- Note that the SIM Card format is Standard (you will also see this in your owner’s manual).
- Loosen Standard SIM which is the outer SIM.
- Insert the SIM Card in your Satellite Phone, the SIM Card holder should be located under the battery (for further instructions consult your satellite phone owner’s manual).
- If you require further assistance please call Pivotel Customer Care on +1 865 379 8723. For more information see SIM HELP
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For quick reference, you can also use the following test numbers provided by Iridium and Inmarsat.
If customers find that their phones are not operational through this process, please call our support line 865.379.8723 to get further assistance.
Your online account can be accessed by going to Pivotel Selfcare and entering your account number and account password on the login page. You will also find a link on Pivotel’s navigation located at the top of each page. An account was set up for you when your service was activated. You can find your login credentials in your dialing instruction/service confirmation email. If you cannot locate your credentials, please call our friendly Customer Care team on +1 865 379 8723 who will arrange a new password for you.
Pivotel provides a voicemail service so you never miss a call. To set up your voicemail call the voicemail access shortcode 121 or +61424212121 from your Iridium phone for the initial set up. Once connected, follow the voice prompt to set up your 4-digit pin, confirm your time zone and record a message if you want.
You can also save you can also choose to save the voicemail access number in your Iridium phone for easy access. To do this, select Menu > Voicemail > Voicemail Settings > Number then enter +61424212121 and select save. Calls to voicemail from your Iridium phone are charged at your standard outgoing call rates.
Once your voicemail is set up you can either access it from your Iridium phone using the +61424212121 or can call your +18882886880from another phone then press the (#) once the message starts and enter your pin code. Call to your voicemail from a landline or mobile phone will incur charges specific to these services.
In most cases, your satellite phone or terminal can display the number assigned to the phone. Please refer to your phone user manual for instructions.
You can also find your number in the initial activation confirmation and "Dialing Instructions" email that we send when you first activate your service.
We recommend using International formats to store and dial calls, which means your satellite phone number will be +1XXXXXXXXXX To call numbers from your handset you need to dial using the international format for example +1XXXXXXXXXX.
With monthly plans, you pay a one-time activation fee (generally $50) for the ability to activate and deactivate service on a monthly basis. You can deactivate your number and pay a small fee (generally $5/month) to keep your number while it is inactive so that you can use it again when you reactivate your service.
With annual plans, you commit to purchase service for 12 continuous months and activation is free.
Prepaid plans let you purchase a set amount of usage, usually in minutes, that's good over a period of time. For example, a popular prepaid plan lets you buy 500 minutes good for up to 12 months. At the end of 12 months, you either lose any minutes you haven't used or need to buy another prepaid plan and can roll over remaining minutes.
Prepaid plans are simple but have several disadvantages:
That said, prepaid remains a good option if you know exactly when, where, and how much airtime you need, have credit challenges, or will be handing the phone to someone you don't trust to use a reasonable amount of airtime. For almost all people, however, Pivotel monthly or annual plans are more affordable and more convenient
Monthly and Annual Postpaid Plans
Pivotel postpaid plans are either monthly or annual. They give a certain amount of value per month, and when call or text the amount is deducted from the included value, or added as a per-minute or per-text charge if you use more than the included value. This has several advantages.