Sat phone with Telstra 3G sim

I have just bought an Iridium 9505a and put my 3G post paid sim in it. It registers no worries at all but i can't call out on it. I can send text msgs from it and it will receive text and voice calls. I have had international roaming activated last week (or at least they said it was). Any ideas?..............
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Reply By: Member - Trouper (NSW) - Friday, Mar 16, 2012 at 18:54

Friday, Mar 16, 2012 at 18:54
Check with Telstra sometimes it can take a week or so for activation to take effect.
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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Friday, Mar 16, 2012 at 19:30

Friday, Mar 16, 2012 at 19:30
try calling your home number with a +61 and area code.

Eg if your home number is 9999 9999 and you are in sydney, Dial +61299999999
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Follow Up By: chris3580 - Friday, Mar 16, 2012 at 19:37

Friday, Mar 16, 2012 at 19:37
Thanks both of you, but i have checked with Telstra and International roaming is activated and i have tried all dialling prefixes. The thing i don't understand is i can text from it by dialling the normal number without any international prefixes (mobile and landline). So frustrating, but at least i have got a few weeks to sort it before we go away.
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Friday, Mar 16, 2012 at 19:39

Friday, Mar 16, 2012 at 19:39
Try asking Telstra to activate 1900 numbers too. That may affect it.
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Follow Up By: chris3580 - Friday, Mar 16, 2012 at 19:45

Friday, Mar 16, 2012 at 19:45
Yeah thanks, i was going to ring Telstra (again) to check if some sort of call barring is activated. I have checked on my phone and it is all deactivated, but maybe it is something on the Telstra network. From what i can gather on the net what i am trying to do still works. Try again tomorrow.
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Follow Up By: Harry C - Friday, Mar 16, 2012 at 21:57

Friday, Mar 16, 2012 at 21:57
This is how I do it. You have your sim on global roaming, place it in sat phone and turn on. You need to be outside of a building to connect with satellite, then press 0 and hold until + appears. Then enter the number you are calling starting with 61 you leave out the 0 from the state prefix, then enter the prefix number and the rest of your number. For example if you are calling a land line number in NSW which is 02 99999999, you would need to dial +61299999999, and for mobile number it is the same that is - do the + thing then 61 and just leave out the 0 at the start of the mobile number. Hope this works for you.
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Friday, Mar 16, 2012 at 21:59

Friday, Mar 16, 2012 at 21:59
Sounds like no international activation to me if it can receive calls.

Get them to try it again and or borrow a sim.
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Follow Up By: chris3580 - Saturday, Mar 17, 2012 at 11:58

Saturday, Mar 17, 2012 at 11:58
I have confirmed with Telstra that International roaming is definitely turned on. I can't call 1900 numbers though and i will get Telstra to enable this. I get the same error message as on the sat phone. I think this is the problem.
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Follow Up By: chris3580 - Saturday, Mar 17, 2012 at 13:01

Saturday, Mar 17, 2012 at 13:01
PROBLEM SOLVED! I had Telstra remove the barring on 1900 numbers and it works like a treat. Thanks all!..........Very Happy and will have peace on the trip.
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Follow Up By: chris3580 - Saturday, Mar 17, 2012 at 13:02

Saturday, Mar 17, 2012 at 13:02
I meant peace of mind on the trip.
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