R290 sat phone - info and question

Submitted: Friday, May 28, 2004 at 18:48
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Hi all
Ordered the R290 by phone from Julian in London on Monday night 24th. Arrived in Perth on doorstep Friday 28th 0930!. Amazing. ($530 delivered in case you're wondering)
Now. Does anybody know exactly what I do next to get it going? Can I go to any Vodaphone shop in Perth to get a sim card and get connected? Or only certain dealers?
Thanks in advance.

Russell
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Reply By: Brad - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 19:48

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 19:48
Think you have to go to globalstar.
http://www.globalstar.com.au/
I connected to $35/month...works well.
Let me know if vodafone are any good (they don't seem to be in Sydney).
cya
Brad.
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Reply By: Phil P - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 21:49

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 21:49
I recently purchased an R290 and went into a Globalstar Dealer (Melb). After completing the application form, they gave me a SIM Card and within an hour the phone was working.

I initially had some "finger" trouble to get it to work in Satellite mode, but once I figured it out the phone works really well !

Costs:
$530 for the phone
$200 Connection fee
$35 per month & includes $10 of calls.

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