Iridium Certus Go (Aircraft Internet) Now Available

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Iridium Certus Go (Aircraft Internet) Now Available

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[Good News]
Iridium have finally launched Iridium Certus Exec, an 88kbit midband connection..

"Iridium GO! exec is built to withstand the elements—whether it’s used on land, sea, or in air."
https://www.iridium.com/products/iridium-go-exec/

[Bad News]
The device is reasonably priced at $1,599 but a horrendous rip off to use. $159.95 gets you only 50mb per month. What's that - one email with a few attachments? $4.20 for each additional mb.

Pricing from...
https://www.predictwind.com/iridium-go-exec/

Specialized apps will help conserve data and I'm sure we will see FF appear as a spiralised app before long bringing in flight data to the cockpit. Feels like price gouging per mb in 2023. Hopefully Starlink will launch a competing device and give them a bit of a Nokia treatment to innovation!

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This light and compact product offers portable personal and office connectivity and combines the features of a battery powered Wi-Fi access device with the built-in functionality of an Iridium® satellite phone. Users can make phone calls directly on Iridium GO! exec using the built-in speakerphone and microphone or connect wirelessly to the device within a range of up to 30 m (100 f) from their smartphone using an Iridium GO! exec app for phone calls and internet access.

Key Features
Modern, compact, portable design with color touchscreen
Up to 22 Kbps Transmit / Up to 88 Kbps Receive
Built-in secure Wi-Fi connectivity
Multi-user access for up to two voice calls or multiple data connections simultaneously
Built-in speakerphone & microphone functionality Dual USB-C, ethernet & external antenna / GPS ports
Standard apps with open connection or app / web filtering
Easy setup & use with no pointing required; power on & connect just by raising the antenna
Operate from fixed or mobile location with omni-directional connectivity
Quickly connect to the internet with a built-in connection manager for session controls & pre-configured filtering options to help manage airtime usage
Register for 24/7 SOS monitoring & support from 3rd party emergency response coordination center (IERCC)
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