Iridium GO!


This portable satellite terminal completely eliminates ‘no mobile service’ issues. The Iridium GO offers 100% global coverage for smartphones to make and receive calls, send and receive instant messages, send and receive email, send files, track a GPS location, and many more features.

Coverage Data sheet

Portable Satellite Terminal

The Iridium GO! turns your smartphone into a satellite phone, enabling your phone to make calls, send short text-based messages, update social media, send and receive emails, and even browse the internet from anywhere on the planet with a clear view of the sky. While the internet connection is limited at an advertised 2.5 kilobits per second, it’s enough to do basics such as sending small files or checking the weather from a weather app.

Iridium GO! is small enough to fit in your pocket, and it’s tough enough to withstand rain, sand, dust and rough use. It has an Ingress rating of IP 65, which means it’s dust tight, and can withstand waterjets from any direction. Its also meets military rugged standard of MIL-STD 810F.

Iridium GO! GPS Tracking

The Iridium GO! has a valuable GPS tracking features that can instantly show your current GPS to any email or SMS text of your current location instantly. Emails or SMS texts also include a web Google Maps link to your current location.

Iridium GO GPS tracking can also be automated where the GO’s GPS location is sent every 5 minutes to once a week… an excellent option for fleet tracking or mapping of maritime vessels.

Iridium GO! GPS Tracking

SOS Settings

The Iridium GO! offers a programmable SOS button that can be configured to notify specified contacts in the case of an emergency. Once configured, an SOS can be initiated either from the Iridium GO! device or an app on your phone.

An SOS initiated by pressing the SOS button on the Iridium GO! device will only send an emergency message with location information, while an SOS initiated from the Iridium GO! app will also provide the option for two-way voice communication with the designated contact.

To support the SOS feature, Iridium has contracted with GEOS Travel Safety Group to provide an emergency response coordination service for your Iridium GO! at no additional charge. Standard airtime charges will apply to SOS mode messages and/or calls to GEOS.

Key Features
Tech Specification
  • Phone: Make or receive phone calls on your smartphone
  • Instant Messaging: Send a text to any phone number of email address. Receive texts instantly
  • Web Browsing: Opera Mini Browser (iOS) or XWEB for Android devices
  • Social Media: Compose and send Twitter updates through the app, or use the internet connection for other social media updates
  • Weather App: Press the weather button within the app to get local conditions
  • Offline Email Composition: Write emails any time and send only when you connect
  • Email: Send and receive email and attachments
  • Files: Send files or photos from the Mail and Web app
  • GPS & Tracking: Show current position either with a click of a button, or transmit automatically at intervals
  • SOS Button: Send an emergency message, or set up to send an SMS to a defined cell phone number or email
  • WiFi Hotspot: Up to 30 metres (100ft) from the device. Connect from inside a building
  • Advanced Screens: Settings for Firewall controls, WiFi security, device passwords, tracking configuration etc.
  • Package Contents: Iridium GO!, Li-Ion Battery, Battery Door, USB Cable, AC Charger with international plug adapters, DC Charger, Protective Cover, Users Guides
  • Weight: 10.4 ounces (0.65 lbs, or 295 grams) – With Protective Cover add .875 oz or 24.28g
  • Rechargeable Battery: 3600 mAh – 7 hours talk, 16 hours standby – 4 hour charge time (from depleted)
  • Ingress Protection: IP 65 – Dust resistant, and able to take water jets from any direction without harmful effects
  • AC Power: 100 – 240 VAC, 50-60Hz; Ships with four international AC mains plug adapters supporting US, UK, EU, Australian wall plug types that support over 130 countries
  • DC Power (USB Port): Nominal 5 Volts DC – Maximum 1.5 Amps, Minimum 500 Milliamps
  • Wi-Fi Frequency: 802.11 b, g, n – 2.5 Ghz
  • Number of Users: Up to 5 devices may connect to the Iridium Go using the Iridium Go App at any one time.
  • Web Interface: Advanced configuration screens accessed by any connected browser (even laptops)
  • GPS Operational Limits: Altitudes over 18,000 metres feet from sea level; velocities faster than 1153 MPH (515 metres per second)
  • GO Dimensions: 81.7 x 119.81 x 33.44 mm
  • Internet Speeds: 2.4-2.8 Kbps Uncompressed 24 Kbps Compressed
  • Durability Specs: Military-grade ruggedness (MIL-STD 810F)
  • Temperature Ranges: Operational -10° C +50° C ,Storage -20° C to +60° C
  • DC Power Vehicle Port Adapter: Input 10 – 24 Volts DC – Output 5 Volts 2.1 Amp
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot Range: 30.5 metres – And up to 5 devices
  • External Antenna: TS-9 – Requires TS-9 to TNC adapter cable to allow connecting with most Iridium antennas
  • Interface Connectors: SIM Card, Micro USB, External Antenna.
  • Supported OS Apple: Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch: iOS 6.1 or newer
  • Supported OS Android: Android smartphones, tablets: Android OS 2.3.3 or newer
  • GPS Accuracy: Within 2.5 metres, CEP, Velocity 0.1 metres per second. Timing 60 nano seconds.
  • SOS GPS Global Response: Requires online registration with GEOS
  • Registration Regulatory Certification: FCC, Industry Canada, CE, ITU, RoHS

Iridium GO! data minutes are simply a dial-up connection to the internet. When browsing or using email, your GO! terminal will automatically connect to the Internet by dialling a phone number. Since it is a phone call to the internet, it’s billed on a per-minute basis.

Also, since the GO! can only make one call at a time, you can’t be on the internet and make a phone call at the same time. For new subscribers, we highly recommend using the unlimited data plan when initially starting GO! service since you can be connected any length of time. Once acclimated to the GO!, downgrade to a lower plan if you find that you are not using the service much.

"5" MONTHLY Service
"75" MONTHLY Service
"150" MONTHLY Service
Unlimited Data/SMS MONTHLY Service
Price Per Month:
Please call or email
Included Data Per Month:
5 data minutes
75 data minutes
150 data minutes
Unlimited data minutes
Overage Fee:
£0.79 per minute
£0.60 per minute
£0.36 per minute
  • Iridium GO! portable satellite terminal with Wi-Fi
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery (not shown in picture)
  • USB Cable (1.2 metres)
  • AC Wall Charger
  • International Plug Adapters – US, UK, EU, AU
  • DC Vehicle Charger
  • Protective Cover
  • GEOS Brochure
  • Users Guide and other documentation.

Iridium GO! Contents

*For full details of our Iridium GO! airtime pricing, including pre-paid services, please visit our Iridium GO! Service Plans page.

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