BGAN Service Plans

Ground Control has specialized in BGAN equipment and service for years, offering a wide variety of BGAN plans to fit specific usage requirements. Please give us a call at +1.805.783.4600 (USA), +44 (0) 1452 751940 (UK), or email us at [email protected] to let us know exactly what you require and we’ll offer the most cost-effective BGAN service solution.

Below are the most popular plans we offer, or you can head straight to the Standard+ BGAN internet service, the most affordable, and most popular, plan we offer.

BGAN Service - SIM Cards - Global Use - All Terminals

Global Use – No Restrictions – All SIM Cards are Reloadable / Renewable – Free Shipping Worldwide.

PlanDescriptionPrice (USD)
BGAN Standard+ Monthly Plan12-month minimum term Our most popular BGAN plan that reduces the cost per megabyte down to under $0.10 cents if transferring gigabytes of data in a month. This is the plan to get if you may need to transfer a lot of data some months, and not so much data (or nothing) in other months. Includes 20 megabytes each month at no additional cost.Standard+ $63 a month
Low-Cost High-Usage BGAN Plans - Standard+These BGAN internet plans have the same priority level as the popular IsatHub service. Where high-priority plans below cost about $5.00 USD per megabyte, Standard+ plan can offer a per-megabyte cost of below $0.15 cents. Service is for all BGAN terminals worldwide. Available now.Standard+ BGAN Plans 1,000 MBs - $1,660 5,000 MBs - $2,625 Unlimited Use - $4,555
100 Megabytes Prepaid SIM Plan - High Priority RoutingValid 90 days 100 megabytes at $525 = $5.25 per megabyte - Top up megabytes any time. SIM card includes 100 megabytes that may be used at any time during a 90-day period. Phone calls billed $0.99/min to any landline or cell phone worldwide, free incoming calls. SMS texting billed $0.50 per outgoing text, free incoming texts. SIM can be renewed with any plan at any time.$525 Prepaid
200 Megabytes Prepaid SIM Plan - High Priority RoutingValid 90 days 200 megabytes at $995 = $4.97 per megabyte - Top up megabytes any time. SIM card includes 200 megabytes that may be used at any time during a 90-day period. Phone calls billed $0.99/min to any landline or cell phone worldwide, free incoming calls. SMS texting billed $0.50 per outgoing text, free incoming texts. SIM can be renewed with any plan at any time.$995
300 Megabytes Prepaid - High Priority RoutingValid one year from activation 300 megabytes at $1,467 = $4.89 per megabyte - Top up megabytes any time. SIM card includes 300 megabytes that may be used at any time during a one-year period. Phone calls billed $0.99/min to any landline or cell phone worldwide, free incoming calls. SMS texting billed $0.50 per outgoing text, free incoming texts. SIM can be renewed with any plan at any time.$1,467
600 Megabytes Prepaid - High Priority RoutingValid one year from activation 600 megabytes at $2,820 = $4.70 per megabyte - Top up megabytes any time. SIM card includes 600 megabytes that may be used at any time during a one-year period. Phone calls billed $0.99/min to any landline or cell phone worldwide, free incoming calls. SMS texting billed $0.50 per outgoing text, free incoming texts. SIM can be renewed with any plan at any time.$2,820
1,200 Megabytes Prepaid - High Priority RoutingValid one year from activation 1,200 megabytes at $5,639 = $4.70 per megabyte - Top up megabytes any time. SIM card includes 1,200 megabytes that may be used at any time during a one-year period. Phone calls billed $0.99/min to any landline or cell phone worldwide, free incoming calls. SMS texting billed $0.50 per outing text, free incoming texts. SIM can be renewed with any plan at any time.$5,639
High-Use High-Priority BGAN SIM Cards/PlansValid one year 2 Gigabytes - $9,360 | 3 Gigabytes - $13,980 | 4 Gigabytes - $18,560 5 Gigabytes - $23,100 | 7 Gigabytes - $32,060 | 10 Gigabytes - $41,300 15 Gigabytes - $61,200 | 25 Gigabytes - $77,826 | & HigherHigh Priority Routing - please order by email or phone.
Unlimited Internet Use Standard+These Standard+ plans provide unlimited internet over any BGAN terminal globally for monthly, quarterly, bi-annual, and annual calendar months. (A calendar month is Jan, Feb, March.) Plans end on the last day of valid period calendar month. Please note that Inmarsat does reserve the right to slow speeds up to 128Kbps if over 30,000 megabytes are used in a month. Phone calls are post use billed at $0.99/min to any landline or cell phone worldwide, free incoming calls. SMS texting billed $0.50 per outing text, free incoming texts. Unlimited Internet Use | $4,555 1 Month | $12,640 Quarterly | $23,377 Bi-Annual | $42,949 Annually
1 Gigabyte Standard+ Consumer Grade - 1 Month1,000 megabytes at $1,660 = $1.66 per megabyte This plan provides 1,000 megabytes of internet service during the current calendar month (Jan, Feb, Mar, etc.). Can purchase additional months for an extended usage period. Phone calls billed $0.99/min to any landline or cell phone worldwide, free incoming calls. SMS texting billed $0.50 per outing text, free incoming texts.$1,660
5 Gigabytes Standard+ Consumer Grade - 1 Month5,000 megabytes at $2,652 = $0.53 per megabyte. A great deal. This plan provides 5,000 megabytes of internet service during the current calendar month (Jan, Feb, Mar, etc.). Can purchase additional months for an extended usage period. Phone calls billed $0.99/min to any landline or cell phone worldwide, free incoming calls. SMS texting billed $0.50 per outing text, free incoming texts.$2,652
Usage Only BGAN Service - High Priority Routing - 1 year termA usage-only internet service - Pay for only what you use each month at $6.99 per megabyte transferred. Like our other BGAN plans, phone calls are billed $0.99/min to any landline or cell phone worldwide, free incoming calls. SMS texting billed $0.60 per outgoing text, free incoming texts. Requires credit card for monthly subscription and usage fees.$74 per month
Emergency Responder - Public Safety BGAN Service Unlimited UseAffordable, usage-based BGAN service specifically designed for public safety organizations. Internet usage is billed monthly at these rates: $4 per MB for the first 100MBs transferred. $3 per MB for the next 400MBs transferred. $2 per MB for the next 500MBs transferred. $1 per MB for the next 3,000MBs transferred (3 gigabytes or GB). $0.10 cents per MB for over four gigabytes for unlimited use ($100 per GB).$60 per month + Usage 12 month minimum term ($650 if paid annually
COVID-19 Special For All Aid and NGO Workers Globally Unlimited Use Internet For 90 Days For $4,000 Ground Control is offering all aid workers from any location on the globe a special unlimited use BGAN internet package valid for 90 days for a one-time cost of $4,000 USD. Please email us at [email protected] for details on this exceptional offering.Unlimited Use Internet for 90 days - $4000

