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Old 25-07-2018, 01:50   #1
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Price guess for Iridium Certus services

So it seems Iridium Next satellite constellation is about to get operational and will be offering these services under Iridium Certus name:


Anyone going to guess cost for 88kbps service (something that is feasible for a software developer).

Given 2kbps on Iridium GO costs $125 a month, 44x faster would perhaps cost 5-10x more?
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That doesn't seem to be the same plans tho. These aren't capped by bandwidth, but by capacity.
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With $8k for hardware!
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Re: Price guess for Iridium Certus services

The GO is the only device with an unlimited data plan.

ALL other iridium services are charged this way.

Sucks, big time, but it's the way they do it. I'm hoping they do something that makes working remotely via it, viable, but not holding my breath.

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I would relax. None of these plans are within reach of your normal cruiser living on a hand to mouth budget. These plans are for the wealthy and there happens to be a lot of wealthy people that can afford this premium service. Us poor folk (The Masses) are just going to have to wait for Mr. Musk to erect his super space communication network designed for the Masses. I hope it won't take him too long.
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Re: Price guess for Iridium Certus services

Not that I can afford them, but the prices seem completely reasonable to me. Voice calls at 60 cents per minute? Heck, we paid more than that for cellular calls 20 years ago. More like $4/minute if long distance and roaming were included, it was only 60c/minute for local calls. And if you needed to place a high seas radio call, that was $5? a minute as well.

As for the data, this is a strictly luxury market. You charge what the market will bear, after a careful study of how to maximize capacity versus price. If itinerant programmers and retired sailors can't afford it...you know, TFB but they aren't the business case to base a couple of billion dollars of investment and payback on.

Anyone else remember plain long distance calls, over a dollar a minute, and double that if you placed the calls before 11PM?
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The GO is the only device with an unlimited data plan.
These are new plans for the new satellite constellation. Doesn't have much to do with previous generation...


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This equipment is for megabit connections. The target for 20kbps connection is IoT equipment that most definitely not going to have such equipment.
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