Outfitter Satellite is your source for Iridium mobile phones, IsatPhone sat phones, portable internet BGAN, marine satellite phones solutions, and beyond. We are a family-owned small business based out of Nashville, Tennessee, founded over twenty years ago in 1995. We are passionate about what we do, and we believe that’s a huge reason we’ve lasted over two decades as a satcom equipment company. We hang our hat on fundamental principles like providing high-quality products with fast delivery times and world-class customer support 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We offer new and used satellite phones as well as rental options, so no matter if your need is short-term or budget-influenced, there is a good chance we can set you up with a satcom solution that will help you thrive in whatever situation you find yourself in. Thousands around the globe have experienced the reliable connectivity that we provide our customers with.
Customer Support Before And After Your Purchase
Although each customer has different needs, we will work closely with you to develop a tailored solution specific to the kind of trip you are going on. If you would like our support while making your decision, we’ll walk with you through some basic questions regarding your travel plans to determine your best selection. Terrain type, temperature, the need for internet connectivity, and other variables are all important as we help you on your way. We’ll leave no stone unturned, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you would like our assistance!
We are proud to carry Thuraya phones among our satcom equipment. Thuraya is a mobile satellite communications company that creates high-quality satellite phones, among other satcom equipment, with the intention of providing their users with flexible, dependable, and innovative technology. With customers found around the world hailing from a variety of industries and backgrounds, Thuraya satellite equipment is used by governments, NGOs, along with those in energy, media, and marine sectors. Thuraya has been the recipient of numerous awards since their inception, with recent accolades including the Telecom Review Best Satellite Operate (2017), Satellite PRO MSS Operate of the Year (2017), MSUA Top Land Mobility Innovation, and SILA satellite Humanitarian of the Year (2016).
Clearly, this is a satcom technology provider that’s worth their salt. After all, that’s why we carry their exceptional products here at Outfitter Satellite. Today’s post is dedicated to highlighting the various Thuraya phones for sale here at Outfitter Satellite. We understand that the decision-making process isn’t always an easy one with regards to finding a satellite phone plan that is right for your particular needs, so allow us to highlight some of the features and benefits that can be found with the Thuraya satellite phones in stock. So read on if you could use a little guidance while you are in-market for a satellite phone rental or purchase!
General Thuraya Advantages
One of the key advantages that Thuraya boasts is that within its own regional coverage area, Thuraya offers the small satellite phones available. But before you get concerned about the phrase “its own regional coverage area,” be sure to check out the link above to see a visual representation of the primary coverage region of Thuraya. As you can tell from the map, the coverage area extends to Europe, the Middle East, central Africa, southeastern Asia, the Indian subcontinent, Japan, Australia, and beyond.
On the coverage map, you’ll notice that there is a dark blue “primary region” area along with a light blue, “fringe” coverage region. Whether you are in the primary or secondary region, coverage might be blocked by the local terrain of your area. That’s why we advise you to make sure that you’ll have a direct line of sight between the Thuraya satellite and yourself to be able to make calls. We also encourage our customers to make a few practice calls before you go out to your remote location. Doing a test run to make sure you are comfortable with the equipment is a very good idea when it is something as vital as communication in an obscure and isolated location.
Thuraya Equipment Options
From Thuraya handheld satellite phones to the SatSleeve+ hotspot for your smartphone, there is a range of equipment options Thuraya has to offer. Also included on this list are docking stations for in-building and vehicular applications along with high-speed data terminals. Other features that are available (depending on which service plan you select) include voice, texting, 9.6 kbps circuit-switched data, and always-on GmPRS packet data internet access. The latter of which can get up to 60 kbps download speed and achieve 15 kbps upload speed. If you are interested in a Thuraya IP+ internet terminal, you’ll be pleased to learn they can reach up to 444 kbps.
Don’t worry, if these sound like arbitrary features and numbers to you, that’s okay. Again, we’ll be happy to walk you through the meaning of these features and specifications so that you are confident about what you are purchasing.
Thuraya Satellite Phones
In addition to a comprehensive selection of solar panels and battery packs for Thuraya satellite phones or terminals we’d like to make sure our readers are aware of, we’d like to transition to the meat and potatoes of today’s post — the Thuraya sat phones themselves!
If you are looking for the Thuraya phone with all the bells and whistles, your search can stop right here. The most feature-rich of all Thuraya satellite phones, the XT-PRo includes built-in GPS, BeiDou, and Glonass capability to make sure that the phone is optimally functioning no matter your location. With a display protected by hardened Gorilla® glass to ensure performance even in extreme environments, the screen also comes with glare resistance and a brightness sensor to automatically adjust the display backlight for the user’s ease of use.
The Thuraya Xt-Pro is capable of fax, data (9.6 kbps circuit-switched data), SMS short messages, and the previously mentioned GMPRS internet access up to 60 kbps on download and 15 kbps on upload.
While we are discussing it, the docking station for the Thuraya XT-Pro is a necessary addition for effective use of the Thuraya phone if you’d like to use it in a vehicle or building. Find out more about the docking station options along with our recommendations by following the link above.
Thuraya XT-LITE Handheld Satellite Phone
If you are looking for many of the same features that the XT-PRO has but you aren’t looking to take such a big bite out of your wallet, the Thuraya XT-LITE satellite phone is the more economical version. With voice and SMS messaging along with 6 hours of talk time or 80 hours of standby time, you can count on this Thuraya sat phone to get the job done when you need it to. However, there are no docking stations or 9.6 kbps data or GmPRS functionality with the XT-LITE.
If you are wondering if there is a way to convert your smartphone into a satellite phone, we have the simplest and fastest solution for you at Outfitter Satellite. The Thuraya SatSlevee+ works for your iPhone or Android, with a compact adapter letting you use your smartphone to send SMS and make calls outside the cellular terrestrial networks. This is accomplished using the Thuraya network, which works in tandem with the Thuraya SatSleeve Hotspot App to make calls, send texts, send emails, or even tweet a tweet on Twitter! Check out our review article for more details.