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Option #7: Iridium & Inmarsat SIM Card Hire

If you already own a satellite phone or satellite equipment and don’t want to enter into a 12-month subscription contract then why not hire a sim card? Only pay for what you need, when you need it! 

All Iridium or Inmarsat SIM cards hired within Australia have the inclusion of a local 10-digit 04 mobile number so no fancy dialing prefixes are required, you simply dial normally as if you were using a mobile phone. This also means that anyone can call the Satphone at standard mobile rates! We also hire international SIM cards for those traveling abroad.

Renting a sim card for your existing satphone can often be the quickest and most cost effective way to stay safe and in touch when traveling or working off grid. 

We cater for general work/travel scenarios but also offer government and corporate rental options for both satellite hardware & sim cards. 

GlobalSat provides a variety of airtime solutions for all Iridium and Inmarsat services within AUSTRALIA and INTERNATIONAL. Equipment and sim cards are kept in stock and can be dispatched at short notice.

Rental or Postpaid options not your thing? Talk to us about our PREPAID airtime options too, we offer prepaid sim cards for both Iridium & Inmarsat services.

Minimum rental period for all sim cards is 7 days. Call data records are issued in an itemised bill after the rental period, at the beginning of the following month.

We ship ALL sim cards Australia wide for FREE with same day dispatch GUARANTEED!

ALL of our rental phones have FREE incoming emails to the phone allowing friends, family, work colleagues, etc. to message you from their desktop or smartphone email service at ZERO cost 

Per Day Pricing ScalePrice
4-7 Days$10.00
8-22 Days$6.50
23-35 Days$5.00
36-90 Days$4.00
91+ Days$3.00
Long Term HirePOA


  • Minimun hire period / charge = 4 Days
  • 10 digit mobile number on all Satphones
  • No additonal cost for SIM card (active SIM included in kit)
  • Airtime usage is the only additional cost
  • Free incoming calls
  • $2.80 per minute for outbound phone calls
  • $1.25 per outbound text message
  • $10 local shipping | $25 country wide (express service)
  • Prices include GST & are subject to change without notice

Airtime Charges

Voice Calls: $2.80 per minute (billed in 60-second increments)
Text Messages: $1.25 per text (160 characters)

*NOTE: International SIM cards incur higher call & text charges.