Thuraya offers the smallest satellite phones available in its vast coverage area which includes most of Europe, northern and central Africa, the Middle East, central and southeastern Asia, the Indian subcontinent, Japan, and Australia (see Coverage Map below).
Thuraya phone choices include stand-alone satellite phone handsets like the Thuraya XT-PRO and BYOD phones for use with your iPhone or Android smart phone like the SatSleeve+. Docking stations are available for both vehicular and in-building applications. The handheld Thuraya phones offer GmPRS always on internet speeds with up to 60 kbps down. Thuraya broadband internet terminals reach up to 444 kbps.
If you have a GSM-cellular capable Thuraya phone such as the HNS-7201, SG-2520, or 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.