BGAN Service Plan Details

  • BGAN service can be expensive. These techniques can help reduce data usage over BGAN. We also offer these low-cost plans for high-data use.
  • BGAN SIM cards are forever and do not need to be replaced. A deactivated SIM/plan can be reactivated with any BGAN plan we offer.
  • Unused megabytes/gigabytes purchased from any plan above do not rollover if the plan is renewed.
  • Purchase is of BGAN SIM card that’s activated, installed, and fully-tested with purchased equipment (if equipment is purchased).
  • Consumer-grade routing services are for those comfortable with possible network congestion that may impact internet speeds.
  • BGAN Standard+ plans and some other plans may require credit approval, credit card, or deposit.
  • *Incoming voice calls are free. However, the calling party will be charged at their provider’s rates to call to your satellite phone.
  • Voice calls over BGAN service do not use available megabytes, meaning there’s no extra charge other than standard BGAN calling rates.
  • All BGAN SIM cards / plans may be upgraded, renewed, refilled, and reactivated to any plan any time. Just email us.
  • Please request voicemail services be activated. Activation of voicemail is free. BGAN voicemail instructions.
  • BGAN Benefits – Free usage reports, daily/weekly/monthly thresholds and free firewall controls.
  • You may purchase just the BGAN SIM card(s) from Ground Control for any existing BGAN terminal(s). We ship SIMs free worldwide.
  • BGAN terminals operate in any country with the four Inmarsat satellites without any plan changes. No licence or certification required.
  • There is a one-time activation fee of $40 with most accounts. There is no activation cost for renewing, or upgrading an active BGAN SIM.
  • All annual prepaid BGAN plans may auto-renew each year unless requested otherwise. Excellent for long-term use.
  • BGAN consumer grade Standard+ plans are for land-based subscribers only.
  • Standard+ plan tiers reset on the last day of the month at 11:59:59 PM GMT time. Usage after that time counts towards a new month.
  • BGAN prepaid voucher service plans are available from Ground Control. A higher cost per MB service using voucher units.
  • BGAN FirewallBGAN VPNStreamingSMSFAXStandard and Non-standard calling.

BGAN SIM Cards

Similar to cell phones, BGAN terminals can only operate with an active BGAN SIM card inserted into the SIM slot on the terminal. If you purchase a BGAN terminal with service from us, we'll activate, configure, and test the system to make sure it's fully operational before we ship it out.

BGAN SIM Cards

BGAN Services

Since Inmarsat doesn't sell BGAN service direct, Ground Ground Control provides the monthly or prepaid BGAN services to any subscriber at any time. With prepaid service, you're purchasing a set number of megabytes that can be transferred over the course of the valid period. All megabytes will be available until they're used or the valid period expires. You can Refill or top up a prepaid plan at any time by emailing us.

BGAN Frequently Asked Questions

Global Coverage and Service

With Ground Control service, BGAN terminals can connect anywhere on the planet 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

How Much Data Do I Use?

How much can you actually use the service purchased? How many emails can you read? How many web pages can you visit? Does making phones call count toward data usage? They're all good questions. And here are the answers.

BGAN Usage

BGAN Optimized Laptop

Service is expensive at $5 per Megabyte transferred. Our optimized laptop can slash usage to a fraction of normal usage.

High-Performance Optimized Laptop

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 Terminal Web Portal

$19 per terminal per month – No term contracts

This web portal allows you to see the mapped GPS location of your BGAN terminal(s), see the live upload and download usage totals (7 minute delay) of any terminal from any selected time range, wake-up or put to sleep any terminal, and have a detailed historic list of all actions, plus many more features.

Track, monitor and control your BGAN terminals for $19 a month (with a one-time setup fee), and there are no terms contracts. Cancel anytime. Learn more about BGAN Terminal Management.

Why Choose Ground Control?

While there are other resellers you could choose to purchase your BGAN equipment and service from, with Ground Control, you’re working with a BGAN internet service provider and not a reseller. We also provide a no-cost BGAN firewall option for high-security and auto-registration pre-configuration for one-button activations – and many other benefits. Please speak with a Ground Control sales representative to help you find the most cost-effective satellite communications solution for any situation.