Thuraya satellite phones provides voice, text, and always-on internet access as fast as 60 kbps down / 15 kbps up with regional coverage in much of Europe, northern and central Africa, the Middle East, central and southeastern Asia, India, Japan and Australia. Thuraya IP internet terminals provide data rates up to 444 kbps.
Thuraya Coverage Area
The dark blue area in the Thuraya Coverage Map above represents the primary coverage region for Thuraya. Weaker "fringe" coverage may exist in the light blue areas. Even in primary coverage regions, service can be blocked by nearby terrain features such as mountains, and you must have a direct line of sight between yourself and the Thuraya satellite to be able to make calls. If you are using a GSM-cellular capable Thuraya phone model such as the Thuraya XT DUAL, you should have additional GSM cellular coverage in many countries which is provided by local GSM operators. The coverage map shown below only describes Thuraya-mode coverage.
Thuraya SIM cards can be ordered here. There is an upfront charge for Prepay SIM cards, but postpaid SIM cards are available at no charge and will be delivered free to any US address. Our most popular Thuraya monthly-billed plans are shown below: