However, since he acquired Globalstar service, Steve can update patient information and arrival times with receiving hospitals and land ambulances prior to departure.
"The reliable communications that Globalstar provides can mean the difference in life or death for many patients," said Steve. "Providing an emergency physician with advanced details on a patient's condition is invaluable."
A pilot with Skyward Aviation, Steve shared his handset with other company pilots who fly charter flights to fishing lodges and remote outposts. With Globalstar, pilots flying from the most isolated areas can notify their base of changes to flight plans and arrival and departure times. The handset also provides these pilots with an extra sense of security in case of an emergency.
"My Skyward Aviation colleagues are amazed at the quality of the Globalstar handset," says Steve. "And in the areas where I travel, people in these remote regions say they never thought this level of reliable, quality voice communications would ever be possible from their town. You can be sure Globalstar Canada will acquire new customers from Thomson, Manitoba."
Steve appreciates the cost-savings of the handset's tri-mode feature, providing customers with cellular service when using the Globalstar handset in a cellular coverage area. When Steve is in his hometown of Thomson, he can use the cellular feature on the Globalstar handset. As he drives to the airport for work and leaves the cellular coverage area, the Globalstar satellite service can then be activated.
Steve learned about Globalstar from a segment on CTV's Digital Desk, which offered the opportunity to win a Globalstar handset. Viewers submitted applications explaining why they should be selected and the audience voted for the winner on the Digital Desk website. Steve's compelling story received the majority of audience endorsements and he became a Globalstar customer.