While the technologies described in this article are considerably less expensive than gyrostabilized satellite terminals (read: pricey antenna domes), there are still hard costs involved, for both hardware and subscription services. When it comes to stretching dollars, SPOT Gen 3 and Garmin’s inReach are great go-to devices because their hardware costs range from $170 to $450, respectively, and their monthly service fees range from $20 to $80 per month. A mazu by SkyMate can be purchased for $995 in hardware, and service runs about $40 per month. Offshore email such as XGate’s offerings require roughly $150 in hardware, and airtime rates run from $20 for seven days to 24 months for $519. Inmarsat’s IsatHub, Iridium’s Go and Globalstar’s Sat-Fi are more expensive options, with hardware fees running at roughly $750 to $1,200. Monthly service plans start at roughly $60. For sailors who want to go big, the “Football” goes for a cool $12,995, with data rates starting at 100 megabytes for $525.