Line rental is paid in blocks of one month, and allows the SBD device to exchange information with the Iridium satellite network. You only pay for months in which you wish to use the device. No annual contract is required.
Credits are used each time you transmit. One credit is used per 50 bytes (or part thereof) of message sent or received. One credit is also used if you check your mailbox and there are no messages waiting (a mailbox check). Credits only expire if you don’t use your account at all for 12 months. Credits are pooled between all of the devices on your account.
Please note, while our pay-as-you-go tariffs offer great flexibility for development purposes, we know they are not suitable for everyone. If you’re planning a large deployment of devices (100+) and are willing to commit to airtime contracts of 12 months or more, please get in touch. We have access to various tariffs which may suit you better.
Running Costs for Short Burst Data (SBD) Devices
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