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Iridium Direct Internet Changes in 2016

Iridium is changing its legacy Direct Internet service in October of 2016. This change has no effect on users of XGate satellite data services or its many variations, including Iridium Mail & Web. Direct Internet is an older service, and […]

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Iridium Releases New Rebate Program

  Iridium is proud to announce the launch of our Disaster Preparedness Rebate Program.  Receive a $300 rebate with qualifying purchase of an Iridium 9555 or 9575, and a prepaid or postpaid airtime plan.  The offer is valid from October […]

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Inmarsat Satellite Airtime

ISatPhone Airtime Changes

Effective June 1st, 2016, Inmarsat adjusted the pricing on their Isat Phone Prepaid and Postpaid plans. The good news is the prices have dropped on most plans! There are two changes that may affect you though: The Prepaid 25 unit […]

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S/V Flyer Wins Newport-Bermuda Class Using XGate Satellite Data Services

S/V Flyer Wins in Newport-Bermuda Race with GMN Satellite Data Services

S/V Flyer crew used XGate satellite data services provided by GMN for downloading weather, connecting with email, and staying in contact with race managers, to win first in Class 3 and second overall in the Newport-Bermuda Race. MARYVILLE, TN June […]

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Iridium Go For iPhone, iPad, and Android Phone and Tablet

Gmail Via Iridium GO! How To, When To, When Not To

Iridium GO! has expanded the market for satellite email, and people naturally want to use it to check their existing email addresses like Gmail. It used to be that checking email was the first thing people wanted to do with […]

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cell booster kit

How a Cell Phone Booster Kit Enhances Coastal Cruising

The cell phone booster bundle for voice, data and SMS enables cell phone connections up to 20 miles offshore for coastal cruisers both above and below deck. Learn practical information for antenna installation and see a cruiser use the system on a 2,500 mile trip.

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Inmarsat, Global Marine Networks and Network Innovations deliver successful trial of Fleet Xpress in challenging Antarctic conditions

22 February 2016: Inmarsat together with Global Marine Networks and Network Innovations, today announced the successful trial and subsequent commercial order for Fleet Xpress in Antarctic waters. Fleet Xpress, installed on board the adventure cruise ship Ocean Nova, delivered robust communications in one of […]

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Inmarsat FleetBroadband

FleetBroadband Airtime Changes: Every Option is Affected!

On Feb 1st, 2016 FleetBroadband airtime pricing is going to change across the board, including cancellation of plans and price increases. Every single FleetBroadband airtime option is affected. Read on. Discontinued Options: Prepaid (any amount) Small Vessel Postpaid 50 MB Plan […]

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Globalstar Incoming Satellite phone calls

Globalstar “Home Zone” Now Includes Much of South America

Globalstar recently expanded its “Home Zone” to include most of South America. Why is this a good thing for Globalstar users? Remember that Globalstar operates a lot like a cellular carrier, with roaming fees, long distance, etc. Unlike other satellite […]

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Globalstar GSP-1700 Satellite Phone

Globalstar Free Phone Promo Ends Soon!

The Globalstar Free Phone Promo will be done at the end of the year, so you’ve only got about 4 weeks left to get your free Globalstar satellite phone. Here’s how it works: You choose your airtime plan You pay […]

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