Low-Cost, High and Low Usage BGAN Internet and Phone

BGAN Standard+

Standard+ is the affordable BGAN internet service. Standard+ is our most popular plan and is available to all BGAN terminals. It avoids the high internet services from our traditional BGAN plans that cost about $5 per megabyte transferred.

BGAN Standard+ High-Usage BGAN Service

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BGAN Standard+ Tiered Pricing - Usage Only Billing - Annual Plan

$63 USD per month

First year paid up front = $756

Tiered pricing over 20 MB

This plan can lower the cost per BGAN Megabyte to less than $0.10. A far cry from the $5 average.

45 Gigabytes transferred in month costs $4,145 USD… Standard BGAN would cost over $200,000!

Monthly service includes 20 Megabytes of service in each calendar month (Jan, Feb, Mar…).

  • If usage in-month is >20 Megabytes but <100 MBs, a flat rate of $245 USD is billed.
  • If usage in-month is >100 Megabytes but <250 MBs, a flat rate of $420 USD is billed.
  • If usage in-month is >Megabytes but <500 MBs, a flat rate of $695 USD is billed.
  • If usage in-month is >500 MBs but <1,000 MBs, a flat rate of $1,135 USD is billed.
  • If usage in-month is >1,000 MBs but <5,000 MBs, a flat rate of $2,145 USD is billed.
  • If usage in-month is >5,000 MBs but <10,000 MBs, a flat rate of $2,795 USD is billed.
  • If usage in-month is >10,000 MBs to UNLIMITED USE, a flat rate of $4,145 USD is billed.

Please note that usage over 30,000 MBs could have speeds to up to 128 Kbps.

Monthly usage is based from the 1st of the month to the last day of the calendar month.

Tiers are NOT combined. The monthly Internet usage can only fall into one tier (above 20 MBs).

Phone calls post use billed at $0.99/min to any landline or cell phone worldwide, free incoming calls.

SMS texting billed $0.50 per outgoing, free incoming texts & free activation… May CAP monthly maximum usage at 500 MB or a greater tier so as not to enter a higher tier for fixed costs. Please let us know. A security deposit up to $4,000 may be required on this plan.

Prepaid BGAN Standard+ Unlimited Internet Use - Long Term

Unlimited use internet

$12,640 Quarterly

$23,337 Bi-Annually

$42,949 Annually

These Standard+ plans provide Unlimited Internet over any BGAN terminal globally for 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 128 Kbps 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.

BGAN Standard+ 500 Megabytes - 1 Month

500 MBs $1,350

$2.70 per MB

One month minimum term

No security deposit required

This BGAN Standard+ plan provides up to 500 Megabytes of Internet service during the current calendar month (January, February, March, etc.,). If running low on MBs, subscriber may TopUp in-month with any Standard+ plan or 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. Free activation and no security deposit is required.

BGAN Standard+ 1 Gigabyte - 1 Month

1,000 MBs $1,660

$1.66 per MB

One month minimum term

No security deposit required

This BGAN Standard+ plan provides up to 1,000 Megabytes of Internet service during the current calendar month (January, February, March, etc.,). If running low on MBs, subscriber may TopUp in-month with any Standard+ plan or 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. Free activation and no security deposit is required.

BGAN Standard+ 5 Gigabytes - 1 Month

5,000 MBs $2,625

$0.52 per MB

One month minimum term

No security deposit required

This BGAN Standard+ plan provides up to 5,000 Megabytes of Internet service during the current calendar month (January, February, March, etc.,). If running low on MBs, subscriber may TopUp in-month with any Standard+ plan or 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. Free activation and no security deposit is required.

BGAN Standard+ 10 Gigabytes - 1 Month

10,000 MBs $3,269

$0.33 per MB

One month minimum term

No security deposit required

This BGAN Standard+ plan provides up to 10,000 Megabytes of Internet service during the current calendar month (January, February, March, etc.,). If running low on MBs, subscriber may TopUp in-month with any Standard+ plan or 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. Free activation and no security deposit is required.

BGAN Standard+ Unlimited Internet Use - 1 Month

Unlimited use internet $4,555

$0.15 for 30 Gigs, then free

One month minimum term

No security deposit required

This BGAN Standard+ unlimited Internet use plan is just that.. unlimited Internet during any calendar month at one fixed price. Inmarsat does reserve the right to slow speeds to 128 Kbps if over 30,000 MBs are used during any month, but service is never suspended. Subscriber may 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 & free activation.

BGAN Standard+ Consumer Grade Plan Details

  • Optimize your laptops and smartphones with these techniques to reduce the amount of data being used over your BGAN connection.
  • BGAN Standard+ plans and some other plans may require credit approval, credit card, or refundable security deposit.
  • Incoming voice calls are free, but 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 plans can be upgraded, renewed, refilled, or reactivated to any plan anytime. Just email us.
  • Please request voicemail services be activated. Activation of voicemail is free. BGAN voicemail instructions.
  • 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.
  • Inmarsat has stated that 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 SIM cards

Similar to cell phones, a BGAN terminal 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 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/gigabytes 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. Refilling or topping-up a prepaid plan can happen at any time by emailing us or using this BGAN topup page. For more information on BGAN, please read 'What is BGAN?'

BGAN Frequently Asked Questions

Global Coverage and Service

With Ground Control's 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 can 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

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.