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Iridium GO!
Your smartphone will now work anywhere on the planet.

Iridium GO! creates the first ever reliable global connection for voice and data communications on your smartphone and up to 5 mobile devices. No worries. No roaming charges. Just connected and in touch, wherever you are, whenever you need.

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 smartphones, laptops or tablets.

No matter where you are on the planet, Iridium GO! simplifies global communications for:

  • Pilots, boaters and truckers
  • Adventurers and explorers
  • Remote residents and vacationers
  • Emergency and first responders
  • Global and business travellers
  • Global enterprise
  • Executives and diplomats
  • Foreign missions
  • Government and NGOs
  • Military operations
  • M2M applications
  • Anyone out of cellular range

How it Works - Simple

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 within approximately a 30.5-meter (100 foot) radius.

Iridium GO! how it works

Smartphone Compatible*

Compatible with Apple® and Android™ operating systems and supported by affordable prepaid or postpaid plans that keep voice and data costs reasonable. Iridium GO!:

  • Leverages and extends your existing trusted devices,
  • Allows connections to be shared among multiple users, and
  • Eliminates cellular roaming charges

*iOS 5.1 and later, Android 2.2.3 and later

Connect through Apps

With the use of the free Iridium GO! app and the free Iridium Mail & Web app, Iridium GO! supports a full range of global communications, including:

  • Voice calls
  • Email access
  • SMS two-way
  • GPS tracking
  • SOS alert
  • Social networking
  • Photo sharing
  • Browse simple mobile-friendly web sites
  • Weather alerts and other apps

Iridium GO! is small enough to fit in your pocket and — like other Iridium devices — 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 for mobile applications

Combining the best that both satellite and cellular phones offer, Iridium GO! is the first in a whole new category of personal satellite connectivity devices. It is also a powerful development platform optimized for Iridium partners to build applications.


Compatible with Apple® and Android™ operating systems and supported by affordable plans that keep voice and data costs reasonable, Iridium GO!:

  • Leverages and extends your existing trusted devices,Allows connections to be shared among multiple users, and
  • Eliminates roaming charges

Technical Specifications

Dimensions: 11.4 cm x 8.3 cm x 3.2 cm (4.5" x 3.25" x 1.25")

Weight with battery: 305 g (10.75 oz)


  • Military-grade ruggedness (MIL-STD 810F); shock resistant
  • Ingress Protection (IP65); jet water resistant, dust proof
  • Temperature ranges: - 10°C to 50°C (operational), - 20°C to 60°C (storage) (14°F to 122°F (operational), -7.6°F to 140°F (storage)

Wi-Fi Frequency and Range: 2.4 Ghz b, g, n; range up to 30 m (100') from device

GPS Accuracy: Position 2.5 m (8.2') CEP, Velocity 0.1 m/sec, Timing 60ns

GPS TTFF: Hot start 1 second, cold start 29 seconds on average

GPS Operational Limits: Altitude < 18,000 m, Velocity < 515 m/s (< 59,055', Velocity < 1,689'/s)

Number of users: up to 5 with use of Iridium GO! app (1 in use on network)

Battery Specs: 3600 mAh providing up to 5.5 hours of talk time and up to 15.5 hours standby

Battery Charge Time: 4 hours with the use of the included chargers

Interface Connectors: SIM, Micro USB, external antenna

DC Input: Nominal 5V DC (maximum 1.5A, minimum 500mA)

External Antenna: TS-0 (TS-9 to TNC adapter available)

Regulatory Certifications: FCC, Industry Canada, CE, ITU, RoH

CoverageCross-Link Advantages

• Less reliance on wireline networks
• Continuous talk time
• Fewer Dropped Calls
• Higher reliability
• Connection available outside gateway footprint

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Iridium GO!

In the Box:
• Iridium GO! device
• Battery
USB cable
• AC charger (4 international adapters)
• DC charger
• Protective cover
• User Guide
• Legal booklet
• GEOS brochure

Iridium Satellite Phone

Iridium GO!

