Iridium GO

(5 customer reviews)

The Iridium GO is a Satellite Wi-Fi Hotspot, which brings satellite voice calling, basic emailing, and text messaging capabilities to any Apple or Android smartphone or tablet.

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Iridium GO Satellite WiFi HotSpot

Iridium GO creates a Wi-Fi hotspot anywhere on the planet, enabling up to five smartphones or tablets to make voice calls and send text messages, via satellite – thereby obviating the need to carry a separate handheld satellite phone. Voice calls are made with the Iridium GO voice calling app which synchronizes with the user’s existing phone-book on their smartphone.

Additionally, Iridium GO provides a 2.4kbps narrow-band data connection which allows for basic email and very limited internet usage by means of Iridium’s specialized Mail & Web app, which users can download from the Apple and Android stores. Social network updates such as photo uploads also works quite well, but users should be aware that most bandwidth hungry 3rd party apps on their smartphones, such as Skype, video transmissions and Whats App, will not work over the Iridium GO narrow-band connection.

Iridium GO is incredibly simple to use, raising the antenna turns on the device, which then automatically connects to the Iridium network and establishes a Wi-Fi connection. By using the special Iridium GO apps on their smartphones, individuals can then use their phone or tablet to make voice calls, send text messages, download emails, and to a limited extent, browse the internet.

Iridium GO is designed to be rugged; it is built to withstand rain, sand, dust and rough use. The included GPS with SOS functionality creates a fast, two-way connection with an emergency provider—bringing peace of mind anywhere in the world. Optional search and rescue services are also available with Iridium GO, the details of which come in the box.

At about the size of a pack of cigarettes, Iridium GO! is highly portable, providing a WiFi hotspot with a coverage radius of 100 feet. Users can connect devices wirelessly without any special adapters and enjoy good voice quality, thanks to the use of the optimized audio fidelity of their smartphones.

***Note for maritime users: Iridium GO can now be fully and easily integrated with the brilliant PredictWind App for Apple, Android, Mac & PC. Requires the standard or professional subscription from PredictWind.

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Iridium GO Key-Features

  • Keeps smartphones and tablets connected way beyond the limits of GSM networks
  • Works by means of providing a mini satellite Wi-Fi hotspot for smartphones and tablets
  • Global coverage of the Iridium network means Iridium GO -and connected devices- works worldwide
  • Satellite connection supports voice calling, email, internet, SMS, GPS, and SOS – i.e. business as usual
  • Requires very simple installation of Iridium GO app on smartphone/tablet
  • All Apple and Android devices are supported
  • Size of the Iridium GO is 4.5″x 3.25″ x 1.25″
  • Weight of the Iridium GO is 295 grams
  • Extremely durable IP65 and Military Spec 810F
  • Standard 1 year manufacturer’s warranty

Iridium GO Coverage Map

Iridium Satellite Phone Network Coverage

Iridium is the only satellite network offering truly global coverage including all landmasses, oceans and airways.

Iridium GO Airtime Options

Should you prefer prepaid you will see we sell discounted prepaid airtime vouchers with the Iridium GO in our shop. For more details on our Iridium GO prepaid services and call rates, see the Iridium GO prepaid vouchers further below.

We also offer easy online pay-monthly subscriptions for Iridium GO that you can buy with your Iridium GO should you wish, just add them both to cart and proceed to checkout then we will bill your card for your subscription on a monthly basis.

Iridium GO Applications

Recommended for:

  • All smartphone users that travel beyond the limits of GSM networks, or who operate where GSM networks are unreliable.
  • Supports Voice Calling, Email, Internet, SMS Messaging, GPS, SOS Alert. I.e. business us usual on your smart phone or tablet.
  • Comes with the free Iridium ‘Mail and Web’ App which provides a highly optimised experience for sending emails and browsing the net.
  • See the official 3rd party apps for Iridium GO, such as for GRB weather reports, on Iridium’s GO app page.

Usage Observations:

  • Works anywhere on land, sea, and air so long as the antenna can see the Iridium satellites. Particularly suitable for aircraft and boats.

Performance:

  • With compression and acceleration built into Iridium GO, internet speeds are currently max 24kbps.
  • Iridium GO is expected to benefit from a significant performance enhancement on Iridium’s new network in 2015.

Not recommended for:

  • Video apps on Smartphones/Tablets. Iridium GO offers a decent connection in satellite terms, but it is not a broadband product.

Iridium GO Box-Contents

  • Iridium GO
  • Iridium GO SIM Card
  • Mains Charger + Plug Kit
  • Vehicle Charger
  • Built-in Battery
  • CD, Manual, USB Cable

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