Iridium provides complete coverage of all ocean areas, air routes and all landmasses – even the Poles. Iridium delivers essential services to users who need communications access to and from remote areas where no other form of communication is available.
The following is a list of the restricted/embargoed countries, applying to satellite phones.
The three Restricted Countries where the Iridium phone will not complete a call to the local phone system are: N. Korea, Poland, & Hungary.
The embargoed countries where a satellite phone will work in these countries (we cannot guarantee service), but there (may be) issues taking an Iridium phone into these areas at customs/border patrols: Cuba, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Angola & Yugoslavia.
You may need special government permission to bring a satellite phone into embargoed countries.