Making a Voice Call
To make an Iridium GO! voice call, you will need to have an iPhone/iPad or Android device and install the Iridium GO! App. The voice call is made with the Iridium GO! device, your phone is simply the handset. Your Iridium GO! unit has an Iridium phone number. You can send an SMS text message from the Iridium GO! App to your mobile phone to find your Iridium phone number.
Email & Web Access
You will also need to use the Iridium Mail & Web Application on your iPhone/iPad or Android device to gain access to your emails/web on your Iridium GO!
PredictWind Weather Data
To get PredictWind weather data via satellite or ssb you will need to install the PredictWind Offshore App on a PC, Mac, iPad/iPhone or Android device.The Offshore App icon has the globe image with the waypoints on it.
The PredictWind App does not interface with the Iridium GO or any satellite connection. This particular App is only designed for wifi the icon has the blue background with the stylised sail.
As a minimum you will need a PredictWind Standard Package to use the Iridium GO! interface in the Offshore App. You can log on to your existing PredictWind account (use Laptop/Desktop web browser - Not a tablet) and upgrade, or if a new customer make your purchase on the pricing page.
Summary of Iridium GO! Apps
App Name Device Usage
Iridium GO! iPhone/iPad/Android Iridium Phone calls / SMS messages
Iridium Mail iPhone/iPad/Android Email & Web access (text websites only)
Offshore App Mac/Windows/iPad/iPhone GRIB files, Routing, GMDDS Satellite data