Iridium GO!

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Stay Connected Anywhere in the World

Powered by the world’s furthest reaching network, this compact, rugged and portable unit creates a global connection for voice and data communications on up to five different devices (smartphones, laptops or tablets).

Simple to Use

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.


Supports a full range of global communications, including voice calls, email access, applications, photo sharing, SMS two-way, GPS tracking, SOS alert.

Take it Anywhere

Small enough to fit in your pocket and 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.

PredictWind Iridium GO! Options

Save US$150!

Iridium GO! Unit

US$ 899

Iridium GO!
1 Free SIM Card Included

Save US$150!

PredictWind Iridium GO! Marine Package

US$ 1,199

Iridium GO!
1 Free SIM Card Included
Iridium GO! Fixed Installation Kit
2 PredictWind Caps

Save US$150!
Complete Package

Iridium GO! & YB3i
Complete Package

US$ 1,899

Iridium GO! Unit + 3 SIM Cards
Iridium GO! Fixed Installation Kit
YB3i w/ Flat Mount & Rail Mount
Free usage of PredictWind Professional Package during setup phase
1 hour phone support
2 PredictWind Caps

Jody and Randy Fraser Cruisers

Stellar support staff that keeps us happy and confidence in the products. Super responsive, five stars all around!

John and Lyn Martin Cruisers

Intelligent, accurate, easy to use and always puts you in the right place to take best advantage of the systems.

Free Bonus SIM

Free SIM Card with every order!

Purchase any Iridium GO!, Marine Pack, SIM Card or accessory and you will receive 1 Free SIM Card.

Iridium SIM Card Tip SIM Card Reactivation

We recommend purchasing at least 2 extra SIM Cards as you cannot reconnect a used SIM Card.

Iridium SIM Card - $10ea

Iridium SIM Cards from PredictWind

Iridium SIM Cards from PredictWind offer global coverage and a range of monthly billed plans to suit your needs and budget. Buy direct from PredictWind and get activated on the network within 10 minutes! Open term contracts can be cancelled any time in the Satellite Portal (although you cannot cancel in the same month you activate, you can cancel in the following month, but you will still be charged for the entire second month of service). Perfect for offshore year round or seasonal use, keeping you connected anywhere in the world. In addition to the Iridium GO, our SIM cards and Airtime Plans are compatible with the Iridium 9555 and 9575 handsets.

Predictwind Airtime Plans

GO! Basic

5 mins data

US$ 69.95 /month
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Plan Details

GO! Basic Plan Details

(We recommend using this plan as a holding plan only)

Activation Fee:
Monthly Charge:
Data Minutes:
Inbound Voice Calls:
Outbound Voice Calls to Land Line, Cellular & Voice Mail (Per Minute):
Data Calls (Per Minute after bundled 5 mins):
Inbound SMS:
Outbound SMS (Per Message):
Outbound Voice Calls to other Iridium Phones (Per Minute):
Outbound Voice Calls to other Satellite Phones (Per Minute):

*Free for recipient. Calls and SMS to Iridium GO are charged to the caller at rates of local provider.

If using GPS tracking on Basic Plan the cost for each SMS message is US$0.25. For GPS tracking we suggest the GO Plus/GO Unlimited Plans as these plans offer unlimited SMS messages for free.

GO! Plus

150 bundled mins

US$ 119.95 /month
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Plan Details

GO! Plus Plan Details

Activation Fee:
Monthly Charge:
Bundled Voice/Data Minutes:
Inbound Voice Calls:
Outbound Voice Calls to Land Line, Cellular & Voice Mail (Per Minute after bundled 150 mins):
Data Calls (Per Minute after bundled 150 mins):
Inbound SMS:
Outbound SMS (Per Message):
Outbound Voice Calls to other Iridium Phones (Per Minute):
Outbound Voice Calls to other Satellite Phones (Per Minute):

*Free for recipient. Calls and SMS to Iridium GO are charged to the caller at rates of local provider.

GO! Unlimited

150 minutes

Unlimited data!

