Minimise Data Usage and Prevent Unexpectedly high Bills

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Users are responsible for all charges for data sent or received by their Inmarsat FleetBroadband (FBB or any other Satellite Communication) system. Due to the fact that Background IP is charged based on the volume of data sent and received over the satellite network it is extremely important to ensure that your system is optimized to avoid the transmission and receipt of unwanted data. Below are some basic tips to help correctly configure your system. Please refer to Inmarsat’s FleetBroadband Best Practices Manual. We are also able to configure a virtual firewall (Trench) to control protocol type and/or provide black/white list of websites etc (Application and Data Control). We highly recommend reviewing this information and that below before you start to use your system and are happy to provide all the advice and help you need to set things up for you.

Most terrestrial telecommunications providers charge a very high rate to call from your landline or mobile device into a satellite communications device. Unless:

1/ you know your plan provides for reasonable International calling and that explicitly includes the Inmarsat (e.g.) +870 prefix or

2/ we have provided a local Australian mobile number for your device (where available),

then we STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU DO NOT CALL INTO SATELLITE DEVICES (arrange for the person on the satellite system to call you as it is far cheaper).

Basic tips FBB

We can set up High Volume Usage Monitoring (HVUM) on your activation. Please review the details here before requesting your activation

You can also set up data limits on your Fleet Broadband to manage your data usage yourself. Please review details here

*Useful Links (please refer to the Best Practices Manual above):-

Try using Google Weblight ( Low Bandwidth Transcoder) search that cuts the download data and loads it quicker by processing it on the fly, just apply this prefix:

BOM Narrowband text only website


Dr TCP       IP Accelerator      IP Accelerator Clientless Configuration Guide    Electrotech can provide free e-mail application with integral compression to our airtime customers

Net Traffic Meter   Net Meter   Stratos Net Accelerator     Website Filtering  HVUM and credit Control     Setting Data Limits

* Links to external sites are visited at your own risk. Electrotech is not responsible for the safety or content of external websites nor their applications or consequences of running them.  Having stated that as far as we are aware the above links have no known detrimental aspects