Mobal's Satellite Phone expert Stephen Clough gives you a comparison of these two IsatPhone 2 services to help you decide which one is best for your needs.
Purchasing a IsatPhone 2 prepaid card is often the best option if you are working on short term or seasonal projects and you know how much airtime you'll need. It is a great way to budget as you purchase your airtime in advance. You'll get great call rates without the long term commitment of monthly subscriptions . There are no contracts, no activation fees and no ongoing monthly bills. You'll also receive SMS alerts when your minutes are running low or when your voucher is due to expire so you won't lose the airtime that you have paid for.
A great option if you need your IsatPhone 2 on a regular basis or for an extended period of time. You can even sign up for month-to-month payments rather than committing to a long term yearly agreement if you only need it for a couple of months at a time. Our monthly IsatPhone 2 subscription customers get detailed call records each month in the Mobal MyAccount facility along with the convenience of uninterrupted service and airtime that does not expire. You'll pay a monthly service fee, get access to our best call rates and you'll get the option to choose from competitive free call credit bundles.
|Best option for||Temporary projects or seasonal usage||Regular usage throughout the year|
|Plan Benefits||No monthly fees and low per call rates||Convenience, flexibility and good airtime rates|
|No minimum contract|
|Rates||From $1.10/min||Range from $0.90/min to $1.09/min|
|Free incoming calls||Free incoming calls|
|Free incoming texts||Free incoming texts|
|Free Voicemail||Free Voicemail|
|Free Call Credit|
|Does airtime expire?||Minutes expire from 90 to 365 days||Your unused call credit rolls over every month and never expires|
|Does my service expire?||SIM Card expires 30 days after voucher expiry if new voucher not added||SIM card will not expire while contract is active|
|When do I pay for my airtime?||In advance||Used minutes are billed monthly|
|Does my airtime need topping up?||Yes - when current voucher airtime has been used or expired||No|
|Do I get itemized call records?||No||Yes in your Mobal MyAccount facility|
|Coverage||Nearly Global Coverage||Nearly Global Coverage|
|Inmarsat Prepaid||Inmarsat Postpaid|
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