Best Value
US$ 154.95 /month
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Plan Details

GO! Unlimited Plan Details

Activation Fee:
Monthly Charge:
Voice Minutes:
Data Minutes:
Inbound Voice Calls:
Outbound Voice Calls to Land Line, Cellular & Voice Mail (Per Minute after bundled 150 mins):
Data Calls (Per Minute):
Inbound SMS:
Outbound SMS (Per Message):
Outbound Voice Calls to other Iridium Phones (Per Minute):
Outbound Voice Calls to other Satellite Phones (Per Minute):

*Free for recipient. Calls and SMS to Iridium GO are charged to the caller at rates of local provider.

Iridium GO! Accessories

PredictWind offers accessories for your Iridium GO! - a nylon carry bag for protection on the go and spare batteries so you can be sure you’ll never be without connection.

Rigid Nylon Carry Bag

US$ 39

Iridium GO! Battery

US$ 69

Iridium GO Fixed Installation Kit

US$ 450
What's in the Iridium GO! Fixed Installation Kit

RAM® Mount Iridium Passive Omnidirectional Antenna Rail Mount 1”-14NF Wall Mount Bracket 12m/39ft Passive Antenna Cable Iridium GO! Cable Adaptor

Included in the box with the Iridium GO!

Protective cover USB cable Internal battery International AC plug kit with 4 adapters 12VDC adapter 1 Free Bonus Sim Card

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The best pricing on the web

The best support in the industry - one stop shop for support & billing

Full billing control - alerts & optional data limits for low cost plans

Ability to monitor data & voice usage

PredictWind GPS tracking page

Genuine Iridium Marine Fixed Installation Kit - the best quality available

Billing Pro-rated - if SIM Card activated part way through the month


Unlimited data isn’t always unlimited

It’s a common misconception that the GO! Unlimited plan is more cost effective than the new GO! exec plans. However, the Iridium GO! cannot physically download data fast enough to use ‘unlimited’ data. For example, downloading 50MB on the Iridium GO! would take would take 69 hours! The alerts and cutoff features of the GO! exec ensure that you never get bill shock.


PredictWind Offshore App

With Built In GRIB Viewer

The Iridium GO! is fully integrated with the PredictWind Offshore App. Getting GRIB files, Weather Routing, GMDSS text forecasts and satellite imagery offshore has never been easier.

Learn more about the Offshore App

PredictWind GPS Tracking

If you purchase the Iridium GO (or sim card) from PredictWind, and the PredictWind Standard Forecast Package, a GPS tracking web page will be setup specifically for your boat. This can be inserted into your own website/blog. With automatic hourly updates, friends & family can monitor your progress. If your boat stops or alters course friends can see that you may need assistance.



Why buy Iridium GO! from PredictWind?

  • Best pricing on the web for the complete marine package including the antenna & cable.
  • The best support in the industry – we support both the Iridium GO! & PredictWind forecast downloads.
  • Customized GPS tracking website with the PredictWind Standard & Professional Package.  Note; If you have Iridium GO airtime with another provider (not PredictWind) you will require the Professional level for GPS tracking.
  • The best quality antenna & cable on the market with the Genuine Iridium Antenna Kit. These components are critical for a good data connection.
  • Competitive data plans – we recommend the Unlimited Plan which has 150 free minutes of outgoing calls to landlines or cell phones per month, plus unlimited SMS and data.
  • Full billing control – alerts & optional limits for low cost plans.
  • Ability to monitor data & voice usage.
  • Pro-rated Billing – if SIM Card is activated part way through the month.
  • Upgrade/Downgrade plans during the month no need to wait until the end of the month

What Monthly Airtime Plans do you offer?

We offer the GO Plus and the GO Unlimited plans. Please see the comparison table above. These plans have been selected as the best value for money. They have unlimited SMS messaging which is necessary for GPS tracking.

What is the contract length with the Iridium GO! data plans?

There is no long-term contract. All Airtime plans are monthly. Each month auto renews on the 1st of the month unless you cancel the plan via the PredictWind Satellite Portal . You cannot cancel the plan in the same month that you activate.

Is there a re-connection fee with the Iridium GO! plans?

