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Satellite Phone Plans

We have several satellite phone plans for both Globalstar satellite phones and Iridium satellite phones with multiple airtime options.

GlobalStar Satellite Phone Plans

Globalstar offers the most competitive pricing in the Mobile Satellite services market with several postpaid airtime plan options. Globalstar offers several seasonal and monthly plans emphasizing pricing, affordability, and flexibility to meet customers' specific satellite communications needs.

Globalstar Plans

 

  • Best value with the lowest per minute rates.
  • Great for heavy users and customers who need satellite connectivity on a regular basis.
  • Conveniently pool airtime with Seasonal Plans.

 


Globalstar satellite airtime plans are designed to suit a variety of remote communication needs. Monthly and annual payment options are available. Annual plans provide an exceptional value for seasonal use. Talk to your Authorized Globalstar Dealer today to learn more.

 

Globalstar Service Plans
Advantage 40 Advantage 100 Advantage 250 Advantage 500

Monthly Service Plan
$39.99/mo.

12 month term applies

Monthly Service Plan
$64.99/mo.

12 month term applies

Monthly Service Plan
$99.99/mo.

12 month term applies

Monthly Service Plan
$199.99/mo.

12 month term applies

40 Minutes

100 Minutes

250 Minutes

500 Minutes

99¢ per Additional Voice Minute

99¢ per Additional Voice Minute

99¢ per Additional Voice Minute

99¢ per Additional Voice Minute

5 MB Data Included

15 MB Data Included

30 MB Data Included

75 MB Data Included

$5 per Additional MB

$4 per Additional MB

$3.50 per Additional MB

$3 per Additional MB

25 SMS Messages

75 SMS Messages

200 SMS Messages

500 SMS Messages

50¢ per Additional SMS

50¢ per Additional SMS

25¢ per Additional SMS

25¢ per Additional SMS

$3.95 Voicemail

Free Voicemail

Free Voicemail

Free Voicemail

S.O.S.

S.O.S.

S.O.S.

S.O.S.

$1.99 GEOS Search and Rescue

$1.99 GEOS Search and Rescue

$1.99 GEOS Search and Rescue

$1.99 GEOS Search and Rescue

 

Globalstar Service Plans
Enterprise 480 Enterprise 1200 Enterprise 3000 Enterprise 6000

Annual Service Plan
$480/yr.

12 month term applies

Annual Service Plan
$780/yr.

12 month term applies

Annual Service Plan
$1200/yr.

12 month term applies

Annual Service Plan
$2400/yr.

12 month term applies

480 Minutes

1200 Minutes

3000 Minutes

6000 Minutes

99¢ per Additional Voice Minute

99¢ per Additional Voice Minute

99¢ per Additional Voice Minute

99¢ per Additional Voice Minute

60 MB Data Included

180 MB Data Included

360 MB Data Included

900 MB Data Included

$5 per Additional MB

$4 per Additional MB

$3.50 per Additional MB

$3 per Additional MB

300 SMS Messages

900 SMS Messages

2400 SMS Messages

6000 SMS Messages

50¢ per Additional SMS

50¢ per Additional SMS

25¢ per Additional SMS

25¢ per Additional SMS

$48 Voicemail

Free Voicemail

Free Voicemail

Free Voicemail

S.O.S.

S.O.S.

S.O.S.

S.O.S.

$24 GEOS Search and Rescue

$24 GEOS Search and Rescue

$24 GEOS Search and Rescue

$24 GEOS Search and Rescue

 

Additional Service Plan Details
 
  • Early termination of the service agreement will require customer to pay an Early Termination Fee in the amount of 100% of the outstanding balance of the contract, plus the full amount of any credits issued during the Term (including promotions).
  • Subscriptions on the same annual plan and the same account will have minutes, data and SMS messages pooled.
  • Unused airtime will not be rolled over to the next billing cycle.
  • Directory Assistance for Sat-FI 2: Press "1" + "local area code" + "555.1212" + press "Send". A service fee of $0.99 cents per call and applicable airtime charges may apply.
  • Duplex Terms and Conditions

Iridium Satellite Phone Plans

 

Iridium Postpaid Airtime
$59.99 Monthly service fee (10 min incl.)

Cost per minute
Calls to fixed or cellular phones $1.49
Voice or data calls to Iridium phones $0.99
Calls to other satellite phones $9.95
Checking voice mail $0.99
Sending SMS message cost (180 char.s, 10 incl.) $0.50
Free to receive SMS messages
$8.95 Monthly for 1 + access fee
 
Receiving calls via Iridium 2 stage dialing and 1 + service $1.49
Activation fee $30.00 (Free with 12 months contract) $1.39
75 minute saver plan available
$91.50 monthly; Same additional costs
 

1 Plus Access Option

Iridium phones are normally given 12 digit international phone numbers starting with 8816. 1 plus access numbers link a US phone number to the phone. With this option callers will only pay for long distance to the US area code assigned and the user would pay $1.39 per minute to receive the call. Without this option the caller could pay up to $10.00 per minute. The other option is 2 stage dialing.

Two Stage Dialing Option

This option also saves the caller the international charges, but is done by dialing an Iridium gateway first. The caller will dial an Arizona exchange 480-768-2500 and will then get a voice prompt asking them to enter the 12 digit Iridium phone number. This process can take up to a minute so be patient. There is no monthly fee for this option.

Rates do not include any government mandated service fees or taxes. There is a $150.00 early cancellation fee if customer opts for a 1 year service agreement.

 

12 months

Iridium Prepaid airtime
Minutes included Valid for Cost Price per minute Rollover minutes
75 30 days $175.00 $2.33  
200 180 days $525.00 $2.63  
300 12 months $695.00 $2.31  
600 12 months $795.00 $1.65
1200 12 months $1550.00 $1.29
3000 24 months $3100.00 $1.03
5000 24 months $4500.00 $0.90

* 3.4% tax recovery on all post paid Iridium air time.

Advantages / Disadvantages of Iridium and Globalstar

Globalstar: Advantages

1. Equipment Price: Portables from $499.99. Base stations just $1499.00
2. Airtime price: From $65.00 per month with 10 minutes included and there is an unlimited plan for $99.99 per month for unlimited use to US, Canada, Europe the eastern Caribbean and Puerto Rico and has free text messaging.
3. Globalstar uses a conventional 10 digit US phone number.

4. Phone calls sound clearer due to lower earth orbit satellites.
5. Globalstar has replaced all of their satellites with next generation satellites.  The satellites have a capability of data speeds up to 256K.  There will be lots of new features in next generation phones when they are available.

Globalstar: Disadvantages

1. Not as much coverage worldwide as Iridium. Little coverage in China and Southern Africa and none at the North or South poles.  Temporary loss of coverage in Peru until a gateway issue is resolved.

Iridium: Advantages

1. Coverage better than Globalstar. Works in most areas of the world.
2. Portables are more expensive than Globalstar, but can work with an included magnetic mount antenna. Globalstar requires a car kit or transportable option for in vehicle use.

Iridium: Disadvantages

1. Equipment cost 2-3 times the cost of Globalstar
2. Airtime is $59.95 per month for 10 minutes and $1.49 per additional minute. Iridium uses an international phone number so inbound calls could cost the calling party $10.-12.00 per month without going through a 2 stage dialing process requiring 22 digits. An alternative is to pay $8.95 per month additional for 1 plus dialing giving you a conventional phone number or to buy prepaid incoming minutes.
3. Iridium's system is over 15 years old and is projected to start failing in 2015. They have replaced many of their satelites and expect to finish their new constellation in 2019.

 


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