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#1 darkside

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 01:56 PM

A little help if anyone has done this.....

 

Playing around with a new to me Iridium Go.

Got it going OK with txt, voice (quite a delay but clear) and email functions.

However I can't get a server connection for the web stuff.

I have the firefox (xweb) download they suggest.

It goes through to that app but then no server connection.

Perhaps I have to turn off all sorts of back ground stuff on the smart phone?

It's a Samsung S8 if that makes any difference.


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#2 Island Time

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 03:04 PM

Its as slow as a wet fortnight - for browsing, virtually useless...


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Posted 03 January 2018 - 03:20 PM

Yep Ok so just be happy with what I have?

I really only wanted to do txt and perhaps voice using wechat.


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Posted 03 January 2018 - 05:38 PM

Great for weather gribs, email, txt, OK for voice, crap for browsing...
I'd still take one for the rest.
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#5 B00B00

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 12:37 AM

We found the same as IT. It has been great so far for weather and comunication offshore but thats about it. I have found the aps to be shockly bad though. Lots of crashes and very clunky.
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#6 bigal.nz

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 08:33 PM

Worth noting that Iridium go will get a speed increase when the Next constellation of satellites are live (about half are already up). This should be sometime this year.

 

Note sure how much speed increase - I have heard various answers - some saying as fast as 3G. I am sure they will want more money to use the Go at these speeds.


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#7 jonathan

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 06:54 AM

I will stick with Pactor for now...


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Posted 23 January 2018 - 06:58 AM

I got Pactor too - but havn't got it going yet. What radio and ver of pactor?

 

Who in NZ sells pactor?


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