Iridium Certus terminals use the second generation Iridium NEXT satellites to provide broadband internet access up to 352 kbps up and down. IP data is available on a best effort shared bandwidth effort and is billed by the megabyte. Each terminal has 3 voice lines and superb sound quality. Each of the 3 phone lines can be configured as a standard line, a standard line with US number access or as a crew line for use with prepaid scratch cards. Streaming data suitable for video and other high performance applications is billed by the minute of connection time and is available at data speeds up to 256 kbps. Iridium Short Burst Data (SBD) is available as an optional service.
Iridium OpenPort plans offer broadband internet with up to 128 kbps data speed and various monthly data bundles. The Iridium Pilot terminal offers 3 voice lines, each of which can be configured separately to be a Standard Line, Crew Line, or Captain's Line. The +1 Access U.S. Phone Number option is available for Standard and Captain's lines. Various monthly bundle packages are available for Standard or Captain's lines. Crew lines are only capable of making outbound calls through the use of Scratch Cards.