotion is also valid with the purchase of the DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w with SPOT Satellite Communicator today through August 31, 2011. For complete official details on the 'Connect, Connect, Wherever U R' summer promotion visit www.findmeSPOT.com/whereverur .

Pricing and Product Availability:

SPOT Connect is now available in North America at leading retail locations and online sites specializing in GPS, outdoor recreation and personal electronics.  SPOT Connect retails for $169.99 USD SRP and requires SPOT Basic Service subscription starting at $99.99 per year.  Visit www.findmeSPOT.com for a current list of smartphone operating systems compatible with SPOT Connect.

About Spot LLC

Spot LLC, a subsidiary of Globalstar, Inc. (Nasdaq:GSAT), provides emergency notification technology that allows users to communicate from remote locations around the globe.  The SPOT product family uses both the GPS satellite network to determine a customer's location and the Globalstar network to transmit messages and GPS coordinates to others including an international rescue coordination center.  Thanks to this affordable, cutting edge personal safety device, the company offers people peace of mind by allowing customers to notify friends and family of their location and status, and to send for emergency assistance in time of need, completely independent of cellular phone or wireless coverage.  For more information on how Spot LLC is helping others stay connected - from disaster preparedness to outdoor adventure - visit www.findmeSPOT.com.

Note that all SPOT products described in this press release are the products of Spot LLC, which is not affiliated in any manner with Spot Image of Toulouse, France or Spot Image Corporation of Chantilly, Virginia. SPOT Connect is a trademark of Spot LLC. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

CONTACT: Media Contact:
         Derek Moore
         Spot LLC
         (408) 933-4112
         derek.moore@findmespot.com

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