Pre-Paid Airtime Plans

BGAN or iSavi?


Pre-Paid Airtime

BGAN service provides simultaneous voice and broadband data communications globally from small and lightweight satellite terminals.

Connect your BGAN terminal to a portable PC or smart device using Standard IP to access the internet for applications such as web browsing and email, or choose from a range of guaranteed Streaming IP rates to meet all your data, voice and video needs.


Pre-Paid Airtime

Inmarsat's first global handheld phone that is optimised and designed specifically for the I-4 Satellite network. The iSavi has been designed for professional
users in the Government, Aid, Media, Oil & Gas, Mining and construction sectors but will undoubtedly appeal to all. The Wideye iSavi is lightweight, highly
portable and is quick and easy to set up with no technical expertise or training needed, enabling you to establish an online connection with IsatHub within
minutes. The terminal has a 30 metre WiFi range and multiple devices can share the same connection.

About Inmarsat

Inmarsat was set up in 1979 by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to enable ships to stay in constant touch with shore or to call for help in an emergency, no matter how far out to sea.Today our customers are found in many different sectors – but they are typically businesses and organisations that need to communicate where terrestrial telecom networks are unreliable or simply cannot reach.

Global phones and broadband internet

As well as merchant shipping, Inmarsat customers include governments, airlines, the broadcast media, the oil and gas industry, mining, construction, and humanitarian aid agencies – to name just a few. They connect to the Inmarsat fleet of 13 satellites using a range of equipment, including global handheld satellite phones and notebook-size broadband internet devices, as well as specialist terminals and antennas fitted to ships, aircraft and road vehicles.

Market leader in mobile satellite services

Inmarsat's business has grown strongly since 1999 when then became the first intergovernmental organisation to transform into a private company, later floating on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: ISAT.L) in 2005. In fact, today Inmarsat plc is the market leader in the provision of mobile satellite services, with the largest portfolio of global satellite communications solutions and value-added services on the market.

Beams cover oceans and major landmasses

Inmarsat-2 and Inmarsat-3 satellites

As Inmarsat was founded as a maritime communications operator, our first wholly-owned constellations – the Inmarsat-2 (I-2) and Inmarsat-3 (I-3) series – were positioned above the world’s sea-lanes to form four ocean regions:

  • Atlantic Ocean Region West(AOR-W), at 54 degrees West
  • Atlantic Ocean Region East (AOR-E), at 15.5 degrees West
  • Indian Ocean Region(IOR), at 64 degrees East
  • Pacific Ocean Region(POR), at 178 degrees East

The I-2 satellites were decommissioned in 2013 and 2014 after more than doubling their expected lifespan of 10 years.

Four of the five I-3 satellites remain in service

I-3 satellite coverage

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Maritime I-3 satellite coverage


Alphasat and Inmarsat-4 satellites

Following the full deployment of the Inmarsat-4 (I-4) satellite constellation in 2009, a further three satellite regions were created over the Earth’s major landmasses.

  • I-4 F1 Asia-Pacific, at 143.5 degrees East
  • I-4 F2 EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), at 63.9 degrees East
  • I-4 F3 Americas, at 98.4 degrees West

Alphasat was launched in 2013 to supplement the I-4 network, at 24.9 degrees East.

Alphasat and I-4 coverage map


Inmarsat-5 satellites

The Inmarsat-5 (I-5) satellites power our high-speed Global Xpress broadband service. Launched between 2013-2015, the constellation of three satellites covers the following regions:

  • I-5 F1 EMEA, at 63 degrees East
  • I-5 F2 Americans and Atlantic Ocean Region, at 55 degrees West
  • I-5 F3 Pacific Ocean Region, at 179 degrees East

I-5 F4 was launched on 15 may 2017 to provide additional capacity and resilience to our Global Xpress network.

I-5 coverage map

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Inmarsat-5 coverage