Iridium MEA 500 Min Prepaid Service
Iridium MEA 500 Min Prepaid Service

Iridium MEA 500 Min Prepaid Service

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The Iridium MEA 500 Minute Prepaid Satellite Phone Card provides affordable airtime for users in the Middle East, Africa and up to 12 nautical miles into coastal waters. With no activation fees and a one-year expiry, this prepaid card is perfect for seasonal short-term use, or anyone on a fixed budget because airtime is purchased in advance. At BlueCosmo, you'll always get great value and enjoy the ease of managing your airtime online anytime!


  • 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

NEED TO REFILL AIRTIME? To refill airtime on a prepaid card you already have, log in to your BlueCosmo account and select “Manage Prepaid Refills” from the menu. Learn more.

Iridium MEA 500 Minute Card (1 year)   + $440.00


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Manage Airtime Online

Manage Airtime Online

Easy and convenient. Your BlueCosmo account gives you 24/7 access to manage your prepaid card online:

Activate your prepaid card(s) online anytime

Refill your airtime when your balance is low or nearing expiry, or choose our handy auto-refill option*

Extend the expiry date of your unused airtime*

Receive text or email alerts when your airtime is running low or about to expire

*As applicable according to your type of card.

Coverage Map

MEA Coverage

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The Iridium MEA Prepaid Satellite Phone Card works in the following countries and regions, and 12 nautical miles into coastal waters:

African Countries

  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Glorioso Islands
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Ivory Coast
  • Juan De Nova Island
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mayotte
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Reunion
  • Rwanda
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Middle Eastern Countries

  • Bahrain
  • Cyprus
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Yemen
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Due to the small geographical size and/or location of islands included in this list, calls may be interpreted by the system as originating from international waters and calls may be restricted. Therefore, the MEA rate or service availability is not guaranteed for these areas. U.S. government regulations forbid Iridium Satellite and/or its affiliates from offering equipment or providing the Iridium service in Cuba, North Korea, Iran, Syria, nor to any entity identified in the "Specially Designated Nationals and “Blocked Persons" list maintained by the US Office of Foreign Assets Control. Iridium recommends customers check with the local consulate of the country they are travelling to in order to ensure satellite phone use is allowed.

Detailed Terms

Iridium MEA Prepaid Terms & Conditions

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  • Valid from the Middle East and Africa only. This card does not work outside this region. Middle East and Africa include the following countries and regions: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Glorioso Islands, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Juan De Nova Island, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.
  • SIM cards must be activated within 1 year of purchase
  • 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 BlueCosmo account. When you refill, your unused airtime rolls over, your expiry date is automatically extended by from the refill da te 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
  • BlueCosmo Service Terms apply

TIP: If you will be traveling outside the Middle East and Africa, 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

Airtime Burn Rates

Iridium MEA 500 Min Burn Rates

Iridium MEA Prepaid Card 500 Min
Iridium Units 30,000 Units
Landline or cellular (from card region to anywhere) 60 units
Voicemail retrieval 48 units
Other Iridium 48 units
Text messages 30 units
Other satellite networks 906 units
Data calls (originating within region) 102 units
Voice calls FREE
Text messages FREE
Two-stage dialled 150 units

*Note: Burn rates are per minute unless otherwise specified.

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