Iridium Prepaid Airtime Northern Lights SIM Card
The Iridium Northern Lights plan offers great rates for Alaska and Canada. You can easily add minutes to this SIM card by purchasing Iridium Northern Lights prepaid minutes.
This card works with the following devices:
Have an old Iridium handheld like a Kyocera SS-66K? Contact us to see if your phone will work with this airtime card.
Iridium Coverage Area for Iridium Prepaid SIM Card
This airtime card is meant for use exclusively in Alaska and Canada and 12 miles offshore of those two areas. It will not work outside of those areas! If you need airtime with global coverage please consider a similar card like the Iridium Prepaid Airtime 200 Minute Card.
Top-Ups, Rollover, and Validity Period
This card allows top-ups. Any remaining minutes still on the card will rollover when new minutes are added and be added to the new minutes. Please note that for this card, the validity period will be extended from the date of top-up, not from previous date of expiration.
Quick Airtime FAQ
When Does My Validity Period Start?
The validity period for your airtime starts when you call or email us to activate your airtime, and the activation goes through, not when you purchase the airtime. We ship SIM cards unactivated for security purposes, so you do need to call or email us to request activation before you can use your airtime.
How Long Does Activation Take?
Typically, activation takes only a matter of a couple of hours (or less), but sometimes there are delays in Iridium’s system and activation can take up to 48 hours. Just to be on the safe side, we recommend requesting activation 48 hours prior to when you will actually need the airtime, just in case there are some delays in the system.
How Can I Add More Minutes To My Airtime or Extend My Validity Period?
Adding more minutes to your airtime is very easy. Simply call or email us requesting more minutes be added to your SIM card and, as long as we have a valid credit card on file for you, we can easily add more minutes to your SIM card. Extending your validity period can either be achieved by purchasing more minutes (which will extend all your minutes to the new expiration date) or purchasing a 30 Day Validity Extension which doesn’t give you any more minutes, but will add an extra 30 days to your validity period.
If My Minutes Expire and I Need More Airtime, Do I Need a New SIM Card?
If you reach the end of your validity period, you will lose your minutes. You will have a 270-day grace period, however, where you can add more minutes to your SIM card without needing a new SIM card. If, however, it’s been more than 270 days since the end of your validity period, we will need to send you a new SIM card.
Coverage Area for Iridium Northern Lights Plan
This airtime plan covers Alaska and Canada and 12 miles offshore in both of those areas. This airtime will not work outside of those areas!