Once you have Iridium GO! you’ll need to download the free, Iridium-optimized applications available for Apple and Android devices.*

Iridium GO! icon Iridium GO!

Configure settings
Initiate a voice call over Iridium, from your smartphone
Set-up Wi-Fi data calls
Send quick GPS or check-in message
Activate emergency SOS
Post to Twitter or Facebook
• Iridium GO! status bar
Iridium GO! battery life

Download* for:
 Apple or Android

Iridium Mail & web icon Iridium Mail & Web

Required for optimal use of data on the Iridium GO!

Draft and review emails offline
Configure email size to minimize connection time
Queue email to be sent up to 15 times faster than web-based services
Retrieve emails from external accounts
Block popups, remove ads and background images
Compress web pages for download speeds 3-5 times faster than uncompressed pages

Download* for: Apple or Android

*iOS 5.1 and later, Android 2.2.3 and later

pdf Iridium GO! Geos Brochure
pdf Iridium GO! User Manual
pdf Iridium GO! Advanced Portal Quick Start Guide
pdf Iridium GO! App Quick Start Guide (Android & iOS)
pdf Iridium Mail & Web App (Android) and Iridium GO!

pdf Tips to Test Your Iridium Go


Iridium GO!

BURN RATES - Number of units burned for each type of call or usage. Burn rates are per minute unless otherwise specified.
Canada/Alaska 200
Iridium GO! Seasonal Voucher
Iridium GO! Annual Voucher
Iridium GO! 30 Day Add Time Voucher
  Incoming voice calls, data calls and SMS messages are available anywhere.
Outgoings voice calls, data calls and SMS messages can only be originated from Canada, Alaska and 12 nautical miles into coastal waters. This card does not work outside this region
Can be used anywhere in the world. No activation fee, and if you have valuable unused airtime remaining, you can extend the expiry date for 30 days, without having to recharge the card with more airtime. 
Ideal for... Seasonal voice heavy users located in Canada or Alaska. Seasonal users looking for light talk, text and data (i.e. less than 60 mins/mo) Usage all year long, the best value for talk, text and data (more than 80 mins/mo) Extending the use of your minutes when your voucher GO! is close to expiry. NOT valid for Canada/Alaska plan.
Included minutes
200 minutes
400 data minutes
1000 data minutes
6 months
6 months
1 year
30 days
Included Iridium Units
4,800 units
12,000 units
13,500 units
Landline or cellular (from card region to North America)
24 units
Landline or cellular (from card region to outside North America)
48 units
Iridium GO! data
30 units
30 units
Iridium to landline/cellular
60 units
60 units
Iridium to Iridium
30 units
30 units
Iridium to voicemail
30 units
30 units
Iridium to data (landline/cellular)
60 units
60 units
Iridium to data (Iridium)
60 units
60 units
Iridium to other satellite
324 units
540 units
540 units
Text messages (SMS)
12 units
10 units
10 units
Call and text
Two-stage dialled
36 units
60 units
60 units

Iridium GO! Prepaid Card Pricing Details

  • The expiry date of your Iridium GO SIM card begins when it is activated or refilled
  • Maximum expiry period per account is 2 years
  • Expiry dates are calculated by combining the expiry periods. Expiry periods are cumulative for a maximum of 3 years
  • Iridium GO! data per minute rates are applicable to use with the Iridium GO! device only
  • Airtime included is estimated based on burn rates. Usage types can be combined and will be deducted accordingly
  • Calls are decremented in 20 second increments, texts are decremented per message
  • Calls to check voicemail are considered outgoing calls
  • Cards can be refilled with airtime at the then current retail rate of the card, prior to expiry, by contacting us. When you refill, any unused minutes carry forward, the expiry date is automatically extended and you retain your original Iridium phone number
  • Call or text 2888 from your Iridium device for current balance and expiry information
  • Existing balances from other Iridium prepaid cards cannot be transferred to Iridium GO! prepaid cards

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