Communication Lifeline

When the unexpected happens, SpareOne is communication you can count on. It’s an emergency phone that operates on a single AA battery. You don’t have to plug it in; untouched, it will keep its charge for up to 15 years. If an emergency happens -- say you’re driving and your cell phone runs out of juice, or you lose power in a storm -- SpareOne is there when you need it. 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.

SpareOne

Emergency Phone

Communication Lifeline

When the unexpected happens, SpareOne is communication you can count on. It’s an emergency phone that operates on a single AA battery. You don’t have to plug it in; untouched, it will keep its charge for up to 15 years. If an emergency happens -- say you’re driving and your cell phone runs out of juice, or you lose power in a storm -- SpareOne is there when you need it. 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.

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Nicole
    Nicole

    Thank you for your interest with SpareOne! There are so many usage points for SpareOne that you may be left with specific questions. I'm Nicole, the passionate brand ambassador, and I'm available to answer any questions you may have.

  •  Chelise
    Chelise
    3/26/2013 12:26 PM

    Can the SpareOne be used at high altitudes if one is backpacking, skiiing etc?

  • Nicole
    Nicole – Special Guest
    3/26/2013 1:45 PM

    @ Chelise This is a great question. Since the SpareOne is reliant on cell towers for the signal, you will want to make sure the area you are in is covered by a cell tower. As long as there is coverage, (the GSM band we use is the most widely-used network in the world) you are good to go!

  • Jay
    Jay
    3/26/2013 12:30 PM

    If I talk up to 10 hours on one battery, you're saying if I replace it with a regular AA battery it will last another 10 hours?

  • Nicole
    Nicole – Special Guest
    3/26/2013 1:35 PM

    @Jay Great question, Jay. The Energizer Ultimate Lithium Ion AA-battery that ships with SpareOne will give you 10 hours of talk time--and replacing it with a fresh one will give you another 10 hours.

    Now, you can use another AA battery, but the results will usually be less than the 10 hours for a non-Energizer Ultimate Lithium Ion battery.

  •  Elen
    Elen
    3/26/2013 12:48 PM

    Can Spare One be used in countries other than the U.S.?

  • Nicole
    Nicole – Special Guest
    3/26/2013 1:36 PM

    @ Elen This is a great question. We currently have two models of SpareOne to support different countries. Our detailed map is located here:

    http://spareone.com/gsm-map.php

  •  Lynn
    Lynn
    3/26/2013 1:01 PM

    I am anxiously awaiting the response to Elen's question, as that is my question as well.

  • Nicole
    Nicole – Special Guest
    3/26/2013 1:37 PM

    @ Lynn Hello Lynn, our usage map (including the information about which model of SpareOne is right for which country) is located here: http://spareone.com/gsm-map.php

  • marie
    marie
    3/26/2013 1:14 PM

    how much does a local sims card cost on average and are they readily available in most cities?

  • Nicole
    Nicole – Special Guest
    3/26/2013 1:32 PM

    @marie consbruck Thank you for your question. While there are many GSM networks in the world, I would suggest checking at your local T-Mobile or AT&T stores. Some things to ask are about coverage areas (they can usually show you maps) and monthly fees.

    Some plans start as low as $10 or $20, and you may be able to purchase a flat-fee card which will allow you to put money on the card and not have to worry about a contract. Good luck!

  •  Renee Schaeren
    Renee Schaeren
    3/26/2013 3:53 PM

    What's with the Swiss Flag on the front of it, is it made in Switzerland??

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    3/26/2013 4:44 PM

    @ Renee Schaeren

    Hi Renee,

    Nope, not made in Switzerland. It's just a sign for emergency on the call button.

  • Nicole
    Nicole – Special Guest
    3/26/2013 5:09 PM

    @ Renee Schaeren Thanks for the question. @Amy is correct--it is simply a button for dialing in an emergency. :)

  •  Sherry
    Sherry
    3/26/2013 5:13 PM

    Does the SpareOne emit a signal so that responders are able to locate the phone? Great product, thank you.

  • Nicole
    Nicole – Special Guest
    3/26/2013 5:31 PM

    @ Sherry Good question. A responder will be able to get your location from the dispatcher--similar to other mobile and home phones. We suggest turning on the torchlight, allowing the LED to show your location.

  •  GP
    GP
    3/27/2013 2:54 AM

    Can it be used internationally? say if you go to another country and you loose your phone?

    It has happened to us more times than I can tell you. And it is a pain, having to get another phone to have the phone disabled.

