The XT-Hotspot is a pocket-sized wireless router for use with the Thuraya XT satellite phone. Multiple users with smart phones, tablets, or laptops can simultaneously access the internet over Thuraya's GmPRS satellite network using the Wi-Fi connection provided by the hotspot. Thuraya GmPRS service provides up to 60 kbps (down) and up to 15 kbps (up).
The Wi-Fi zone extends up to 30 meters (98 feet) from the XT-Hotspot.
The XT-Hotspot will run about 4 hours on its internal battery. An optional solar charger can be used to recharge the XT-Hotspot, the Thuraya XT satellite phone and other small electronics such as smart phones tablets and laptops.
Thuraya Coverage Map
The dark blue area in the Thuraya Coverage Map above represents the primary coverage region of Thuraya. A list of covered countries is also shown below. Weaker "fringe" coverage may exist in the light blue areas. Even in the primary coverage regions, coverage can be blocked by nearby terrain features such as mountains or trees. You must have a direct line of sight between yourself and the Thuraya satellite to be able to make calls. Outfitter Satellite recommends that Thuraya customers verify that they know how to make calls before leaving for a remote location. If you have a prepaid SIM card, make sure you know how to check your balance and reload your SIM card.
If you have a GSM-cellular capable Thuraya phone such as the HNS-7201, SG-2520, or Thuraya XT DUAL, you will have additional GSM cellular coverage in many countries. Different regional operators charge different rates and some features of the Thuraya phone may not be supported by all GSM operators. As a rule, GSM operators in third world countries charge more for calls than the cost of Thuraya satellite-mode calls.
Central African Republic
DPR of Korea
East China Sea
Isle of Man
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Korea
United Arab Emirates