Canadian-based GPS providers Trackem and WhereSafe GPS are now providing customers with seasonal plan options. This is the first such offering known in the North American GPS industry.
“For 16 years we have been listening closely to what the market is asking for. Families or companies don’t want to pay for services that are not in use,” said Vince Poloniato, president of Solutions Into Motion, which operates both Trackem and WhereSafe. “Thousands of our users use GPS for seasonal activities like RVing, cottaging, boating, ATVing, riding motorcycles and so on. Often it does not make sense for them to spend money on a service during their off months.”
This new offering allows users to suspend services for four off months that they choose. The company said the system is perfect for seasonal business owners, such as landscapers, snow removal, farmers, among others. Plan suspensions still keep the GPS tracker ‘alive,’ so the SIM chip and phone number stay active, and allows for asset recovery mode, in the case of off-season theft.
The seasonal plans will be pre-paid. Reactivation after the four off months is automated and only requires a customer confirmation through email. Seasonal plan activation is a one-time process, which does not require any customer action for future years’ service, unless they need to activate full year service.