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

BGAN Standard+

BGAN Standard+ High-Usage BGAN Service

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. This is the BGAN plan to choose when transferring a lot of data since the per-Megabyte cost is far lower than Standard BGAN service that averages about $5 USD per Megabyte transferred. 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 Standard+

Base Subscription

Usage from 0 Megabytes to 20 Megabytes in a month is included in the $63 monthly subscription fee.

$63 paid annually the first year ($756) and then month-to-month at $63/month thereafter

BGAN Standard+

Tier 1

Total monthly usage from 20 to 100 MBs

$245 USD or $2.45 per MB with 100 MBs used

BGAN Standard+

Tier 2

Total monthly usage from 100 to 250 MBs

$420 USD or $1.68 per MB with 250 MBs used

BGAN Standard+

Tier 3

Total monthly usage from 250 to 500 MBs

$695 USD or $1.39 per MB with 500 MBs used

BGAN Standard+

Tier 4

Total monthly usage from 500 to 1,000 MBs

$1,135 USD or $1.13 per MB with 1,000 MBs used

BGAN Standard+

Tier 5

Total monthly usage from 1,000 to 5,000 MBs

$2,145 USD or $0.43 per MB with 5,000 MBs used

BGAN Standard+

Tier 6

Total monthly usage from 5,000 to 10,000 MBs

$2,795 USD or $0.30 per MB with 10,000 MBs used

BGAN Standard+

Tier 7

10,000 MBs to Unlimited Use

$4,145 USD

The maximum monthly charge using Standard+ Internet would be tier 7 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.

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.

Plan Details

  • 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.

  • SKU: BGANBWLPSTNDPLUS

Additional BGAN Standard+ Plans

Unlimited Use Internet - Long Term

Prepaid BGAN Standard+ - Long Term

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. 3 Calendar Months SKU: BGANBWLP3MO | 6 Calendar Months SKU: BGANBWLP6MO | 12 Calendar Months SKU: BGANBWLPMAX

$12,640 Quarterly
$23,337 Bi-Annually
$42,949 Annually

Unlimited Use Internet - 1 Month

Prepaid BGAN Standard+ - 1 Month

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. SKU: BGANBWLP30K

$4,555 USD
$0.15 for 30 Gigs, then free
1 month minimum term

500 MBs

BGAN Standard+ 500 Megabytes - 1 Month

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. SKU: BGANBWLP500M

$1,350 USD
$2.70 per MB
1 month minimum term

1 GB

BGAN Standard+ 1 Gigabyte - 1 Month

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. SKU: BGANBWLP1K

1,000 MBs $1,660 USD
$1.66 per MB
1 month minimum term

5 GBs

BGAN Standard+ 5 Gigabytes - 1 Month

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.

5,000 MBs $2,625 USD
$0.52 per MB
1 month minimum term

10 GBs

BGAN Standard+ 10 Gigabytes - 1 Month

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. SKU: BGANBWLP10K

10,000 MBs $3,269 USD
$0.33 per MB
1 month minimum term

Plan Details

  • Free activation.

  • No security deposit required.

  • 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.

  • Voicemail - $0.99/minute.

BGAN Standard+ Useful Information

  • 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.

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