Iridium Reviews

An Unflattering Review of the Iridium Go by “A Real World End User”

SPR Staff: This review is a perfect example of how important it is to buy from a dealer with knowledgable technical support staff as well as testing your equipment in advance and understanding their strengths and limitations. Who knows if his problems were operator error or real limitations with the Iridium Go, but this happens much more often than most ...

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Iridium Go Review by Sail Magazine

We’ve never been early adopters when it comes to technology. (We only recently started using electronic charts.) However, we surprised ourselves when we recently purchased the new and comparatively untested Iridium GO! portable satellite Wi-Fi hotspot system. For the past five years of cruising aboardCeilydh, our 40ft catamaran, we’ve used a combination of an SSB, Pactor III modem and Sailmail ...

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Iridium GO Review by MustHave Outdoors

Iridium GO Review by MustHave Outdoors  

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The Back Country Skiing Blog Compares Iridium 9555, Extreme and Spot Satellite Phones

Left to right: Iridium 9555, Iridium 9575 Extreme, SPOT/Globalstar GSP-1700. Iridium antennas slide in with thick area still protruding from phone, Globalstar is much more compact since the antenna folds completely into the phone. I’ve been evaluating three satphones for a couple months: Iridium 9555 & 9575, along with SPOT/Globalstar GSP-1700 (which we will usually call “Globalstar” to prevent confusion ...

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Iridium 9575 Extreme Review by SPR Staff

The Extreme is Iridium’s latest satellite phone model made available last Fall, 2011. It is the smallest, lightest Iridium phone offered and this model meets US DOD military standards for water, shock and dust resistance. Introduced like a rockstar with flashy imagery, multimedia and loads of press, the fanfare was dampened initially by a glitch that left early adopters literally ...

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