Sporty’s Brings Iridium GO!™ to General Aviation
Device enables voice and data communications on smartphones and tablets anywhere in the world
Now pilots can stay connected to their mobile devices no matter where they are with Iridium GO!TM, the world’s first truly global mobile satellite hotspot. Iridium GO! provides service when devices are out of range of cellular networks.
Stepping into the cockpit no longer means stepping “off the grid.” With this highly portable satellite hotspot, you can send messages and make phone calls anywhere in the world, even at 10,000 feet. Simply flip up the Iridium GO! antenna and connect your iPhone or Android phone via WiFi. In just seconds, your smartphone will be using the world’s most comprehensive and proven satellite network.
Download the free Iridium GO! app to send and receive text messages, make phone calls and send GPS tracking updates to friends and family. Use the Iridium Mail & Web app to read and compose email messages, access social media accounts or browse the web (limited bandwidth; mobile-optimized sites only). It’s all here, and it’s all done right on your smartphone – no need to learn a complicated new device.
“Finally, general aviation pilots and their passengers have a way to stay connected in flight,” says Sporty’s Vice President John Zimmerman. “It’s also an ideal safety device, enabling a pilot to communicate and retrieve data even when they are off the cellular grid.”
Pilots will also appreciate the SOS function on Iridium GO! which can be easily activated to create a fast, two-way connection with an emergency service provider. The device weighs just 11 ounces and fits in a shirt pocket.
When Iridium GO! is purchased, the buyer is presented with a choice of flexible data plans, including prepaid and monthly subscriptions. Sporty’s will fully load the device with the subscription plan in place so when it is received, Iridium GO! is ready to use. There are no activation fees, no roaming fees and no contracts.
In cooperation with Appareo, Iridium’s distribution partner, Sporty’s is offering Iridium GO! [9071A] for $875. Iridium GO! and data plans are available by calling 1-800-SPORTYS or at www.sportys.com/iridium.
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