Iridium Two-Stage Dialing – 2-Stage Process Information

Calling Iridium phone numbers can generate high call charges for the calling party. The 2 Stage Dialing service makes calling all Iridium subscribers less expensive for the caller.

The caller dials the Iridium Gateway number. (+1 480 768 2500) The caller then follows the instructions, enters the Iridium phone number they wish to reach and they will be connected to the number. Subscribers proceed as usual when receiving calls via 2 Stage Dialing, as well as dialling outbound calls.

2 Stage Dialing Charges:
Cost per minute to receive the call = $1.35
Cost per minute to the caller = cost per minute to a US phone number

Why use Iridium 2 Stage Dialing?

No activation fee or monthly fee
Less expensive for the caller
Available to both post-paid and pre-paid Iridium subscribers
A flexible service – Iridium users can manage their call costs by giving the Iridium Gateway phone number or their Iridium phone number
Alternatives to Iridium 2 Stage Dialing

Iridium subscribers can also take advantage of the Iridium +1 Access Service. This reduces call costs to Iridium post-paid subscribers only. The main difference is that the Iridium phone subscriber receives their own unique +1 phone number which when dialled will divert automatically to the Iridium phone number.

Two-Stage Calling allows to call an Iridium phone without incurring high charges of calling to satellite phones. The cost of the
call is charged to the Iridium subscriber.
– Dial 1-480-768-2500 from your landline or cell phone*, you should hear the following message: “Welcome to the Iridium
Satellite Global Network”.
– Enter the Iridium 12 digit satellite phone number (8816XXXXXXXX) you would like to reach.
* Long-distance call charges to a US number will apply to your phone bill.

Calling Iridium phone numbers can generate high call charges for the calling party. The 2 Stage Dialing service makes calling all Iridium subscribers less expensive for the caller.

The caller dials the Iridium Gateway number. (+1 480 768 2500) The caller then follows the instructions, enters the Iridium phone number they wish to reach and they will be connected to the number. Subscribers proceed as usual when receiving calls via 2 Stage Dialing, as well as dialing outbound calls.

2 Stage Dialing Charges:

Cost per minute to receive the call (Post Paid Plans) = $1.35
Cost per minute to receive the call (Prepaid Plans) = Normal minute rate (Aproximatly $1.75/min)
Cost per minute to the caller = cost per minute to a US phone number

Why use Iridium 2 Stage Dialing?

No activation fee or monthly fee
Less expensive for the caller
Available to both post-paid and pre-paid Iridium subscribers
A flexible service – Iridium users can manage their call costs by giving the Iridium Gateway phone number or their Iridium phone number

Two-Stage Dialing
The Iridium two-stage dialing service allows callers to dial your Iridium phone from anywhere by calling into an Arizona (480-768-2500) area code number and entering your Iridium phone number. Usually the incoming call is paid for by the caller. With Iridium two-stage dialing, the call is routed to your Iridium handset, and thus the Iridium subscriber is now responsible for the cost of the call.
This solves the problem of some telephone carriers not accessing the 881 country code.

Iridium postpaid monthly plans:

$1.60 per incoming minute

Iridium prepaid plans:

Minutes are debited at the normal minute rate.

With Iridium two-stage dialing, the cost to the caller is only a regular long-distance or international phone call to Arizona, which is often much less expensive than Iridium rates charged by long-distance carriers. Remember, if the caller dials your Iridium phone number directly, there is no cost to you for the incoming call.

Current customers can call or e-mail the FSC headquarters for your call-in number. Be sure to have your Iridium phone number ready. Please feel free to contact us.

There are three methods: 1) Two-Stage Dialing, 2) +1 Access Dialing, and 3) Direct Dialing.

TWO-STAGE DIALING: The most economical way to call an Iridium phone is to use two-stage dialing. To do this from a U.S. landline, dial 1 480 768 2500 and enter the 12-digit Iridium mobile number. The caller will hear “YOUR CALL IS BEING FORWARDED, PLEASE DO NOT HANG UP”. Be patient as it can take 20 to 30 seconds to connect the call. The inbound call to your Iridium is charged to your Iridium account.

+1 ACCESS: This is an optional service (currently the fee is $9.95/month) that assigns a dedicated U.S. phone number to your Iridium mobile phone. Calls made to that number are automatically forwarded to the Iridium phone and billed to the Iridium phone’s account at a rate found in your service agreement.