If you want to receive incoming phone calls to a phone connected to your BGAN terminal, a local number from almost any city and country makes it easy for people to reach you. Satellite phone numbers are often blocked, or have exorbitant rates when making international calls to your satellite phone number. A local number makes communication simple and far less expensive for the caller.
To request a local number service, please complete the form at the bottom of this page, and we’ll write back with local phone number availability and help activate your first local number. Once created, you’re given online web portal access to manage your phone number and have it point to any satellite phone number at any time.
Your phone number is a long, 14- or 15-digit international number that looks like this: 011870772626744. This can be confusing. Add to that most phone and cellular companies simply block international calls or charge exorbitant calling rates as high as $10 per minute, and it’s not hard to see why adding a local number to your satellite phone may be essential.
We offer all US area codes and many countries a local phone number that can be assigned to any satellite phone from any BGAN/Inmarsat service provider. Calls made in the same country to this number are deemed ‘local’ so the caller never pays international rates and their calls are never blocked.
Once activated, our local number service is fully online to manage your local phone numbers. A credit card is required and will be charged $10 a month and $3.44 a minute for calls made to your BGAN from the local number. Remember, the caller never pays anything other than calling the local number, but they do pay if they call your satellite phone number direct.
The online web portal gives you features to create local numbers, add one or more satellite phones, view usage, point the local number to another satellite phone, create an optional pin-code for number callers, start monthly invoice auto-reports, create a block-list, and a host of other tools to use from an online portal.
Creating a local number is easy. After selecting what city in which country you want a local number for, use this screen below. Activation is instant.
We recommend checking out all of the features this portal has to offer. Some of these features are:
Want more information? Have questions? Please write to us at [email protected] and we’ll be happy to help.