Prepaid Cards vs. Postpaid Plans

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Satellite Phone Prepaid Cards

Prepaid cards are a great option if you aren’t concerned with having an 'always on' satellite airtime service. Benefits of prepaid cards:

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Satellite Phone Airtime Monthly Plans

Postpaid plans offer the convenience of uninterrupted service without having to manage usage. Benefits of postpaid plans:

  • Best rates
  • Most flexible
  • Hassle free monthly service
  • Postpaid plans are ‘always on’ so you’ll never run out of airtime
  • Receive detailed call records

Whether you want satellite airtime service for a month or forever, we offer competitive options to suit every need.

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Compare Iridium Prepaid Cards vs Iridium Airtime Postpaid Plans

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Best suited for... Temporary or seasonal usage Regular usage throughout the year
Benefits No monthly fees or contracts Maximum convenience, flexibility and great airtime rates
Rates and details
  • From 82¢/minute to $2.00/minute
  • FREE incoming calls
  • FREE incoming texts
  • FREE voicemail
  • +1 Access unavailable
  • From $49/month
  • All plans include some airtime
  • FREE incoming calls
  • FREE incoming texts
  • FREE voicemail and call display
  • +1 Access $8.95/month
Does my service expire? SIM cards expire in 1 to 24 months, depending on card you purchased* SIM card is unlimited; it does not expire while your contract is open
Does my airtime expire? Minutes expire from 1 to 24 months depending on the card you purchased Unused minutes expire at the end of each month
When do I pay for my airtime minutes? In advance Every month
Do I have to top up my airtime? Yes No
Will call details appear in my monthly statement? No Yes
Minute pooling or sharing available? No Yes**
Coverage Worldwide or regional prepaid cards available Worldwide
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*Prepaid card expiry can be extended. Airtime top ups can be completed within 24 hours, Mon-Fri. (excluding holidays)
**You can share (pool) included voice minutes across all users on the same account. Included SMS cannot be pooled.