BGAN Postpaid Airtime SIM Card
SIM card for Inmarsat BGAN postpaid airtime. A GMN SIM card is required for all airtime purchased with GMN. Airtime minutes are sold separately.
First time buying BGAN satellite phone airtime? Good news! We’ll waive the price of the SIM card when you purchase airtime at the same time. Please choose your preferred BGAN postpaid airtime plan and make sure to check that you need a new SIM card.
This card works with the following devices:
Inmarsat Coverage Area for BGAN Postpaid SIM Card
This card will give you great voice quality and satellite coverage up to 70° latitude.
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 Inmarsat’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.
If My Plan Expires 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 can add more minutes to your Inmarsat SIM card whenever you need: Inmarsat SIM cards do not ever expire.
Coverage Area for Inmarsat BGAN Airtime
The coverage area for Inmarsat airtime encompasses a large portion of the earth. Inmarsat’s satellites are geo-stationary above the earth’s equator and offer good coverage up to 70° latitude. Because the satellites are stationed above the equator, you may need to position your satellite phone’s antenna in the direction of the satellite from your location in order to get a signal.