Originally Posted by funjohnson
It looks like the contract
term is only for a month. Do you know if they charge a fee for dormant accounts, or can you just activate when needed? Is each change to the account charged the $50 activation fee?
The Unlimited plan is month to month.. There is a $50 activation fee to activate the plan and then it will run until you say stop...
Once an iridium card deactivated it can be reactivated without changing the SIM card within 3 months of deactivation. There is a $50 activation fee. If you go longer than 3 months then you need to replace the SIM card. Many cruisers buy a pile of blank SIM cards ($10 ea) and have them in stock. Then activate the plan only for long passages. Other just activate the plan and let it run for the duration of their cruise
If your usage is going to be light then a prepaid card might be better. A 1000 minute prepaid card for Glow/GO cost $720 and is valid for a year. The minutes can be used anyway you want during that period. And... if you add minutes before the card expires you wont any minutes that might be let at the end of the period.