Thuraya - Satsleeve
Thuraya SatSleeve is the world's first satellite adaptor for the iPhone, providing you with easy and affordable access to mobile communication services delivered over the Thuraya satellite network. Insert your iPhone into the SatSleeve to stay connected through phone calls, SMS, and data via satellite mode - and put the entire world within reach.
The Thuraya satellite located closest to Australia is based just west of Singapore 37,000 KMS above the equator. Indicated here by red arrows. Please be aware that you will need to see a clear line of site “look up angle” above the virtual horizon in that direction. If that path is not visible due to buildings, mountains heavy foliage etc. then the phone will need be repositioned so it can see the satellite. Please consider this when selecting a satellite phone. If in doubt please contact us for an unbiased opinion of how each of the satellite phones and their respective networks will perform for you.
If you were in Alice Springs your phone would need to see an angle of 44 degrees above the "virtual" horizon which is half way up to the vertical and in a north westerly direction.
Locations and their vertical angle in degrees to the satellite
Broome 55 Darwin 50 Perth 48
Alice Springs 44 Cairns 33 Adelaide 31
Melbourne 25 Brisbane 23 Sydney 22
Port Moresby (PNG) 33
(These angles are approximate & were calculated using the Dish Align App 2014.)
At just $15 / month with no minimum call spend required this is great value! A $25 activation fee applies. Cancel at any time.
The casual plan is very popular shown in yellow below. Just one month minimum term. You can cancel and then restart with the same sim card however another $25 is charged to reactivate if you cancel the service.
This airtime is available for Thuraya XT, XT Dual and SatSleeve handsets