We’re in the final weeks of development for the DeLorme inReach, the Earthmate application for Android, and the firmware update for the Earthmate PN-60w… there’s lots of activity here in the project team as we process feedback from the beta testers and start to hear from others in the company that are getting out with the system for the first time. I actually exchanged messages with one of our VPs while he climbed the Bigelow Range here in Maine with his family. Some of you might have seen my earlier posts sharing photos and message details from my training climbs on Tumbledown Mountain in Maine and Mt Washington in New Hampshire.
I’ve been getting ready to climb the Grand Teton in Wyoming with Big City Mountaineers and Backpacker Magazine. You might recall my posts from last year when I had an amazing opportunity to participate in one of their Summit For Someone climbs going up Mount Langley in California. As luck would have it, I’ve been fortunate enough to receive another invitation to participate in one of their climbs, this time tackling the tallest peak in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park. We’ll begin our climb on Monday and summit on Wednesday with plenty of time for adventure in between.
The most exciting part of the Grand Teton climb is that I’ll be using the DeLorme inReach and Earthmate PN-60w to track my location during the hike and to check in with friends and family as well as any blog followers that want to see how things are going. You’ll be able to follow along on my MapShare Page to watch our progress on the climb. There’s a top secret password, the name of my wonder dog… “Beezy.”
MapShare Page: Grand Teton Climb
I’m going to be doing some pretty challenging climbing at times so please don’t be offended if you don’t hear back from me until I take a break or return to base camp. As those of you who sent me messages during my training climbs know, I try hard to reply to everyone so they can get a sense for how the messaging is going to work. I hope to hear from some of you while I’m on the climb!
Okay, now for the details I promised in the title…
The pricing has been finalized so I can share that information here now. There will be three pricing plans for the DeLorme inReach, giving you options to accommodate all of the various uses we’ve heard people describing. If you’re just looking for an emergency notification system, sign up for the Safety Plan. If you’re out and about all the time, outside of cell phone range, and looking for the top tier messaging system look at the Expedition Plan.
|Safety Plan||Recreation Plan||Expedition Plan|
|Price||$9.95 Monthly||$24.95 Monthly||$49.95 Monthly|
|Messages||10 per month||40 per month||120 per month|
|Overage||$1.50 message||$0.50 message||$0.25 message|
Here are some additional points about the messaging plans…
- SOS is included in all three plans and will be provided by GEOS Search and Rescue
- Tracking is included in the Recreation and Expedition Plans and is Unlimited!
- Note that the shortest tracking interval will be 10 minutes
- There will be a one-time charge of $11.95 when you set up your device to cover activation
- Users will be able to move up and down between the plans based on their seasonal activity
- Note that moving up to a higher plan is free and there is a $24.95 charge for moving down
- Overage refers to a per message charge for messages that go over the monthly allotment
- Messages include both sent and received messages
As always, feel free to post any questions you might have about the pricing plans here and I’ll get back to you as soon as I return from my adventure on the Grand Teton. I am sure that those interested in using the DeLorme inReach two-way satellite communicator for their own adventures will be able to find a combination of plans that meet their needs. I know it won’t be long before people are sharing their own Grand Teton adventures with us… count on reading about some of those trips here!