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Iridium Global Monthly Plans
Explorer Plan Traveller Plan Executive Plan Corporate Plan
Line Rental per month* US$51 US$115 US$235 US$555
Minimum Term 12 Months 12 Months 12 Months 12 Months
Inclusive Calls** per month 10 Minutes 65 Minutes 200 Minutes 550 Minutes
Additional Calls** per minute US$1.08 US$1.08 US$1.08 US$0.99
SMS cost per message US$0.45 US$0.45 US$0.45 US$0.45
Activation Charge US$50 US$50 US$50 US$50

*US$5 per month discount for Automatic payment included
**Inclusive minutes are valid for calls to any landlines, cellular, voicemail or calls to other Iridium handsets. Minutes do not roll over to the next month, calls to other destinations are not inclusive and will be at different rates, please see plans for details.

Plan pricing in U.S. Dollars and excludes Taxes

Account facilities strictly subject to status

Additional Call Cost for Explorer, Traveller, Executive and Corporate Plans
Explorer Traveller Executive Corporate
Calls to other Iridium phones ($/min) $0.65 $0.60
Calls to other satellite systems ($/min) $9.00
Calls to voicemail $1.08 $0.99
Voicemail subscription Included
Itemised billing charge Itemised billing charge Included

Global Plans :


Validity on Global Minutes cannot be extended beyond 3 years

Promotional Airtime (Non-Renewable) :

Location Restricted – Regional Tariffs :

*These tariffs only work within their respective regions
*Airtime balance cannot be swapped between Global and different Regional tariffs
*Validity on Regional tariffs is not cumulative, validity of all remaining minutes will be extended until the expiry date of the topup

*Discounted double data rate is only available when using the SIM in an Iridium GO Terminal


Iridium Standard Prepaid Plan

Prepaid Plan Type Global Regional Promotional Promotional & Regional
Service Standard Global Cost Latin America African Prepaid Northern Lights Promotional 300 minutes Promotional 750 minutes Middle East & North Africa (MENA)
Units Variable 12000 7200 4800 18000 45000 30000
Validity Variable 180 Days 365 Days 180 Days 365 Days 180 Days 365 Days
Rechargable Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Cumulative Validity ** Yes No No No N/A N/A N/A
Calls to landlines and mobiles in North America per min 60 units 60 units 24 units  24 units 60 units 60 units 60 units
Calls to landlines and mobiles outside of North America per min  60 units 60 units  24 units  48 units  60 units 60 units  60 units
Calls to Iridium per min per min 30 units 30 units 18 units 18 units  30 units 30 units  48 units
Standard Iridium Data per min 60 units 30 units 48 units 36 units  60 units 60 units  102 units
Calls to other satellite networks per min 540 units 810 units 324 units 324 units  540 units 540 units  906 units
Voicemail per min 30 units 30 units 18 units 18 units  30 units 30 units  48 units
SMS per message 6 units 30 units 12 units 12 units  6 units 6 units  30 units

**Cumulative validity means that recharging the SIM will add the purchased minutes and extend the existing expiration by the additional validity period up to a maximum of 24 months.
**Non-cumulative means that recharging the SIM will add the purchased minutes, but the validity will be extended from the date of topup (and not the existing expiration date).

Prepaid Plan Latin America Africa Northern Lights MENA
Restricted Area Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Islands of the Caribbean and South America (up to 12 nautical miles *)  Continental Africa (up to 12 nautical miles*)  Canada and Alaska (up to 12 nautical miles*)  Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, GuineaBissau, Jordan, Juan De Nova Island, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa (inc. Price Edwards Island), Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe (up to 12 nautical miles*)

* There is a small percentage of instances where the geographic restriction will extend or retract from the regions listed above. Therefore, calls may be interpreted by the system as originating from outside the designated region and will be restricted from placing calls. Service availability is not guaranteed in these instances.

Discounted Double Data rate only applicable when using the SIM card in a GO Terminal calling the access number detailed below.Iridium GO Plans

GO! Data Calls (via Access Number 88160000330) from a GO! terminal per min 30 units
Calls to landlines and mobiles per min 60 units
Calls to other Iridium phones per mimn 30 units
Calls to Other Satellite System per min 540 units
Voicemail per min 30 units
SMS per message 10 units

Supports Voice, Data and two way SMS
Call forwarding is available to voice mail only
Maximum applicable validity/expiry of 24 months


Battery Life
  • Standby time: Up to 30 hours
  • Talk time: Up to 4 hours
Operating Temperature
  • Operating Temperature Range: -10 °C to +55 °C
Display Features
  • 200 character illuminated graphic display
  • Volume, signal and battery strength meters
  • Illuminated weather-resistant keypad
Calling Features
  • Integrated speakerphone
  • Quick-connect to Iridium voice mail
  • Two-way SMS and short email capability
  • Pre-programmable International Access Code (00 or +)
  • Mailbox for voice, numeric & text messages
  • Selectable ring and alert tones (8 choices)
General Features
  • Compact physical footprint for streamlined portability
  • Intuitive user interface for out-of-the-box ease of use
  • Jet-water, shock and dust resistance for unparalleled durability
  • Enhanced SMS and email messaging capability
  • Integrated speakerphone
  • Headset and hands-free capability
  • Internally stowed antenna
  • Mini-USB data port
  • Accessories to create instant Wi-Fi hotspots anywhere
  • Reliable two-way global coverage
Enhanced Features
  • Toughest military-grade handset ever built
  • Highest ingress protection (IP) rating in the industry (IP65)
  • GPS-enabled location-based services
  • Supports online tracking and Google Mapping services
  • Programmable, GPS-enabled, one-touch SOS button
  • Smallest Iridium phone ever
  • Diamond treaded, tapered grip for in-hand ergonomics
  • Rugged, high-gain antenna



The Iridium Extreme

Using the Extreme


Iridium True Global Coverage Map

Complete Global Coverage, Including Polar Regions
Currently Iridium service is disabled in North Korea (due to US trade embargo)
Customers are recommended to contact the Embassy or Trade Commission of any destination country, prior to entry into a country.