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Old 26-01-2017, 00:07   #1
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Buy Iridium Fo now or new one coming?

I'm looking at buying an Iridium Go mostly for getting weather offshore. I think I read or heard somewhere that Iridium is in the process of putting up new satellites that will allow much faster data transfer. Does anyone know if the current Go will be able to download at faster speeds of the new satellites or will there be a new model Go coming out?
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Re: Buy Iridium Fo now or new one coming?

If you are the owner on an Iridium phone, you will be pleased to learn that it will continue to operate normally using the new ("Next") satellites.
Most importantly, the new satellites will bring much higher data speeds, though new equipment will be required to access those new capabilities.
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Old 26-01-2017, 05:30   #3
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Re: Buy Iridium Fo now or new one coming?

Gord has it right, specifically from the horses mouth
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Support more bandwidth and higher speeds for new products

Provide service continuity and backwards compatibility
I found the info here https://www.iridium.com/network/iridiumnext

Additionally, if you are looking for a good laugh, I would check out the comments on their facebook page. Here's a snippet
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These Silicon Valley Haarp Terrorist Programmers have access to your 18 satelkites,under contract by General Dynamics creating all global weather likely interfacing with your other Satellites
. HELP the US intelligence agencies find the exact location of these HAARP terrorist programmers in Silicon Valley.
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Re: Buy Iridium Fo now or new one coming?

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I'm looking at buying an Iridium Go mostly for getting weather offshore. I think I read or heard somewhere that Iridium is in the process of putting up new satellites that will allow much faster data transfer. Does anyone know if the current Go will be able to download at faster speeds of the new satellites or will there be a new model Go coming out?


I am in the same place, wait for a new Go that is faster or hope that there will be a software update that does the same. I don't expect a new Go until after the new satellites are up, which I think is a year away.
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