Thuraya SIM Card - Standard Prepaid

Thuraya SIM Card - Standard Prepaid

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The easiest and most flexible way to use your Thuraya satellite phone is with a pre-paid SIM card and pre-paid airtime units. 

Standard Pre-Paid

1 year validity | 10 units initial credit | Flat pricing across Thuraya coverage area

Please note that Thuraya prepaid airtime is compatible with first-generation Thuraya/Hughes phones such as the SO2510, SG2520 & 71XX.

However, we are aware of issues with outbound and inbound calling relating to mobile operators which we are unable to offer support on or can issue refunds for purchased airtime.


The easiest and most flexible way to use your Thuraya satellite phone is with a pre-paid SIM card and pre-paid airtime units.

Standard Pre-Paid

10 units initial credit | 30-day validity after first call | Flat pricing across Thuraya coverage area

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Calling Rates

The easiest and most flexible way to use your Thuraya satellite phone is with a pre-paid Thuraya SIM card and pre-paid airtime vouchers. No monthly contract is required and pre-paid airtime can be used in any of the 140 countries in Thuraya's coverage zone.

 Thuraya Standard SIM Card

Validity 30 days after first call
Inclusive Credit 10 Units
Voice Calls to Thuraya per min 1.19 Unit
Voice Calls to Band 1 per min 1.50 Units
Voice Calls to Band 2 per min 5.00 Units
Voice Calls to Catch All per min 8.00 Units
SMS 0.50 Units 
GmPRS per MB 3.50 Units
Renewal Fee 39 Units



Tariff Details

  • First call must be made within 12 months
  • If a call is not made within the first 12 months from the date of activation, the SIM will enter dormancy status and a fee of $19 will be deducted from the balance every month till call is made.
  • Thuraya Prepaid Plan has a validity of 365 days from first call.
  • Annual Renewal Fee: $39.00 (39 Units deducted automatically from balance on renewal date)
  • Annual renewal fee is waived for heavy users (over $1500 of satellite calls per year).
  • Upon expiry, account balance is reset to zero and the account enters the 365-day grace period (Incoming calls are still possible).
  • If account is not refilled within the grace period, it will be deactivated and the number will be lost.
  • Dormancy Fee: If there is no activity on your SIM card for 12 months+ (e.g. making a call), then a dormancy fee of $19.00 will be deducted from your SIM card. If you have a balance with less than $19.00, then the entire balance will be deducted.
  • View the Thuraya Band 1 and Band 2 Countries >
  • Minimum billable increment = 1 minute increments, 1 minute increments thereafter.
  • Please note whilst our Thuraya SIM cards are compatible with older Hughes phones such as the 7100/7101, these are end of life and we do not offer any technical support once a SIM is active.

If the account is NOT refilled within the grace period, the entire unused balance will be reset to zero on your Thuraya SIM and the account will be permanently deactivated. Please note that upon requesting activation of your prepaid airtime you are agreeing that we can start providing your network services before the end of the usual statutory cancellation period and that by doing so, you lose your right to cancel your purchase of the prepaid airtime or request a refund. As a result, please check that you have ordered the correct airtime for your handset or terminal. Please refer to our terms and conditions for full information. This does not affect your statutory rights.

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Thanks it was good service and helpful

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