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
$19
$19
$19
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 Dormancy Fee! Starting August 1, 2019, a Thuraya prepaid account that hasn't been used for chargeable calls or text messages for 12 months will incur a $19 MONTHLY dormancy fee. The fee will be deducted from the prepaid account balance on a monthly basis until the balance is depleted or the account is used for a chargeable activity. MORE INFO

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

History of Tariff & Plan Changes

  • Aug 1, 2019: Account dormancy fee of $19 per each month of inactivity will be introduced and deducted from prepaid balance monthly MORE INFO
  • 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.