BGAN SMS Messaging - & iMessage
|All BGAN satellite terminals supports Short Message Service (SMS). This service handles SMS messages sent to and from any BGAN
terminal. This service is accessed from the BGAN terminal web interface or the BGAN Launchpad software. When using this service, you are charged $0.50 cents per outgoing SMS message. Incoming messages are free.
iPhone, iPad, iPod Texters - Texting from your these devices uses iMessage, and if you have iOS 5.0 or later, you should be able to use BGAN Wi-Fi to send and receive messages (and not be charged SMS rates). more information
In some cases, the device may use SMS messaging, in which case, you will be charged $0.50 cents per outgoing text.. free incoming). There have been cases where you are able to to send texts from your iPhone over BGAN but you won't be able to receive them (or until you enter into a cellular network). We will update this information when it become available (updated 7-8-2013)
We recommend using the BGAN SMS Messaging service on the BGAN terminal to receive texts.
With other devices, if you are able to send and receive texts over your home Wi-Fi network, then you will be able to send and receives texts over the BGAN network.
We recommend using the web interface for SMS use since it can be accessed
by any connected computer.