  • Nicole
    Nicole – Special Guest
    3/27/2013 9:13 AM

    @ GP Thank you for asking. There are two models of SpareOne, based on the GSM band. While the Daily Grommet offer is for the Americas version, there is another option that works on most other continents.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

SpareOne

Emergency Phone

Communication Lifeline

When the unexpected happens, SpareOne is communication you can count on. It’s an emergency phone that operates on a single AA battery. You don’t have to plug it in; untouched, it will keep its charge for up to 15 years. If an emergency happens -- say you’re driving and your cell phone runs out of juice, or you lose power in a storm -- SpareOne is there when you need it.

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.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Nicole
    Nicole

    Thank you for your interest with SpareOne! There are so many usage points for SpareOne that you may be left with specific questions. I'm Nicole, the passionate brand ambassador, and I'm available to answer any questions you may have.

  •  Chelise
    Chelise
    3/26/2013 12:26 PM

    Can the SpareOne be used at high altitudes if one is backpacking, skiiing etc?

  • Nicole
    Nicole – Special Guest
    3/26/2013 1:45 PM

    @ Chelise This is a great question. Since the SpareOne is reliant on cell towers for the signal, you will want to make sure the area you are in is covered by a cell tower. As long as there is coverage, (the GSM band we use is the most widely-used network in the world) you are good to go!

  • Jay
    Jay
    3/26/2013 12:30 PM

    If I talk up to 10 hours on one battery, you're saying if I replace it with a regular AA battery it will last another 10 hours?

  • Nicole
    Nicole – Special Guest
    3/26/2013 1:35 PM

    @Jay Great question, Jay. The Energizer Ultimate Lithium Ion AA-battery that ships with SpareOne will give you 10 hours of talk time--and replacing it with a fresh one will give you another 10 hours.

    Now, you can use another AA battery, but the results will usually be less than the 10 hours for a non-Energizer Ultimate Lithium Ion battery.

  •  Elen
    Elen
    3/26/2013 12:48 PM

    Can Spare One be used in countries other than the U.S.?

  • Nicole
    Nicole – Special Guest
    3/26/2013 1:36 PM

    @ Elen This is a great question. We currently have two models of SpareOne to support different countries. Our detailed map is located here:

    http://spareone.com/gsm-map.php

  •  Lynn
    Lynn
    3/26/2013 1:01 PM

    I am anxiously awaiting the response to Elen's question, as that is my question as well.

  • Nicole
    Nicole – Special Guest
    3/26/2013 1:37 PM

    @ Lynn Hello Lynn, our usage map (including the information about which model of SpareOne is right for which country) is located here: http://spareone.com/gsm-map.php

  • marie
    marie
    3/26/2013 1:14 PM

    how much does a local sims card cost on average and are they readily available in most cities?

  • Nicole
    Nicole – Special Guest
    3/26/2013 1:32 PM

    @marie consbruck Thank you for your question. While there are many GSM networks in the world, I would suggest checking at your local T-Mobile or AT&T stores. Some things to ask are about coverage areas (they can usually show you maps) and monthly fees.

    Some plans start as low as $10 or $20, and you may be able to purchase a flat-fee card which will allow you to put money on the card and not have to worry about a contract. Good luck!

  •  Renee Schaeren
    Renee Schaeren
    3/26/2013 3:53 PM

    What's with the Swiss Flag on the front of it, is it made in Switzerland??

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    3/26/2013 4:44 PM

    @ Renee Schaeren

    Hi Renee,

    Nope, not made in Switzerland. It's just a sign for emergency on the call button.

  • Nicole
    Nicole – Special Guest
    3/26/2013 5:09 PM

    @ Renee Schaeren Thanks for the question. @Amy is correct--it is simply a button for dialing in an emergency. :)

  •  Sherry
    Sherry
    3/26/2013 5:13 PM

    Does the SpareOne emit a signal so that responders are able to locate the phone? Great product, thank you.

  • Nicole
    Nicole – Special Guest
    3/26/2013 5:31 PM

    @ Sherry Good question. A responder will be able to get your location from the dispatcher--similar to other mobile and home phones. We suggest turning on the torchlight, allowing the LED to show your location.

  •  GP
    GP
    3/27/2013 2:54 AM

    Can it be used internationally? say if you go to another country and you loose your phone?

    It has happened to us more times than I can tell you. And it is a pain, having to get another phone to have the phone disabled.

  • Nicole
    Nicole – Special Guest
    3/27/2013 9:13 AM

    @ GP Thank you for asking. There are two models of SpareOne, based on the GSM band. While the Daily Grommet offer is for the Americas version, there is another option that works on most other continents.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.