Iridium's new satellite hotspot provides internet anywhere on earth

Need a Wi-Fi internet connection in the jungle? Iridium Communication's new Iridium Go hotspot has you covered.

@CharlesJGantt
Published Wed, Feb 5 2014 4:38 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Everyone knows how annoying it is to not have an active internet connection to check TweakTown when hiking through the middle of the jungle, or while hiking in the Alps right? Well that is no longer an issue thanks to Iridium Communications' latest offering, the new Iridium Go. All kidding aside, this device will change the way activist, scientist, and media communicate in areas where Internet access is limited or non existent.

Iridium's new satellite hotspot provides internet anywhere on earth | TweakTown.com

The Iridium Go is a portable Wi-Fi hotspot that connects to the internet via satellite and provides a broadband connection to your PC no mater where you are in the world. The device allows users to surf the internet, make calls, and even send text messages when there is no land or cellular based internet available. The device ships with Android and iOS apps ready to download from their respective stores, but wont be available for some time. Pricing is unknown at this time, but we do know that the MSRP will be below $800 USD.

A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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