XGate Saves Money When Using Windows Computers or Laptops with Iridium GO!
XGate is a paid subscription service, but did you know that it can actually save a whole lot more money than the otherwise excellent Iridium Mail & Web service? (Which, incidentally, doesn't work with Windows in any case).
This is because XGate allows you to use whatever network connection you have. Satellite, yes, of course (with tons of compression!) but also free WiFi if it's available, cellular connections, landlines, home Internet, etc. Using Iridium Mail & Web means that you have to use your satellite airtime to check email, download weather files, and post to social media. Even if there are cheaper - or free - options available to you.
How To Use Your Iridium GO! With Windows Using XGate
It's very easy to start using your Windows laptop or computer with your Iridium GO!
Choose and buy an XGate subscription plan that fits your needs.
Activate your XGate subscription using the activation code you received when purchasing.
Download XGate for windows.
Follow the quickstart guide or walkthrough in the software to get set up.
WiFi-connect your laptop to the Iridium GO!'s WiFi signal.
You're good to go! You can start doing satellite email, downloading weather GRIB files, posting to social media, blogging, and more using XGate and the Iridium GO!.
Pro tip: Did you know that XGate also works with Windows Outlook? That way you can use your Iridium GO! to check Outlook and stay connected wherever you are. (Literally. Iridium works anywhere on planet earth!)