Thuraya XT
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With a Thuraya phone, you can connect to the Thuraya satellite network that provides coverage over 160+ countries in the Middle East, North, Central and East Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe. The Thuraya network does not provide coverage over North or South America.

Operating out of the United Arab Emirates, Thuraya has 2 geosynchronous satellites that facilitate high-quality voice and data communications. The Thuraya satellite telephone is designed and built for mobility through remote and tough environments. It’s a reliable traveling companion for adventurers or seasonal workers.

Phone Features

The Thuraya XT satellite phone is a practical handset with unique features like the glare-resistant display and high contrast menu for use in direct sunlight. Other handy features include an emergency function, calendar organizer, and several clock functions. The phone battery has up to 6 hours talk time and 80 hours on standby time and an omni-directional antenna that lets you walk and talk while maintaining a quality connection.


With a polycarbonate casing and IP54 and IK03 ratings, the handset is protected against dust and water ingress. The shock resistance can handle impacts of up to 0.35 joule, which doesn’t damage the phone.

Data Capabilities

The Thuraya phone has email messaging features and GmPRS capability that allows you to access the Internet via satellite mode with a USB cable connected to a laptop or PC. Once connected, you can use the computer’s browser to access web services. The maximum GmPRS packet data speed is 60 kbit/s for download and 15 kbit/s for upload.

Price and Plans

The cost of a Thuraya satellite phone starts at just under $800 and comes with a battery, travel charger and adapters, an earpiece set, USB data cable, and antenna plugs. The handset is compatible with any Thuraya SIM or GSM SIM cards, which you can top up with prepaid airtime and data. And, if you own the Thuraya XT Pro Dual, the first dual-SIM sat phone, then you can use two different SIMs simultaneously.

The variety of phone plans give you flexibility to choose the option best suited to your needs. For minimal data use, there’s the Basic Plan with 10MB per month or if you need high data usage, the Unlimited Super Plan gives you 30GB for a monthly fee.

Thuraya XT Accessories

When you buy a Thuraya satellite phone you get the basics included in the box. However, there are numerous accessories available that can extend the use and functionality of your handset. Whether you need fixed or vehicle docking stations, or AC or solar chargers, extra cables, earphones or spare batteries, Canada Satellite stocks a wide selection for you to choose from.

Additionally, if you need to boost your satellite signal for use indoors, Thuraya’s Indoor Repeaters improve connection and quality for voice calling or data use. For high volume data, the Thuraya XT Wi-Fi Hotspot is the perfect portable and compact router that allows multiple devices and computers to connect for Internet services.

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