Iridium Latin America Prepaid Satellite Phone Card


The Iridium Latin America 200 to 500 Minute Global Prepaid satellite phone cards fit any budget. With no activation fees and a range of expiry options, you will have access to affordable airtime in the Latin American region, and up to 12 nautical miles into coastal waters. These prepaid cards are also perfect for seasonal short-term use, or anyone on a fixed budget because airtime is purchased in advance.

With an Iridium Latin America Prepaid SIM Card from Roadpost, you’ll enjoy great value and convenient 24/7 online access to activate your card or refill your airtime.


  • FREE incoming calls and text
  • FREE voicemail
  • Minutes valid in region to anywhere in the world
  • No activation fee
  • Convenient online activation and airtime refills
  • Works with all Iridium satellite phones


Latin America Coverage

The Iridium Latin America Prepaid Satellite Phone Card works in Central America, Mexico, South America and up to 12 nautical miles into coastal waters.

Iridium Latin America Prepaid Terms & Conditions

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  • Valid for use in Latin America and up to 12 nautical miles into coastal waters. It does not work outside of this region. Latin America includes the following countries: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guiana, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela
  • SIM cards must be activated within 1 year of purchase
  • The expiry date of your SIM card begins when the card is activated or refilled
  • Airtime included is estimated based on burn rates*. Usage types can be combined and will be deducted accordingly
  • Calls are decremented in 20 second increments, texts are decremented per message
  • Calls to check voicemail are considered outgoing calls
  • Airtime can be refilled at the then current retail rate of the card, prior to expiry, by logging in to your Roadpost account. When you refill, your unused airtime rolls over, your expiry date is automatically extended from the refill date and you retain your original Iridium phone number
  • Airtime balance can be carried forward for a maximum of 3 years
  • Regional prepaid cards operate in designated regions for targeted customer groups. There is a small percentage of instances where the geographic restriction will extend or retract from the regions listed and service is not guaranteed
  • Embargo restrictions apply, please check with the local Consulate and refer to the Iridium Coverage section
  • Roadpost Service Terms apply

TIP: If you will be traveling outside Latin America, the Iridium Global Prepaid Card or Iridium Global Monthly Service Plan may be the best option. Shop Iridium Global Prepaid Cards

*Note: Please refer to the Burn Rate Table

Iridium Latin America Prepaid Burn Rates

Latin America Iridium Prepaid Card 200 Min 500 Min
Iridium Units 12,000 Units 30,000 Units
Landline or cellular (from card region to anywhere) 60 units 60 units
Voicemail retrieval 30 units 30 units
Other Iridium 30 units 30 units
Text messages 30 units 30 units
Other satellite networks 810 units 810 units
Data calls (to landline/cellular) 60 units 60 units
Data calls (to Iridium) 30 units 30 units
Voice calls FREE FREE
Text messages FREE FREE
Two-stage dialled 60 units 60 units

*Note: Burn rates are per minute unless otherwise specified. All rates are applicable within the specified card region.

Iridium Network Overview

The Iridium network is largest commercial satellite network in the world and the only network that offers true global communications coverage over 100% of the planet. Uniquely, Iridium satellite coverage map spans Earth’s polar regions and every inch of land, sea or sky in between.

Reliable, seamless voice and data coverage everywhere is a compelling advantage of the Iridium communications network, but there’s more. Iridium’s low-earth orbiting (LEO) network advantage also enables the use of smaller omni-directional antennas, resulting in devices with a compact, lightweight and streamlined form factor and shorter network registration times. In a nutshell, Iridium is a great choice for anyone that wants to have access to satellite voice and data anywhere on earth, or wants to be able to use their satellite phone while moving around.

The Iridium constellation consists of 75 satellites (66 operational and 9 in-orbit spares) that are cross-linked in space just 780 kilometers above Earth. Because Iridium is the largest constellation, and orbits closer to earth than other networks, Iridium users enjoy worldwide access to phone, text, or data services with shorter network registration times and low communications latency. The large number of cross-linked Iridium satellites also makes it easier to maintain a connection while walking-and-talking on your satellite phone, while a variety of external antenna and docking stations can be used to extend the utility of Iridium devices for use in a building, vehicle, small plane or on a vessel.

Iridium network coverage map

Does the Iridium Network Cover the Entire Planet?

With a constellation consisting of 66 low-earth orbiting (LEO) satellites, cross-linked to operate as a fully meshed network, several overlapping satellites ensure coverage over the entire globe.

With Iridium there are no coverage gaps and an independent study found that Iridium satellite phone call quality and call completion rates are superior to its competition. This is one of the reasons that the US Military uses Iridium communications network.

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