Switch to Ground Control for your SBD Airtime

Stop suffering from overage fees and paying for data you don't use!

Already buying Short Burst Data airtime from another provider?

We can save you money, and make switching pain-free, too.

Ground Control offers a number of advantages that set us apart from the competition:
  • Customized airtime plans that are designed to save you money
  • Regular usage reviews to help you manage your costs and avoid unexpected charges
  • Data pooling options to reduce overage fees and provide more flexibility
  • Cloudloop, our proprietary data management tool, gives you complete control over your data usage and costs
  • Free telephone support for the life of your service, ensuring that you always have access to expert assistance when you need it

Why switch your SBD airtime to Ground Control?

Customized quotes

Thanks to our strong partnership with Iridium, we have the ability to tailor your airtime plan to your specific needs. Rather than a plan where you're paying for data you don't use, or one where you're constantly hit with overage charges, our plans will be custom-fit for your application.

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Regular usage reviews

We'll regularly and proactively review your account to make sure you're on the most cost-effective plan for your usage. The main objective is to make sure that you're not paying for data you're not using, and that you're not incurring overage fees because you're using more data than you anticipated.

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Data pooling

This is a game-changer if you have a large number of SBD-enabled devices. By aggregating all of their data plans into a single pool, you're much less likely to experience overage fees if single device starts transmitting more data, more frequently, than you anticipated.

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Cloudloop access

Cloudloop is our cloud-based platform for subscription and device management, and device tracking. In addition to Iridium SBD, it also supports RUDICS, Certus and Iridium Telephony, as well as Inmarsat BGAN services, so you can look after your entire satcom portfolio in one place.

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As many of our customers have their own IT systems, Cloudloop is an API-first platform with low latency APIs for message consumption. It makes it easier for systems integrators and engineers to access their data faster, reducing time to market and offloading complexity.

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20 years' experience

Ground Control has been providing satellite connectivity since 2002; we brought together the brains behind Wireless Innovation, Rock Seven, and Ground Control to form a super-group of the brightest minds and industry experience. We will help, you make a success of your program.

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Moving your Iridium devices to our service plans is easy.

Ground Control offers competitive pricing, flexible service plans, data pooling, and the powerful data management platform Cloudloop. Switching to Ground Control is easy and seamless, allowing you to save time and money on your communication needs.

  • We need to know the IMEIs of the devices you have
  • We’ll swap them on to our Cloudloop platform
  • You simply deactivate your previous contact.

Concerned about activation fees? Talk to us; we’re often able to absorb these as well.

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Get a quote for your SBD airtime

If you are looking to save time and money, transferring your SBD airtime to Ground Control is a smart choice. We offer a seamless process and will handle all the heavy lifting on our end. We are confident that we can save you money, and if we can't, there is no risk to you.

You can contact us via phone, email or by completing our form, and we will explore your options immediately.