XGate Satellite Phone Email & Data Services


Why Use XGate?

XGate satellite phone email is the easy way to access email while on the water or in remote locations. XGate is simply the fastest , easiest and most reliable satellite phone email available , saving you time, money and frustration.

Without XGate, satellite communication has a lot of hurdles: uncompressed email or web-browsing over slow data speeds means long wait times and expensive airtime bills.

Connecting your laptop, tablet, or smartphone up to a satellite data feed often reqires complicated setups, drivers, and software . And getting satellite to work aver Mac or Linux and some Windows systems is often impossible.

Optimizer Satellite WiFi Hotspot and Firewall XGate and Optimizer work hand-in-hand to solve all these problems and deliver the perfect suite os satellite comminication. All easy to use, all while saving up to 95% on valuable satellite airtime.

XGate Satellite Email at sea

XGate compresses email up to 95% of its original size.

So not only is email faster, you save up to 95% in data airtime dollars.

XGate Overview

Satellite Phone Email

XGate Satellite Email Service

With XGate you get all the benefits of a full-featured email service – right over your satellite feed. Mail forwarding and fetching, batch processing, unparalleled compression, crew accounts, vessel tracking, and more.


Satellite Phone Internet

Compression Satellite Internet

With XWeb compressed web-browsing you can browse the web with the security of up to 95% compression – and airtime savings. XWeb works with handheld and broadband satellite phones.

Social Media – Near or Far

XGate Social Media

Update Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter right from XGate. Now your friends can follow your adventures in real time – you can even post pictures (and benefit from the airtime savings when XGate compresses them down).


Weather Right To Your Inbox

Marine Satellite Weather Forecasts

Receive GRIB files right to your inbox with XGate. All your weather information needs easily within reach – and with the same batch compression technology that saves you money and time.


Optimizer Satellite WiFi Hotspot

Your Devices – Small, Medium and Large

With the RedPort Optimizer, XGate is the world’s first satellite email system to work with the mobile devices you already use – from an iPod Touch or iPhone through Android and Apple iOS Tablets to any current Windows, Linux or Macintosh computer, XGate keeps you connected.

XGate Device Compatibility

XGate Satellite Email

It’s easy to get started with XGate. Once it’s up and running, you can read and write your emails offline, saving airtime, then simply press a button – XGate will dial your satellite phone for you and hang up when it’s done. If your call drops, XGate can redial and simply pick up where it left off. And only XGate eliminates the back and forth of email protocols before using precious airtime.

XGate Satellite Email

Faster. Cheaper. Better.

XGate uses only 5% of the data of a standard email program, on average. That means you save up to 95% on satellite airtime costs compared to using your email without XGate.

XGate Satellite Email

Your Email, Your Way

XGate lets you use either an included XGate address or your own familiar email address and client (such as Outlook or Apple Mail). There are even options to set the send and receive addresses so others see whatever email address you would like to show them.

XGate Satellite Email

Virus Scanning and Spam Filters

XGate servers scan every message for viruses and SPAM, blocking them before they go over your satellite system, saving you airtime and keeping your machine clean. XGate also has full DES/PGP encryption for optimum security.

XGate Satellite Email


XGate “Bigmail” lets you know when someone sends you a large file, shows you the subject and size, and lets you decide to download it over your satellite connection or wait until you have access to another connection. You get the files you need when you need them, and save the cat videos for later.

XGate Satellite Email

XGate Speaks Your Language

More than 22 languages available.

XGate Satellite Email

Satellite SMS Notification

XGate offers satellite SMS notification of new emails via Iridium or Globalstar phones.

XGate Satellite Email

Blogging – Anywhere You Are

XGate subscriptions of 3 months and up now get a SailBlogs account for free. With XGate and SailBlogs, you can post to your blog from practically anywhere in the world using your satellite phone, while still getting XGate’s excellent compression and optimization.

XGate Satellite Email

XGate Satellite Internet – Premium

XWeb lets you surf the web over satellite connections. XWeb loads pages up to 10 times faster while zapping pop-ups and ads and compressing pictures and text. Learn more.

Can I Check My Primary Email With XGate?


You can forward your Gmail, Mac mail, Outlook email, work email, and almost every other email service to XGate and then mask your outgoing email address. Your contacts will never know that XGate is involved. 

(Can’t forward your email? We can fetch it for you. Learn more here). 

Gmail email over satellite

When you forward your primary email, XGate will treat it just like any other email you receive: by providing incredible compression and BigMail filtering on it.

