Have you seen our new SpareOne Plus Emergency Phone Travel Channel debut? It’s pretty awesome! Rod Pralgo, the “Travel Channel Gear Guide,” sits by a softly crackling fire… in red flannel, footie pajamas… with beer… and merrily discusses the many fascinating features of the SpareOne Plus in his hand. Now, although Rob is pretty thorough in covering all SpareOne Plus’ amazing features, there are a few things we just wanted to make “a bit clearer.”
Rob first starts off by mentioning that SpareOne Plus works anywhere in the world and although it works in many, many different countries, it does not work ANYWHERE. You know, some remote, undiscovered islands in the middle of the ocean just don’t have cell towers yet. So if by chance you happen to wash ashore there. Setting a fire to attract a passing ship might be a better idea then whipping out your SpareOne Plus to make a call. You can use it for light though! Don’t forget that different parts of the world use different mobile frequencies, so make sure when you go to purchase your SpareOne Plus that you are choosing the right one for the part of the world you will be using it in!
Also, SpareOne Plus’ Location and Alert services are based on cell tower triangulation, not GPS. Now, don’t be dismayed, cell tower triangulation is still quite accurate, the only difference is a satellite isn’t locating you… the three nearest cell towers are.
And finally, you know those old Maglite commercials where the semi-truck runs over the rugged flashlight and nothing happens to it? Well, if you ran over SpareOne Plus, it would break. Although it is able to withstand extreme temperatures and go underwater in its watertight pouch, smashing it against a rock will probably leave a few heavy scratches in it and maybe even a cracked screen. SpareOne Plus is indeed made with durable plastic to withstand what life has to throw about it, but giving it to your two year old to band against the cupboard… probably not the best idea.
So, if you haven’t gotten to enjoy the video yet, please do. And let us know what you think in the comments below.