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
Included airtime:
Initial validity:
1 year
2 years
Renewal Fee:
Thuraya, Voicemail, 1722 Dial-Up, $/min.
0.85 / 1.25
Band 1, most destinations, $/min.
0.90 / 1.85
Band 2, Globalstar, $/min.
5.09 / 6.02
Catch-All, Iridium, Inmarsat, $/min.
8.10 / 9.65
Always-on Internet (GmPRS), $/MB
Text message (SMS), $/ea.
Incoming calls & messages

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.