Extend Your Iridium Prepaid Airtime
This airtime card extends the validity period of your current Iridium prepaid worldwide airtime SIM card by 30 days, but does not add any minutes.
*We are unable to add a 30-day extension to the Iridium Prepaid Latin American or the Northern Lights Airtime plan.
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.
A GMN SIM card is required for all airtime purchased with GMN.
Need To Add More Minutes?
If you need to add more minutes to your current SIM card, but not extend the validity period, you can purchase the Iridium Prepaid Airtime: Add 50 Minutes card.
Alternately, you can simply purchase more minutes and rollover your current airtime and extend the validity period of your SIM card.
Iridium Coverage Area for Iridium Prepaid Airtime
This card will work anywhere on the planet on Iridium’s pole-to-pole satellite network. Whether you’re in Antarctica or South Carolina, you will get the same airtime price and the same quality of service.
Quick Airtime FAQ
When Does My Validity Period Start?
The validity period for your airtime starts when you request activation of 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 request activation of your airtime in order to start using it.
Need to activate your airtime? You can do so here:
Request Airtime Activation
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 Prepaid Worldwide Airtime
The coverage area for Iridium prepaid worldwide airtime encompasses the entirety of the Iridium satellite array. With pole-to-pole coverage and technologically advanced data transferring techniques, Iridium gives you reliable and dependable satellite coverage on every inch of the planet. Whether you’re in the North Pole or Miami Beach, you will be be within the Iridium coverage map.