*** Iridium DATA minutes
If used just for data then the data minutes purchased are available for use. Voice usage uses double that amount so if solely used for voice then only half of of those minutes will be available. e.g. a 1000 unit Data card would be used in total after 500 minutes of calls to PSTN or mobiles. Using voice and data calls will put the total available minutes somewhere between the two values.
The big plus as we see it is that you have access to make calls from your standard iOS or Android device.
The Iridium GO™ operates at the same voice and data speed as a standard Iridium hand held phone connection. Up to five iOS or Android devices can have access to the unit for voice or emails however only one device of the five can transmit or receive at a time.
If you want to use your laptop or Mac for emails then you will need ClientSATmail powered by Xgate.
The Iridium GO! is a satellite WiFi hotspot that creates a satellite based smartphone accesspoint. With the Iridium GO! you can connect your smartphone (like an iPhone or Android phone) right to your satellite feed via WiFi. The Iridium GO! essentially becomes your own personal satellite cell tower.
The Iridium Go works on iOS and Android
Iridium GO™ is unlike anything the world has seen before. Powered by the world's furthest reaching network, this compact, rugged and portable unit creates the first ever reliable global connection for voice and data communications on up to five smartphones, laptops (with Xgate) or tablets. Only one device can be used at a time.
No matter where you are on the planet, Iridium GO! simplifies global communications.
Iridium GO! App
To get access the unique services offered by Iridium GO!, the Iridium GO! application must be downloaded to your smartphone. Used in conjunction with the device, the application enables you to:
Make voice calls
Send quick GPS or check-in message
Configure your settings
Send Twitter posts
Set-up Wi-Fi data calls
Activate Emergency SOS
Iridium Mail & Web App *For tablet and smartphone only
When paired with Iridium enabled applications such as Iridium Mail & Web, Iridium GO! can deliver even more uniquely innovative capabilities, including:
Compressed and optimized email and data access
Photo transfer capabilities via email, Facebook and Twitter
Social media support
Access weather forecasts
Simply flip up the integrated antenna and the battery-powered unit connects quickly and automatically to the Iridium LEO satellite constellation to create an anywhere Wi-Fi hotspot within approximately a 30.5-meter (100 foot) radius.
Iridium GO! supports a full range of global communications, including:
- Voice calls
- Email access
- Social networking
- Photo sharing
- SMS two-way
- GPS tracking
- SOS alert
Iridium GO! is small enough to fit in your pocket and — like other Iridium devices — tough enough to withstand rain, sand, dust and rough use. It can easily be:
- Carried or stowed in your backpack, or
- Mounted in vehicles, aircraft and boats for mobile applications
Combining the best that both satellite and cellular phones offer, Iridium GO! is the first in a whole new category of personal satellite connectivity devices. It is also a powerful development platform optimized for Iridium partners to build applications.
Compatible with Apple® and Android™ operating systems and supported by affordable plans that keep voice and data costs reasonable, Iridium GO!:
- Leverages and extends your existing trusted devices,
- Allows connections to be shared among multiple users, and
- Eliminates roaming charges