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XGate Satellite Phone Email & Data Services

Man Using XGate Satellite Email Service On His Boat

XGate is state-of-the-art data compression software that delivers email, weather, web, and social media - right over your satellite phone. For the most comprehensive data compression, ease of use, and utility for your satellite phone connection, pair XGate with Optimizer.

Why Use Satellite Email & Data?

XGate Saves Up to 95% on Airtime

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.

Read on to learn how XGate and the Optimizer satellite firewall and Wi-Fi hotspot work together to give you great satellite data services with your computer, tablet or smartphone.

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 requires complicated setups, drivers, and software. And getting satellite to work over 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 of satellite communication. All easy to use, all while saving up to 95% on valuable satellite airtime.

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.

New: XGate Named One of the Best Satellite Communication Apps

Global Telesat Communications named XGate satellite email service as one of the best apps for satellite communication. Learn more here.

XGate Services Overview

Fast satellite email with XGate

Satellite Phone Email At Your Fingertips

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.

Fast satellite email with XGate

Internet Over Your Satellite Phone

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 over satellite with XGate

Social Media - Near or Far

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).

Fast satellite email with XGate

Weather Right To Your Inbox

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.

XGate Features

Works With Almost Every Single Satphone

XGate works with any IP-based satellite phone or terminal. This includes phones and terminals from the major satellite providers like Iridium, Inmarsat, Thuraya, Globalstar, VSAT, and MSAT.

Iridium Email/Internet Satellite Phone Service Inmarsat Email/Internet Satellite Phone Service Globalstar Email/Internet Satellite Phone Service Thuraya Email/Internet Satellite Phone Service MSAT G2 Email/Internet Satellite Phone Service VSAT Email/Internet Satellite Phone Service

XGate Satellite Email

Now Dialing...

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.

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. It also means that what would take 60 minutes or more over a standard Iridium connection, for example, will only take 3 minutes with XGate.

Satellite Email Speed Comparison Chart


Average processing time

Comparison based on (3) 1 mb or less e-mails

XGate 20 seconds
Netscape 7.32 minutes
Outlook Express 6.60 minutes
Eudora Pro 6.79 minutes

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 Speaks Your Language

More than 22 languages available.


XGate works with Outlook, Apple Mail, Thunderbird, and other popular programs.

Quarantine the Cat Videos

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.

Woman Using XGate on Boat

Virus Scanning and Spam Filters

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

Always In Touch

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

XGate As Server

XGate works as a full email server for installations with local area networks.

XGate Crew Accounts - Premium Service!

Crew Accounts lets the administrator create, modify and delete temporary email addresses right on site; easily providing customized and controlled email accounts for temporary crew members or passengers. For more information; visit: XGate Crew Accounts.

XGate File Transfer - Premium Service!

XGate File Transfer handling provides automatic inventory control, regular reporting, and logging of data. Once set up, XGate will take local information from a computer and send it as an email attachment automatically.

XGate Email Fetching - Premium Service!

XGate will fetch and forward email from multiple addresses so you can access your email accounts with the same speed and efficiency as XGate. For more information, visit: XGate Email Fetching/Forwarding.
Optimizer Satellite WiFi Hotspot and Firewall

Satellite WiFi With Your Satellite Phone

Optimizer and XGate work hand-in-hand to work with the mobile devices you already use. Optimizer creates an inpenetrable firewall to protect your valuable satellite airtime while also creating a WiFi hotspot, so you can reach email and internet from an iPod Touch or iPhone through Android and Apple iOS Tablets to any current Windows, Linux or Macintosh computer.

XGate in Action: Posting to Facebook

Social Media Over Satellite

Update your friends in real time by posting messages and photos to Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter right from within XGate.

Airtime Savings While Posting Pictures

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 - Now FREE!

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. For more information, visit: SailBlogs™ with XGate

Satellite Weather with XGate

NEW! XGate iOS and Android Weather Feature

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.

NEW! XGate Weather: PC and 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.

Free GRIBs With Global Marine Networks

Global Marine Networks offers free GRIB downloads as a public service. And yes, you can receive those free GRIB weather files right to your XGate inbox. Once downloaded, you can view them with XGate's integrated GRIB viewer, or on another GRIB viewing software.

XGate Satellite Internet Web Browsing - Premium Service!

XWeb lets you surf the web over satellite connections. XWeb loads pages up to 10 times faster while zapping pop-ups and compressing pictures and text on the fly. For more information, visit: XWeb - Fast, Satellite Web Browsing.

Who Uses XGate?

XGate is perfect for anyone who uses a satellite phone. It works on 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 satellite email

Recreational Maritime

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 fishing vessels use XGate satellite email

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.

Hiking and remote expeditions use XGate satellite email

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 cafés in their hunting or fishing lodge for guests.

General aviation uses XGate satellite email

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.

Remote workers use XGate satellite email

Remote Workers and Emergency Responders

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.

More XGate Resources


Learn About Optimizer WiFi Hotspot, Firewall, Router

Learn How To Use XGate Part 1: Download, Install, Register XGate

Learn How To Use XGate Part 2: Send/Receive Email

Learn How To Use XGate Part 3: Update Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIN

IsatPhone Instructional Videos:

  • Install and upgrade firmware
  • XGate demo for Windows
  • XGate demo for Mac OS X

  • XGate Quick Start Guides

  • XGate for Windows Quick Start Guide
  • XGate for Mac Quick Start Guide
  • XGate with AxcessPoint WiFi Device
  • XGate with Optimizer WiFi Hotspot, Firewall and Router
  • XGate for iOS Quick Start Guide
  • XGate for Android Quick Start Guide

  • Other Guides

  • IsatPhone Pro Solution Guide: MS Windows(XP->Win7) IsatPhone Pro EMail and Data
  • IsatPhone Pro Solution Guide: Mac OS X IsatPhone Pro EMail and Data
  • IsatPhone Pro Solution Guide: Linux IsatPhone Pro EMail and Data

  • Blog Posts

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  • How To Use XGate Satellite Email [With Videos]
  • Android Email and Web via Satellite Phone with XGate
  • Optimizer IsatPhone Pro Satellite Phone Data

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