Please contact us to discuss if this product suits your requirement.
A great value little phone for those who just want the simplicity to make and receive calls or text messages with a standard Australian mobile number! Finds the satellite quickly and the calls are clear. The long lasting battery gives up to 6 hours talk time or 80 hours standby time. No lock in long term contracts!
The Thuraya satellite located closest to Australia is based just west of Singapore 37,000 KMS above the equator. Indicated here by red arrows. Please be aware that you will need to see a clear line of site “look up angle” above the virtual horizon in that direction. If that path is not visible due to buildings, mountains heavy foliage etc. then the phone will need be repositioned so it can see the satellite. Please consider this when selecting a satellite phone. If in doubt please contact us for an unbiased opinion of how each of the satellite phones and their respective networks will perform for you.
If you were in Alice Springs your phone would need to see an angle of 44 degrees above the "virtual" horizon which is half way up to the vertical and in a north westerly direction.
Broome 55 Darwin 50 Perth 48
Alice Springs 44 Cairns 33 Adelaide 31
Melbourne 25 Brisbane 23 Sydney 22
(These angles were calculated using the Dish Align App.)
At just $16.50 / month with no minimum call spend required this is great value! A $35 activation fee applies. Cancel at any time.
The casual plan is very popular shown in yellow below. Just one month minimum term. You can cancel and then restart with the same sim card however another $35 is charged to reactivate if you cancel the service.
Available for Thuraya XT, XT Dual and SatSleeve handsets