Affordable Inmarsat BGAN data plans

BGAN Service Plans

Available for all terminals

Inmarsat BGAN Pricing

To make sure you get the best rate possible for your usage requirements, Ground Control offers a wide variety of BGAN plans.

This means we can reliably pair customers with the right plan – but it can be difficult to navigate all of the options. If you need any help, please contact us and we’ll propose the most cost-effective BGAN service solution for you.

A quick guide is that BGAN Standard+ plans are lower cost, with consumer-grade routing; BGAN plans listed with ‘high priority routing’ will be more expensive. We also have special rates for Emergency Responders.

View All BGAN Standard+ Plans
Ground Control BGAN Plans Offer:
  • No restrictions
  • All SIM cards are reloadable / renewable
  • Phone calls billed $0.99/min to any landline or cell phone worldwide
  • SMS texting billed $0.50 per outgoing text
  • Free incoming calls and texts
  • SIM can be renewed with any plan at any time
High Usage Plans
High Priority Routing Plans
Tiered Plans
Emergency Responder Plans
Example Plans:
500 MB
1 GB
5 GB
10 GB
Pricing (USD) Per Month:
Inclusive Data:
500 MB
1 GB
5 GB
10 GB
Minimum Contract Term:
1 Month
1 Month
1 Month
1 Month
100 MB Prepaid SIM
200 MB Prepaid SIM
300 MB Prepaid SIM
600 MB Prepaid SIM
1,200 MB Prepaid SIM
2 GB Prepaid SIM
3 GB Prepaid SIM
Pricing (USD):
Inclusive Data:
100 MB ($5.25 per MB)
200 MB ($4.97 per MB)
300 MB ($4.89 per MB)
600 MB ($4.70 per MB)
1,200 MB (4.70 per MB)
2 GB
3 GB
Valid For:
90 days
90 days
1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year
Example Plans:
Usage Only
Pricing (USD):
$756 per year
Inclusive Data:
20 MB. Tiered pricing over 20 MB (see Standard+ page for full details)
Unlimited Use
Pricing (USD):
$60 per month + Usage
Internet Usage Pricing:
$4 per MB for the first 100 MBs transferred. $3 per MB for the next 400 MBs transferred. $2 per MB for the next 500 MBs transferred. $1 per MB for the next 3,000 MBs transferred. $0.10 cents per MB for over 4 Gigabytes for Unlimited Use ($100 per GB)

BGAN Service Plan Details (Apply to all Plans)

  • BGAN service can be expensive. These techniques can help reduce data usage over BGAN. We also offer these low-cost plans for high-data use.
  • BGAN SIM cards are forever and do not need to be replaced. A deactivated SIM/plan can be reactivated with any BGAN plan we offer.
  • Unused megabytes/gigabytes purchased from any plan above do not rollover if the plan is renewed.
  • Purchase is of BGAN SIM card that’s activated, installed, and fully-tested with purchased equipment (if equipment is purchased).
  • Consumer-grade routing services are for those comfortable with possible network congestion that may impact internet speeds.
  • BGAN Standard+ plans and some other plans may require credit approval, credit card, or deposit.
  • *Incoming voice calls are free. However, 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 SIM cards / plans may be upgraded, renewed, refilled, and reactivated to any plan any time. Just email us.
  • Please request voicemail services be activated. Activation of voicemail is free. BGAN voicemail instructions.
  • BGAN benefits: free usage reports, daily/weekly/monthly thresholds and free firewall controls.
  • You may purchase just the BGAN SIM card(s) from Ground Control for any existing BGAN terminal(s).
  • BGAN terminals operate in any country with the four Inmarsat satellites without any plan changes. No licence or certification required.
  • There is a one-time activation fee of $40 with most accounts. There is no activation cost for renewing, or upgrading an active BGAN SIM.
  • All annual prepaid BGAN plans may auto-renew each year unless requested otherwise. Excellent for long-term use.
  • BGAN consumer grade 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. Usage after that time counts towards a new month.
  • BGAN prepaid voucher service plans are available from Ground Control. A higher cost per MB service using voucher units.


Since Inmarsat doesn’t sell BGAN service direct, Ground Ground Control provides the monthly or prepaid BGAN services to any subscriber at any time. With pre-paid service, you’re purchasing a set number of megabytes 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. You can refill or top up a pre-paid plan at any time by emailing us.

BGAN Frequently Asked Questions

Global Coverage and Service

With Ground Control service, BGAN terminals can connect anywhere on the planet except for the North and South Poles.

If you’re within one of the four colored regions, you may connect at broadband speeds, as well as make and receive phone calls from anywhere.

BGAN Coverage Map

Why buy your airtime from 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.