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  • Jeff

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    February 2, 2022 at 9:56 am

    Hi Angelique! I use the Freedom Recreation plan. There is an annual fee, plus a monthly fee… BUT you can suspend your service on a month-to-month basis, then reactivate it when you need it. Mine is currently suspended, and I'll reactivate it when I start hitting backcountry hikes in late spring.

    The main reason I like that plan in addition to the ability to suspend service is that when I'm on overnight or multi-day backpacking trips. I can send and receive messages with my wife, which gives her peace of mind.

    The Freedom Safety plan is lower cost, and I think you can also suspend when not needed, but includes a fewer number of messages per month.

    Of course with any of these plans, you can still go “over” your message limits and they'll just charge a fee per message.