Short Burst Data Service Plans

Iridium SBD Data Plans

Our Iridium SBD airtime tariffs offer great flexibility for development purposes, and are compatible with all Iridium SBD devices.

This includes the Ground Control manufactured Rock… range of RockBLOCK 9602 and RockBLOCK 9603 plug-and-play satellite transceivers, the RockSTAR personal tracking device, RockFLEET vehicle tracking device, and the RockAIR aircraft tracking device.

We offer low-cost tariffs, access to our web-based interface, Cloudloop, and a fully featured API.

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IoT & M2M Connectivity

For new and existing customers

We believe our tariffs are the best in the industry, and we have a modern platform from which you can manage all your devices. You can save money AND make your life easier at the same time.

Moving your SBD devices to our tariffs is easy. We will just need to know the IMEIs of the devices you have, and we can organise the swap. If they are with another provider you will just need to ask them to deactivate any current contracts, and they can then be immediately activated on Cloudloop.

  • Contract term is 12 months unless specified
  • Monthly fee for each suspended SBD is $3.00 unless specified
  • One off activation fee per SBD is $25.00 unless specified
  • Each message has a minimum billable size of 10 bytes
  • One free registration per SBD is included per month. Further registrations are charged at $0.02
  • Mailbox checks (Mobile Originated messages, with zero user bytes of data) are charged at $0.02

Starter Plan

Flex Monthly

Inclusive data: 0 bytes | Overage rate: $3.50 per 1,000 bytes | Activation fee: $15.00 | Fee while suspended: $1.50 / month | Commitment: 1 month rolling contract

$6.75 / month

Starter Plan

Flex Annual

Inclusive data: 0 bytes | Overage rate: $3.50 per 1,000 bytes | Activation fee: $15.00 | Fee while suspended: free | Commitment: 12 months

$73 / year

Starter Plan

2.5 Kbps Annual

Inclusive data: 2,500 bytes | Overage rate: $3.00 per 1,000 bytes | Activation fee: $25.00 | Fee while suspended: free | Commitment: 12 months

$108 / year

Low Usage Plans

2.5 Kbps Monthly

Inclusive data: 2,500 bytes | Overage rate: $3.00 per 1,000 bytes | Pooling: +$2.50 / month | Downgrade: Not available | Early termination: $35.00

$10 / month

Low Usage Plans

5 Kbps Monthly

Inclusive data: 5,000 bytes | Overage rate: $3.00 per 1,000 bytes | Pooling: +$2.50 / month | Downgrade: Free - 2.5 Kbps | Early termination: $40.00

$15 / month

Standard Usage Plans

Standard Usage Plans

10 Kbps Monthly

Inclusive data: 10,000 bytes | Overage rate: $2.20 per 1,000 bytes | Activation fee: $30.00 | Pooling: +$2.50 / month | Downgrade: $20.00 | Early termination: $45.00

$20 / month

Standard Usage Plans

15 Kbps Monthly

Inclusive data: 15,000 bytes | Overage rate: $2.00 per 1,000 bytes | Activation fee: $30.00 | Pooling: +$2.50 / month | Downgrade: Free - 10 Kbps | Early termination: $49.00

$24 / month

Standard Usage Plans

20 Kbps Monthly

Inclusive data: 20,000 bytes | Overage rate: $1.80 per 1,000 bytes | Activation fee: $30.00 | Pooling: +$2.50 / month | Downgrade: Free - 15 Kbps | Early termination: $51.00

$30 / month

Standard Usage Plans

25 Kbps Monthly

Inclusive data: 25,000 bytes | Overage rate: $1.60 per 1,000 bytes | Activation fee: $30.00 | Pooling: +$2.50 / month | Downgrade: $30.00 | Early termination: $55.00

$35 / month

Standard Usage Plans

35 Kbps Monthly

Inclusive data: 35,000 bytes | Overage rate: $1.40 per 1,000 bytes | Activation fee: $30.00 | Pooling: +$2.50 / month | Downgrade: Free - 25 Kbps | Early termination: $60.00

$45 / month

Standard Usage Plans

50 Kbps Monthly

Inclusive data: 50,000 bytes | Overage rate: $1.20 per 1,000 bytes | Activation fee: $30.00 | Pooling: +$2.50 / month | Downgrade: $50.00 | Early termination: $75.00

$60 / month

High Usage Plans

High Usage Plans

100 Kbps Monthly

Inclusive data: 100,000 bytes | Overage rate: $0.75 per 1,000 bytes | Pooling: +$2.50 / month | Downgrade: Free - 50 Kbps | Early termination: $97.50

$85 / month

High Usage Plans

250 Kbps Monthly

Inclusive data: 250,000 bytes | Overage rate: $0.75 per 1,000 bytes | Pooling: +$2.50 / month | Downgrade: Free - 100 Kbps | Early termination: $147.50

$140 / month

High Usage Plans

300 Kbps Monthly

Inclusive data: 300,000 bytes | Overage rate: $0.75 per 1,000 bytes | Pooling: +$2.50 / month | Downgrade: Free - 250 Kbps | Early termination: $158.50

$160 / month

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100% pole to pole coverage

Iridium has 66 satellites in orbit around Earth, allowing coverage anywhere, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. No other satellite network has truly global pole-to-pole coverage. Messages sent via Iridium take just seconds to reach you, via email or directly to your web service.

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Devices to suit your needs

Ground Control offers a range of Short Burst Data Devices to suit your needs. Whether you’re on land, sea or air, transmitting data from remote locations for meteorological sensing or monitoring ocean drift patterns with data buoys, we have what you need.

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Why buy your airtime from Ground Control?

Ground Control is a Tier 1 Iridium Reseller. We have been working with Iridium for over 10 years, and have extensive experience with commercial and government customers, as well as NGOs, charities and the scientific community. In short, you are in safe hands.

Please get in touch for more information or to set up an account – we are here to help and assist. For large deployments, we are often able to create custom tariffs and pricing schemes, so don’t hesitate to ask.

USA Contact

+1.805.783.4600

Europe Contact

+44 (0) 1452 751940
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