Pre-Paid Voice & SMS Airtime

Africa Plan or WorldWide Plan, which is the one for you?

Iridium Africa Only

Africa Iridium Airtime & SMS Plans
If you are planning on using the satellite airtime to initiate calls and/or sms's from within Africa ONLY, then the Africa Plan would be the most cost effective route to follow. The Africa plan is limited to outgoing calls from within Africa, Note however that you can receive calls from any destination (WorldWide)
Summary
  • Outbound Calls from your Satellite Device on Africa Plan - LIMITED TO AFRICA
  • Inbound Calls to your Satellite Device on Africa Plan - WORLDWIDE
If you need to be able initiate calls outside of Africa, then you'll need a WorldWide Plan.

Iridium WorldWide

WorldWide Iridium Airtime & SMS Plans
If you are planning on using the satellite airtime to initiate calls and/or sms's WorldWide then the WorldWide Plan would be the option you require. The WorldWide plan is not limited to a specific geographic region
Summary
  • Outbound Calls from your Satellite Device on WorldWid Plan - WORLDWIDE
  • Inbound Calls to your Satellite Device on WorldWide Plan - WORLDWIDE
If you need ONLY need to be able initiate calls inside Africa, then you could save with opting for the Africa Plan.
  • All calls are round-up and billed in 20 second increments.
  • Calls to the support line are free of charge - simply dial 4444 from your Iridium handset.
  • With Iridium the receiving party never pays for any call - Iridium is thus far cheaper than cellular roaming.
  • Retrieve prepaid balances by dialling 2888 from your Iridium Satellite Phone
  • All Iridium handsets can receive SMS messages from other Iridium subscribers. SMS to cell phones and visa versa is not available.
  • SMS messages can be sent free of charge to Iridium subscribers from www.iridium.com. Messages are limited to 160 characters.
  • SMS messages can also be sent to Iridium subscribers via email
  • Iridium handsets can send 160 character messages to email

Through a constellation of 66 low earth orbiting(LEO) satellites operated by Boeing, Iridium delivers voice and data communication services to and from any where around the globe. Iridium brings to market the most easy to use satellite phones and offers the cheapest pricing and simplest call charges of all the satellite carriers in existence today.

  • Africa Plan - Restricted to only make calls from within Africa, but can call to anywhere worldwide. Can also receive calls worldwide.
  • Rollover of unused airtime upon recharge - Subject to being done prior to account expiry - IndigoSat will send email notifications in this regard.
  • Sim swaps billed at $150