OCENS OneMessage enables two-way private and personal text messaging through your compatible satellite device.
OneMessage is person to person, not person to machine like other SMS satellite messaging services. This means your texts to a friend using OneMessage reach that friend and that friend only, even when they are using a satellite phone with other users connected to it, not just the first person who happens to link to the device. OneMessage friends chat with one another in a personal manner knowing that their conversations are private and protected. The OneMessage app is required for both users.
How does it work?
OneMessage assists the satellite user by holding chat threads between OneMessage app users until you are ready for them to be transferred through the satellite network. Don’t waste time and money by having to dial and send as you reply to each of your open threads. Instead, OneMessage waits until all your conversations are complete before it auto-dials the satellite device and rapidly sends your outbound messages. It receives any messages waiting for you from each of your friends, that are also on OneMessage, at the same time. The number of new messages from each of your friends is then associated with each thread and posted to Echo’s main screen.
Fast, Faster, Fastest
OneMessage uses only seconds of airtime to send each message. And the more messages you burst or group together the shorter the amount of time to send each message.
OneMessage uses push notifications to alert its users connected through network connections that they have a message from a friend. The number of new messages from each friend are posted to the main screen.
Use OneMessage and Eliminate International Texting Fees!
Iridium is treated as a foreign country by all cellular carriers. These carriers can charge US$15 per month or US$0.50 per message and sometimes even apply overage rates in order to text to an Iridium phone. OneMessage users do NOT need to activate international texting service on their smartphone to send texts. Instead, OneMessage provides unlimited texting for just $1.99 per month. OneMessage does not charge an overage fee.
*If you are connecting your satellite phone (Iridium 9555, 9575, IsatPhone or Globalstar) to your computer via a USB or serial cable - we highly recommend you add our Sidekick Wi-Fi access point to greatly simplify setup and improve data transfer performance. If you already have a Wi-Fi device please contact us to verify if it is compatible. If you have any questions regarding this please don't hesitate to contact us.