This pocket-sized device makes a Wifi hotspot that turns any iphone, ipad, android smartphone, or tablet into an iridium global satellite phone. This is accomplished through the use of the iridium application, which is downloaded from the Apple Store, Android Store, or internet and from there can choose to make a call, send an email, text, browse, or track online.
This new Iridium Go literally is an All-In-One voice and data device and will take all the hard configuring out of being able to send email, text, send pics, or update your social media, and will allow the user have more mobility than ever before. For all satellite communication users out there, this one will change everything.
Iridium is making the development kit available for creating third party applications to use through the iridium satellite network, which is a business plan first brought around by Apple with the iphone, and quite possibly will be one of the greatest things the iridium network will have made availabel, and could open up for a whole new generation of of integrated satellite communications with cellular devices.
Iridium GO! which is Powered by the world's furthest reaching network, is both compact, extremely rugged, extremely portable, and now one of the smallest satellite phones, or satellite wifi hotspots ever made, which will breed a whole new generation of satellite communication users through the fact that Iridium has now upgraded into the new smart technology era. The unit will extend the capabilities of any smartphone, or tablet to be used anywhere on the planet. For corporate climbers and weekend warriors, individuals, enterprises or governments, or anyone who is on the move, out of range or off the grid – by land or at sea – Iridium GO! enables reliable voice and data capabilities for your smartphone or up to 5 mobile devices.
Affordability has truly been an issue in the past, and has kept satellite phones, and service plans to a more elite group that could afford high priced satellite phones and airtime. However, a price on a possible life saving device cannot really be matched in any relation.
Although with Iridium's new Go the price point will now be hundreds of dollars less, and accompany service plans that are likewise more affordable, having separate data plans, and voice calling plans. It also use and extends your existing trusted devices, like your Apple and Android operating systems, and eliminates roaming charges, that would normally be much higher if you used your typical cellphones in roaming areas. It allows connections to be shared among multiple users that keep voice and data costs reasonable. However only one voice call can be made at a time.
Iridium GO! Prepaid Plans: Iridium GO! prepaid airtime plans combine all the usual monthly service rates, with a bundle of global voice & data airtime that makes it a great option for seasonal projects.
Iridium GO! Monthly Plans: These plans offer global communications coverage. You will pay a monthly service fee and minutes used.
Learn more about Iridium GO! Airtime.
Iridium GO! enables satellite connectivity for your mobile devices where terrestrial, or cellular networks cannot. 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. The unit is also protected by a firewall to prevent unwanted vistors to the wifi hotspot. You can easily connect and operate multiple devices within this area using the Iridium GO! application.
Iridium GO! supports a full range of global communications features, including:
• Voice calls
• Email access
• Social networking
• Photo sharing
• SMS two-way
• GPS tracking
• SOS alert
With an IP rating of 65, this means that this unit is tough enough to withstand rain, sand, dust, extreme heat/cold, extreme shock, or rough use. It can be carried, easily stowed in your backpack, or mounted in vehicles, aircraft and boats for mobile applications, and also can be used in side areas with its external antenna that will allow you to gain signal outside while having the iridium GO safely inside projecting its long range WiFi signal.
The types of industries, sectors and customers that use the Iridium GO are:
2.4-2.8 Kbps Uncompressed 24 Kbps Compressed
4.5"x 3.25" x 1.25"
10.4 ounces (0.65 lbs, or 295 grams)
Military-grade ruggedness (MIL-STD 810F)
100 - 240 VAC, 50-60Hz; (comes with international AC adapter kit)
100' feet (30.5 meters)
iOS 6 & 7, Android 2.3.x Gingerbread, 3.x.x Honeycomb, 4.0.x Ice Cream Sandwich, and 4.1.x/4.2 Jelly Beam with updated versions to be made available to follow Android releases.
SOS GPS Global Response
Requires online registration with GEOS
Easy to Use:
Stable, lay-flat design
Flip up antenna
Built-in menu/status display
Wi-Fi device ready
App API for developers
Robust accessory platform
Model # -Iridium 9560
Part # AHKT1301
Posted by Damien hirsch on 6th Oct 2016
After speaking with NorthernAxcess for some advice in regards to what device i needed for my set circumstances, we decided this device would be suitable
postage was super fast and setup was very easy. flip the device over, put in the sim card then then the battery close off the cover and away you go,
withing minutes i was emailing , checking the weather and uploading to facebook in the middle of no where
the battery lasts good and the signal strength of the device is amazing
i would recommend this device to anyone that is adventuring ,camping hiking , fishing or if your a firefighter
All prices are in USD.