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Iridium: True Global Coverage


Iridium is the only truly global satellite solution providing voice and data solutions with complete coverage of the earth (including oceans, airways and Polar Regions). Iridium delivers essential communications services to and from remote areas where no other form of communication is available.

The Iridium constellation consists of 66 low-earth orbiting (LEO), cross-linked satellites and has multiple in-orbit spares. The constellation operates as a fully meshed network and is the largest commercial satellite constellation in the world. The Iridium service is ideally suited for industries such as maritime, aviation, government/military, emergency/humanitarian services, mining, forestry, oil and gas, heavy equipment, transportation and utilities.

Get started using Iridium by purchasing a phone and activating a service plan today.

Rugged Durable Easy to Use Handset: Hughes 9505A

Hughes The Hughes 9505A Iridium phone is water, shock & dust resistant for rugged environments. Larger than a typical cell phone, it is still capable of being carried in a backpack or on a hip holster. The unit weighs only 13.2 ounces but amazingly gives you up to 3.2 hours of talk time and 30 hours of standby time on a single charge.

View Details on the 9505A Iridium Satellite Phone

Data Capable

The 9505A is Data Capable allowing it to be connected to a laptop with an optional data kit to connect directly to the Internet.

The phone also comes dual SMS capable standard allowing you to send and receive Short Message Service messages.

See Data Kit Details and other Accessories

Our post paid plan requires a monthly activation fee of $35 with a 12 Month Minimum. The only other fees you pay are for using the phone to connect. You can have the phone on 24/7 "listening" to the satellite and you will only pay for airtime

Post-Paid Airtime Costs
Code Description Price/Min
I10 Voice to PSTN (Regular Phone) 1.35
I20 Iridium to Iridium Voice 0.80
I22 Iridium to Iridium Data 1.35
I30-33 Iridium to other non-Iridium Sat Phone 11.00
I40-41 Iridium to Voicemail 0.80
I50 Low Speed Data 1.35
I60 Direct Internet Access 1.35
I70 Incoming 2-Stage Voice 1.65
I72 Incoming 2-Stage Data 1.65
I80 Receiving Voice Free
I90 Receiving Data Free

Iridium Prepaid Service Plans

You may want to get a Pre-Paid plan if you are looking to:

  • Get a small plan for use as a backup Service - 75 Minute Plan
  • Get a small plan for use for receiving calls only - 75 Minute Plan
  • Manage usage better with moderate usage - 500 Minute Plan
  • Get a discount over paying 2 years of Monthly service - 3000 Minutes or 5000 Minutes

Prepaid costs are expressed in Units. They are measure in this manner so that it is easier to express the discount for purchasing larger plans. Units not used by the end of the Valid period are not refundable.

Pre-Paid Plans
Plan Units Validity Price
75 Minutes 4500 1 Month $169.00
500 Minutes 30000 12 Months $755.00
3000 Minutes 180000 24 Months $3750.00
5000 Minutes 300000 24 Months $5649.00

Pre-Paid Airtime Costs
Code Description Units/Min
I10 Voice to PSTN (Regular Phone) 60
I20 Iridium to Iridium Voice 30
I22 Iridium to Iridium Data 30
I30-33 Iridium to other non-Iridium Sat Phone 540
I40-41 Iridium to Voicemail 30
I50 Low Speed Data 60
I60 Direct Internet Access 60
I70 Incoming 2-Stage Voice 120
I72 Incoming 2-Stage Data 120
I80 Receiving Voice Free
I90 Receiving Data Free
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