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Marlink Universal Card updated

Marlink has introduced its new Universal Card Go, a multi-band prepaid card for crew internet access and voice calling that can be used across all Marlink VSAT and MSS services, including the recently introduced 1GB plans offered with separate prepaid crew access.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}Universal Card Go is a new version of Marlink’s existing Universal Card, already used by over 40,000 seafarers, and allows for mobile phone and land line calling, sending SMS, and for internet connectivity over Ku- and C-band VSAT, as well as L-band from Inmarsat and Iridium.

Ka-band VSAT will also be added to this list in the near future, the company said.

The Universal Card Go account allows crew to communicate using fixed terminals on board or on their own personal devices over Wi-Fi. Each time a call, message or web session is initiated, the remaining credit is reported to the user.

Corporate and private networks are separated, so bandwidth is always available for operational communications.

“Universal Card Go enables senior officers to concentrate on vessel operations while crew members enjoy hassle-free access to communication facilities. A single payment solution for multiple connectivity services fits perfectly with our multi-band approach, which focuses on the application more than the frequency band of the service,” said Tore Morten Olsen, president maritime, Marlink.{/mprestriction}

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