All incoming calls to your satellite phone are free, however the calling party will be paying for making an "international" call and paying international calling rates (international calling rates differ between phone companies, and most all have international plans to lower these rates). Unfortunately, many phone providers simply BLOCK international calls, so it's not hard to see why adding a local number to your satellite phone may be essential.
All Iridium satellite phones have large somewhat intimidating looking international phone numbers that look like: 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 15 digits long.
►Callers won't have trouble calling because their phone provider "blocks" international calls.
►Callers are not charged for international rates... only the standard long-distance charge.
►Your satellite phone number is seen as a typical looking non intimidating number.
You have the choice of giving people the Iridium local number (and paying for the satellite phone per minute charge), or giving them the Iridium international number (and avoid paying for incoming costs).
| 1. Iridium +1 Access Service -
For Usage Only Iridium Plans
$8.95 per month + $1.99 per minute for any incoming call (same as outgoing calling cost)
This service simply adds a 2nd U.S. based phone number to your Iridium phone.
+1 Access Service is billed by Ground Control.
Callers will be paying for standard long-distance charges to the U.S. based number, and you will be paying for the satellite phone per minute charge of $1.99 per minute.
|2. SatCollect.com Service - For All Iridium Plans
$10 per month + $1.34 per minute for any incoming call
This service works with all satellite phone plans, and like +1 Access service, it too simply adds a 2nd phone number to your Iridium satellite phone.
This service does give you the option of choosing a local number from most any state, province and country. Simply fill out the online form with your credit card number, and you have can a working local number from most any location in minutes. SatCollect.com is not affiliated with Ground Control.
You may find out current Iridium pricing on SatCollect by plugging in this fake Iridium satellite phone number 881-772520732 on their website.
Please visit SatCollect.com for more information.