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HOW DO I MAKE CALLS TO/FROM A SATELLITE SYSTEM?

Note: Satellite phone numbers are different from land and cellular systems. Satellite phones must have line-of-sight to a satellite to work. You should not use an satellite phone in a building or by an obstruction.

HOW TO CALL FROM A SATELLITE PHONE

3 Easy Steps!

Satellite phone numbers are different from land and cellular systems. Each satellite provider has a
unique prefix followed by an eight or nine digit number.

PLACING A CALL.

It does not matter where the satellite phone is located, the dialing is the same.

DIAL THE NUMBER...

When "Registered"
Dial "00" + "Country Code"
+ "Area Code" + "Phone #"
. i.e. 00-1-480-478-1999

CONNECTED!

There will be a series of Beeps & Pauses during the connection process.

IRIDIUM

Two-Stage Dialing

Eliminate International calling fees by using this process.

DIAL: 480-768-2500

From your land-line or cellular device call the Iridium Gateway.

Listen for Prompt

"Enter the Iridium Satellite number you would like to reach"

Dial Satellite #

Expect pauses and notifications while you are connected.

HOW TO CALL TO A SATELLITE PHONE

Landline & Cellular

1: International Dialing Capabilities Required.
2: Find the Proper Exit Code in the List Below.

Dial Exit Code

Examples:
United States = 011
Australia = 0011
Mexico = 00

Dial Satellite #

Examples:
Iridium: 8816-1234-5678
Inmarsat: 8707-0123-4567
Thuraya: 882-16-9876-5432

Connecting...

May be a long pause while connecting. Sat phone must be on to receive a call. Voicemail will pick up if no answer.

Iridium Dailing Example

From the landline phone, dial: 011 8816 XXX XXXXX

011, International Direct Dial (IDD) access code for United States/8816 XXX XXXXX, the MSISDNM
From the landline phone, (i.e. France) dial: 00 8816 XXX XXXXX

00, International Direct Dial (IDD) access code for France / 8816 XXX XXXXX, the MSISDN.
From the satellite phone, dial: 00 1 602-752-XXXX

00, for all outbound calls from the satellite phone/ 1, United States country code/ 602, area code/752-XXXX, actual phone number.
From the satellite phone, dial: 00 CC XXXXXX

00, for all outbound calls from satellite phone/CC, country code/XXXXXX, actual number.
From the satellite phone, dial: 00 8816 XXX XXXXX This is a sample text. You can click on it to edit it inline or open the element options to access additional options for this element.

Iridium Coverage Map

3 Restricted Countries where an Iridium phone will not complete a call to the local phone system are: North Korea, Poland, & Hungary. Embargoed countries where we cannot guarantee service and you may have issues taking an Iridium phone through customs/border patrols: Cuba, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Angola & Yugoslavia.

Inmarsat Coverage Map

Coverage for FleetBroadband, FleetPhone, BGAN, M2M, IsatData Pro, IsatPhone. The full deployment of the Inmarsat-4 (I-4) satellite constellation, a further 3 satellite regions were created over the Earth’s major landmasses. I-4 Americas, at 98 degrees West | I-4 EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), at 25 degrees East | I-4 Asia-Pacific, at 143.5 degrees East.

Thuraya Coverage Map

Thuraya’s robust satellite network provides coverage in the most remote locations, Ensuring congestion-free satellite communications to keep you connected at all times. Thuraya device it provides a truly superior satellite communication solution beyond the boundaries of terrestrial systems and cellular networks.

Globalstar Coverage Map

Actual coverage may vary because of gateway deployment, local licensing and other factors. Service is a satellite radio technology subject to transmission limitations caused by type of terrain, service area limits, customer equipment use and other variable conditions including the functionality and orbital locations of the satellites themselves.

How Do I Make A Call From My Satellite Phone?

It's a simple, but important question that gets asked more than you think.

Satellite phone numbers are different from land and cellular systems. Each satellite provider has a unique prefix followed by an eight or nine digit number.

For Iridium, the number would begin with 8816 followed by eight digit phone number, Inmarsat begins with 870 followed by nine digit phone number, and Thuraya begins with 882 16 followed by an eight digit number.

In addition to the prefix and phone number, callers must know and use international dialing codes.

