About Iridium Prepaid Airtime Services
Eliminating the headaches of monthly bills or subscription fees while providing the global (or regional) satellite voice services, prepaid service users have a simple cost-effective satellite communications service.
– No Monthly Fee and Attractive Pricing: Iridium offers prepaid data and voice service with no monthly fee. Plus, with prepaid pricing in line with traditional postpaid pricing, Iridium users can opt for either prepaid or postpaid services without fear of being penalized for choosing one over the other.
– Valid for a Minimum of 12 Months: The Iridium 500 Minute Prepaid SIM Card is loaded with 500 satellite phone minutes that can be withing the geographic area defined under the “Geographic Region Coverage” tab below . Lifetime of minutes is 12 Months.
– Validity time of minutes can be extended by adding more minutes prior to expiry, however all unused minutes will expire three years after the date they were originally loaded.
Prepaid Service Notes
Calls are debited in 20 second increments. When making Iridium-to-Iridium voice calls, calls are debited at half the rate of an Iridium-to-Landline call (Example: If a user were to exclusively make Iridium-to-Iridium calls, a 600-minute plan would actually produce 1000 minutes (2X the minutes) for the satellite user).
Unused minutes are forfeited upon expiration. Card is permanently deactivated 270 days after expiry if not recharged. Expiry dates are cumulative up to 2 years.
Outgoing SMS (i.e. text messaging) are debited in 20 second increments, for qualifying prepaid plans.
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Remaining minutes are announced before each call made. To query minutes: Use toll free number 2888 from Iridium satellite phone.
Please note that calls made to another satellite network (Inmarsat, Globalstar, Thuraya) are debited at a higher rate than a standard Iridium-to-Landline call.