Thuraya BACKUP Prepaid Plan SIM

Thuraya BACKUP Plan
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Thuraya BACKUP SIM-card - Prepaid Plan

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Thuraya BACKUP prepaid plan offers a longer validity period with lower annual cost and flat calling rates throughout the Thuraya coverage in Africa, Asia, Europe and Australia.

IMPORTANT! Thuraya satellite service is NOT available in North & South America.

Thuraya BACKUP plan comes with:

  • $10 of preloaded airtime
  • 5 years of account validity
  • Activated services: voice, messaging, GmPRS data, voicemail

Benefits from SATTRANS:

  • Direct deposit of ANY amount of airtime
  • Free Web password
  • Free online balance check

Calling rates:

Call Type & Destination
Rate, per min.
Thuraya, Voicemail, Dial-Up 1722
Most destinations, Band 1
Band 2, Globalstar
Catch-All, Iridium, Inmarsat
GmPRS Packet Data
Outgoing Text Messages (SMS)
Incoming calls & messages
  • All calls are charged at 60 second increments, GmPRS - at 100-Kb data blocks.

Account Validity:

  • Thuraya BACKUP plan has the validity period of five (5) years from first call.
  • Renewal Fee (every 5 years): $120
  • Credit load upon renewal: $10
  • If the account balance is below $120 at the renewal time, the account enters the 90-day grace period. Incoming calls are still possible.
  • If the account is reloaded within the grace period, the existing balance will be restored.
  • If the account is NOT reloaded within the grace period, the entire unused balance will be reset to zero and the account will be permanently deactivated.
  • 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

Destination Bands

  • The majority of world countries and territories fall in Band 1 destinations.
  • The countries, territories and other satellite systems mentioned below correspond to Band 2 and Catch-All destinations. Calling to those destinations will result in a significantly higher calling rate and faster depletion of your Thuraya prepaid balance.

Band 2
East Timor
Globalstar (satellite)
Inmarsat A
Inmarsat B
Inmarsat M
Inmarsat mini M

Australia Satellite
Cook Island
Diego Garcia
Inmarsat BGAN
Inmarsat BGAN HSD
Inmarsat B-HSD
Inmarsat M4-HSD
Iridium (satellite)
Nauru Island
Samoa Western
Sao Tome
Solomon Island
St. Helena
Wallis and Futuna

History of Tariff 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

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