29 April 2015

Thuraya XT-PRO works in 160 countries, offers longer talk time

Thuraya Telecommunications Company today launched the Thuraya XT-PRO, which it says is the only satellite phone to feature built-in GPS, BeiDou and Glonass for accuracy and added security in every region. 

Source: Thuraya.
Targeted at professional users across a range of market sectors including government, energy, media and NGOs, the Thuraya XT-PRO has a talk-time of up to 9 hours, and is jet-water, dust and shock resistant. Its hardened Gorilla glass display is the largest available on a satellite phone; and the screen is designed for glare resistance, which allows for optimal visibility in bright sunlight. In case of emergency, the Thuraya XT-PRO also has a dedicated SOS button with advanced navigation and tracking features for added safety.

Samer Halawi, Chief Executive Officer of Thuraya remarked: “The launch of the Thuraya XT-PRO reaffirms our leadership position in the mobile satellite phone sector. It houses all three major navigation systems, the longest talk-time, and the largest display on the market. Following the success of the SatSleeve and the XT-LITE, we continue to demonstrate our ability to disrupt the mobile satellite industry with ground-breaking products of the highest quality. The XT-PRO is ideal for our core customer base of professional satellite phone users who count on us to deliver highly reliable connectivity in some of the world’s toughest and most remote places.”

Halawi explained that Thuraya's satellite phone portfolio has been strengthened with the new flagship Thuraya XT–PRO for the professional user, while the existing Thuraya XT-LITE is for the casual user. "The XT-PRO’s feature upgrades and its sleek design reflect our aim to understand and continuously evaluate what users are looking for in a satellite phone,” he said.

The Thuraya XT-PRO allows users to enjoy ubiquitous coverage in areas that are not served or are under-served by terrestrial networks. The device also works as a security backup when natural or man-made disasters disrupt terrestrial communications. The XT-PRO can be used across the Thuraya network covering two thirds of the globe, including more than 160 countries. The phone can be used with a Thuraya prepaid or postpaid SIM card, or with a SIM card from any of Thuraya’s worldwide GSM roaming partners.

The Thuraya XT-PRO is available at all Thuraya Service Partners beginning April 30, 2015. 


Check the list of local Thuraya Service Partners.