Tuesday, May 30, 2006

World Communication Center Offers Free DAN Membership with Satellite Phone Rental


Chandler, Ariz. World Communication Center(WCC),
a leading provider of global satellite voice and data communications, in
partnership with Divers Alert Network (DAN), will offer new divers free DAN memberships valued at $29 when they rent a 9505A Iridium satellite phone for one week or more through June 30, 2006

Current DAN members benefit from the rental of the same phone kit by receiving a $30 gift certificate to use toward the purchase of DAN merchandise.

The WCC rental program allows DAN members to rent satellite equipment at weekly rates and pay for minutes they use at a fraction of what most international phone calls cost. Additionally, WCC¹s rental phones come pre-programmed with a simple speed dial direct to DAN¹s emergency hotline. DAN's medical staff is on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to handle diving emergencies such as decompression sickness, arterial gas embolism, pulmonary barotrauma or other serious diving-related injuries. Each year, DAN answers more than 2,000 calls on its Diving Emergency Hotline from its members and divers.

WCC¹s satellite communications provide the ideal communications solution for divers who typically travel in areas where landlines and cellular service are not available both on land and offshore. In emergency situations, DAN members receive 24-hour TravelAssist benefits; up to $100,000 of evacuation assistance coverage; prescription and medical assistance; emergency messaging; and insurance claims assistance. Other membership benefits include pre-trip information; Alert Diver Magazine; the DAN Dive & Travel Medical Guide; and discounts on DAN dive and related products.

Sam Romey, WCC president, said WCC has always recognized the value of emergency satellite communications in the diving industry. ³Many divers already use WCC¹s equipment and services, but a DAN membership will provide them with valuable benefits to ensure their ongoing safety,² Romey said.

Tony Bacci, vice president of marketing and new business development at DAN, said DAN encourages divers to take advantage of this promotion so they can travel and dive while enjoying peace of mind.