What is the Silent Circle Monthly Subscription
$9.95 USD per month which includes full global communications between Silent Circle members.
Calls to non-Silent Circle members, land lines and cell phones will incur costs and will be deducted from the credit balance.
The credit balance will be maintained by the account holder. Silent Circle no longer deducts directly from credit cards although the user will need to register a valid financial institution issued credit card on their account. (Silent Circle now offers auto Top Up on monthly subscriptions. If enabled by the account holder, the system will detect when a top up is required and will bill the credit card directly to maintain a healthy credit balance.)
Calls to non-Silent Circle contacts will incur costs ranging from .5 cents per minute up to 2.00 dollars per minute in more exotic locales. The current average in North America is approximately 1 cent USD per minute. This cost is subject to change without notice.
Each billing cycle is 30 days from the last time that Silent Phone was enabled at which time the system will reach into the credit balance to deduct the next month’s fees. If there are insufficient funds, the account will be placed in suspension until the user adds credits to the credit balance and re-enables Silent Phone. This is a self-serve process.
For users who wish to not have to maintain the balance frequently can enable "auto top up". This will automatically bill the credit card if the balance drops below a certain threshold so that there are no service interruptions.