ADVANCED FIREWALL SETUP
You can also manually manage the Firewall by using the Iridium Connection Manager.
However, you need to be very careful not to leave the firewall connection open for an extended period of time. Also, please be aware that any App that is not optimized for satellite usage, can very quickly use up your data allowance. For this reason, we recommend primarily using the PredictWind apps (Offshore App, PredictMail, Datahub Firewall) to save on your data allowance.
For example, if you use regular email Apps such as Gmail, Outlook and Apple Mail you will quickly use your data allowance. Each email on a regular email client will use on average 0.2MB, and cost up to US$1. Other weather Apps do not have the data saving capabilities of PredictWind. The PredictWind weather routing will use approximately 1% of the other client based weather routing programs.
In addition, if you select the GO Exec WhatsApp firewall option (manual setting) for 10 minutes, and even if no messages are sent, you will consume 1 MB of data as Whatsapp continually checks for new messages.