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Emergency cellphone SpareOnePlus debuts at CES

updated 06:30 pm EST, Mon January 7, 2013

New model an upgrade to original award-winning SpareOne phone

SpareOne, the world's only emergency mobile phone powered by a single AA battery, has debuted the SpareOnePlus at CES, featuring a series of enhancements to the original SpareOne. Upgrades to the SpareOnePlus include a location-based service which identifies the exact location of the cell ID, accessible through a free smartphone app, as well as audible numeric feedback which reads the number dialed and incoming calls aloud.

SpareOne provides up to 15 years of battery life when stored unused, or 10 hours of talk time when in use. Features include a TorchLight on top which provides 24 hours of continuous light; a dedicated 911 dial button to alert authorities, which works with or without a SIM card; ability to preset nine speed-dial numbers; and a new talk-through, re-sealable waterproof bag with a humidity-proof seal. The floatable bags operate in extreme temperatures of -22F to 140F and protect against water submersion for 30 minutes at a depth of one meter.

Both versions of SpareOne are designed to work independently of a cell phone carrier, with no monthly fee. Users simply insert a SIM card with credit to begin making calls at local rates. SpareOne is SIM unlocked, so it can accept SIM cards regardless of the GSM operator, and micro-SIM adapters are also available for iPhone SIM compatibility. The SpareOnePlus will be available in early 2013, and the original SpareOne is available now for $100 on the SpareOne website. Two versions of the phone are currently available - one for the Americas and one for the international market, based on GSM availability.



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