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Iridium GO!

Simply the most economical way to get weather information and communicate offshore

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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).

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.

Versatile

Supports a full range of global communications, including voice calls, email access, applications, social networking, 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$699

Iridium GO!
1 Free SIM Card Included

Save US$150!

PredictWind Iridium GO! Marine Package

US$999

Iridium GO!
1 Free SIM Card Included
Iridium GO! Fixed Installation Kit

Save US$150!

Iridium GO! Fixed Installation Kit

US$450

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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, saving you the hassle and cost of future reactivations.

Iridium SIM Card Tip SIM Card Reactivation

We recommend purchasing at least 2 SIM Cards to avoid the US$250 reconnection fee. Please note to activate a new SIM Card there is no activation fee.

Iridium SIM Card - $10ea

Iridium SIM Cards from PredictWind

Iridium SIM Cards from PredictWind offer global coverage with no activation fees 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. Perfect for offshore year round or seasonal use, keeping you connected anywhere in the world.

Predictwind Airtime Plans

GO! Basic

5 mins data

$59.95/month
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Plan Details

GO! Basic Plan Details

(We recommend using this plan as a holding or set up plan only)

Activation Fee:
FREE!
Monthly Charge:
$59.95
Data Minutes:
5
Inbound Voice Calls:
FREE*
Outbound Voice Calls to Land Line, Cellular & Voice Mail (Per Minute):
$1.29
Data Calls (Per Minute after bundled 5 mins):
$0.89
Inbound SMS:
FREE*
Outbound SMS (Per Message):
$0.25
Outbound Voice Calls to other Iridium Phones (Per Minute):
$0.65
Outbound Voice Calls to other Satellite Phones (Per Minute):
$10.49

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

PLEASE NOTE:
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

$104.95/month
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GO! Plus Plan Details

Activation Fee:
FREE!
Monthly Charge:
$104.95
Bundled Voice/Data Minutes:
150
Inbound Voice Calls:
FREE*
Outbound Voice Calls to Land Line, Cellular & Voice Mail (Per Minute after bundled 150 mins):
$1.09
Data Calls (Per Minute after bundled 150 mins):
$0.29
Inbound SMS:
FREE*
Outbound SMS (Per Message):
FREE
Outbound Voice Calls to other Iridium Phones (Per Minute):
$0.65
Outbound Voice Calls to other Satellite Phones (Per Minute):
$10.49

*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
$139.95/month
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GO! Unlimited Plan Details

Activation Fee:
FREE!
Monthly Charge:
$139.95
Voice Minutes:
150
Data Minutes:
UNLIMITED
Inbound Voice Calls:
FREE*
Outbound Voice Calls to Land Line, Cellular & Voice Mail (Per Minute after bundled 150 mins):
$1.09
Data Calls (Per Minute):
UNLIMITED
Inbound SMS:
FREE*
Outbound SMS (Per Message):
FREE
Outbound Voice Calls to other Iridium Phones (Per Minute):
$0.65
Outbound Voice Calls to other Satellite Phones (Per Minute):
$10.49

*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$35

Iridium GO! Battery

US$67
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 & Free Activation

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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

No SIM Card activation fees

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

Unlimited Data - US$139.95/month

Iridium GO! is the only Iridium product that has an unlimited data plan for US$139.95/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.

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
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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.

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Monthly Cost Contract Term Connection Fee IncludedVoice/Data Mins Data Overage Costper min SMS
Iridium GO! Plans
Basic US$59.95 1 Month FREE 5min Bundled US$0.89 US$0.25
Plus US$104.95 1 Month FREE 150min Bundled US$0.29 Free
Unlimited US$139.95 1 Month FREE 150min Voice / Unlimited Data! n/a Free

FAQs

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 Package.
  • 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.
  • No SIM Card activation fees.
  • 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 plans do you offer?

As standard we offer the GO Plus and the GO Unlimited plans. Please see plan 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, with all plans being monthly. Each month auto renews unless you cancel via email. The first month is Pro-rated. 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 for a used sim card. However 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 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$59.95/month when only needing the service as a backup or to hold your account open.

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 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 subscription, to get weather data via your Iridium Go satellite connection.

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 support@predictwind.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. 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?

Local sales tax maybe added onto your hardware purchase. If importing the goods outside of USA/Europe/New Zealand and Australia import duties may apply.  For the airtime plans, depending on your location, local taxes may apply, and this is added during the activation checkout process. PredictWind fully complies with international digital tax laws so we are required to collect your IP address (to know your location), the Credit Card Country of issue and the billing address you have entered. Two of these identifications must match to determine if any local sales taxes are applicable.

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 & Web App

Android/iPad/iPhone – Free!
Email , Twitter updates
Get the Mail & Web 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/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

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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