Iridium Prepaid Plans


Iridium Prepaid Plans SIM-cards

An Iridium Prepaid plan is a great way to use Iridium satellite service with no monthly fees, credit checks, unexpected service charges or security deposits.


We offer a variety of prepaid options for different regions, budgets and usage patterns:

  • Global (worldwide)
  • Emergency (worldwide)
  • Northern Lights (Canada & Alaska)
  • Southern Cross (Australia & New Zealand)
  • Latin America
  • Africa

These prepaid plans can be used with any Iridium satellite phone (9500, 9505, 9505A, 9555, Extreme), regardless of whether it was or wasn't purchased from SATTRANS.

EMERGENCY PLAN 200-min - $449


The Emergency Plan 200-min offers a lower cost option for individuals and organizations who need satellite communications only for emergencies or occasional use.

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

  • Included minutes: 200
  • No activation fee
  • Voucher Validity Time: 12 months
  • The Emergency plan can be used with any Iridium phone anywhere in the world.
  • Not rechargeable. Upon expiration or depletion of initial minutes, a new voucher can be loaded to the account, but any unused minutes or validity time will be forfeited.

GLOBAL PLANS


Global Plans feature one flat rate for the entire Iridium coverage area. The most popular choice is the Global 500-min plan with 12 months of validity. For short term heavy users the Global 750-min can be a great option. If you expect to use your Iridium phone extensively, consider higher usage plans with rates lower by 30-40%.
Global plan Validity Price Outbound calls, USD/min. Text
$/ea.
globally & data to Iridium
75-min 30 days $155 2.07 1.03 0.69 Buy
150-min 90 days $345 2.30 1.15 0.77 Buy
200-min 6 months $499 2.50 1.25 0.83 Buy
300-min* 12 months $549 1.83 0.92 0.61 Buy
500-min 1 year $739 1.48 0.74 0.49 Buy
750-min* 6 months $679 0.91 0.46 0.31 Buy
1,000-min 1 year $1,399 1.40 0.70 0.47 Buy
3,000-min 2 years $2,998 1.00 0.50 0.33 Buy
5,000-min 2 years $4,199 0.84 0.42 0.28 Buy

  • Rechargeable with more minutes at any time, unused minutes roll over. Maximum account validity: 2 years (except Global 300- and 750-min).
  • * Minutes in Global 300- and 750-min plans do not carry forward. Upon expiration or depletion of initial minutes, a new voucher can be loaded to the account, but any unused minutes or validity time will be forfeited.
  • No activation fee
  • Billing increment: 20 seconds
  • Calls to other satellite networks are 9 times of the regular global call rate.

NORTHERN LIGHTS PLAN 200-min - $240


The Northern Lights Plan provides discounted airtime rates for customers using their Iridium phones in Canada and Alaska.

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

  • The Northern Lights Plan can be used within Alaska & Canada only. It WILL NOT work anywhere else.
  • Voucher Validity Time: 6 months
  • Maximum Account Validity: 6 months
  • No activation fee
  • Rechargeable only with Northern Lights 200-min voucher

LATIN AMERICA 200-min - $240


The Latin America Plan offers discounted airtime rates for customers using Iridium satellite phones from South America.

Outbound Voice CallsUSD/min.
  To landlines or cell phones1.20
  To Iridium phones & voicemail0.60
Incoming Calls 
  Direct dial callsFREE
  Two-stage dialing calls1.20
Direct-Internet Data Calls:1.20
Text Messages (SMS) 
  Outbound message0.60
  Incoming messageFREE

  • Included minutes: 200
  • Voucher Validity Time: 6 months
  • Maximum Account Validity: 6 months
  • No activation fee
  • Rechargeable only with Latin America 200-min vouchers

SOUTHERN CROSS 200-min - $299


The Southern Cross Plan offers discounted airtime rates for customers using Iridium satellite phones in Australia, New Zealand and coastal waters.

Outbound Voice CallsUSD/min.
  To landlines or cell phones worldwide1.50
  To Iridium phones & voicemail1.13
  To other satellite systems14.18
Incoming Calls 
  Direct dial callsFREE
  Two-stage dialing calls1.95
Direct-Internet Data Calls:1.50
Text Messages (SMS) 
  Outbound message0.50
  Incoming messageFREE

  • Included minutes: 200
  • Voucher Validity Time: 6 months
  • Maximum Account Validity: 2 years
  • No activation fee
  • Rechargeable only with Southern Cross 200-min vouchers

AFRICA PLAN 300-min - $300


The Africa Plan offers discounted airtime rates for customers using Iridium satellite phones from Africa.

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

  • The Africa Plan can only be used in Africa and WILL NOT work anywhere else
  • Voucher Validity Time: 1 year
  • Maximum Account Validity: 1 year
  • No activation fee
  • Rechargeable only with Africa 300-min voucher

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 prepaid voucher has Validity Time, a period of time by which the voucher extends the validity period of Iridium prepaid account. All prepaid minutes and other airtime will be expired from the account upon the end of the validity time term, unless a new voucher is loaded to the account before the expiration date.
  • Maximum Age Limit: a period of time during which the minutes from a prepaid voucher can be kept on a prepaid account and used by the customer. The age limit for most vouchers is 3 years.
  • If a voucher is not rechargeable, all minutes will be expired on the account expiration date.
  • IMPORTANT! By purchasing and using Iridium prepaid SIM-cards, airtime vouchers and services, you agree to SATTRANS Iridium Prepaid Account Rules.

NOTE: Do not purchase a new plan if you want to add more minutes to or extend your existing Iridium account with SATTRANS. Get a new Iridium airtime voucher instead.