Ground Control BGAN Prepaid Internet Service Plans

BGAN Prepaid

Prepaid BGAN vouchers units with Ground Control work with all BGAN terminals. Service is global, easy to understand, very competitive, and we use the latest network hardware for superior performance.

BGAN PrePaid SIM Cards and Voucher Unit Plans

All plans include:

  • Free incoming calls
  • Free incoming SMS messages
  • Refillable and renewable SIM card
  • Free activation.

All services deduct from unit balance at the following rates:

  • 1 Megabyte transferred = 9.1 units
  • Voice to Fixed calling per minute = 1.0 unit
  • Voice Call to Cellular per minute = 1.2 units
  • Voice Call to other BGAN terminals per minute = .76 unit,
  • Voice to voicemail per minute = 1.0 unit
  • SMS Text per message = 0.5 unit.
PlanDescriptionPrice (USD)
50 Units Voucher SIM - Reloadable(5.5 Megabytes) Valid for 90 days from activation. BGAN Prepaid 50 Units Voucher.$125
500 Units Voucher SIM - Reloadable(55 Megabytes) Valid for 180 days from activation. Prepaid 500 Units Voucher.$375
1000 Units Voucher SIM - Reloadable (110 Megabytes) Valid for 12 months from activation. Prepaid 1000 Units Voucher.$755
2500 Units Voucher SIM - Reloadable(275 Megabytes) Valid for 12 months from activation. Prepaid 2500 Units Voucher.$1,750
5000 Units Voucher SIM - Reloadable(550 Megabytes) Valid for 12 months from activation. Prepaid 5000 Units Voucher.$3,500
10,000 Units Voucher - Reloadable(1100 Megabytes) Valid for 12 months from activation. Prepaid 10,000 Units Voucher.$6,900
2, 5, 10 Gigabyte Customized Voucher Units SIMs Valid for 12 months from activation. Prepaid Custom Unit Vouchers.n/a
30 Day Voucher Units ExtensionFor existing Voucher SIMs. Extend the valid period of any BGAN Voucher SIM for 30 days.$50
Blank "Uncommissioned" BGAN Voucher Prepaid SIM CardsHave one or more uncommissioned BGAN Voucher Prepaid SIM Cards that can be activated with any of the above Voucher Prepaid plans at any time in the future. Free shipping worldwide.$5.00
Add A Local Number To Your BGAN Satellite PhoneGive phone connected to your BGAN terminal a local phone number from most any country, or area code in the United States$10 per month + minutes
  • Important. Extensions and reloads must be made at least two business days before the validity period expiration date. No exceptions.
  • Purchase is of a BGAN SIM card, that is activated with prepaid service, and often installed and fully tested with purchased equipment.
  • To check available prepaid unit balance, dial 591# from any connected phone (or from the US, dial 011 870 77 200 0591 from any landline phone).
  • With Ground Control’s prepaid SIM cards, all prepaid plans may be renewed or topped up at any time.
  • When a BGAN prepaid card is topped up, the valid period is extended to the new plan’s valid period, or the existing old plan’s valid period, whichever is longer.
  • Available ‘unused’ units do rollover to the new voucher purchased.
  • Unused units that expire at the end of a voucher prepaid period are not recoverable.
  • There is a 30-day grace period after all units are used or the valid period expires, after which the card is deactivated but still usable.
  • Free shipping of prepaid SIM cards to anywhere in the world via first class postal mail. Expedited shipping is available.
  • Streaming services are allowed but only at activation of a prepaid card. There are no additional costs for activating streaming services.
  • Please request voicemail services be activated. There is no activation cost. BGAN voicemail instructions.
  • *Incoming calls are free. However, the calling party will be charged to call to your satellite phone.
  • First-time activations require a one-time $40 activation fee. Renewals or top-ups don’t require an activation fee as long as they’re active (or in grace period).
  • You may purchase just the BGAN SIM card(s) from Ground Control for existing BGAN terminal(s).
  • BGAN terminals using Ground Control prepaid service will operate in any country with the four Inmarsat satellites without any plan changes.
  • Phone Rates For Calling Standard and Non-Standard Phones.
  • Questions? Please email us now at sales@groundcontrol.com or call us at +1-805-783-4600 (USA), +44 (0) 2380 00 3888 (UK and International).

Streaming Services - Unshared BGAN Data Channels

If Streaming Services are required, please let us know when purchasing. By default, streaming services are deactivated on prepaid voucher SIM cards to avoid a subscriber inadvertently activating this expensive service.

Streaming services are simply an unshared channel over the satellite link to the Internet backbone. This service is most often used by live news broadcasters to help reduce video and audio dropouts during a live transmission.

BGAN streaming services burn through voucher units by the minute, as opposed to standard BGAN service that burns through units by the amount of data transferred.

To check available prepaid units, dial 591# from any connected phone.

Streaming 32 Kbps3.6 units/min
Streaming 64 Kbps 6.9 units/min
Streaming 128 Kbps 12 units/min
Streaming 176 Kbps 17 units/min
Streaming 256 Kbps20.7 units/min
X-Stream 450 Kbps29 units/min
HDR Half Channel Asymmetric20.7 units/min
HDR Half Channel Symmetric28 units/min
HDR Full Channel32 units/min

Global Coverage and Service

With Ground Control service, BGAN terminals may connect anywhere on the globe except for the North and South Poles. If you're within one of the three colored regions, you may connect at broadband speeds, as well as make and receive phone calls from anywhere.

BGAN Coverage Map

BGAN Ready Cases

Place your BGAN terminal inside of a hardened all-weather case. Includes everything needed to make your global mobile office.

BGAN Hardened Ready Cases

BGAN Optimized Laptop

BGAN service is comparatively expensive at $6 per megabyte transferred. Our optimized laptop controls usage so you don't pay for background data you're not aware of. Cost is $750 per laptop.

High-Performance Optimized Laptop

USA Contact

+1.805.783.4600

Europe Contact

+44 (0) 1452 751940