Iridium Prepaid Airtime SIM Card for Africa Plan
SIM card for Iridium prepaid Africa airtime. A GMN SIM card is required for all airtime purchased with GMN. Airtime minutes are sold separately.
Iridium Africa airtime offers great satellite airtime rates for Africa.
First time buying Iridium satellite phone airtime on the Africa plan? Good news! We’ll waive the price of the SIM card when you purchase airtime at the same time. Please choose your the Iridium prepaid airtime Africa card and make sure to check that you need a new SIM card.
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.
There is no activation fee! The new SIM card activation fee of $50 is waived.
Iridium Coverage Area for Iridium Prepaid SIM Card
This airtime card is meant for use in Africa. This airtime will not work outside of the coverage area.
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 minutes to this plan will completely erase any remaining minutes you may have left. Minutes do not roll over on this plan. That being said, you can add minutes to the card if you’re not worried about erasing the ones you may have left. Simply call or email us requesting 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 minutes to your SIM card.
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 Africa Card
The areas within the Africa coverage map is most of Africa, as well as some other outlaying areas. At this time, this is the full list of countries and areas covered:
- Burkina Faso
- Cape Verde
- Central African Republic
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Equatorial Guinea
- Juan De Nova Island
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa (inc. Price Edwards Island)
- United Republic of Tanzania
- Plus 12 nautical miles into coastal
Important Note on Calls Outside of Coverage Area
Please note that you cannot originate calls outside of Africa on this airtime plan.