Outfitter Satellite has now launched an Iridium GO Rental Program!

Once in a while a new device is introduced that changes the way we think about communication. The Iridium GO! is a quantum leap forward in global mobile convenience. Last August, Outfitter Satellite reviewed the new Iridium GO! and rolled out some great purchase options. Now, we are pleased to add a short-term equipment rental option, too. We are sure that you will love what we have put together!

Our Iridium GO Rental Kit works with your smart phone or tablet.

Before you can use the Iridium GO! on your smart device, you must download the free Iridium GO! app and the Iridium Mail & Web app from your device's app store.   The Iridium GO! is a hotspot that supports up to 5 smart devices.  Only one of those smart phones or tablets can make or receive a call at any given time, but all of them can send text, email, share photos or post to Twitter or Facebook.  The Iridium GO! can support web browsing of mobile-optimized web sites, but Outfitter Satellite feels that the Iridium 2400 bps to 2800 bps data rate is insufficient to fulfill the web browsing needs of most users.  Weather information can also be downloaded using the apps.

The Iridium GO! app has some powerful GPS features.  You can send your GPS location at fixed time intervals to friends or colleagues.  Obviously, this adds a level of safety and security to someone traveling in a remote location.  There is also an S.O.S. button in the app that allows you to tell your friends you are in trouble and give them your location simultaneously.

Are you ready to reserve your Iridium GO Rental?

Our  Iridium GO Rental Kit includes the following:  an Iridium GO! Wi-Fi Hotspot with internal battery, USB Charging Cable, AC “Wall” Charger, 4-Pc Plug Kit (with US, UK, EU, AU), DC “Car” Adapter,  Soft case and Quick Help Guide.

We also have an optional back pack solar panel with a built-in 72 Watt-Hour battery that can be used to recharge the Iridium GO Rental equipment as well as your iPhone, iPad, or Android device.

You can arrange to have your Iridium GO Rental equipment shipped to you in just a few steps.  Visit our website at https://www.outfittersatellite.com/rentals.htm to start the process.  Then click the blue "Reserve Your Rental Now" to fill in the online form that reserves your Iridium GO!.

Iridium GO Rental Equipment Specifications

  • Internet Speeds:  2.4 to 2.8 kbps uncompressed (24 kbps compressed) *
  • Battery Life: 7 hours talk, 16 hours standby
  • Dimensions:  4.5" x 3.25" x 1.25"
  • Weight:  10.4 ounces (0.65 lbs, or 295 grams)
  • Durability Specs:  Military-grade ruggedness (MIL-STD-810F)
  • Ingress Protection:  IP 65 AC
  • Power:  100 - 240 VAC, 50-60Hz (comes with international AC adapter kit)
  • Wi-Fi Range:  100 Feet (30.5 meters)
  • Supported OS:  iOS 6 & 7, Android 2.3.x Gingerbread, 3.x.x Honeycomb, 4.0.x Ice Cream Sandwich and 4.1.x/4.2 Jelly Beam with updated versions to be made available to follow Android releases.
  • SOS GPS Global Response:  requires online registration with GEOS
  • Operating Temperature Range: -10º C to +50º C
  • Storage Temperature Range: -20º C to +60º C
*IMPORTANT:  The Iridium GO! is not a broadband internet device.  It has a 2400-2800 bps data speed which is suitable for light email applications performed using the Mail & Web app.   Outfitter Satellite does not recommend the Iridium GO! for web browsing or heavy data use applications.