GlobaFone Discounts Iridium 9555 Government Pricing for Federal Year End

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Award Winning Satellite Communication Provider Helps Agencies Impacted by 2011 Budget Issues Streamline Purchasing and ROI

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Available via the GSA Schedule 70, the Iridium 9555 can be purchased at a reduced rate of $1049 through Friday, September 30, 2011, under contract number GS-35F-0074W.

GlobaFone, a leading multi-carrier satellite service provider has announced they are working to help state agencies acquire satellite communication by lowering the cost of the Iridium 9555 handheld phone through the end of the federal fiscal year. The Iridium 9555 can be purchased at a reduced rate of $1049 through Friday, September 30, 2011, under contract number GS-35F-0074W.    

“Government agencies are in a crunch to complete their purchases for the year,” said GlobaFone CEO Lou Altman. “The budget approval delay earlier this year compromised the purchasing cycle and so now buyers want supportive vendors with a willingness to help them meet budget demands more than ever. The GlobaFone team can assist agencies with their procurement and emergency management requirements in a timely manner without pricing obstacles.”

Iridium 9555 Pricing Details

  • Base price of $1,049 is for a phone in the box.
  • Additional cost of $79 per phone includes the turnkey GlobaFone kit which includes: GlobaFone unpacking the phone and accessories, charging and installing the battery, installing the SIM card and removing the PIN code, labeling the phone with the phone number, including the GlobaFone EasyGuide© instruction card, packing the entire kit into a padded nylon bag and disposing of the original cardboard boxes. This process can take a couple of hours per phone delivering a cost and time savings of $200.
  • Pricing is available through Fri., September 30.

“Our goal at GlobaFone is to help clients measure their results,” said Altman, “You can buy a phone anywhere, but not many providers deliver the value-add of phone testing and set-up.”

GlobaFone of Portsmouth, NH is an award-winning, leading service provider of satellite communication solutions to Federal, State and Local Governments, as well as corporate clients. GlobaFone solutions include five brands of satellite communications – Iridium, Inmarsat, Globalstar, Thuraya and VSAT as well as cellular service for lease with roaming in over 200 countries and local cellular service in dozens of countries.


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Bridgette Springer