Thuraya XT

Thuraya XT

The Thuraya XT is the only satellite phone to meet the industry’s highest criteria for shock proofing, as well as dust and splash resistance. This satellite phone combines unbeatable functionality, with the dependability of Thuraya’s superior network, to ensure you stay close.

Rugged design

Thuraya XT’s rugged design allows it to operate under conditions most sat phones cannot handle. It sports the latest durable polycarbonates and an IP54/IK03 rating, making it the most durable satellite phone on the market!

Dependable battery life

Unlike some satellite phones, Thuraya XT’s battery will provide 6 hours of talk, and up to 80 hours standby time (depending on usage).

Glare resistant display

Working in the direct sunlight isn’t a problem for this sat phone either, thanks to the glare resistant display and high contrast menu.

Internet-on-the-go

Stay connected to the internet on your laptop or pc using the phone’s GmPRS capability.


Features
  • IP54 / IK03 standard
  • Messaging via SMS, email and fax
  • GPS functionality for waypoint navigation
  • Perfectly balanced size – to – weight ratio
  • Glare–resistant display for easy readability
  • Mobile satellite voice and data connectivity
  • Battery–saving technology, including brightness sensor
  • User – friendly menu structure with fast access to functions
  • Organiser, including calendar, world time and alarm functions
  • Advanced omnidirectional antenna ensures an uninterrupted signal during non-stationary calls

Satellite Phone Comparison

  Iridium Extreme Iridium 9555 Inmarsat IsatPhone 2 Thuraya XT
Size 140 x 60 x 27 mm 143 x 55 x 30 mm 169 x 52 x 36 mm 128 x 53 x 26.5 mm
Weight 247 g 266 g 318 g 193 g
Display Glare-Resistant LCD Display Glare-Resistant LCD Display High contrast colour screen Glare-Resistant Color Display
Antenna Design Retractable Omni-Directional Antenna Retractable Omni-Directional Antenna Fold-Out Directional Antenna Retractable Omni-Directional Antenna
Durability Specifications Military Grade (MIL-STD 810F) n/a IK04 shock resistant IK03 shock resistant
Ingress Protection Dust proof, jet water resistant (IP65) n/a Dust proof, jet water resistant (IP65) Dust resistant, splash resistant (IP54)
Network
Network 66 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites orbiting 485 miles from earth 66 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites orbiting 485 miles from earth 3 Geostationary (GEO) satellites in fixed orbit 22,000 miles from earth 2 Geostationary (GEO) satellites in fixed orbit 22,000 miles from earth
Coverage Global, pole-to-pole coverage Global, pole-to-pole coverage Coverage over 3 regions Coverage over 2 regions
Mobility Talk and move freely 66 Low Earth Orbit satellites overhead Talk and move freely 66 Low Earth Orbit satellites overhead Talk with regional mobility limitations  3 Geostationary satellites in fixed location Talk with regional mobility limitations  2 Geostationary satellites in fixed locations
User Experience
Phone Registration Network registration Network registration Requires GPS fix and network registration Requires GPS fix and network registration
Time to Power-on and Make a Phone Call Under 30 seconds Under 30 seconds* Under 45 seconds** Up to 1 minute
Ability to Receive Incoming Phone Calls Capable of incoming call notification if antenna extended or retracted Capable of incoming call notification if antenna extended or retracted Capable of incoming call notification if antenna extended or retracted Capable of incoming call notification if antenna extended or retracted
Ability to Send/Receive SMS Messages Supported Supported Supported Supported
Ability to Connect to Laptop and Send/Receive Data Supported Supported Supported Supported
Ability to Connect and Utilize Laptop and Smartphones Supported via USB cable and Wi-Fi accessory (Iridium AxcessPoint) Supported via USB cable and Wi-Fi accessory (Iridium AxcessPoint) Not Supported Not Supported
Location Based Services (LBS)
  • Share location via SMS
  • Online tracking via SBD
  • Programmable SOS button
n/a
  • View position
  • Send position as text/email
  • GPS helper function
  • Thuraya SOS
Iridium Extreme Iridium 9555 Inmarsat IsatPhone 2 Thuraya XT

Competitor data publicly sourced. Fluxcon bears no responsibility for the accuracy of publicly sourced data.
* Data sourced from Frost & Sullivan Report, September 2010.
** Data sourced from Inmarsat website.