Iridium Standard Pay Monthly Satellite Phone Plans

Iridium Standard Pay Monthly Satellite Phone Plans
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Why choose GTC for your Iridium Pay Monthly Contract?

  • Choice of the Standard Iridium and the Iridium Flex Plan
  • Contract set-up and SIM card sent within 24 hours
  • Easy online Direct Debit set-up
  • Itemised monthly billing

Do you have the correct SIM Card?

  • The Standard Iridium plans can only be activated on orange Iridium SIMs starting 8988.

Sign up to your Iridium Standard Pay Month Plan 

Complete the contract online or via PDF (scan and email back to us) to activate your SIM on our pay monthly plans. 





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Standard Iridium Plan

We offer a choice of Iridium handheld pay monthly plans which can be found below offering short term contracts along with inclusive voice minutes and SMS.  All can be signed up for online by clicking the "sign contract" link at the bottom of the table

If you are looking for an Iridium Pay Monthly plan that offers suspension options, please view our Iridium Flex Pay Monthly plans >


Service Iridium 10 Plan Iridium 75 Plan Iridium 150 Plan
Activation Fee $25.00 $25.00 $25.00
Monthly Fee $57.00 $88.00 $120.00
Minimum Term 3 Months 3 Months 3 Months
Inclusive Mins Per Month* 10 75 150
Inclusive SMS Per Month** 10 0 Unlimited

*The Inclusive Minutes will be provided on a first-usage basis for mobile originated voice calls to Fixed, Cellular and Iridium destinations from the Iridium Phone only. To clarify, +1 Access, 2-stage dialing, data calls and mobile originated calls to other MSS Systems are excluded.

** The ability to successfully send and receive text messages through your satellite phone or is dependent on local mobile phone operators, some of which block text messages to premium rate numbers such as satellite phone numbers. Therefore SMS delivery is not guaranteed. 


Standard Iridium Plan v. Iridium Flex Plan

Service Standard Iridium Plan Iridium Flex Plan
Minimum Term 3 Months 12 Months*
Suspension No Yes*
Dedicated US Number Add-On Service Available  Yes 
Reactivation Fee Yes  No 
Monthly Inclusive Allowance Voice only Voice, Data and SMS

 *12 Months minimum term can be reduced to 3 months when you pay a $50 activation fee.


Which is the best Iridium Plan for you?

Activation Fee

The Standard Iridium Plan has a one-off activation fee for a minimum 3 month service plan. The Iridium Flex plan offers the option for a 3 month minimum term, rather than 12 months when you pay a $50 activation fee. Please note if you choose to pay a $50 activation fee there is no minimum term. Minimum cost will be one month's access fee + $50 activation fee. 


Anytime SIM Suspension

At any point during your contract you can suspend your SIM and reduce monthly payments to only $5 per month on the Iridium Flex Plan. There is no option to suspend your plan on the Standard Iridium plan. 


Dedicated Local Number

Customers signed up to the Iridium Flex Plan will be assigned a dedicated US or UK phone number and a SIM card free of charge. This results in much lower calling charges, as calls to the handset will charge at the same rate as the network rate, rather than the Satellite Phone rate. Iridium Flex customers must select their preference to a US or UK phone number, when completing the pay monthly contract. 


Customers on the Standard Iridium Plan can be provided with a US number as an Add-On Service, at an additional fee. 


Reactivation Fee

If your SIM becomes deactivated and you wish to use it again there is no reactivation fee. In fact, if you choose to use it at a later stage you will keep the same phone number - however standard contract charges do apply. . Customers on the Standard Iridium plan will be required to pay to $250 reactivation fee or order a new SIM card.


Monthly Service Allowance

The Standard Iridium Plan's Inclusive Mins and SMS only include voice calls or SMS messages. The monthly allowance included in the Iridium Flex Plan extends beyond calls, to all services. 


Free Test Call Service

To test your number free of charge, call our test call service on +1-302-260-TEST.


Add-On Services

These Add-On Services are only available for our Iridium Standard Pay Monthly plans. If you are looking for a plan, with a dedicated US or UK phone number included, please view our Iridium Flex Pay Monthly plans >

Add-On Services Description Standard Iridium Plan Iridium Flex Plan
Iridium +1 Access

Assigns a US local number to your Iridium satellite phone so that callers do not incur the higher call charges of calling a satellite phone number.

The Iridium user will incur a $1.50 per minute charge for any calls dialed to the +1 number.

$10.00 per month N/A
Iridium Unlimited 

Unlimited free Iridium to Iridium voice calls.

Data calls are not included and will be charged at regular Data rates.

Only applies to Iridium satellite phones, not Iridium GO!

$28.00 per month N/A

Terms and Conditions

  • Customers can only activate their orange Iridium SIM cards, starting 8988 on Iridium Standard plans. SIM cards can be ordered here >
  • Customers cannot suspend their Iridium Standard pay monthly plans. 
  • Subscription fees will be pro-rated from the date of activation.  Upon deactivation, fees will be chargeable until the last day of that month regardless of deactivation date. Contracts will automatically renew each month until customer requests deactivation.
  • Calls to landlines/cell/mobile only. Unused minutes do not roll over to the next monthly period.
  • Complete billing information must be provided before a SIM card can be activated on our Iridium Flex plans
  • UK customers must complete Section B: Direct Debit Mandate in the Iridium Flex contract
  • US customers must complete the Credit Card Verification link, which can also be found Section C: Billing Information in the Iridium Flex contract
  • Customers outside the UK and USA must provide a refundable Security Deposit, which can be found in Section D: Billing Information. Our Rest of the World customers must also read the terms and conditions before providing their Security Deposit, found in Section E: Security Deposit Terms and Conditions
  • Our full terms and conditions can be found here >

The table below shows a comparison between the calling rates of our Iridium Standard and Iridium Flex pay monthly plans for Iridium Satellite Phones. 

View Iridium Flex Pay Monthly Plans > 


Service Iridium Standard Plans Iridium Flex 55 Plan Iridium Flex 65 Plan Iridium Flex 75 Plan Iridium Flex 95 Plan
Outgoing SMS $0.08* $0.50 $0.50 $0.50 $0.50
Outgoing Calls to Fixed or Cell Phones within Band 1 Countries* including UK, EU, US and others (per min)


 $1.29  $1.29  $1.17  $1.09
Outgoing Calls to Fixed or Cell Phones within Band 2 - 9* (per min)


Call Pricing depends on the Country Band*
Incoming Call (per min)


$1.29 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Calls to Iridium (including +8816 per min)

$0.63 (Voice)

$1.08 (Data)

$1.29 $1.29 $1.17 $1.09
Calls to other satellite systems (per min) $9.99 $4.29 $4.29 $4.29  $4.29
Voicemail (per min) $0.63 - -  -  -
Emergency Calls (112)  N/A Free Free Free Free

*The Standard Iridium 150 Plan SMS charge is $0.00.

**Countries listed in Band 1-9 can be found here >

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