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Qualcomm Globalstar GSP-1600

Qualcomm's  Globalstar GSP-1600 Tri-Mode phone is designed to handle calls made from CDMA (IS-95) and AMPS (IS-41) cellular systems, as well as calls from the Globalstar Satellite Communications System.

The Qualcomm Advantage

  • Compatibility with existing AMPS (IS-41) and CDMA (IS-95) cellular networks
  • Superior digital voice quality
  • Reliable service

Globalstar Services

  • Voice
  • Short Message Service (SMS)
  • Programmable Service Provider display message
  • Caller ID
  • Voice Mail Service (VMS)
  • Data Transmission*
  • Positioning*
  • Facsimile*
* Service availability planned for rollout in mid-2000 or later. Service provider activation required.


  • Data cable
  • Battery charger (North American or European)
  • Hands-free car kit
  • Cigarette lighter adapter/charger (US/European)
  • Protective leather case
  • Universal travel charger

Size Specifications 

The Globalstar Tri-Mode phone developed and manufactured by QUALCOMM offers an ergonomic design that makes it comfortable for hand-held operation.

Volume 400cc (24.4 cu. inches)
Weight 370 grams (13.1 ounces)
Dimensions 177 mm (H) x 57 mm (W) x 48 mm (D)*
7.0 inches (H) x 2.2 inches (W) x 1.9 inches (D)*
* (Thickness excludes the cellular antenna)
All measurements for height and volume include battery and assume the Globalstar antenna is stowed

The Globalstar antenna, when held in a vertical position, communicates with the Globalstar satellites at elevations more than 10 above the horizon. The Globalstar antenna rotates and stows in the handset for convenience when not in use.

Technical Specifications

Temperature Range Operational Non-Operational
Phone -20 to +55 C
-4 to +131 F
-30 to +60 C
-22 to +140 F
Car Kit Antenna -30 to +50 C
-22 to +122 F
-40 to +85 C
-40 to 185 F
Car Kit Cradle -30 to +50 C
-22 to +122 F
-40 to +85 C
-40 to 185 F
RF power output 400 mW maximum (+26 dBm)
With car kit: 2 watt maximum (+33 dBm)
Vocoder QUALCOMM 8k variable rate vocoder for Globalstar mode
13k variable rate vocoder for CDMA mode
Frequency Range Globalstar reverse link: 1610.73 to 1625.49 MHz
Globalstar forward link: 2484.39 to 2499.15 MHz
Cellular reverse link: 824.01 to 848.97 MHz
Cellular forward link: 869.01 to 893.97 MHz
Technology QUALCOMM Digital CDMA 800 MHz (Code Division Multiple Access)
AMPS 800 MHz (Advanced Mobile Phone System)

Talk Time/Standby Time

Mode Talk Time Standby Time
CDMA digital (IS-95) 4.5 hours 72 hours
AMPS analog (IS-41) 2.5 hours 14 hours
Globalstar satellite 3.5 hours 9 hours

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