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Iridium 9555 Satellite Phone Standard Package - Used

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Regular Price: $1,695.00

Special Price $850.00

Regular Price: $1,695.00

Special Price $850.00


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Regular Price: $1,695.00

Special Price $850.00

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Iridium 9555 Satellite Phone, Battery AC charger with International Plugs, Hands-free earpiece, Quick Start Guide. Free Protective Case Included



About the Iridium 9555 Satellite Phone

The Iridium 9555 is the ultimate in dependable mobile communications. It is a ruggedly built tool, not a toy. It won’t play games, take pictures, or play MP3s. What it will do is work. The Iridium 9555 is not only the smallest phone Iridium has ever made, it's also the most powerful. The 9555 incorporates innovations such as integrated speakerphone, improved SMS and email capabilities, and an upgrade Mini-USB data port. The Iridium 9555 features a dramatically redesigned and amazingly intuitive user interface-making reliable communication more reliable than ever. The highly anticipated Iridium 9555 Handset is 30% smaller and 27% lighter than the 9505a. With a significantly reduced footprint from the previous Iridium hand held models, it is more hand-friendly in form, and its aerodynamic features such as an internally stowed antenna, this sleek handset is designed to go wherever you do. Without exception. It is engineered to withstand the world’s toughest environments, so the world’s toughest customers can depend on it as a critical lifeline whenever and wherever need takes them. 

Iridium 9555 Satellite Phone, Battery AC charger with International Plugs, Hands-free earpiece, Quick Start Guide. Free Protective Case Included

Understanding Iridium's Satellite Network 

The Iridium system is a satellite-based, wireless personal communications network providing a robust suite of voice and data features all over the globe. It is comprised of three principal components -- the satellite network, the ground network and the Iridium subscriber products, including phones and data modems.

The design of the Iridium network allows voice and data messages to be routed anywhere in the world. Voice and data calls are relayed from one satellite to another until they reach the satellite above the Iridium handset or terminal and the signal is relayed back to Earth. When an Iridium customer places a call from a handset or terminal, it connects to whatever satellite happens to be overhead, and is relayed among satellites around the globe to whatever satellite is above the appropriate Earth gateway, which downlinks the call and transfers it to the global public voice network or Internet so that it reaches the recipient.

The satellites are in a near-polar orbit at an altitude of 485 miles (780 km). The 66 active satellites fly in formation in six orbital planes, evenly spaced around the planet, each with 11 satellites equally spaced apart from each other in that orbital plane.

A single satellite completely circles the Earth once every 100 minutes, traveling at a rate of 16,832 miles per hour, and traveling from horizon to horizon across the sky in about ten minutes. As a satellite moves out of reach, the call is seamlessly handed over to the next satellite coming into view.

Since Iridium is a LEO satellite system, voice delays are typically unnoticeable. Other mobile satellite systems use Geostationary Earth Orbits (GEOs), which, by comparison, are about 22,300 miles above the equator. As a result, latency can be quite high, causing speakers to have to wait for each other to finish. GEOs are also largely ineffective in more northern or southern latitudes. The curvature of the Earth disrupts message transmission when attempted at the edge of a GEO satellite's footprint.

Each Iridium satellite is cross-linked to four other satellites - two satellites in the same orbital plane and two in an adjacent plane. These links create a dynamic network in space - calls are routed among Iridium satellites without touching the ground, creating a highly secure and reliable connection. Cross-links make Iridium particularly impervious to natural disasters - such as hurricanes, tsunamis and earthquakes - that can damage ground-based wireless towers since cross-links are space-based.

The Iridium ground network is comprised of the system control segment and telephony gateways used to connect into the terrestrial telephone system. With centralized management of the Iridium network, the system control segment supplies global operational support and control services for the satellite constellation, delivers satellite tracking data to the gateways, and controls the termination of Iridium messaging services.

The system control segment consists of three primary components -- four telemetry tracking and command/control (TTAC) stations, the operational support network, and the satellite network operation center (SNOC). Ku-Band feeder links and cross-links throughout the satellite constellation supply the connections among the system control segment, the satellites and the gateways.

Gateways are the ground-based antennas and electronics that provide voice and data services, messaging, prepaid and postpaid billing services, as well as other customer services. The gateways are responsible for the support and management of mobile subscribers and the interconnection of the Iridium network to the terrestrial phone system. Gateways also provide management functions for their own network elements and links.

