Iridium- A Different Question

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 12, 2010 at 20:08
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Hi All
We have just bought an Iridium satellite phone off Ebay and tried our Next G sim card in it which works fine but I thought I'd ask the question that our normal Telstra mobile plan includes around $400 worth of calls each month so would the satellite phone charges be included in the plan or would they be separate to the plan.
I would call Telstra but what would they know.

Cheers
Mal
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Reply By: Member - Christopher P (NSW) - Saturday, Jun 12, 2010 at 20:15

Saturday, Jun 12, 2010 at 20:15
plans

i hope this helps
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Reply By: Motherhen - Saturday, Jun 12, 2010 at 22:22

Saturday, Jun 12, 2010 at 22:22
Hi Mal

I do not use the SIM card trick, but as i understand it, you are paying for divert from your mobile (ie the SIM card) to the satellite on inward and outward calls. I can't see this being covered by you present mobile plan, but someone using their card should be able to clarify.

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Reply By: Voxson - Saturday, Jun 12, 2010 at 22:25

Saturday, Jun 12, 2010 at 22:25
It would get deducted from your $400 plan.
Watch out it is very pricey.
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Follow Up By: Voxson - Saturday, Jun 12, 2010 at 22:27

Saturday, Jun 12, 2010 at 22:27
It is a straight up $2.50 per 30seconds or so.
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Sunday, Jun 13, 2010 at 10:31

Sunday, Jun 13, 2010 at 10:31
IT DOES NOT COME OUT OF YOUR PLAN

It is rated the same as 1900, 1234 or other special type calls

You pay over and above the plan call costs

My last and only call cost EXACTLY $3.77 for a 1 minute call

I am on a $49 cap plan and paid extra for it.

Was marked on the Bill as "Satellite" 1.00min $3.77

It is for the routing from the network through the Iridium satellites to you.

You also PAY THE SAME FOR INWARD CALLS so dont let the family ring you and

talk for 10 mins or that will be about $37.70 thank you says Telstra.

Also NON TELSTRA callers CANNOT TEXT you IE Vodafone and Optus etc.

IVe checked this out and it doesnt work. My son is on Vodafone and cant and a friend on Optus cant either.

You however can text them for about 50/75c.




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Follow Up By: Member - Hunjy (NSW) - Sunday, Jun 13, 2010 at 22:15

Sunday, Jun 13, 2010 at 22:15
Thanks guys for the info.
Cheers Mal
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Follow Up By: mikehzz - Monday, Jun 14, 2010 at 07:50

Monday, Jun 14, 2010 at 07:50
Does a prepaid sim work or do you need a plan?
Mike
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Monday, Jun 14, 2010 at 08:18

Monday, Jun 14, 2010 at 08:18
No and Yes



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