Options for low-cost Inmarsat airtime and free hardware make it easy for mariners to bring KVH's new TracPhone FB150 and other FleetBroadband systems onboard
MIDDLETOWN, R.I., July 23, 2009 -- Responding to growing demand for affordable broadband communications at sea, KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) is changing the way mariners think about satellite communications by offering exciting introductory Inmarsat FleetBroadband airtime plans as low as $59 per month and other hardware and airtime packages that include the option to get a free TracPhone FB150 antenna.
"With these new airtime plans, we're making it easier than ever for mariners to bring the convenience and reliability of Inmarsat onboard while making their service as easy to manage as a cell phone," explained Jim Dodez, KVH's vice president of marketing and strategic planning. "Offering outstanding value and the power of FleetBroadband service, these exciting prices are available from KVH for all Inmarsat users. And for customers who are considering adding FleetBroadband to their boat either for the first time or as an upgrade from older, slower, and more expensive solutions, our bundled airtime and TracPhone hardware packages can't be beat. You're getting industry-leading reliability from both the hardware and the service, while enjoying the convenience of a 36-month lease. We're very excited to be able to offer our customers such a great deal on service and equipment that is critical to their safety and day-to-day operations."
KVH's new FleetBroadband service plans are available to all FleetBroadband customers, regardless of which hardware they choose to use. These affordable plans offer several benefits to mariners:
- Available for all KVH TracPhone and other brands of FleetBroadband
products (no trade-in necessary)
- Plans are available at several affordable levels, to fit the needs of
any vessel and every customer's budget
- Plans as low as $59 per month for up to 50 minutes of voice or 5 MB of data
- Option to pay for 1 month at a time, with no roll-over between months, or a full 12 months in advance with the total number of
minutes/megabytes paid for available for use at any time during the 12 months
- Voice calls as low as $0.79 per minute; data as low as $7.95 per MB
- Affordable hardware leases, including free TracPhone FB150 hardware, can be combined with these plans
"Bundling KVH TracPhone hardware and FleetBroadband service is a great way for mariners to spread the cost of hardware over 36 months, making it exceptionally easy to bring TracPhone and FleetBroadband onboard at a reasonable monthly cost," added Dodez. "As an added value, customers selecting the "Premium Value" Broadband Plan receive free TracPhone FB150 hardware or reduced-cost TracPhone FB250 and FB500 systems."
Visit www.tracphone.com for more details about KVH's TracPhone systems, including airtime pricing information and coverage maps.
About KVH Industries, Inc.
Middletown, RI-based KVH Industries, Inc., and its wholly owned subsidiary, KVH Europe A/S, are leading providers of in-motion satellite TV and communications systems, having designed, manufactured, and sold more than 150,000 mobile satellite antennas for applications on vessels, vehicles, and aircraft. KVH's mission is to connect mobile customers around the globe with the same digital television entertainment, communications, and Internet services that they enjoy in their homes and offices.
This release may contain certain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include, for example, the functionality, characteristics, quality and performance of KVH's products and technology; anticipated innovation and product development; and customer preferences, requirements and expectations. The actual results could differ materially. Factors that may cause such differences include, among others, those discussed in KVH's most recent Form 10-Q filed with the SEC. KVH does not assume any obligation to update its forward-looking statements to reflect new information or developments.
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