Thuraya Rates & Plans


Thuraya Prepaid Plans: PREPAY, NOVA, BACKUP

A Thuraya prepaid plan is the easiest way to subscribe to Thuraya satellite phone service: no credit checks and long-term contracts are required.


We offer two Thuraya prepaid plans:

  • PREPAY plan features flat calling rates throughout the entire Thuraya coverage;
  • NOVA plan offers discounted rates (as low as $0.85/min.) from 142 countries and geographic regions;
  • BACKUP plan offers a longer validity period with lower annual cost.

IMPORTANT! Thuraya satellite service is NOT available in North & South America. Choose Iridium or Inmarsat satellite phones instead.

Plans:
PREPAY
NOVA
BACKUP
Startup SIM Kit Price
$79
$45
$120
Preloaded airtime (upon activation)
$10
$10
$10
Initial validity period
1 year
1 year
5 years
Renewal Fee
$39
$39
$120
Credit loaded upon renewal
0
0
$10
Thuraya, Voicemail, 1722 Dial-Up, $/min.
1.19
0.85 / 1.25
2.50
Band 1, most destinations, $/min.
1.49
0.90 / 1.85
2.50
Band 2, Globalstar, $/min.
4.99
5.09 / 6.02
4.99
Catch-All, Iridium, Inmarsat, $/min.
8.00
8.10 / 9.65
8.00
Always-on Internet (GmPRS), $/MB
3.50
3.50
3.50
Text message (SMS), $/ea.
0.49
0.35
0.49
Incoming calls & messages
FREE
FREE
FREE

NEW! Significant changes to prepaid plan tariffs and rules happened in April 2019.

Purchase additional prepaid airtime to top up your active Thuraya prepaid account from ANY service provider.

History of Tariff & Plan Changes

  • From Apr 1, 2019, all plans: A minimum $20 airtime top-up will be required every 365 days to maintain a positive account balance.
  • Apr 10, 2019, NOVA plan:
    - Initial amount of preloaded airtime decreased from $20 to $10.
    - The account renewal fee increased from $10 to $39, due annually (instead of biennially).
    -  Mali is no longer a discounted rate origination area.
  • Apr 1, 2019, PREPAY plan: In-network (Thuraya) rate call increased from $0.99 to $1.19 per minute.
  • Jan 2012: ThurayaECO plan was discontinued. All ThurayaECO accounts were converted to the NOVA plan.
  • May 2009: Thuraya CLASSIC plan was discontinued. All CLASSIC, SUPER and EASY accounts were converted to the PREPAY plan.