Part of the appeal of big adventures to remote places is that you're so far off the grid on your own, but the trill of getting away can be tempered juuuust a bit if your food gets eaten by a bear, someone gets hurt, or a month long storm skunks your plans. When that happens, you'll be really psyched to have the Spot Global Phone MDN 255. No matter how far from civilization you are, the Global Phone's satellite based service will be able to get in touch with the wider world, so you can schedule a pickup, organize a rescue, or even just check your voicemail. The backlit LCD display and lighted keypad are visible during the day as well as at night, and the volume, signal, and battery life indicators mean there won't be any surprises when you're making a call. Spot made this iteration of the Global Phone the best ever, which means it has more features than previous models, including any key answering, a 99 number contact list, call history, a keypad lock, and a minute alert that lets you know how long your calls are lasting. It can also receive and send text messages, so non emergency contact is a breeze, and the optional wireless data kit can plug into your laptop to send emails, check out the internet, and transfer files when you're miles from the nearest wireless network.