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Thuraya Satellite Phones









Thuraya offers quality dual-mode terminals that offer satellite and GSM connectivity. This flexibility ensures continuous and cost-effective roaming for users. Essentially, Thuraya subscribers would continue using their national land-based mobile network, but will be able to automatically switch to Thuraya satellite mode in areas that are outside the terrestrial system.

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'Direct Dial Up' Access to the Internet

With Thuraya's 'direct dial up' access to the Internet in its dual mode handset, Thuraya subscribers can browse the Internet anytime and anywhere in the coverage area. The "direct dial up' access to the Internet is offered to Thuraya subscribers with no additional Internet subscription.

The service does not require 'logging-on', nor does it ask for a user name and password. However, Thuraya post-paid subscribers need prior activation of the data service in order to connect to the Internet.

Thuraya's subscriber's can place Internet calls by connecting the phone to a PC or laptop using a Thuraya data cable. All standard Internet services such as web browsing and email services are possible using this facility. Features such as multi-link PPP are also possible using multiple Thuraya Terminals, which significantly boost data performance.

The service is available for both post-paid and prepaid as well as for GSM subscribers roaming onto Thuraya's network.


To access the Internet you need:

  • Data service activation
  • PC or Laptop.
  • Thuraya Data Cable.

How to access the Internet:

  • Thuraya subscribers and the GSM roamers, who have Data Service, can dial the short number 1722 through their laptops or PCs.
  • Users should define a normal dial up connection in their laptops and configure it to dial 1722.


  • Calls to 1722 are charged like Thuraya to Thuraya data call charges.

Subscriber benefits:

  • Easy access to the Internet from any remote area under Thuraya coverage.
  • No prior subscription to Internet Service required.
  • No international calls to access the home Internet Provider.
Thuraya's benefits:
  • Call charges of around US $ 0. 50 per minute from one Thuraya phone to another Thuraya phone. Up to US $ 1.50 per minute if routed through land line or other GSM networks (varies depending on routing)
  • Lightweight and small compact handsets
  • Easy user-friendly functionality similar to a typical GSM phone
  • Ability to select GSM or satellite modes for cost effective use This means that if you are in Thuraya’s coverage area you can make and receive calls anywhere in the world. And when outside the coverage area, you can also use your phone within a GSM compatible network.
  • Built in short messaging (SMS)
  • GPS for safety and rescue operations
  • The Thuraya SG-2520 is an advanced "smart phone" with 3-in-1 integrated technologies (satellite, GSM Tri-band and GPS) offering users an unparalleled combination of quality and performance.
  • The Thuraya SG-2520 is the only satellite tri-band phone that provides connectivity on 900/1800/1900 MHz GSM networks offering greater flexibility in high traffic GSM environments with increased phone usability and voice quality in Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe and North America
  • Handsets can be coupled with Thuraya's indoor phone unit to extend satellite functionality into closed offices
  • Satellite payphones that can be set up to serve communities in remote areas.
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