To call out from an Iridium, Inmarsat, or Thuraya satellite phone, the caller needs a clear view of the sky and the phone should be registered to the satellite network. When the phone is ready to dial enter 00 plus the country code and phone number:

For Example: 001 480 478 1999 / +1 480 478 1999 (+ = 00, Hold down the “0” Key)

To call an Iridium, Inmarsat, or Thuraya satellite phone, the caller needs to enter the international dialing code (i.e. In United States use 011, In Europe use 00, Etc*) and satellite phone number:

  • Calling from US to an Iridium phone: 011 8816 1234 5678
  • Calling from US to an Inmarsat Phone: 011 870 1234 5678
  • Calling from US to a Thuraya Phone: 011 882 16 1234 5678

International Country Codes and Exit Codes

What are Country / Exit Codes?

Country codes are used when dialing an international phone number. On the other hand, exit codes (also known as international access codes or IDD International Direct Dialing codes) are used for dialing out of your country. For example if you want to call from Anguilla to Afghanistan you must dial: 011 + 93 + phone number.

Below is a comprehensive list of all country phone codes and international exit codes. For more info on dialing a specific country (such as area codes, phone books, and more) please use the top navigation to choose your country.

What is a Trunk Code (Prefix)?

Trunk Codes are single or double digit codes used to place calls within a certain country. They are left out when dialing in from abroad.

