One battery provides 10 hours of talk time and 24 hours of flashlight use. You can put in your own SIM card, which will enable you to dial phone numbers and to continue sending and receiving calls from your own phone number. But a SIM card isn’t necessary to make emergency calls. SpareOne provides one-button emergency dialing, even without a SIM card.
The phone comes in a waterproof pouch that floats, and it’s designed to work in extreme temperatures (-22 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit). Stash one in a glove compartment for road emergencies, and keep one in a disaster preparedness kit at home. When you’re traveling, you can buy a local SIM card with prepaid minutes and use SpareOne to avoid racking up roaming charges on your everyday mobile phone. SpareOne also works great with prepaid minutes for someone who only wants a mobile phone for occasional calls or emergencies and doesn’t need multimedia whistles and bells.
SpareOne is a simple GSM phone, but there’s nothing simple about its mission: to keep us connected in case of emergencies.