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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 different devices (smartphones, laptops or tablets).
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, social networking, photo sharing, SMS two-way, GPS tracking, SOS alert.
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.
Iridium GO! is the only Iridium product that has an unlimited data plan for US$125/month - unbeatable value! No need to worry about large invoices at the end of the month, so that you can quickly capitalise on your investment with this new technology. Also save with the Iridium Mail App which is free, as opposed to other mail compression Apps that demand a monthly fee. With integrated Wi-Fi the unit does not require the complexity and cost of a separate Wi-Fi router.
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
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.
External Antenna Adapter
30ft LMR400 cable (longer cables available)
Why buy Iridium GO! from PredictWind?
What Monthly plans do you offer?
As standard we offer the GO Plus and the GO Unlimited plans. Please see the comparison table below. 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, with all plans being monthly. Each month auto renews unless you cancel via email. Billing cycle is 1st of each month.
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. There is a US$250 re-connection fee, if you want to keep the same Iridium Number. However the most popular option is to request a new Iridium SIM card which costs US$50. For this reason we recommend purchasing an additional SIM card when purchasing the equipment. You can also change Iridium GO! plans month to month, and step down to the GO Basic Plan at US$50/month when only needing the service as a backup.
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$1.09 to a Land Line or Cellular Phone and US$0.65 to Iridium phones. For high usage we recommend the Unlimited Plus plan with 250 minutes of Voice Calls for free. After this allowance voice calls are US$.99 to a Land Line or Cellular Phone and US$0.65 to Iridium 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!
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! Please see comparison table below.
Do you offer a Pre-Pay monthly plan with the Iridium GO! package?
This is possible, but we do not offer Pre-Pay as a standard option. The monthly plans are far better value. Please contact us at email@example.com for a comparison.
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.
What is the external antenna size, and how does it mount?
The external antenna mounts directly on poles and brackets with 1”-14NF threaded studs. A stainless steel deck mount is provided. 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 mail & web App, and the PredictWind Offshore App (Windows/Mac/iPad/iPhone).
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 & Web 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!
|Iridium GO!||Iridium 9575||IsatPhone 2||SSB / Pactor 4|
|Full Cost - including external aerial, cabling etc.||US$1,150||US$2,385||US1,900||US$5,000|
|Size||114 x 82 x 32mm||140 x 60 x 27mm||169 x 75 x 29mm||125 x 43 x 138mm|
|Battery Life||7hrs talk/16hrs standby||4hrs talk/30hrs standby||8hrs talk/160hrs standby||Not available - fixed installation|
|Power Usage (amps)||0.1 Amps||0.1 Amps||0.1 Amps||20 Amps for full data speed due to SSB power usage|
|Installation||Simple and very quick setup||Complex||Complex||Very complex|
|Reliability||Excellent||Excellent||Excellent||Subject to installation setup, HF propagation issues|
|Ease of Use||Can connect laptop, iPhone, iPad or Android device. Simple interface with App, unlimited data plan!||Need to manage connection time, Complex compression software||Need to manage connection time, Complex compression software||Complex setup and software. Connection not guaranteed due to HF propagation and network with limited bandwidth|
|Antenna Design||Flip-up antenna - external marine aerial recommended||Retractable omni-directional - external marine aerial recommended||Fold-out directional - external marine aerial recommended||Backstay antenna - installation critical for reliable usage|
|Network and Coverage||Full global coverage||Full global coverage||Almost full Global coverage||Limited range and subject to HF propagation issues|
|SOS Emergency Button||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Monthly cost||Contract Term||Connection Fee||Included Voice/Data Minutes*||Data cost after allowance per min||SMS|
|*Outbound calls to other satellite phones are not included in the free voice calling minutes|
|Unlimited||US$125||1 Month||US$50||150 Voice / Unlimited Data||n/a||Free|
|Unlimited Plus||US$200||1 Month||US$50||250 Voice / Unlimited Data||n/a||Free|
|Monthly 100||US$135||12 months||US$50||100||US$1.09||US$0.60|
Iridium GO! App
Android/iPad/iPhone – Free!
Iridium Phone calls / SMS messages / SOS
Get the Iridium GO! App
Iridium GO! Mail & Web App
Android/iPad/iPhone – Free!
Email , Facebook & Twitter updates
Get the Mail & Web App
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
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/web 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
Easy to Use:
Stable, lay-flat design
Flip up antenna
Built-in menu/status display
4.5" x 3.25" x 1.25"
Ingress Protection (IP65)
Wi-Fi device ready
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
Ingress Protection: IP-66
LMR400 cable complies with Iridium Specifications to have less than 3dB of loss, including connectors.