Iridium Airtime Service with Ground Control

Iridium Phone Service Plans

All of our Iridium airtime service plans include the following:

Iridium Phone Service SIM Cards / PlansDetailsCost (USD)
Iridium Monthly Service - 10 Minutes Included Each MonthThis is a month-to-month service with no expiration date. Just call to cancel. Includes 10 calling minutes each month, and all incoming calls are *free. Usage over 10 minutes in a month are billed at $1.49 per minute. Includes 10 SMS Texting messages each month. Free incoming SMS. SMS texting rates (over 10 each month) are $0.15 cents per outgoing text. Free incoming. 90 day minimum term - Credit Card Required. Add unlimited talktime when calling other Iridium phones for $35 more a month.$49.95 / month
Iridium Monthly Service - 100 Minutes Included Each MonthThis is a month-to-month service with no expiration date. Just call to cancel. Includes 100 calling minutes each month, and all incoming calls are *free. Usage over 100 minutes in a month are billed at $1.16 per minute. Includes 75 SMS texting messages each month. Free incoming SMS. SMS texting rates (over 75) are billed $0.15 cents per outgoing text. 90 day minimum term - Credit Card Required. Add unlimited talktime when calling other Iridium phones for $35 more a month.$105 / month
Iridium Monthly Service - 200 Minutes Included Each MonthThis is a month-to-month service with no expiration date. Just call to cancel. Includes 200 calling minutes each month, and all incoming calls are *free. Usage over 200 minutes in a month are billed monthly at $1.16 per minute. UNLIMITED SMS texting messages each month. 90 day minimum term - Credit Card Required. Add unlimited talktime when calling other Iridium phones for $35 more a month.$152 / month
PREPAID Iridium 200 Minutes (12,000 Units) - Valid 6 MonthsPay once - No monthly bills. This plan ends when all "units" are used, OR valid period expires. Calls are 60 units per minute to any cell or landline phone worldwide - Free incoming calls. SMS Texting is 6 units per outgoing text. Free incoming SMS texts. New Accounts - this Prepaid Iridium SIM Card is valid for 6 months. Recharge - adds 12,000 Units and extends validity of any SIM for 6 months.$514 prepaid
PREPAID Iridium 600 Minutes (36,000 Units) - Valid 1 Year Pay once - No monthly bills. This plan ends when all "units" are used, OR valid period expires. Calls are 60 units per minute to any cell or landline phone worldwide - Free incoming calls. SMS Texting is 6 units per outgoing text. Free incoming SMS texts. New Accounts - this Prepaid Iridium SIM Card is valid for 1 year. Recharge - adds 36,000 Units and extends validity of any SIM for 1 year.$797 prepaid
PREPAID Iridium 3000 Minutes (180,000 Units) - Valid 2 YearsPay once - No monthly bills. This plan ends when all "units" are used, OR valid period expires. Calls are 60 units per minute to any cell or landline phone worldwide - Free incoming calls. SMS Texting is 6 units per outgoing text. Free incoming SMS texts. New Accounts - this Prepaid Iridium SIM Card is valid for 2 years. Recharge - adds 180,000 Units and extends validity of any SIM for 2 years.$3,190 prepaid
PREPAID Iridium 5000 Minutes (300,000 Units) - Valid 2 YearsPay once - No monthly bills. This plan ends when all "units" are used, OR valid period expires. Calls are 60 units per minute to any cell or landline phone worldwide - Free incoming calls. SMS Texting is 6 units per outgoing text. Free incoming SMS texts. New Accounts - this Prepaid Iridium SIM card is valid for 2 years. Recharge - adds 300,000 Units and extends validity of any SIM for 2 years.$4,653 prepaid
30 Day ExtensionAdd 30 days to an existing Prepaid service validity time. Don't lose your minutes!$65
60 Day ExtensionAdd 60 days to an existing Prepaid service validity time. Don't lose your minutes!$125
6 Month ExtensionAdd 6 months (180 days) to an existing Prepaid service validity time. Don't lose your minutes!$360
1 Year ExtensionAdd 1 year (360 days) to to an existing Prepaid service validity time. Don't lose your minutes!$720

Unlimited Calling - Iridium To Iridium Calls - Unlimited Talktime

For $35 USD per month Iridium users may call other Iridium phones for unlimited talktime. This is an add-on plan that works with any of our monthly plans listed above, and may be cancelled at any time upon request. For use with the with Iridium Extreme 9575 satellite phone only (calling other Iridium devices will be charged at normal rates).

Want to add an Iridium phone to your office or other location to take advantage of this offer?… Get the docking station with external fixed antenna here.

Key Features of Iridium Phone Service Plans

  • If ordering just the SIM card (with service), Ground Control ships worldwide for free (via first class postal mail).

  • Unused minutes on the monthly plans do not rollover to the following month.

  • The Unlimited Iridium to Iridium service renews on the 1st of each month.

  • Unlimited Iridium to Iridium calling is limited to calls from 9575 satellite phones... Other Iridium phones are billed normally.

  • Check your PrePaid balance anytime by calling 2888 or by texting 2888 from your satellite phone. No cost to check.

  • A subscription is purchasing an Iridium SIM Card, that is activated, installed and fully tested with purchased Iridium phone.

  • Iridium Phone Service may be used worldwide. 100% global coverage, even from the north and south poles.

  • Phone rates are to ANY standard landline (PSTN) or cell phone worldwide.

  • Incoming calls are FREE, although calling parties are charged at their providers rates.

  • Texts are charged at the rate of 6 units per outgoing SMS text message. Free incoming SMS messages.

  • The Usage Only Service Plan requires a credit card, or a refundable deposit to cover anticipated monthly usage.

  • The prepaid balance (on prepaid plans) will be announced at the beginning of every call.

  • Prepaid SIM cards have a 90 day grace period past expiration or 90 days past usage of all available minutes (whichever is first), to reload or recharge or pay a reactivation fee of $250.

  • Usage Only monthly plans (Postpaid) SIM cards do not have a grace period, and will have to pay a $250 reactivation fee after cancelling a monthly plan.

  • Both Prepaid and Postpaid plans may at any time purchase a new (free) SIM Card and avoid the reactivation fee.

  • Note that old phone numbers will not be carried over to the new reactivated SIM.

Assign a Local Phone Number - Iridium +1

The Iridium Plus 1 services adds a local U.S. based (and many other countries) phone number to forward calls to your Iridium phone, making it easy for anyone in the U.S. to call (avoiding calling an "international" satellite phone number). Cost of +1 service is $9.50 a month and $1.99 a minute for an Phoenix Arizona based number.

+1 Local Phone Numbers for Iridium Satellite Phones + Certus Phones

Other Local Number Options - US and Worldwide

A local phone number from most cities in the world. This is an online service that is totally controlled by the subscriber with their credit card. Control one or more local phone numbers with most all US area codes and other cities worldwide. Keep incoming calls from being blocked and lowers the cost for callers.

Local Phone Numbers for Inmarsat / Iridium

USA Contact

+1.805.783.4600

Europe Contact

+44 (0) 1452 751940