How do I make calls to/from the Iridium system?

Note: Iridium phones must have line-of-sight to a satellite to work. You should not use an Iridium phone in a building or by an obstruction.

Example 1 – Originating a call from a landline phone in the United States terminating to an Iridium satellite phone. It does not matter where the satellite phone is located, the dialing is the same.

From the landline phone, dial: 011 8816 XXX XXXXX

011, International Direct Dial (IDD) access code for United States/8816 XXX XXXXX, the MSISDNM

Example 2 – Originating a call from a landline phone outside of the United States terminating to an Iridium satellite phone. It does not matter where the ISU is located, the dialing pattern is the same.

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.

Example 3 – Originating a call from the Iridium satellite phone (does not matter where the satellite phone is located) to a landline phone located in the United States.

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.

Example 4 – Originating a call from an Iridium satellite phone (does not matter where the satellite phone is located) to a landline phone located in another country.

From the satellite phone, dial: 00 CC XXXXXX

00, for all outbound calls from satellite phone/CC, country code/XXXXXX, actual number.

Example 5 – Originating a call from an Iridium satellite phone (does not matter where the satellite phone is located) to another Iridium satellite phone.

From the satellite phone, dial: 00 8816 XXX XXXXX