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Inmarsat giving seafarers free connectivity over holiday season

Image: Taken from Inmarsat YouTube video fleethotspot.JPG
For most us even if we cannot be with our loved ones and families during the holiday season we don’t have to worry about the cost of data to connect with them, but the same cannot be said for seafarers.

To help crew stay in touch with their families and loved ones over the holidays Inmarsat is giving 250MB of free data to active Fleet Hotspot accounts on 24 December. According to Inmarsat this equates to five hours of free calling to friends or family across a range of applications like WhatsApp, Facebook and others, four hours of social media use or internet browsing, or 100 standard emails.

Ben Palmer, President Inmarsat Maritime, said: “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.”

Fleet Hotspot can be accessed on any vessel with Fleet Xpress.

 Inmarsat is also offering 33% extra talk-time on FleetBroadband and Fleet Xpress ChatCards from 24 December through to the end of 1 January 2022.