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+1 Local Phone Numbers for Iridium Satellite Phones (U.S. Based)
Also Worldwide Local Phone Numbers Available - For All Iridium Phones From Any Iridium Provider - more

Iridium +1 local number service is $9.50 USD a month and $1.99 per minute (U.S. based phone number).
All incoming calls to an Iridium satellite phone are free, however the calling party will be paying expensive international calling rates IF they are even able to call an international number. Many phone providers simply block international calls if there is no International plan in place. It should not be hard to see why adding a local number to a satellite phone is very necessary... especially if the subscriber intends to receive calls from parties that may be potentially blocked with their phone provider.

All Iridium satellite phones have large somewhat intimidating looking international numbers that look like this: 011-881-772520732 ...Broken up, the 011 is the prefix for making an international call, the 881 is the "country code" of all iridium satellite phones, and the actual phone number is the last 9 digits. Altogether, the entire phone number is an intimidating 15 digits long!

The advantages of having a +1 local number are:

This number is seen as a typical looking, a non-intimidating U.S. based phone number.
Callers won't have trouble calling because their phone provider "blocks" international calls.
Callers are not charged international rates... only standard long-distance charges.
Subscribers may still offer the Iridium number for those they don't wish to provide their local number.

Iridium +1 service is $9.50 a month plus $1.99 a minute to calls that connect with the Iridium phone. This U.S. based number (Arizona area code), is an add-on option with any Iridium plan Ground Control offers. Here is a link to purchase the
Iridium +1 Service from Ground Control.

Worldwide Local Number (including all US Area Codes and most cities worldwide)

Ground Control can issue your satellite phone a local number from most any region in the world. The cost is $10 a month and $1.49 a minute for any incoming call made using our local number service. Sign-up is automated and you control your local phone number(s) with a powerful web portal.

You don't need to be a Ground Control customer to use this service for your satellite phone.
Here is more information on Ground Control's U.S. and Worldwide Very Local Number Service

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