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.

SATELLITE PHONE DIALING3 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.

IRIDIUMTwo-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.

Calling To A Satellite PhoneLandline & 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 Dialing Examples

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

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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.

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'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.

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
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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.

* Each country has a different country code, here is a partial list for additional information on a specific country code visit http://www.howtocallabroad.com/codes.html

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 -
Country Country Code Exit Code Trunk Code
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 0
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
Country Country Code Exit Code Trunk Code
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 -
Country Country Code Exit Code Trunk Code
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
Country Country Code Exit Code Trunk Code
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 377 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
Country Country Code Exit Code Trunk Code
Netherlands 31 00 0
Netherlands Antilles 599 00 0
New Caledonia 687 00 -
New Zealand 64 00 0
Nicaragua 505 00 -
Niger 227 00 -
Nigeria 234 009 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 00 0
Russian Federation 7 8 - wait for dial tone - 10 8
Rwanda 250 00 -
Saint Helena 290 00 -
Saint Kitts and Nevis 1 011 1
Saint Lucia 1 011 1
Country Country Code Exit Code Trunk Code
Saint Barthelemy 590 00 0
Saint Martin (French part) 590 00 0
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 508 00 -
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1 011 1
Samoa 685 0 -
San Marino 378 00 -
Sao Tome and Principe 239 00 -
Saudi Arabia 966 00 0
Senegal 221 00 -
Serbia 381 00 0
Seychelles 248 00 -
Sierra Leone 232 00 0
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 -
Country Country Code Exit Code Trunk Code
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 0 1
Tuvalu 688 00 -
Uganda 256 000 0
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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