The Standard + BGAN Internet service never suspends unless the subscriber requests a usage cap on each month to stay below a maximum monthly bill. The most that can be charged in any month for Internet service is $4,145 USD, but many request the cap be set at 1 Gigabyte or 5 Gigabytes so that the monthly bill is never more than $1,135 or $2,145 respectively. The Standard+ plan has the same priority routing as the popular IsatHub service used by 1000's worldwide for their Internet connectivity, but with the faster speeds afforded to BGAN terminals such as the Explorer 510. This is the BGAN plan to choose when transferring a lot of data since the per-Megabyte cost is far-far lower than Standard BGAN service that averages about $5 USD per Megabytes... On Standard+ the cost per Megabyte can be below $0.15 cents per MB.
Standard+ plans bill the subscriber a fixed rate on the tiers below for total usage over 20 MBs during any calendar month resetting on the last day at 11:59:59 PM GMT (A calendar month is January, February, March, etc...). The Standard+ plan's base-rate of $63 is paid annually the first year ($756) and then goes month-to-month at $63/month thereafter. Service includes 20 Megabytes each calendar month. If over 20 Megabytes are used during any calendar month Ground Control will bill the subscriber a fixed flat-rate at one of these tiered levels below:
BGAN INTERNET USAGE TIERS PER MONTH (FLAT RATE BILLING):
►Usage from 0 Megabytes to 20 Megabytes in a month is included in the $63 monthly subscription fee.
►Total monthly usage from 20 to 100 MBs billed at $245 USD or $2.45 per MB with 100 MBs used (Tier 1)
►Total monthly usage from 100 to 250 MBs billed at $420 USD or $1.68 per MB with 250 MBs used (Tier 2)
►Total monthly usage from 250 to 500 MBs billed at $695 USD or $1.39 per MB with 500 MBs used (Tier 3)
►Total monthly usage from 500 to 1,000 MBs billed at $1,135 USD or $1.13 per MB with 1,000 MBs used (Tier 4)
►Total monthly usage from 1,000 to 5,000 MBs billed at $2,145 USD or $0.43 per MB with 5,000 MBs used (Tier 5)
►Total monthly usage from 5,000 to 10,000 MBs billed at $2,795 USD or $0.30 per MB with 10,000 MBs used (Tier 6)
►Total monthly usage from 10,000 to Unlimited Use is billed at $4,145 USD (Tier 7)
The maximum monthly charge using Standard+ Internet would be tier 5 or $4,145 USD.
Standard+ plans are ideal for heavy users, as well as emergency use when service is really needed some months, but other months where service is not used don't see (much of) a bill. Public service agencies as well as many organizations and professionals can predict fixed costs and have a reliable non-suspending Internet & Phone anytime.
Other services billed at $0.99/min calling any phone worldwide with free incoming calls, SMS messaging is billed at $0.50 with free incoming SMS messages. Inmarsat has stated this service is for land based use. Please note that Inmarsat reserves the right to slow data speeds up to 128 Kbps if over 30,000 MBs are used in any calendar month.