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Just in case anyone is interested Fire Eagle is offering a special on the Spot, this is from their website.

Cinda

Spots, spots, SPOTs everywhere

August 15th, 2008 by Jeannie Yang

There's lots of talk about mobile updaters like the iPhone or Nokia, but what happens when you're out of cellular range and your phone can't connect to the internet? I shudder at the thought, but this is not a doomsday post, enter SPOT.

SPOT is a satellite messenger and it's able to update your location from practically anywhere in the world. Unlike other GPS devices, it is able to broadcast your location to friends and family. Oh, and it can save your life. There's a 9-1-1 button which they don't recommend testing, but I've no doubt that it works. SPOT is one of the early Fire Eagle developers and, so far, the only device maker. They play with satellites, for reals. So, we were quite excited when SPOT integrated with Fire Eagle. Now, you can link your SPOT with your Fire Eagle account and have it update your Fire Eagle location when you check in or have tracking turned on. If you have the SPOT tracking service, it will periodically check in and update your Fire Eagle location automatically.

SPOT was just as excited as us to see what Fire Eagle users would think of it that they are offering a discounted SPOT with a free year of basic and tracking services to all you early Fire Eagle users. That's going to save you some pennies for sure. Not much more I've got to say, but go try it out for yourselves! Go get your SPOT promo now.

When you get your SPOT set up, log into your SPOT profile pages and choose the "Share tab", then click on "Share with Fire Eagle" to authorize SPOT to update your Fire Eagle location.

Also when you join and login this is what comes up, its a great value

Now extended through December 31st!

For a limited time, SPOT is offering Fire Eagle users a one-year subscription to SPOT basic and tracking services and a discounted SPOT satellite messenger!

Use SPOT with Fire Eagle to update your location from most anywhere around the world and share your SPOT location with any other Fire Eagle applications.

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SPOT is now offering a $50 Mail in Rebate

Buy now and receive a $50 Mail in Rebate.

purchase price: $149.95 - $50 Rebate = $99.95 final price.

Offer valid for SPOT Messengers purchased between 11/1/08 and 12/31/08

Add this to the Yahoo Fire Eagle free first year of SPOT service and it's an offer you cant turn down.

For a limited time, SPOT is offering Fire Eagle users a one-year subscription to SPOT basic and tracking services. See more about it here: http://fireeagle.yahoo.net/gallery/spot_promo

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SPOT is now offering a $50 Mail in Rebate

Buy now and receive a $50 Mail in Rebate.

purchase price: $149.95 - $50 Rebate = $99.95 final price.

Offer valid for SPOT Messengers purchased between 11/1/08 and 12/31/08

Add this to the Yahoo Fire Eagle free first year of SPOT service and it's an offer you cant turn down.

For a limited time, SPOT is offering Fire Eagle users a one-year subscription to SPOT basic and tracking services. See more about it here: http://fireeagle.yahoo.net/gallery/spot_promo

Do you own one of these Spot devices Cinda?

I was thinking of getting one.

Does it do what you expected?

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Do you own one of these Spot devices Cinda?

I was thinking of getting one.

Does it do what you expected?

Hi Jimmy,

I bought one for George for Christmas right after I had my accident. We haven't had a chance to take it out on the trail yet (yes I gave it to him early, darn now I'll have to buy him something else ) however we have a friend that has one and he accidently hit the 911 buttom and lets just say it works really well.

I've always been afraid of having no cell service and needing help so I feel more comfortable having one with us. From what I was told the signal works better if you use the mounting hard ware but you can carry it on your belt as well.

Hope this helps, I'll let you know how it does when we take it out. IMO its a good idea to play it safe.

Cinda

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