INMARSAT B

Announcement of Service Termination

As of September 30, 2014, new applications for the INMARSAT B service are no longer accepted and the service will no longer be provided as of December 31, 2016.
As an alternative service, INMARSAT FB (Fleet Broadband) and KDDI Optima Marine Service are offered.
Click the link below for details.

INMARSAT FB (FleetBroadband)
KDDI Optima Marine Service (in Japanese only)

Communication Charges

Communication charges from an INMARSAT B equipment (Telephone) (tax free)

As of December 20, 2005

Category Destination Time slot From Japanese registered equipments From foreign registered equipments
Yen/6 seconds (automatic call) US$/6 seconds (automatic call)
Group 0 Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, Philippines, Singapore Normal time ¥37 $0.31
Discount time ¥25 $0.21
Group 1 U.S., Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, Canada, Mexico, China, India, Australia, New Zealand, Cyprus, Saipan, Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Greece, Norway, Russia, Spain, Canary Islands, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom Normal time ¥41 $0.35
Discount time ¥34 $0.29
Group 2 Others Normal time ¥53 $0.45
Discount time ¥34 $0.29
To IMARSAT FB/BGAN equipments Normal time ¥67 $0.56
Discount time ¥55 $0.46
To INMARSAT B equipments Normal time ¥74 $0.62
Discount time ¥62 $0.52
To INMARSAT Fleet equipments Normal time ¥61 $0.51
Discount time ¥49 $0.41
To INMARSAT M equipments Normal time ¥89 $0.75
Discount time ¥77 $0.65
To INMARSAT Mini M equipments [1] Normal time ¥61 $0.51
Discount time ¥49 $0.41
To Thuraya satellite mobile phones Normal time ¥76 $0.65
Discount time ¥64 $0.55
To IRIDIUM satellite mobile phones Normal time ¥91 $0.78
Discount time ¥79 $0.68
  • [1]
    The INMARSAT Mini M service will no longer be provided as of December 31, 2016.
  • Communication charges are exempt from taxation.

Communication charges from an INMARSAT B equipments (Telex) (tax free)

As of April 1, 2004

Destination Time slot From Japanese registered equipments From foreign registered equipments
Telex
(Yen/1 minute (auto-call))
Telex
(US$/1 minute (auto-call))
To Japan All time periods ¥440 $3.80
To Asia, America, and Oceania All time periods ¥830 $7.16
To Europe All time periods ¥1,090 $9.41
To Africa All time periods ¥1,140 $9.84
To INMARSAT B equipments All time periods ¥880 $7.60
To INMARSAT C equipments All time periods ¥815 $7.03
  • The KDDI Land Earth Station can be accessed from the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, Atlantic Ocean - East, and Atlantic Ocean - West by dialing "03." The same rate applies to all ocean regions.
  • Station-to-station and person-to-person calls are only available from the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean Regions.
  • Communication charges are exempt from taxation.

Discount rate periods for each region are as follows.

Pacific Ocean (satellite) Region 04:00 – 12:00 JST (19:00 – 03:00 UTC the next day)
Indian Ocean (satellite) Region 04:00 – 12:00 JST (19:00 – 03:00 UTC the next day)
Atlantic Ocean Region – East (satellite) 07:00 – 15:00 JST (22:00 – 06:00 UTC the next day)
Atlantic Ocean Region - West (satellite) 08:00 –16:00 JST (23:00 – 07:00 UTC the next day)
  • Asia, America, and Oceania include the following countries.
    Afghanistan (operator assisted calls only), United Arab Emirates, Yemen (former North Yemen), Israel, Iraq, Iran, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Oman, Qatar, South Korea, Cambodia, North Korea, Kuwait, Cyprus, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Taiwan, China, Nepal, Pakistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, East Timor (operator assisted calls only), Philippines, Bhutan, Brunei, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Maldives, Mongolia, Laos, Lebanon, U.S. (mainland), Alaska, Argentina, Aruba, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Virgin Islands (British), Virgin Islands, Venezuela, Uruguay, Ecuador, El Salvador, Netherlands Antilles, Guyana, Canada, Cuba, Guatemala, Guadeloupe, Grenada, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Colombia, St. Pierre and Miquelon, Jamaica, Suriname, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Christopher and Nevis, St. Lucia, Turks and Caicos Islands, Chile, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, Nicaragua, Haiti, Panama, Bahamas, Bermuda, Paraguay, Barbados, Puerto Rico, Falkland Islands, Brazil, French Guiana, Belize, Peru, Bolivia, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, Montserrat, American Samoa, Wake Island (operator assisted calls only), Vanuatu, Australia, Kiribati, Guam, Cook Islands, Christmas Island, Cocos Keeling Islands, Saipan, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Tonga, Nauru, Niue, Western Samoa, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Norfolk Island, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Hawaii, Fiji, French Polynesia, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Midway (operator assisted calls only)
  • Europe includes the following countries.
    Iceland, Ireland, Azerbaijan, Azores Islands, Albania, Armenia, Andorra, United Kingdom, Italy, Vatican, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Estonia, Austria, Netherlands, Kazakhstan, Canary Islands, Greece, Kyrgyzstan, Greenland, Georgia, Croatia, San Marino, Gibraltar, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Spanish North Africa, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Norway, Hungary, Farrow Islands, Finland, France, Bulgaria, Belarus, Belgium, Poland, Portugal, Madeira, Malta, Monaco, Moldova, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Yugoslavia, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Romania, Luxembourg, Russian Federation
  • Africa includes the following countries. Ascension Island, Algeria, Angola, Uganda, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Ghana, Republic of Cape Verde, Gabon, Cameroon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau (operator assisted calls only), Kenya, Ivory Coast, Comoros, Congo, Zaire, Sao Tome and Principe, Zambia, Sierra Leone, Djibouti, Zimbabwe, Sudan, Swaziland, Seychelles, Equatorial Guinea (operator assisted calls only), Senegal, St. Helena, Somalia (operator assisted calls only), Tanzania, Chad, Central African Republic, Tunisia, Diego Garcia (telex only), Togo, Nigeria, Namibia, Western Sahara (operator assisted calls only), Niger, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Benin, Botswana, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, South Africa, Mauritius, Mauritania, Mozambique, Morocco, Libya, Liberia, Rwanda, Lesotho, Reunion
  • All of the indicated amounts exclude tax unless otherwise specified.