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 satellite phones are small compared to Iridium or Inmarsat GSPS phones. Thuraya also offers broadband internet terminals with internet data rates up to 444 kbps.
Video Overview of the Thuraya SatSleeve
Thuraya Phone and Terminal Options
Thuraya offers a variety of small handsets. Docking stations with privacy handsets and external antennas are available for indoor or vehicular applications. Small land-portable internet terminals are also available.
Outfitter Satellite offers both prepaid and monthly-billed postpaid Thuraya service plans. Plans with voice minute bundles, SMS message bundles, and GmPRS internet bundles are available. Thuraya IP broadband service is available in the form of 1-month validity 30 GB vouchers and Thuraya IP postpaid plans with unlimited usage for a fixed monthly fee.
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 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.
Countries with Thuraya Coverage
Afghanistan Albania Algeria Andorra Angola Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahrain Bangladesh Belarus Belgium Benin Bhutan Bosnia Herzegovina Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cameroon Central African Republic Chad Congo Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic DR Congo Denmark Djibouti DPR of Korea East China Sea East Timor Egypt Equatorial Guinea Eritrea
Estonia Ethiopia France Finland Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Gibraltar Greece Guam Guernsey Guinea Guinea Bissau Hungary India Indonesia Iran Iraq Ireland Isle of Man Italy Ivory Coast Japan Jersey Jordan Kenya Kazakhstan Kuwait Kyrghyzstan Laos Latvia Lebanon Liberia
Libya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macedonia Malawi Maldives Mali Malta Mauritania Moldova Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Morocco Myanmar Nepal Netherlands Niger Nigeria Norway Oman Pakistan Palestine Papua New Guinea Philipines Poland Portugal Qatar Republic of Korea Romania Russia Rwanda San Marino Saudi Arabia
Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Slovakia Slovenia Somalia Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Sweden Switzerland Syria Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Togo Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom Uzbekistan Vietnam Yemen Zambia