Satellite Airtime
Iridium Satellite Phone Airtime

Iridium offers Three Types of Airtime Sim Cards. How it Works.


These Airtime plans can be used with any Iridium satellite phone (9575 Extreme, 9555, 9505A, 9505, & 9500.), and Iridium Fixed Terminals.

Iridium Worldwide Prepaid Sim Cards

The prepaid Iridium airtime is a suitable and cost-effective global communication method, if you are planning to use your satellite phone for seasonal projects, emergency only or if you are a year-round worldwide traveler because the plans have the same rates for all countries and continents.

You can save money using iridium prepaid airtime and avoid long term contracts commitment and subscription fees while having global coverage anywhere in the world. You will also avoid credit checks approval, security deposits or unexpected service charges.

The most popular choice of all the plans is the Global 500 minutes and Global 222 minutes prepaid card with 12 months validity. For short term projects needing a lot of minutes, the Global 750-minute sim card can be a great alternative. If you want to use your Iridium phone extensively, consider higher minutes plans such as the global 1000, 3000 and 5000 minutes plans that offer lower cost rate per minutes and longer validation time frame.

Features of Iridium Worldwide Prepaid Cards

  • Most card plans are reloadable and can be replenished easily.
  • Free Voicemail.
  • Worldwide Coverage.
  • Free Direct Incoming Call and Text.
  • The two-stage dialing system: enables dialing callers to connect to a satellite phone by calling a U.S based number (480-768-2500). The call is then routed to your Iridium handset.

 Iridium Regional Prepaid Sim Cards

Iridium offers Specialized Regional Prepaid Plans for specific areas with lower rates per minutes for Africa, Latin America, Middle East, Alaska and Canada.

The Africa Prepaid Sim Cards includes roaming in all of the countries in the continent of Africa. Africa regional prepaid cards are available with 12 month expiry periods and increments of 300 minutes.

The MENA Prepaid Plan can be used in select countries through the Middle East and North Africa. You get 500 minutes that are valid for 12 months.

The Iridium Prepaid Alaska/Canada Sim Card is a regional plan that provides discounted airtime rates in Canada and Alaska.  You get 200 minutes that are valid for six months.

The South America Sim Card provides the best rates per minute for satellite phone users in Latin America countries. You get 200 minutes that are valid for six months.

Features of Iridium Regional Prepaid Cards

  • Most card plans are reloadable and can be replenished easily.
  • Free Voicemail.
  • Free Direct Incoming Call and Text.
  • The two-stage dialing system

Iridium Worldwide Monthly Sim Cards

The Iridium Postpaid Monthly plan offer worldwide communications coverage without the need to be concerned about a prepaid sim card expiring or having a low balance. You will pay a monthly service fee of $45.95 and get a monthly detailed statement of the call records. If you don’t use any minutes, you will only have to pay for the monthly subscription.

The Plan gives you the advantage of minimal monthly expense that you can budget instead of paying for prepaid minutes up front, and know that your satellite phone will be ready to use whenever you need it. The other advantage is that it is an unlimited minutes account, so when you use minutes, you would be able to use as many as you need.

This Plan is the best option if you need your Iridium phone or fixed terminal strictly for emergencies, or planning on occasionally using airtime.

Features of Iridium Worldwide Monthly Cards

  • Detailed call records on statement each month
  • Convenience of uninterrupted service without having to manage usage and airtime online.
  • +1 Access service allows to associate your Iridium number with a US-based telephone number.
  • The two-stage dialing system
  • Worldwide Coverage.
  • Free Incoming Call and Text