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Iridium

Iridium is the world's second largest provider of mobile voice and data communications services via satellite and the only commercial provider of communications services offering 100% global coverage.

Iridium's constellation consists of 66 low-earth orbiting (LEO), cross-linked satellites operating as a fully meshed network and supported by multiple in-orbit spares. It is the largest commercial satellite constellation in the world.

The design of the Iridium network allows data to be routed virtually anywhere in the world. Data calls are relayed from one satellite to another until they reach the satellite above the Iridium Subscriber Unit and the signal is relayed back to earth.

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Iridium Coverage


 

Iridium Handsets

GTC supplies the Iridium 9555 which offers voice and data and the Iridium 9575 Extreme which has additional satellite tracking capabilities.

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Iridium Airtime

GTC offers Pay Monthly contracts starting from $40/month and Pay As You Go airtime from £99 for the Iridium network.

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Iridium Short Burst Data (SBD)

Iridium SBD is a simple and efficient network for transmitting short data messages between equipment and centralized host computer systems.

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Iridium Pilot

Iridium Pilot offers highly reliable broadband voice and data communications at sea with global coverage.

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Iridium Accessories

We offer a range of accessories for Iridium handsets including chargers, cables and external antennas.

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Iridium Tracking

With the launch of the Iridium Extreme you can now send your GPS location to an online tracking portal and raise the alarm in the event of an emergency.

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Iridium Push-to-Talk

Iridium's Push-to-Talk (PTT) solution is the world’s first global, satellite-based push-to-talk service. It enables fast, simple, and global group communications at the push of a button, enabling instant communication between participants located anywhere on earth.

Global Telesat Communications is pleased to have been approved by Iridium as an Authorized Iridium Push-to-Talk Reseller

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Terms and Conditions for Iridium Prepaid Airtime

Global Prepaid Plans

The expiry date can be extended by purchasing a prepaid voucher or 30 day extension (excluding the 50 minute voucher). If the expiry date is not extended then your SIM Card will expire and become invalid. Any minutes remaining will be lost and your SIM will enter a 90 day grace period in which you may reactivate the SIM by adding a new voucher, however the original balance will be lost and will not be added to the new balance. After this 90 day period has ended the SIM will automatically deactivate meaning that you will need to purchase a new SIM Card and pre-paid voucher.

As of December 17, 2013 Iridium are enforcing a maximum validity for the balance of vouchers. All prepaid units that have been carried over for more than three years will be expired on a daily basis from prepaid account balances.

Units will expire based on the oldest voucher purchase activity which is greater than three years (four years for 3k/5k e?vouchers) that has not yet been consumed, if applicable.

Unit balances are available to customers by calling 2888 or sending an SMS to 2888 from their Iridium handset. Users will be given the balance of units that may expire if not used within the next six months. This message will be based on the oldest evoucher purchase activity and units that are subject to expiry within the next six months, if applicable.

Regional Prepaid Plans

Africa Plans
This date can be extended by purchasing a 300 minute / one year prepaid voucher. Please request a minimum of 48 hours before your SIM expiry date however on the Africa plan the years validity will run from the day the SIM is recharged not from the Expiry Date.

If the expiry date is not extended then your SIM will expire and become invalid. Any minutes remaining will be lost and your SIM will enter a 90 day grace period in which you may reactivate the SIM by adding a new voucher; however the original balance will be lost and will not be added to the new balance. After this 90 period has ended the SIM will automatically deactivate meaning that you will need to purchase a new SIM Card and voucher.

Latin America Plans
This date can be extended by purchasing a further Latin America voucher. Please request a minimum of 48 hours before your SIM expiry date however on the Latin America plan the years validity will run from the day the SIM is recharged not from the Expiry Date.

If the expiry date is not extended then your SIM Card will expire and become invalid. Any minutes remaining will be lost and your SIM will enter a 90 day grace period in which you may reactivate by adding a new voucher, however the original balance will be lost and will not be added to the new balance. After this 90 period has ended the SIM will automatically deactivate meaning that you will need to purchase a new SIM Card and voucher.

Northern Lights Plans
This date can be extended by purchasing a Northern Lights 200 minute / 6 month prepaid voucher.

Please request a minimum of 48 hours before your SIM expiry date however on the Northern Lights plan the years validity will run from the day the SIM is recharged not from the Expiry Date.

If the expiry date is not extended then your SIM Card will expire and become invalid. Any minutes remaining will be lost and your SIM will enter a 90 day grace period in which you may reactivate by adding a new voucher, however the original balance will be lost and will not be added to the new balance. After this 90 period has ended the SIM will automatically deactivate meaning that you will need to purchase a new SIM Card and voucher.

MENA Plans
This date cannot be extended. You may add any new pre-paid voucher. Please note that the original balance will be lost.

If you have not reactivated the SIM under a new pre-paid plan by the end of the 90 day grace period the SIM will automatically deactivate meaning that you will need to purchase a new SIM Card and pre-paid voucher.

Southern Cross Australia & New Zealand
This date cannot be extended. You may add any new pre-paid voucher. Please note that the original balance will be lost.

If you have not reactivated the SIM under a new pre-paid plan by the end of the 90 day grace period the SIM will automatically deactivate meaning that you will need to purchase a new SIM Card and pre-paid voucher.

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