Yes, you can disconnect the service at any time. The billing cycle is from the 1st of the month. Iridium charges a US$250 for re-connecting a used sim card so we do not offer this option. The most popular option is to request a new Iridium SIM card which costs US$10. For this reason, we recommend purchasing an additional SIM cards when purchasing the equipment. You can also change Iridium GO! plans month to month, and step down to the GO Basic Plan at US$69.95/month when only needing the service as a backup or to hold your account open. Please note there is a US$49.95 activation fee on any new sim.

What is the best plan for making voice calls?

We recommend the GO Unlimited plan which includes 150 minutes of Voice Calls for free. After this allowance voice calls are US$1.29 to a Land Line and Cellular Phones.

Can the Iridium GO! be used away from the boat?

Yes, the main unit can be disconnected in seconds and put in a “grab bag” for emergency situations. The internal battery will give you 7 hours of talk time & 16 hours standby. The unit is also ideal for taking to remote places inland, and with the SOS Alert button, help is not far away!

Does the Marine Package include my weather services from PredictWind?

No, the weather services are separate to your satellite airtime connection. You will need the Standard or Professional PredictWind Weather Package, to get weather data via your Iridium Go satellite connection.

Can I change a Plan?

You can change your plan anytime during the month, the change will take effect immediately. You will be charged any overages that are due on the existing plan at the end of the month. The monthly charge on the new plan will be prorated and paid immediately. You may only change the plan once per month.

Can I use the Web functions to browse the internet?

The ‘Iridium Mail & Web’ app allows you to view text-only web pages using the XWeb web browser. It should be noted iOS 14.4 and above or Android 10 and above no longer works with XWeb. Most websites are now running Https instead of Http, these changes have had implications for the usability of XWeb.

Can I use a PredictWind SIM card in my second-hand unit?

Yes, you can use PredictWind SIM cards in any Iridium GO! unit regardless of where the unit was originally purchased. Using a PredictWind SIM card means you can activate it with one of our Iridium GO airtime plans, utilize our GPS tracking functions (GPS tracking also requires a Standard or Professional PredictWind Forecast Subscription) and access our support team to assist with setting up the unit and software.
It is not possible to activate SIM cards in our system that were not purchased from PredictWind as they are provider-specific.

Why upgrade your existing Satellite Phone?

Minimal hardware cost to sell old Sat phone and upgrade to Iridium GO! Take advantage of the massive savings with the UNLIMITED data plans – ONLY available with Iridium GO!

Can I install the Iridium GO! myself?

Most definitely! This is one of the advantages of Iridium GO! over a Satellite Phone solution.

Is the external antenna necessary?

All boat installations require an external antenna, as any degradation of the signal results in dramatically lower data speeds.

The Iridium GO! unit does not have an external antenna for the GPS signal. The external antenna is for the Iridium satellite system, not GPS tracking and positioning.

This is not a problem in most boats, as the GPS signal sent from the Iridium Go unit will penetrate the hull, deck and windows. However, it will be an issue on an alloy, steel or carbon boat. In this instance, we recommend purchasing a YB3i Tracking System from PredictWind.

What is the external antenna size, and how does it mount?

The external antenna mounts directly on rail 1”-14NF using a rail mount. The unit has a diameter 95 mm & height 188 mm & weighs 0.30 kg.

Can I use any App/Software with the Iridium GO?

Only Iridium GO! certified Apps can be used with Iridium GO! This includes the, Iridium GO! App, Iridium Mail App, and the PredictWind Offshore App (Windows/Mac/iPad/iPhone/Android Tablet or Phone).

What is the Data Speed?

The data speed is 2.4 Kbits/s. This is the same data speed as all other Iridium & Inmarsat Satellite phone services. At this data speed, the Iridium GO! is best suited for email and downloading weather data with the PredictWind Offshore App. The data speed is too slow for general web browsing.

How long does the Iridium GO! take to setup?

