Im new here, not a sailor, but i often travel to remote
areas of south america
, and maybe you can help me with your experience with satellite
I have an old Kyocera Iridium phone
and I recently upgraded to an Iridium
9575 Extreme with the Iridium Axcesspoint accesory.
I dont have it yet, but i've been surfing and doing some research
. My @myiridium.net email
from AxcessPoint Mail & Web is only accesible through an Iridium internet
connection which is very slow and consumes expensive airtime. So people suggests to have a gmail (or any other) account to forward the emails automatically to the @myiridium.net so that i can check the incoming email
through regular internet
AxcessPoint Mail & Web has an option to send you a sms when an email arrived.
This way you dont spend expensive airtime on a data call to check for emails you dont have. But this SMS cost money
, and they are not cheap
Correct me if I'm wrong, but every Iridium user has an email associated to their phone
number which is firstname.lastname@example.org
and allows you to send free emails to your phone no more than 120 character long.
Then, instead of enabling the sms email alert which costs some airtime, could I configure my gmail account to forward the emails to @myiridium.net email and also to email@example.com
too? This way I'll get an incomplete email on the phone, but i'll know I have a new email for free
But im not sure of this, so thats why i ask for your help.
Is this email alert configuration possible and is it really free?
If its really free, then is there a limit to the free 120 characters emails you can send to your phone?