If an incoming email is above a certain size, XGate will send a notification with the subject line, sender, and size of the email and you can decide whether or not you’d like to download the entire email over satellite, or wait until you have another type of Internet connection.

BigMail Filtering in a nutshell: it keeps you connected without breaking the bank.

XGate Social Media Over Satellite

Update your friends in real time by posting messages and photos to Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter. This is a standard feature of XGate available to any XGate subscriber at no extra cost.

Image Compression for Airtime Savings

XGate compresses images even when you post them to Facebook or other social media sites. This means that you can share your adventure – right as it happens – without worrying about high satellite airtime bills.

SailBlogs with XGate

Share the adventure live. One button updates your blog with text and pictures. SailBlogs shares posts with friends and family right from the boat deck, campsite, or job site. Comes standard with XGate subscriptions of 3 months or more.

XGate Facebook Post

XGate Satellite Weather Forecasts

XGate Weather: iOS & Android

Now XGate subscribers get free marine weather forecasts right on their mobile devices with XGate and your satellite service. The current XGate apps for iOS and Android now provide the compressed weather information you need most via your satellite connection.

Features Include:

  • Multiple locations: current GPS location, location by airport code, or enter a specific GPS location
  • 3-7 days user-selectable forecasts
  • 1-6 hour display frequency
  • Metric and Imperial measurements support
  • Selectable weather parameters including: temperature, surface pressure, wind speed, wind direction, wave period, wave height, visibility, wave direction, rain, freezing rain, UV index, total precipitation, cloud cover, dew point, perceived temperature, and thunderstorm probability, and more.

XGate Weather: PC & Mac

XGate now integrates with a full-featured GRIB viewer so that you request your GRIB weather files directly through XGate and view them without needing to download and configure different software.

Weather Right to Your Inbox

XGate is the perfect tool to compress and download GRIB files. GRIB is a concise data format for delivering weather and oceanographic data forecasts, freely available from many sources. Have a GRIB file automatically delivered to your XGate email account, then see richly detailed 3D forecasts with the integrated GRIB viewer.

XGate GRIB Viewer

Who Uses XGate?

XGate is perfect for anyone who uses a satellite phone. It works on virtually any system, and lets you get more done in less time, all while saving airtime costs. Whether staying in touch outside of cellular coverage areas, or accessing email for business continuity after a hurricane, earthquake or other natural disaster, XGate has thousands of satisfied users in the following applications:


Recreational Cruisers Use XGate

Recreational Cruisers

XGate provides email and data services for every level of the recreational maritime market. Because XGate works on a flexible subscription basis, it’s perfect for short-term activities like offshore racing and seasonal cruising, coastal cruising and regattas, to more long-term activities like liveaboard cruisers and sailing.

Commercial Fishermen Using XGate

Commercial Maritime

From commercial fishing and maritime transport, to cruise ship Internet cafes, XGate serves all levels of commercial maritime activity. XGate is the leading email client for ship to shore communications, maritime IT services, and communication solutions for offshore oil rigs and oil tankers.

Hikers Using XGate

Hikers and Expeditions

XGate is perfect for those traveling to remote locations. Hikers, explorers, and mountain-climbers all use XGate to keep in contact with family and friends. Campers, hunters, and even RVers in remote locations use XGate. We’ve even had clients set up WiFi cafes in their hunting or fishing lodge for guests.

General Aviation Using XGate

General Aviation

Want to do email in the sky? XGate is a perfect fit for your airborne communication needs. We’ve helped set up WiFi cafes in airplanes, and provided airlines and pilots with the services to allow their guests and crew to access the Internet onboard. With XGate, it’s possible to stay connected, even at 30,000 feet.

Offshore Oil XGate Satellite Email

Remote Workers

Remote workers like offshore oil rigs and exploration expeditions use XGate. Hospitals, ambulance groups, insurance adjusters and others in the first responder industry find XGate to be unparalleled for keeping in contact during crises. We provide service to many levels of government, including the Coast Guard, Police, and research divisions.

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*Non renewable account. Non renewable XGate accounts are immediately deleted out of the system at the end of their validity period. Renewable accounts (3 months and up) have a 90 day grace period at the end of the validity period before they are deleted out of the system. Renewable accounts can also be put in dormant status for $5 per month to keep the account open and avoid paying an activation fee when XGate is needed again.

Need Help?

Email us or call +1.877.379.8723 (US) or +1.865.379.8723 (Intl)


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