Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Inmarsat is dropping the cost of its voice-calling services by 50 percent through the end of June.

Inmarsat

https://www.yachtingmagazine.com/story/electronics/inmarsat-call-cost-reduction/?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email

Inmarsat is dropping the cost of its voice-calling services by 50 percent through the end of June.

The price break is available to yachts using Inmarsat FleetBroadband and Fleet One ChatCard voice services, and to wholesalers offering FleetBroadband voice calls under the legacy Crew Calling SQT brand.

“We recognize the unprecedented situation facing people at sea, as the global maritime industry responds to the challenges of Covid-19,” Ronald Spithout, president of Inmarsat Maritime, stated in a press release. “It has become clear that, above all other forms of contact, being able to talk to family, friends and colleagues is critical for the health and well-being of crew during these difficult times.”

According to the press release, the ChatCard service handles about 600,000 minutes of use every month from people at sea.
 
Do taxes apply? Yes, and they vary through the wholesale channels. Inmarsat’s partners negotiate call termination costs separately with local networks. 

For more information, visit: inmarsat.com

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