Country Country Code Exit Code Trunk code
Albania
355
00
0
Algeria
213
00
0
American Samoa
1
011
1
Andorra
376
00
-
Angola
244
00
-
Anguilla
1
011
1
Antigua and Barbuda
1
011
1
Argentina
54
00
0
Armenia
374
00
0
Aruba
297
00
-
Ascension
247
00
-
Australia
61
0011
0
Austria
43
00
0
Azerbaijan
994
00
0
Bahamas
1
011
1
Bahrain
973
00
-
Bangladesh
880
00
0
Barbados
1
011
1
Belarus
375
810
80
Belgium
32
00
0
Belize
501
00
-
Benin
229
00
-
Bermuda
1
011
1
Bhutan
975
00
-
Bolivia
591
00
0
Bosnia and Herzegovina
387
00
0
Botswana
267
00
-
Brazil
55
0014 - Brasil Telecom
0015 - Telefonica
0021 - Embratel
0023 - Intelig
0031 - Telmar
0
British Virgin Islands
1
011
1
Brunei
673
00
-
Bulgaria
359
00
0
Burkina Faso
226
00
-
Burundi
257
00
-
Cambodia
855
001, 007, 008
0
Cameroon
237
00
-
Canada
1
011
1
Cape Verde
238
00
-
Cayman Islands
1
011
1
Central African Republic
236
00
-
Chad
235
00
-
Chile
56
1230 - Entel
1200 - Globus
1220 - Manquehue
1810 - Movistar
1690 - Netline
1710 - Telmex
0
China
86
00
0
Colombia
57
005 - UNE EPM
007 - ETB
009 - Movistar
00414 - Tigo
00468 - Avantel
00456 - Claro Fixed
00444 - Claro Mobile
0
Comoros
269
00
-
Congo
242
00
-
Cook Islands
682
00
-
Costa Rica
506
00
-
Croatia
385
00
-
Cuba
53
119
0
Curacao
599
00
0
Cyprus
357
00
-
Czech Republic
420
00
-
Democratic Republic of Congo
243
00
0
Denmark
45
00
-
Diego Garcia
246
00
-
Djibouti
253
00
-
Dominica
1
011
1
Dominican Republic
1
011
1
East Timor
670
00
-
Ecuador
593
00
0
Egypt
20
00
0
El Salvador
503
00
-
Equatorial Guinea
240
00
-
Eritrea
291
00
0
Estonia
372
00
-
Ethiopia
251
00
0
Falkland (Malvinas) Islands
500
00
-
Faroe Islands
298
00
-
Fiji
679
00
-
Finland
358
00, 990, 994, 999
0
France
33
00
0
French Guiana
594
00
0
French Polynesia
689
00
-
Gabon
241
00
-
Gambia
220
00
-
Georgia
995
00
0
Germany
49
00
0
Ghana
233
00
0
Gibraltar
350
00
-
Greece
30
00
-
Greenland
299
00
-
Grenada
1
011
1
Guadeloupe
590
00
0
Guam
1
011
1
Guatemala
502
00
-
Guinea
224
00
-
Guinea-Bissau
245
00
-
Guyana
592
001
-
Haiti
509
00
-
Honduras
504
00
-
Hong Kong
852
001
-
Hungary
36
00
06
Iceland
354
00
-
India
91
00
0
Indonesia
62
001, 008 - Indosat
007 - Telkom
009 - Bakrie Telecom
0
Inmarsat Satellite
870
00
-
Iran
98
00
0
Iraq
964
00
-
Ireland
353
00
0
Iridium Satellite
8816/8817
00
-
Israel
972
00, 012, 013, 014, 018
0
Italy
39
00
-
Ivory Coast
225
00
-
Jamaica
1
011
1
Japan
81
010
0
Jordan
962
00
0
Kazakhstan
7
8 - wait for dial tone - 10
8
Kenya
254
000 (006 and 007 to Uganda and Tanzania)
0
Kiribati
686
00
-
Kuwait
965
00
-
Kyrgyzstan
996
00
0
Laos
856
00
0
Latvia
371
00
-
Lebanon
961
00
0
Lesotho
266
00
-
Liberia
231
00
-
Libya
218
00
0
Liechtenstein
423
00
-
Lithuania
370
00
8
Luxembourg
352
00
-
Macau
853
00
-
Macedonia
389
00
0
Madagascar
261
00
0
Malawi
265
00
-
Malaysia
60
00
0
Maldives
960
00
-
Mali
223
00
-
Malta
356
00
-
Marshall Islands
692
011
1
Martinique
596
00
0
Mauritania
222
00
-
Mauritius
230
00
-
Mayotte
262
00
0
Mexico
52
00
01, 044, 045
Micronesia
691
011
1
Moldova
373
00
0
Monaco
373
00
-
Mongolia
976
001
0
Montenegro
382
00
0
Montserrat
1
011
1
Morocco
212
00
0
Mozambique
258
00
-
Myanmar
95
00
0
Namibia
264
00
0
Nauru
674
00
-
Nepal
977
00
0
Netherlands
31
00
0
Netherlands Antilles
599
00
0
New Caledonia
687
00
-
New Zealand
64
00
0
Nicaragua
505
00
0
Niger
227
00
-
Nigeria
234
00
0
Niue
683
00
-
Norfolk Island
6723
00
-
North Korea
850
99
-
Northern Marianas
1
011
1
Norway
47
00
-
Oman
968
00
-
Pakistan
92
00
0
Palau
680
011
-
Palestine
970
00
0
Panama
507
00
-
Papua New Guinea
675
00
-
Paraguay
595
00
0
Peru
51
00
0
Philippines
63
00
0
Poland
48
00
-
Portugal
351
00
-
Puerto Rico
1
011
1
Qatar
974
00
-
Reunion
262
00
0
Romania
40
0
0
Russian Federation
7
8 - wait for dial tone - 10
8
Rwanda
250
0
-
Saint Helena
290
00
-
Saint Kitts and Nevis
1
011
1
Saint Lucia
1
011
1
Saint Barthelemy
590
00
0
Saint Martin (French part)
590
00
0
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
508
00
-
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
1
011
1
Samoa
685
00
-
San Marino
378
00
-
Sao Tome and Principe
239
00
-
Saudi Arabia
966
00
-
Senegal
221
00
-
Serbia
381
00
0
Seychelles
248
00
-
Sierra Leone
232
00
-
Singapore
65
001, 008
-
Sint Maarten
1
00
1
Slovakia
421
00
0
Slovenia
386
00
0
Solomon Islands
677
00
-
Somalia
252
00
-
South Africa
27
00
0
South Korea
82
001, 002
0
South Sudan
211
00
-
Spain
34
00
-
Sri Lanka
94
00
0
Sudan
249
00
0
Suriname
597
00
0
Swaziland
268
00
-
Sweden
46
00
0
Switzerland
41
00
0
Syria
963
00
0
Taiwan
886
002
0
Tajikistan
992
8 - wait for dial tone - 10
8
Tanzania
255
000
0
Thailand
66
001
0
Thuraya Satellite
882 16
00
-
Togo
228
00
-
Tokelau
690
00
-
Tonga
676
00
-
Trinidad and Tobago
1
011
1
Tunisia
216
00
-
Turkey
90
00
0
Turkmenistan
993
8 - wait for dial tone - 10
8
Turks and Caicos Islands
1
00
1
Tuvalu
688
00
-
Uganda
256
000
-
Ukraine
380
00
0
United Arab Emirates
971
00
0
United Kingdom
44
00
0
United States of America
1
011
1
U.S. Virgin Islands
1
011
1
Uruguay
598
00
0
Uzbekistan
998
00
0
Vanuatu
678
00
-
Vatican City
379, 39
00
-
Venezuela
58
00
0
Vietnam
84
00
0
Wallis and Futuna
681
00
-
Yemen
967
00
0
Zambia
260
00
0
Zimbabwe
263
00
0
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