|Plan||Service Fee||Minutes Included||Additional Minutes||Incoming Calls||Incoming SMS||Voice Mail|
|Basic||$45.99 / mo||0 / Month||$1.39||Free||Free||Free|
|Entry||$49.95 / mo||10 / Month||$1.29||Free||Free||Free|
|Standard||$59.99 / mo||30 / Month||$1.19||Free||Free||Free|
|Traveler||$115 / mo||60 / Month||$1.19||Free||Free||Free|
|Explorer||$135 / mo||100 / Month||$1.09||Free||Free||Free|
|Value||$265 / mo||250 / Month||$0.99||Free||Free||Free|
|Annual||$563.88/Year||3 / Month||$1.39||Free||Free||Free|
The +1 Access service is developed to provide Iridium satellite phone post paid subscribers with a U.S.-based +1 phone number in addition to their existing 8816 phone number. As the 8816 country code can be difficult to dial in certain parts of the world and can generate high call charges for the calling party, the +1 Access enables simpler and less expensive calling of Iridium subscribers. The +1 Access can be added to any Iridium post paid account. The cost is $9.50 per month.
The +1 Access service is similar in concept to two-stage but doesn't require any user intervention. Each +1 number is directly mapped in the switch to an accompanying 8816 number. When a call is received via +1, the system identifies the correct MSISDN and routes the call to the Iridium user. The process is seamless, but there will be a slight delay prior to call connection - as is currently experienced with two stages.
Iridium satellite phone service subscribers will gain from the added convenience of having a U.S. phone number linked to their Iridium phone. Subscribers can manage their call costs and caller access by choosing to distribute their 8816 phone number or their +1 phone number. Customer satisfaction will increase as callers are able to avoid the high PSTN termination charges associated with direct dialing.
Due to network structure, data is not available with the +1 Access service. The +1 Access service is currently not available to prepaid subscribers. The cost for 1+ dialing to the Iridium satellite phone is $9.50 per month and $2.49/minute.
Two stage Dialing
This option is more affordable for the person dialing to the Iridium satellite phone, but will cost the Satellite phone subscriber $1.99 per minute. To place these calls first dial the Arizona Iridium gateway at 480.768.2500. This will be considered a long distance call for the person calling from the US. Once dialed the voice prompt will welcome you and ask for the Iridium satellite phone number you would like to call. At this point you will dial the 12 digit Iridium number you would like to call.
Keep in mind that the phone call will only go through if the satellite phone being called is turned on, outside and receiving a signal. If the Satellite phone is not receiving a signal from the satellite network than any voice calls to that phone will be sent to voicemail. If you leave a voice mail on the Iridium phone, the subscriber to that phone will be notified the next time the phone is registered on the Iridium network.
The above service charges for the satellite telephones are for calls originating anywhere in the world to anywhere in the world. Never worry when calling a landline, and never pay roaming nor long distance with the Iridium satellite phone service at Globalcom from anywhere to everywhere on the planet. Short text messages can be sent to an Iridium satellite phone voice terminal free from the Iridium.com web site.
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Iridium Offers the Satellite Industries First Quality Guarantee
Iridium is offering all new customers a network quality guarantee with a promise of 100 percent satisfaction with Iridium service. The Iridium Network Quality Guarantee promises credits up to 100 minutes of airtime and three months free subscription fees if the Iridium service fails to complete properly initiated voice calls from new Iridium satellite handsets.
This offer is only valid for new customers using Iridium handheld satellite phones. If a customer is not satisfied with the quality of Iridium's satellite service within the first 90 days of service the customer may submit a claim through their participating service provider. Iridium will contact the service provider to ensure the issues are not related to improper usage. If claim is valid Iridium will issue the customer credits through the service provider.
Iridium offers the only network that provides pole to pole coverage with no service gaps anywhere on the planet. Iridium's constellation of cross linked low earth orbiting satellites provide multiple layers of redundancy to ensure the reliability of their network. Iridium's 66 operational satellites are complemented by numerous in orbit spares. Calls are connected from one satellite to another till they are downloaded to one of Iridium's gateways where it is patched into the public switched phone system.
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