Iridium Offers New Pricing, Features in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
Thursday, May 07, 2020 | Comments

Starting in January, Iridium elected to extend what was a limited time commercial offer doubling the amount of data available on Iridium Certus L-band broadband service packages for the maritime industry. The company is also giving away up to 500 minutes of free crew calling for each vessel equipped with Iridium Certus or Iridium OpenPort as a primary service, currently through the end of September.

Iridium operates as a wholesaler and relies on its network of service providers to roll out the programs it offers to customers. The offer has been rolled out to Iridium’s service provider network, and they are now operationalizing the program for each requesting vessel. Fleets interested in taking advantage of this program should reach out to their service provider or they can contact Iridium directly to help with coordination.

Iridium’s push-to-talk (PTT) service has seen increasing popularity among first responders and organizations working in remote parts of the world. The company committed to providing free PTT talk groups for responding organizations that customers can share over identified hot spots, ensuring various organizations can easily coordinate relief efforts across separate organizations without worrying about additional costs.

The company is also speeding up integration of a new local number dialing capability for all Iridium satellite phones and Iridium GO! devices. The goal is to add more than 40 countries’ local numbers, turning what would be an internationally billed call into a local call.

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