Interesting story about my SPOT. I'm not sure what happened but my SPOT was either stolen or I lost it while out on Titicaca in Peru. Anyway if anyone is worried about the service I will vouch for GEOS 911 people. Somehow the 911 was tripped after my SPOT went missing. I was nowhere near the distress call when it went off but the good people at the GEOS 911 center in Houston somehow managed to hunt me down while I was in a bar in Cusco to ask if I was alright.
How they found me I have no idea, it must have taken some searching, but they did it, which is really cool!