offers quality dual-mode terminals that offer
satellite and GSM connectivity. This flexibility
ensures continuous and cost-effective roaming
for users. Essentially, Thuraya subscribers would
continue using their national land-based mobile
network, but will be able to automatically switch
to Thuraya satellite mode in areas that are outside
the terrestrial system.
'Direct Dial Up' Access to
With Thuraya's 'direct dial up'
access to the Internet in its dual mode handset,
Thuraya subscribers can browse the Internet anytime
and anywhere in the coverage area. The "direct
dial up' access to the Internet is offered to
Thuraya subscribers with no additional Internet
The service does not require 'logging-on',
nor does it ask for a user name and password.
However, Thuraya post-paid subscribers need prior
activation of the data service in order to connect
to the Internet.
Thuraya's subscriber's can place Internet calls
by connecting the phone to a PC or laptop using
a Thuraya data cable. All standard Internet services
such as web browsing and email services are possible
using this facility. Features such as multi-link
PPP are also possible using multiple Thuraya Terminals,
which significantly boost data performance.
The service is available for both
post-paid and prepaid as well as for GSM subscribers
roaming onto Thuraya's network.
access the Internet you need:
- Data service activation
- PC or Laptop.
- Thuraya Data Cable.
access the Internet:
- Thuraya subscribers and
the GSM roamers, who have Data Service, can
dial the short number 1722 through their laptops
- Users should define a normal
dial up connection in their laptops and configure
it to dial 1722.
- Calls to 1722 are charged
like Thuraya to Thuraya data call charges.
- Easy access to the Internet
from any remote area under Thuraya coverage.
- No prior subscription to
Internet Service required.
- No international calls
to access the home Internet Provider.
- Call charges of around
US $ 0. 50 per minute from one Thuraya phone
to another Thuraya phone. Up to US $ 1.50 per
minute if routed through land line or other
GSM networks (varies depending on routing)
- Lightweight and small compact
- Easy user-friendly functionality
similar to a typical GSM phone
- Ability to select GSM or
satellite modes for cost effective use This
means that if you are in Thuraya’s coverage
area you can make and receive calls anywhere
in the world. And when outside the coverage
area, you can also use your phone within a GSM
- Built in short messaging
- GPS for safety and rescue
- The Thuraya SG-2520 is an advanced
"smart phone" with 3-in-1 integrated
technologies (satellite, GSM Tri-band and GPS)
offering users an unparalleled combination of
quality and performance.
- The Thuraya SG-2520 is
the only satellite tri-band phone that provides
connectivity on 900/1800/1900 MHz GSM networks
offering greater flexibility in high traffic
GSM environments with increased phone usability
and voice quality in Asia, Africa, Australia,
Europe and North America
- Handsets can be coupled
with Thuraya's indoor phone unit to extend satellite
functionality into closed offices
- Satellite payphones that
can be set up to serve communities in remote