Additional Information

Part Number BPKT0801-U

Iridium 9555 has many exciting new features

-Compact physical footprint for streamlined portability 
-Internally stowed antenna
-Intuitive user interface for out-of-the-box functionality 
-Water, shock and dust resistance for unparalleled durability
-200 Character illuminated graphic display
-Emergency calling
-Headset and hands-free capability
-Mini USB data port  
-Emergency calling
-Volume adjustment (earpiece or ringer)  
-Two-way SMS and short email capability
-Auto redial notification (system busy)
-International access by dialing 00 or using (+) 
-Calls history retains received, missed, and dialed calls
-VibraCall alert feature
-integrated speakerphone
-One-Touch dialing 
-SIM-based address book with 155 entry capacity
- Last 10 numbers dialed
-Keypad lock and PIN
-User-configurable call timers to manage costs
-Memory scroll by location number 
-100 entry internal address book


Iridium 9555 Handset Specifications

-Dimensions: 143 mm L x 55 mm W x 30 mmD
-Volume, signal, and battery strength meters
-Weight:Under 266 g (9.38 ounces)
-4.0 hours Talk Time
-30 hours Standby Time
-Operating range: -10 to +55 ºC
-200-character illuminated graphic display
-Illuminated weather resistant keypad
-32-digit number capacity phone book
-21 Language choices for prompts
-Selectable ringer and alert tone-8 choices
-SIM base
-Data Bearer Service 2400 baud-supporting V.42 bit compression
-Quick-connect to Iridium voicemail

Network Iridium
Brand Iridium
Package Includes Iridium 9555 Satellite Phone, Battery AC charger with International Plugs, Hands-free earpiece, Quick Start Guide, Free Protective Case
Airtime Rates


Iridium Monthly Subscription Plans

Exclusive from SatPhoneStore - 10 Bonus minutes on select monthly plans.


   Monthly Fee      Bundled Minutes   Voice CallsSMS   Contract Term   
Monthly Emergency     $25.00 0/Month $5.99/Minute     N/A 12 Months
Monthly 10 $49.95 20/Month $1.29/Minute $0.60/Message     12 Months
Monthly 30 $60.00 40/Month $1.19/Minute $0.60/Message 12 Months
Monthly 100 $135.00 110/Month $1.09/Minute $0.60/Message 12 Months
Monthly 250 $265.00 260/Month $0.99/Minute $0.60/Message 12 Months


* Rollover option available for $5 per month.
** Applied after Bundled Units are exceeded.

One time $50 Activation Fee
Free Incoming Calls and SMS for all plans EXCEPT Emergency Plan 

Iridium Annual Subscription Plans


    Annual Fee      Bundled Minutes   Voice CallsSMS   Contract Term   
Annual Emergency     $300 0/Year $5.99/Minute     N/A   12 Months
Annual 120 $599 120/Year $1.29/Minute $0.60/Message     12 Months
Annual 360 $720 360/Year $1.19/Minute $0.60/Message 12 Months
Annual 1200 $1,620 1,200/Year $1.09/Minute $0.60/Message 12 Months
Annual 3000 $3,180 3,000/Year $0.99/Minute $0.60/Message 12 Months


* Applied after Bundled Units are exceeded.

One time $50 Activation Fee
Free Incoming Calls and SMS for all plans EXCEPT Emergency Plan



Iridium Prepaid Airtime - Global 



    Price   Effective Rate   Validity Period
75 Minutes $160 $2.13/Minute     1 Month    
150 Minutes $320 $2.13/Minute 2 Months
200 Minutes $480 $2.40/Minute 6 Months
300 Minutes $550 $1.83/Minute 1 Year*
500 Minutes $730 $1.46/Minute 1 Year
750 Minutes $745 $0.99/Minute 6 Months*
1,000 Minutes $1,450 $1.45/Minute 2 Years
3,000 Minutes $2,895 $0.97/Minute 2 Years
5,000 Minutes $4,250 $0.85/Minute 2 Years


Iridium Global Prepaid Minutes are reloadable.  If more minutes are loaded prior to any existing minutes expiration date, the existing minutes carry forward and expire along with the new minutes.
* Reloadable, but minutes do not carry forward.


Iridium Prepaid Airtime - Regional


    Region   Price   Per Minute Rate   Validity Period
300 Minutes Africa $290 $0.97 1 Year
200 Minutes Canada/Alaska
(Northern Lights)


$1.02 6 Months
200 Minutes Latin America $199 $0.99 6 Months
500 Minutes Mid East/N. Africa
$450 $0.90 1 Year*


Iridium Regional Prepaid minute balances do not carry forward upon reload, and will not work outside of the region indicated.
* MENA Voucher is reloadable, but existing minutes do not carry forward; also works worldwide but minutes expire at a faster rate. 


Coverage Map

Coverage Areas Worldwide, North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, Polar

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