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    Garmin inreach mini

    Used once for a fiordland ballot and got us out of the shit,

    $450

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    Whats the deal with plans and subscriptions etc...is there such a thing....or the battery life?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HNTMAD View Post
    Whats the deal with plans and subscriptions etc...is there such a thing....or the battery life?

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    There’s 3 different plans you can sign up to, look on the Garmin website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr300WSM View Post
    Thereís 3 different plans you can sign up to, look on the Garmin website.
    So would it be fair to say most would take out the $20 per month plan?

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    @HNTMAD and get unit changed into your name. Some one on here will now how or have more info
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    Quote Originally Posted by HNTMAD View Post
    So would it be fair to say most would take out the $20 per month plan?

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    Yep I have the $20 a month plan, was going to do the one you can stop and start again but thought it’s easier just to do the monthly. I only use mine for communication as we didn’t get picked up by a chopper last year and had no cell coverage. Works really well and keeps the wife happy knowing I can message her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr300WSM View Post
    Yep I have the $20 a month plan, was going to do the one you can stop and start again but thought itís easier just to do the monthly. I only use mine for communication as we didnít get picked up by a chopper last year and had no cell coverage. Works really well and keeps the wife happy knowing I can message her.
    That's my thoughts...PLB due to run out in 12 to 18 mths so contemplating options

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    Hi Hamish, Ive had the inreach mini for 3-4 years. Awesome units for coms, texting, pick up points for pilots etc, tracking and the like. Cost has increased though. I run the cheapest freedom plan - Its now $25/month Plus an annual $64 fee, plus you only get 10 texts/month free and then pay per text, similar with tracking points. You can stop/start the plan when you want though so I typically only run it several months of the year when in fiordland, Sth westland etc. Try and upload plan details for your,
    Cheeers,
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    I have the Freedom plan - Safety plan - you can start/stop as previous.

    Safety Plan Details ($25/month)
    Unlimited SOS
    10 text messages/month
    Unlimited Preset messages (predefined messages set up on the website)
    Tracking points: $0.18 NZD for each point
    Overages are $0.85 NZD for each text message over the 10 messages allowed in the monthly plan period.
    Text messages include free-form sent messages and received messages.
    Tracking points refer to the individual "breadcrumbs" sent by the inReach at user-selected intervals ranging from 10 minutes to 4 hours.

    Recreation Plan Details ($59/month)
    Unlimited SOS
    40 text messages/month
    Unlimited Preset messages (predefined messages set up on the website)
    Unlimited tracking at 10-minute or longer intervals
    $0.85 NZD overage charge for each text message that exceeds the monthly plan allowance of 40 text messages.
    Text messages include free-form sent messages and received messages.

    Expedition Plan Details ($109/month)
    Unlimited SOS
    Unlimited text messages
    Unlimited Preset messages (predefined messages set up on the website)
    Unlimited tracking at 2-minute or longer intervals

    Freedom Plan Commitment.
    One month commitment on any plan upgrade before a downgrade can occur. Current monthly plan selection will automatically renew for the next month unless the customer schedules a change before the plan renewal date. No fees to upgrade or downgrade plans. Suspended devices are charged $0 USD/month. A $64.00 NZD annual fee is charged on the anniversary of initial activation into Freedom plans.

    I believe there are other providers who offer similar deals??

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    Everything. you need to know is here:
    https://www.garmin.com/en-NZ/p/837461/pn/010-06003-SU.

    As previous, main difference between annual and freedom start/stop is:
    annual - less $/month, no annual fee
    Freedom - can start/stop - minimum $25/month but plus annual $64 fee also.

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    I got my Mini 2 a couple of weeks ago, I went with the $59/month option because I figured I would be playing around a bit initially, but will change to the $25 option later.

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    If you are smart with your preset messages then you can probably get away with the cheap plan. Be aware that receiving a message counts as 1 message off your allowance.

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