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Iridium satellite plans enable Iridium phones and devices to work with the Iridium satellite network. It provides pole-to-pole coverage with a sophisticated constellation of Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites. This improves transmission paths, latency, and broadcast signals.

Depending on where you will be using satellite communication, you can get Iridium plans for Canada, Africa, North America, Latin America, or the Iridium Northern Lights plan. Choose any global or maritime cover to stay connected from any location in the world.

When to use Satellite
Satellite communications are independent of terrestrial networks and advanced satellite technology has helped us overcome physical challenges by communicating upwards.

So, if you want to be prepared for severe weather or war disasters, or you’re planning to visit an isolated region that doesn’t have any communication infrastructure then satellite is the best option to stay connected to the rest of the world.

Iridium Connectivity Plans
Iridium service plans cover different scenarios and requirements through the postpaid, prepaid and monthly plans on offer at Canada Satellite.

Iridium Phone Plans
Iridium satellite service plans provide a choice of region-specific and global prepaid and postpaid options for your satellite device.

Prepaid has the advantages of day-to-day use without long-term billing commitments. Iridium postpaid plans offer consistent and reliable communications without the hassles of topping up or running out of airtime credit.

Iridium GO! Plans
Device-specific, this plan offers an SMS-centric prepaid solution for the Iridium GO! Satellite Terminal and Wi-Fi Hotspot allowing connected devices to access voice and data satellite services.

Choose from the Iridium prepaid or postpaid SIM Card or sign up for a 3-, 6- or 12-month contract offering varying rates and conditions.

Short Burst Data (SBD) Plans
Iridium Short Burst Data is a simple but effective short data message transmission between computers and devices. SBD is primarily used in industries such as government, military, and maritime. The SBD plans have different rates per 1000 bytes for the Iridium SBD Basic postpaid plan and Iridium SBD 12kb Bundle.

Pilot/Open Port
The Iridium Pilot is an omni-directional satellite antenna designed for any maritime environment. Iridium OpenPort broadband airtime is available for the Iridium Pilot with a 3- or 12-month contract, which makes this plan very flexible and cost-effective for both annual and seasonal use.

Iridium PTT offers a range of benefits for small and medium talkgroups that can be setup across multiple global locations.

Each Iridium Push-To-Talk device and service can be activated and used with one of the Iridium PTT service plans:

Iridium Push to Talk Global Monthly Plan on a 12-month contract.
Iridium Push to Talk Global Monthly Plan with 150 Pooled Minutes on a 12-month contract.

Iridium Certus
The Iridium Certus Marine Internet System has several postpaid plans for satellite communication. Monthly subscription and plan rates vary for voice and data. You can purchase a 10MB plan or 10 GB plan, depending on your usage requirements.

Iridium Global Coverage Map

Iridium Global Coverage Map

Iridium is the only provider of truly global satellite voice and data solutions with complete coverage of the earth (including oceans, airways and Polar Regions). Iridium phones deliver essential communications services to and from remote areas where no other form of communication is available.

Category Questions

Your SIM card will be shipped inactive.  Once you receive your sim, visit the activation page to initiate your service.

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Once you receive your new SIM card, contact us when you are ready for your card to be activated. Activation requests can be made 24 hours per day, 7 days per week via the SIM Activation Page.
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The iridium network has extremely limited internet capabilites, for now.  Only GO! approved apps can currently access the connection through the go - What's app and Messenger are not included in the list as of yet.

There are other devices that give a more open internet connection these apps will work over such as the Inmarsat ISavi.  This pointed device opens a true internet connection and  is geared for internet, unlike the GO!

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Extending validity through either Inmarsat or Iridium always has a cost associated.  There are different minute packages available, so be sure to read through and find the best suited.

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