Program Overview

The annual Test Your Satellite Phone program was established by Iridium to support first responders, emergency workers, government agencies and anyone else who might be in a life-threatening situation with communications you can count on, whenever you need them.

By following the quick steps listed below to ensure the operational status of your satellite devices, you can be better prepared for a sudden emergency.

Test Your Satellite Devices and Be Prepared

The ability to communicate is absolutely critical in an emergency and Iridium is pleased to be able to continue to offer satellite phone users the opportunity to test their satellite enabled devices free of charge. Be prepared by regular testing of your satellite devices to ensure they are functional when you need it most.

As a service to all satellite phone users, Iridium provides a dedicated test number to call and ensure your device is working properly at all times. To test,

  1. Turn on your phone.
  2. Call 1-480-752-5105*
  3. If your phone is working, you will hear a call completion confirmation message as well some quick tips on proper handset usage. If you discover that your phone is not operational, contact your Iridium service provider.

*Calls from Iridium handsets will not be charged airtime.


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