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    Hi,
    I am looking for a similar device. I read the reviews on the Cabela's website for the Spot 2 and they were not all that impressive. I will be looking for alternatives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger L View Post
    Hi,
    I am looking for a similar device. I read the reviews on the Cabela's website for the Spot 2 and they were not all that impressive. I will be looking for alternatives.
    Roger,

    I just looked at the reviews on the Cabelas website. I think you should know a couple of things. SPOT recalled the original SPOT 2 in fall 2010. They released it again, and it has been extremely reliable. The negative reviews of the SPOT on the site were all from 2010. Take a look at the 2011 reviews before writing off the SPOT 2. Particularly the most recent.

    Look at what people are saying on this thread, too. This is a good product that adds message functionality to a safety/PLB type function.

    You could also look into PLBs, as they are less expensive over the long run and very reliable. There is no message funtion though.

    Satellite phones are great, but expensive.

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    Having used a spot since the first one came out and working in Law Enforcement and SAR and responding to SPOT calls, I can say they work great, but they are not flawless. What I will say is they are the best option when it comes to saying "I'm OK and this is where I am" which you can't do with a PLB. Sat Phones are expensive and aren't always dependable. The best option is the new spot connect if you have a smart phone with the ability to send text messages and post to facebook. The other option I have seen but no experience with is a similar device from delorme which is a two way satelite messenger.

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    BB is there a serial number or something that shows when the Spot 2 was made I just picked one up off ebay and want to make sure it was not one of the ones involved in the recall
    Quote Originally Posted by Bitterroot Bulls View Post
    Roger,

    I just looked at the reviews on the Cabelas website. I think you should know a couple of things. SPOT recalled the original SPOT 2 in fall 2010. They released it again, and it has been extremely reliable. The negative reviews of the SPOT on the site were all from 2010. Take a look at the 2011 reviews before writing off the SPOT 2. Particularly the most recent.

    Look at what people are saying on this thread, too. This is a good product that adds message functionality to a safety/PLB type function.

    You could also look into PLBs, as they are less expensive over the long run and very reliable. There is no message funtion though.

    Satellite phones are great, but expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaun View Post
    BB is there a serial number or something that shows when the Spot 2 was made I just picked one up off ebay and want to make sure it was not one of the ones involved in the recall
    I would call this number:

    SPOT Customer Care:

    1(866)651-7768

    Hopefully they can help you out.

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