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Thuraya BACKUP Prepaid Plan SIM

Thuraya BACKUP Prepaid Plan SIM

Regular price $120.00 USD
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Thuraya BACKUP prepaid plan offers a long 5-year 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. Consider Iridium satellite phones instead.

Thuraya BACKUP plan comes with:

  • $10 of preloaded airtime (valid for 30 days from first call)
  • 5 years of account validity
  • Activated services: voice, messaging, GmPRS data, voicemail

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 & Balance Rules:

  • The Thuraya BACKUP Plan has the initial validity of five (5) years from the first call.
  • Renewal Fee: $120 (every five years)
  • The initial prepaid balance of $10 will be valid only for the first 30 days after the first call made with your new Thuraya account.
  • If the account balance falls below $120 at the renewal time, the account will enter the 365-day grace period.
  • During the grace period inbound calls will still be possible, however, outbound calls will NOT be allowed.
  • Within the first 90 days of the grace period, any expired prepaid balance can be restored by recharging the account with airtime vouchers.
  • If the account is NOT recharged within the 365-day grace period, the account will be permanently deactivated.
  • To reactivate the same SIM-card, a reactivation fee equal to the price of a new plan will have to be paid.
  • All Thuraya prepaid accounts are subject to a $19 monthly Dormancy Fee that will be charged to any account that hasn't been used for chargeable activity for more than 12 months.
  • Review all Thuraya Prepaid Plans, Balance and Renewal Rules.

Destination Bands

  • Most 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.
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
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