Standard (prepaid)

iridium standard prepaid plan

Iridium Standard prepaid service plan.

Overview

If you need satellite communication for a sufficiently long period from six months to one year, then the Standard plan from Iridium will suit you best. You can get through for just $0.42 dollars (per 20 seconds) anywhere in the world, or for $0.21 dollars (per 20 seconds) to another Iridium satellite phone, wherever you are.

The Standard plan benefits include:

  • Available vouchers provide 6 months or 1 year.
  • Bundled units can be utilized for placing or receiving voice or data calls.
  • Free optional voicemail.
  • Expired plans offer a 270-day grace period (users do not need to throw away their SIM; it can be reused within 9-months.

Standard prepaid bundles

12,000 units
36,000 units
72,000 units
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12,000 units
6 months
$499.87
/ 6 mo.
for 1 Line + taxes & fees
Includes 6-month $247.87 line access fee and 12,000-unit voucher for $252. Auto-renew for 30 days - $48. Read more
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36,000 units
1 year
$792.89
/ 1 year
for 1 Line + taxes & fees
Includes 12-month $108.89 line access fee and 36,000-unit voucher for $684. Auto-renew for 30 days - $48. Read more
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72,000 units
1 year
$1,476.88
/ 1 year
for 1 Line + taxes & fees
Includes 12-month $108.89 line access fee and 72,000-unit voucher for $1,368. Auto-renew for 30 days - $48. Read more
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Bundle total price
Bundle units
Term
Access Fee
Price of the units
Recharge
Rollover
Call Rates
$499.87
12,000
6 months
$247.87
$252.00
Yes
Yes
$792.89
36,000
1 year
$108.89
$684.00
Yes
Yes
$1,476.88
72,000
1 year
$108.89
$1,368.00
Yes
Yes

Top-UP vouchers

Time extension vouchers

Voucher Units Price
30-day extension voucher 0 $48.00
60-day extension voucher 0 $96.00
90-day extension voucher 0 $144.00
6-month extension voucher 0 $288.00
1-year extension voucher 0 $576.00

Refill unit vouchers

Voucher Days Price
4,500-unit voucher 0 $117.00
9,000-unit voucher 0 $234.00
13,500-unit voucher 0 $283.50
18,000-unit voucher 0 $378.00
36,000-unit voucher 0 $684.00
72,000-unit voucher 0 $1,368.00

Refill Time + Unit vouchers

Voucher Days Price
12,000-unit voucher 6 months $499.87
36,000-unit voucher 1 year $792.89

Global Burn Rates

(Rates are listed in USD. Calls are charged in 20-second increments.)

OUTGOING VOICE CALLS

Feature Value per 20 seconds
Units USD
Iridium to Landline or Cellular
20 units $0.42
Iridium to Iridium
10 units $0.21
Iridium to Inmarsat, Thuraya, Globalstar
180 units $3.78
Check Voicemail
10 units $0.21
Iridium to Customer Service (6666)
0 units FREE
Iridium to Check balance (2888)
0 units FREE

INCOMING VOICE CALLS

Feature Value per 20 seconds
Units USD
From Landline or Cellular via Toll-bypass number1
20 units $0.42
From Landline or Cellular via direct dial +8816-xxxx-xxxx2
0 units FREE
From Iridium via direct dial +8816-xxxx-xxxx
0 units FREE

OUTGOING DATA CALLS

Feature Value per 20 seconds
Units USD
Dial-up to Landline
20 units $0.42
Dial-up to Iridium
20 units $0.42
Iridium to Direct Internet GO!3
20 units $0.42
Iridium to Direct Internet4
20 units $0.42

INCOMING DATA CALLS

Feature Value per 20 seconds
Units USD
From Landline via direct dial +8816-xxxx-xxxx2
0 units FREE
From Iridium via direct dial +8816-xxxx-xxxx
0 units FREE

SMS (text messaging)

Feature Value per message
Units USD
Send SMS
(160 characters per message)
6 units $0.13
Receive SMS
0 units FREE

1 Toll-bypass number (2-stage) is a public access number that allows callers to bypass the local telephone company's high international telephone rates. Use USA 2-stage access to call an Iridium sat phone. Calls placed using this number are charged to the receiver at $1.26 per minute.

2 Incoming calls placed to an Iridium phone directly by dialing +8816-XXXX-XXXX from a landline or mobile phone are FREE to the recipient. Instead, they are charged to the caller by their local telephone services provider AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Boost USA at premium international rates. These charges may range from $6 - $10 per minute. Use a Toll-bypass number to call an Iridium phone to prevent high costs.

3 ISU-Direct Internet GO! Data call type restricted to calls made from the Iridium GO!® unit using the Iridium GO!® Prepaid voucher type to the Iridium GO!® dedicated dial-up calling destination number only (88160000330).

4 DI (Direct Internet), Iridium's exclusive service, is not designed to browse the internet. It is a specialty product for use with particular applications.

Reviews

Glad that I Switched to Satphone

Iridium Prepaid Plans

The Short-term plan comes with many useful bundled and optional features. Optional auto-extend and low-balance refill features are beneficial and will never let you run out of minutes when you are on the go. The simple online activation process was fast and convenient. After making a payment and clicking digital signature, I walked outside, powered on the phone. It registered right away and was ready to make calls. I'm glad I did not have to deal with filling out an application and dealing with a monthly bill. The auto-extend or low-balance features are optional and can be opt-in or out at any time. If you are a seasonal user, like me, you can use the same SIM on and off by merely disabling the auto-extend feature and expiring your balance. Reactivating the service is free. Two thumbs up to SATPHONE service, I will recommend it to my friends

- Mark Honaker

Iridium Satellite Service Coverage Map

Service is available

Limited availability

Service is restricted*

Special provisions**

* Restrictions - U.S. government regulations forbid Iridium Satellite and its affiliates from offering subscriber equipment or providing the Iridium service in the following territories:

  • Cuba
  • Iran
  • North Korea
  • Sudan
  • South Sudan
  • Syria

nor to any entity identified in the "Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons" list maintained by the US Office of Foreign Assets Control.

** If you are a visitor to Russia, then your satellite phone or terminal must be registered through iridium-russia.com/en/register/ as visiting SIM cards. Once registered, the SIM card can be used in Russian territory for a period of 6 months

Supported Iridium Devices

Iridium 9575

Iridium 9555

Iridium GO!

Iridium 9522B

Iridium 9505A

Motorola 9505

Motorola 9500

Iridium 9522A

Iridium Sailor SC4000