INMARSAT Mini M

End of service notice

As of December 31, 2015, new applications for the INMARSAT Mini M 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) is offered.
Click the link below for details.

INMARSAT FB (Fleet Broadband)

In addition, INMARSAT BGAN is offered for onshore use.
Click the link below for details.

INMARSAT BGAN

Communication Charges

Apart from the costs involved in purchasing the INMARSAT Mini M equipment, charges concerning usage will occur (if you subscribe to a terminal with the inclusive license).

Contract charges ¥15,000/terminal
Basic monthly rate ¥2,000/terminal (tax free)
Communication charges (As this is an automatic call, see below)

From an INMARSAT Mini M equipment (tax free)

As of December 20, 2005

Category Destination Time slot From Japanese registered equipments From foreign registered equipments
¥/6 seconds (automatic call) US$/6 seconds (automatic call)
Group 0 Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, Philippines, Singapore Normal time ¥24 $0.20
Discount time ¥20 $0.17
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 ¥30 $0.25
Discount timeDiscount time ¥25 $0.21
Group 2 Others Normal time ¥39 $0.33
Discount time ¥25 $0.21
To IMARSAT FB/BGAN equipments Normal time ¥54 $0.45
Discount time ¥50 $0.42
To INMARSAT B equipments Normal time ¥61 $0.51
Discount time ¥57 $0.48
To INMARSAT Fleet equipments Normal time ¥48 $0.40
Discount time ¥44 $0.37
To INMARSAT M equipments Normal time ¥76 $0.64
Discount time ¥72 $0.61
To INMARSAT Mini M equipments Normal time ¥48 $0.44
Discount time ¥44 $0.41
To INMARSAT M4 equipments Normal time ¥48 $0.44
Discount time ¥44 $0.41
To Thuraya satellite mobile phones Normal time ¥69 $0.59
Discount time ¥64 $0.55
To IRIDIUM satellite mobile phones Normal time ¥84 $0.72
Discount time ¥79 $0.68
  • If you do not use an INMARSAT card, each call will be charged a service fee of 30 yen (300 yen if the call goes through Land Earth Station in another country).
  • 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 (UTC 22:00 - 06:00 the next day)
Atlantic Ocean Region - West (satellite) 08:00 - 16:00 JST (UTC 23:00 - 07:00 the next day)

From Japan to an INMARSAT Mini M equipment (tax free)

Telephone Automatic call
Every 6 seconds
From a normal telephone ¥30
From a KDDI subscriber's line ¥26
From public telephones capable of international calls 20 seconds for 100 yen
  • There are no differences in charges for different time slots with the Mini M service.
  • Communication charges are exempt from taxation.
  • All of the indicated amounts exclude tax unless otherwise specified.