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Iridium 9555 Satellite Phone

Iridium 9555 Satellite Phone

The Iridium 9555 is a compact, rugged and reliable satellite phone with the only truly global coverage. Good voice quality is joined with reliable data service that lets you access email, surf mobile web sites, create an Optimizer WiFi hotspot, and get free GRIB files too, when you use XGate Satellite email services - an Iridium-certified data solution.


Iridium is the only truly global mobile satellite communications company, with voice and data solutions covering every inch of the earth. Iridium data services have been successfully used in more places than any other satellite service. Iridium solutions are ideally suited for industries such as maritime, aviation, government/military, emergency/humanitarian services, mining, forestry, oil and gas, heavy equipment, transportation and utilities.

NOTE: Iridium 9555 will only work with Windows XP (32 bit) and Windows Vista or Windows 7 (64 bit). For Windows 64 bit compatibility you must use GMN 64 bit drivers.

Purchase Iridium 9555 ESSENTIAL KIT includes: Iridium 9555 Handset, AC Travel Charger with International Plug Kit, DC Charger, Hands Free Headset, Leather Case, Antenna Adapter, Rechargeable LI-Ion Battery, External Auxiliary Antenna, USB Data Cable, Quick-Start Guide, User Guide, CD-ROM. Go to Catalog Page to order...

Iridium 9555 Satellite Phone Features

The Iridium 9555 satellite phone features a compact physical footprint for streamlined portability and an intuitive user interface for out-of-the-box functionality. The hardy design of the Iridium 9555 means that it is water, shock and dust resistant for unparalleled durability.

The 9555 has enhanced SMS and email messaging capability with both a headset and hands-free capability - plus integrated speakerphone. As a final touch, it has an internally stowed antenna and a mini-USB data port for doing data over satellite.

Iridium 9555 Calling Features

  • Call Barring
  • Call Forwarding - Unconditional, mobile subscriber busy, subscriber not reachable
  • Clear Last Digit/Clear All Digits
  • Fixed Dialing
  • International Access Key Sequence (+ key)
  • Mailbox for Numeric & Text Messages (160 characters)
  • Quick Access Interface
  • Selectable Keypad tone (3 choices)
  • Selectable Ringer tone (10 choices)
  • Keypad Disable
  • Two-way SMS capability
  • Unanswered Call Indicator
  • Volume Adjustment (earpiece or ringer)

Iridium 9555 Visual/Alert Features

  • Signal Strength Meter
  • Battery Meter (always shown in display)
  • Illuminated Keypad
  • Low Battery Warning
  • Status Review of Features
  • Visual Display of Volume Settings

Iridium 9555 Usage Control Features

  • Automatic Display Call Timer
  • Automatic Lock
  • Call Restrictions
  • Display Call Timers (last call / total calls)
  • Display/Change Unlock Code
  • Subscriber Identity Module PIN Availability (security code)

Iridium 9555 Memory Features

  • 100 Alpha and Numeric Memory Storage
  • Last 10 Numbers Dialed
  • Name Storage
  • Memory Scroll by Location
  • 32-Digit Number Capacity Phone Book
  • 16-Digit Name Tag
  • One-Touch Dialing Subscriber Identity Module Card
          (additional memory storage)

About Iridium 9555 and 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. XGate supports Iridium 9555 phones for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux users.

Iridium 9555 Satellite Email via XGate

Like other satellite phones, the Iridium 9555 sends data thousands of miles, resulting in slow speeds and long transmit times that mean frustration and expense. XGate solves these problems. That's why Iridium has certified XGate as an Iridium software solution.
See the solutions:


Slow uncompressed email using Iridium can take over 15 minutes to send 10 1-page text emails

Expensive airtime charges for web surfing and email because of slow data speeds; at 2400 kbps, the minutes add up fast

Frustrating - Iridium Direct Internet still requires difficult setup and technical knowledge

Windows, Linux and Mac-OS computers do not come with Iridium 9555 drivers


Accelerated XGate email service works up to 15 times faster than conventional email - sending up to 50 1-page emails in 3 minutes

Affordable XGate accelerates web surfing 3-5 times, and email up to 15 times - saving up to 85% on satellite airtime

Easy - XGate sets up your computer and Iridium 9555 in minutes! Great technical support, too!

XGate supports all major platforms: Windows 7, XP and Vista; Mac OS X; Linux

Iridium 9555 SatPhones and XGate Premium Services

XWeb for Iridium 9555

Xweb lets you surf the web over satellite connections. 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, Wireless Web Browsing

SailBlogs for Iridium 9555

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 jobsite. For more information, visit: SailBlogs™ with XGate

Crew Accounts for Iridium 9555

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

Email Fetching for Iridium 9555

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

GPS Tracking for Iridium 9555

Automatically report and update location. No additional hardware needs to be purchased or integrated when there is already GPS connected to your computer. XGate is the reliable way to post locations whether for business or pleasure. For more information, visit: XGate Vessel Tracking

File Transfer for Iridium 9555

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.

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Resources Iridium 9555 User Manual

XGate Data Service Quick Start Guide:

  • MS Windows(XP->Win7)
  • Mac OS X
  • XGate with AxcessPoint WiFi Device
  • XGate with Optimizer WiFi Hotspot, Firewall and Router
  • Apple iOS
  • Android