The physical installation is straightforward, however setting up the Iridium GO App, Iridium Mail App and Offshore App does take some time. Conservatively you should allow 1-3 days depending on your technical ability. In addition it is a good idea to have the unit setup 1 month prior to departure so you can become familiar with the features of the Apps. Once setup, the features are easy to use. To setup the Iridium GO you will need access to a high speed internet connection to download the Apps and watch the video tutorials.

Does the price include sales tax?

If the delivery address is outside the USA, Germany, Australia or New Zealand, then additional import duties and sales tax will be charged before delivery. These charges are payable to the country’s customs authorities and not associated with PredictWind. For the airtime plans, depending on your location, local taxes may apply, and this is added during the activation checkout process. PredictWind is required to collect your IP address (to know your location), the Credit Card Country of issue and the Billing address you have entered. If you change your location whilst using the service, you can log in to the Satellite Portal and change your Billing address, which will calculate the new tax rate.

Can I Cancel a Plan?

Plans can be cancelled at any stage during the month except during the first month as you cannot activate a plan and cancel a plan in the same calendar month. The cancellation will happen immediately. No refunds are applied to the existing plan.

US Local Satellite Phone Number

You can add a local USA phone number to your Iridium service for an additional $10 per month. This can be useful for friends & family to dial a cheaper local number, but please be aware that incoming calls dialed to this local number will be billed to your satellite airtime account at $1.69 per minute.

Note: Most customers do not select this local phone number option. The local +1 number is for voice calling only. It is not possible to SMS the local +1 number. Friends & family can easily send you an SMS for free at https://messaging.iridium.com/, so that you can phone out using your free bundled minutes. The Unlimited plan has 150 bundled minutes for free outgoing voice calls.

What is the warranty period for an Iridium GO and can I get an advanced warranty?

The Iridium GO and accessories come with a 1-year Iridium factory warranty from the date of purchase, and the turnaround time for a warranty replacement can be 6-8 weeks. We highly recommend that you upgrade the standard warranty to the PAW (PredictWind Advanced Warranty) for US$99 when activating the SIM card to ensure a fast warranty replacement, within 5-7 working days. If you purchase the PAW, in the event of a diagnosed fault, a replacement unit will be shipped immediately. We simply need confirmation that the faulty unit has been returned to our repair centre in the USA or UK. Iridium and PAW warranty states that you must ship the unit back at your expense. The PAW is only available to Iridium GO units within one year from the purchase date.

Apps for Iridium GO!

Iridium GO! App

Android/iPad/iPhone – Free! Iridium Phone calls / SMS messages / SOS Get the Iridium GO! App

Iridium GO! Mail App

Android/iPad/iPhone – Free! Email updates Get the Mail App

Offshore App

PC/Mac/iPad/iPhone/Android! Weather data including GRIB files, Weather Routing, Departure Planning, GMDSS text forecasts and Satellite Imagery Requires PredictWind Standard or Professional Package Get the Offshore App

Iridium GO! Features

Global Coverage

Works with all iOS and Android devices. PredictWind Offshore App requires Windows or Mac laptop, or iPad/iPhone.

Use your smartphone naturally without having to simultaneously hold and orientate satellite component

Designed for a multi-user environment

Designed for inclement weather use (IP65-rated)

Integrated GPS location services

Email optimization app included

Firewall/controls to avoid runaway data charges

Compatible with external antenna accessories

Accessories to install inside vehicles or buildings

SOS button with global response service included

Iridium GO! Technical Specifications

Easy to Use: Stable, lay-flat design Flip up antenna Built-in menu/status display Dimensions: 4.5″ x 3.25″ x 1.25″ Weight: 295g Durability: Military-grade ruggedness (MIL-STD 810F) Ingress Protection (IP65) Connection: Wi-Fi device ready

External Antenna: Antenna Gain: type 2 dBic Polarisation RHCP Axial ratio: less than 6dB Frequency Range: 1616.0 – 1626.5 MHz Operational Temperature -40°C to +85°C Tested according to IEC-60945 Size: Diameter 95 mm Height 188 mm Weight: 0.30 kg Color: White Ingress Protection: IP-66 Antenna Cable: LMR400 cable complies with Iridium Specifications to have less than 3dB of loss, including connectors. Diameter: 10mm Color: Black

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