Inmarsat is giving free connectivity to crews around the globe who use its Fleet Hotspot service, delivering 250MB of free data to active Fleet Hotspot accounts on 24th December 2021.The seasonal gift will be automatically topped up to active crew accounts.
‘Inmarsat is pleased to make this gift as a special thank you to seafarers for the work they do to keep the global economy running day in day out, year-round – often in difficult conditions. With crew travel restrictions in place once again due to the pandemic, staying in touch is vital, especially this time of year. Fleet Hotspot changes the way those at sea and their families back home stay in touch,’ said President Inmarsat Maritime Ben Palmer.
‘Fleet Hotspot is very popular among seafarers, especially after recent upgrades. It can now be accessed on any vessel using Fleet Xpress, from multiple devices and from both land and sea. Seafarers now benefit from full control when managing their connectivity, independent of their current ship contract. Based on feedback from seafarers, the accounts can be topped up before joining the vessel. Their families can also add credits on their behalf.’
250MB is equivalent to as much as five hours of free calling to friends or family across a range of applications such as WhatsApp, Facebook and others, four hours of social media use or internet browsing, a hundred standard emails, an hour of streamed music or 90 minutes of podcast streaming.
In addition to the Fleet Hotspot promo, Inmarsat is also offering 33% extra talk-time on FleetBroadband and Fleet Xpress ChatCards from 24 December 2021, 00:00 UTC until 1st January 2022, 23:59 UTC.