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;

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

NEW! Significant changes to prepaid plan tariffs and rules will happen in April 2019, see below.

Call Type
PREPAY
NOVA
Included airtime:
$10.00
$20.00
Initial validity:
1 year
2 years
Renewal Fee:
$39.00
$10.00
Thuraya, Voicemail, 1722 Dial-Up, $/min.
0.99
0.85 / 1.25
Band 1, most destinations, $/min.
1.49
0.90 / 1.85
Band 2, Globalstar, $/min.
4.99
5.09 / 6.02
Catch-All, Iridium, Inmarsat, $/min.
8.00
8.10 / 9.65
Always-on Internet (GmPRS), $/MB
3.50
3.50
Text message (SMS), $/ea.
0.49
0.35
Incoming calls & messages
FREE
FREE

Purchase additional prepaid airtime to refill your existing Thuraya prepaid account from any service provider.

History of Tariff & Plan Changes

  • Apr 10, 2019, NOVA plan:
    - Initial amount of preloaded airtime will decrease from $20 to $10.
    - The account renewal fee will increase from $10 to $39, due annually (instead of biennially).
    -  Mali will no longer be a discounted rate origination area.
  • Apr 1, 2019, PREPAY plan: In-network (Thuraya) rate call will increase from $0.99 to $1.19 per minute.
  • Apr 1, 2019, all plans: A minimum $20 airtime top-up will be required every 365 days to maintain a positive account balance.
  • 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.