Iridium Direct Internet 3 for 9555 and 9575 Internet Use

Iridium have just announced new software to use when using the Iridium 9555 and 9575 satellite phones as a modem to connect your laptop to the internet. 

Previous software will cease to work from the 31st October 2016 so if you use this software on your laptop you will need to uninstall it and then visit Download the appropriate version of Iridium Direct Internet 3 Installer and the User Manuals (2 downloads) and install on your device. 

Windows 10 does not yet support Iridium devices so it will not work for that Operating System.  We expect that Windows 10 will be supported within the next 6 months (Q2 2017). 

Benefits for users

The new Steelhead solution greatly improves the acceleration performance of Direct Internet.
  • Time for data transfers is compressed even further, especially for larger files.
  • Binary data may be transmitted – this was not possible with Slipstream.
  • Browsing is made faster although it depends on the site (how much compression is possible).
Created On  29 Sep 2016 15:55 in Iridium Satellite PhonesGeneral  -  Permalink

Iridium Go Presentation

Iridium Go Presentation We were invited to the Cruise Association Blue Water seminar to discuss the Iridium Go device. 

If you would like a PDF copy of the talk you can download it here - All you need to know about the Iridium Go

Please note - the information provided in this presentation was accurate on the 20th August 2016. Changes to the device and pricing may have occurred since then. Please contact us for updated details 

Created On  21 Aug 2016 0:30 in Iridium Go!  -  Permalink

Iridium Go and Gmail Users

Iridium Go and Gmail Users

Great news for Iridium Go and GMail users - A new App for the Go called OneMail quickly compresses the emails from users’ Gmail accounts and downloads them onto their smartphone or tablet. OneMail is available in the iOS App Store and Google Play™ marketplace.

As a special promotion, G-Comm customers will be able to use it for two months free of charge when they enter code IRONEPROMO upon registration here -

Created On  1 Jun 2016 18:21 in Iridium Go!  -  Permalink

Coxless Crew

The Coxless Crew - DorisWe were delighted to be able to supply the Coxless Crew team with an Iridium phone, an Iridium Go and the airtime to use on their epic journey across the Pacific - you can read about their adventures on their blog, updated via the Iridium Go every day here - It was good to see the Iridium Go was Emma's favourite piece of kit as well -

They are currently just off Samoa - go and visit their web site and give them some support.

Created On  12 Oct 2015 12:41  -  Permalink

Using Iridium Satellite Comms in Russia

Iridium service in Russia could be disrupted unless you register your Iridium device with Iridium’s Russian affiliate, Iridium OOO.

Registration is possible going to, a website owned and operated by Iridium OOO.

If you have any questions or concerns about registration, please contact G-Comm or Iridium OOO or visit*

*G-Comm and Iridium Communications Inc. provides a link to the Iridium OOO registration website as a courtesy to our valued subscribers. G-Comm & Iridium Communications Inc. does not provide and is not responsible for the registration process or the registration website.
Created On  3 Sep 2015 13:01 in Iridium Go!Iridium Satellite PhonesTips and Tricks  -  Permalink

Iridium Go! Firmware Update

Iridium Go! Firmware Update Iridium have released a new Firmware update for the Iridium Go - the main purpose of which is to provide:
  • Support for SIM-less emergency calling (000) in Australia
  • Support for web browsing on Iridium Mail & Web app for iOS platform
  • Improvements to audio quality during voice calls
  • Battery revision number added to device screen
  • Improved data network connection reliability
You can download the Iridium Go Firmware update 1.4.1 installation instructions by clicking here. You can download the firmware itself direct from Iridium by clicking here

You should also be aware that updated versions of the Iridium Apps have also been released - ensure you are running the latest version on your smart device.

Created On  22 Jul 2015 18:27 in Iridium Go!  -  Permalink