Iridium 9505a Satellite Phone

Iridium 9505a Satellite Phone
Item# IRID-9505A
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The Iridium 9505a satellite phone works anywhere on Earth and provides the most reliable voice and data satellite service in remote areas.

Iridium 9505A has been discontinued and is no longer available. Consider other Iridium handsets:


  • Voice & data services, text messaging
  • Water, shock & dust resistant
  • Retractable and removable antenna
  • Size: 6.2 x 2.4 x 2.3 in (158 x 62 x 59 mm)
  • Weight: 13.2 oz (375 g)
  • Headset/Hands-free ready
  • Battery: up to 30 hours of standby time, 3.6 hours of talk time
  • Vehicle & maritime hands-free use
    (via optional Docking Station)

In the box - COMPLETE KIT:
  • Iridium 9505A Satellite Phone
  • Li-Ion rechargeable battery (2,800 mAh)
  • AC Wall (Travel) Charger 110—220V
  • International plugs kit
  • Car charger / adapter
  • Protective carrying case
  • Hands-free earpiece
  • Antenna adapter
  • Auxiliary antenna
  • Wrist strap
  • User Guide


Iridium prepaid SIM-cardYou can choose an Iridium prepaid plan according to your needs, budget and the region of use. No monthly fees, no credit checks, no deposits, no overage charges! Review the plans below and pick one on top of this page.

Emergency Plan 200-min

The Emergency Plan offers lower start-up cost for individuals and organizations who need satellite communications only for emergency or occasional use.
  • Price: $449
  • Included airtime: 200 minutes
  • NO activation fee
  • Validity: 12 months
  • The Emergency plan can be used anywhere in the world.

Outbound Voice CallsUSD/min.
  To landlines or cell phones2.25
  To Iridium phones & Voicemail0.72
Incoming Calls 
  Direct dial callsFREE
  Two-stage dialing calls2.25
Direct-Internet Data Calls:1.53
Text Messages (SMS) 
  Outbound message0.45
  Incoming messageFREE

  • All unused minutes will expire after 12 months, no carry forward is possible
  • Upon expiration or depletion of the initial minutes, the Iridium account can be reloaded with any new voucher.

Global Plans

Iridium Global Plans feature one flat rate for the entire Iridium coverage area. The most popular choice is the Global 500-minute plan with 12 months of validity. For heavy users, we have 3000- and 5000-minute plans with rates 30-40% lower.

Global plan Validity Price Outbound calls, USD/min. Text message
globally & data to Iridium
75-min 30 days $155 2.07 1.03 0.21
150-min 90 days $345 2.30 1.15 0.23
200-min 6 months $499 2.50 1.25 0.25
300-min* 12 months $549 1.83 0.92 0.19
500-min 1 year $739 1.48 0.74 0.15
750-min* 6 months $679 0.91 0.46 0.09
1,000-min 1 year $1,399 1.40 0.70 0.14
3,000-min 2 years $2,998 1.00 0.50 0.10
5,000-min 2 years $4,199 0.84 0.42 0.09

  • Rechargeable with more minutes at any time.
  • No activation fees.
  • * Global 750-min is not rechargeable. This plan can be loaded only ONCE. Upon expiration or depletion of initial minutes, the account can be re-activated with any Iridium voucher.

Canada & Alaska Plan (Northern Lights)

The Northern Lights Plan provides discounted airtime rates for customers using their Iridium phones in Canada and Alaska.
  • Price: $240
  • Included airtime: 200 minutes
  • Maximum validity: 6 months

Outbound Voice CallsUSD/min.
  To US/Canada landlines & cell phones1.20
  To Iridium phones & voicemail0.90
  To other destinations2.40
Incoming Calls 
  Direct dial callsFREE
  Two-stage dialing calls1.80
Direct-Internet Data Calls:1.80
Text Messages (SMS) 
  Outbound message0.60
  Incoming messageFREE

  • Rechargeable with Northern Lights voucher(s) at any time.
  • The Northern Lights Plan can be used within Alaska & Canada only. It WILL NOT work anywhere else.

Africa Plan 300-min

The Africa Plan offers discounted airtime rates for customers using Iridium satellite phones from Africa.
  • Price: $300
  • Included airtime: 300 minutes
  • Maximum validity: 12 months

Outbound Voice CallsUSD/min.
  To landlines & cell phones1.00
  To Iridium phones & voicemail0.75
Incoming Calls 
  Direct dial callsFREE
  Two-stage dialing calls1.50
Direct-Internet Data Calls:1.00
Text Messages (SMS) 
  Outbound message0.50
  Incoming messageFREE

  • Rechargeable with Afirca vouhcer(s) at any time.
  • The Africa Plan can only be used in Africa and WILL NOT work anywhere else.

For all plans:

  • All incoming calls are free for the Iridium subscriber (but not for the caller!), except for two-stage dialing calls, which are billed at the outgoing call rate.
  • Rates for outgoing calls to other destinations such as other satellite systems, premium numbers, etc. are higher.
  • Each voucher has a validity term, which commences upon the voucher's activation. All prepaid minutes and other airtime will expire upon the end of the validity term, unless a new voucher is loaded to the account before the expiration date. If a voucher is not extendable, all minutes will be forfeited on the expiration date.

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