The Iridium GO satellite wifi device functions in much the same way as a MiFi hub for terrestrial mobile data. Iridium Go also has a facility for voice calls, SMS text messaging and an SOS facility.
The data speed is not fast so only small web pages can be browsed. The unit is easy to set up and activated simply by rotating the antenna 90 degrees into the upright position. Communication with tablets or smartphones is via wifi. The interface is then via two free apps that need to be downloaded.
Iridium Go manufacturers description
Iridium GO! provides global voice calling and text messaging solutions for your smartphone, as well as enhanced data capabilities offered through optimized apps to meet your unique needs.
No worries. No roaming charges. Just connected and in touch wherever you are, whenever you need, with the devices you rely on everyday.
Iridium GO! Fixed Installation Kit
Transform your communications with a valuable add-on that makes Iridium GO! even more versatile on land and at sea. The Iridium GO! Fixed Installation Kit can be paired with any Iridium GO! device for extended capabilities and smooth connectivity both inside and outdoors.
This kit offers affordable accessories designed specifically for marine and land applications. It extends the capability of Iridium GO! and is easy to install.