One of the most successful satellite phones of all time

Size 128 x 53 x 27mm
Weight 193g
Long battery life Up to 6 hours talk-time, up to 80 hours standby time
Protection Splash water, dust resistant and shock proof


The Thuraya XT was our flagship product for many years and is the basis for the current models Thuraya XT-LITE and Thuraya XT-PRO. The XT was built on Thuraya’s standards of unwavering quality and reliability, and combined its advanced phone functionality with the dependability of the Thuraya satellite network.

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Compact and light

The Thuraya XT has been designed to meet your mobility requirements in the harshest of environments. The phone is a favored by a wide range of users including adventurers and corporate users for its portability.

Glare-resistant Display

Thuraya’s XT satellite handset features a glare-resistant display with a high contrast menu to ensure you can read what’s on the screen even when you’re in direct sunlight.


For uninterrupted signal during non-stationary calls, offering a ‘walk-and-talk’ experience, the XT satellite phone features an advanced omni-directional antenna.

Battery Life

The Thuraya XT’s dependable, durable battery provides up to 6 hours talk-time and up to 80 hours standby time. A brightness sensor for the display also reduces battery consumption.

Internet On-the-Go

The Thuraya XT satellite handset’s GmPRS capability means users can easily access the internet in satellite mode. Browse the web with your laptop or PC from wherever you are.


Along with an Emergency function, the XT has an Organizer which includes a calendar, world time and alarm clock functions.

SIM cards

The Thuraya XT satellite phone works with a Thuraya SIM card or with GSM SIM cards available from more than 300 of our roaming partners.




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External Antenna

For improved satellite signal reception when used on the move (e.g. in boats or cars) or in areas at the edge of the Thuraya coverage. Simply connect the antenna cable (5m length) with the SatSleeve and place the magnetic mounted antenna (IP66 rating) in a position with direct line of sight to the Thuraya satellite.

Indoor Repeaters

Indoor repeaters use an indoor antenna to transmit Thuraya satellite services inside buildings.

Sattrans Vehicle Docking Cradle (SAT-DOCKER)

Ensure hands-free satellite services in vehicles, using an easy-to-install and reliable docker.

Sattrans Vehicle Docking Kit (SAT-VDA)

Ensures reliable satellite services while on the go, with built-in loudspeaker and microphone for easy hands-free communications

Silicon Cover Case

Even the toughest handsets need to be protected. Get our customized silicon cover case for that additional layer of protection.

Thuraya XT-Hotspot

The only Wi-Fi router on the market offering a plug-and-play solution, the Thuraya XT-Hotspot enables easy and economical internet access over Thuraya's mobile satellite network with fast data speeds of up to 60 Kbps.

Thuraya Solar Charger

When you’re in a remote location and have no access to electricity you’ll still be able to charge your XT with our solar charger.

Spare Battery

An additional battery serves as a backup for the X5-Touch and extends usage time when you have no access to electricity.

Car Charger

A car charger ensures that the X5-Touch is never out of power while you are on the move.

Travel Charger

The travel charger connects your phone to a mains socket. The exchangeable plugs allow charging in most parts of the world.

USB Data Cable

With a USB data cable you can connect the Thuraya XT to a PC or laptop to access the Internet or to upgrade your XT software.

Fixed Docking Units (FDU)

The Fixed Docking Units allow you to dock your XT-PRO DUAL and use it as a desktop phone for Thuraya satellite services indoors.

Useful Information

Thuraya Online Services – Acquire your satellite services with greater convenience!

With Thuraya Online Services, you can log on to for a range of convenient services including checking your billing information for Prepay or Postpay accounts, and sending SMS messages online to other Thuraya handsets.

Thuraya GmPRS - Connect a PC/laptop for email and Internet access

The Thuraya XT can also be used to access emails and browse the Internet via a satellite data connection (GmPRS). There are 3 different APNs available, allowing you to choose the settings which are the most convenient for you. These available APN-names are: ‘GET’ (standard APN with no compression), ‘GETLC’ (low compression, images are being compressed), and ‘GETHC’ (high compression, images will not be downloaded to reduce website loading time).

Thuraya Recharge Services

Western Union® Quick PaySM service: Thuraya customers can now recharge pre-paid voice and data SIMs with no extra fee at over 220,000 participating Western Union agent locations. To top-up your Thuraya prepaid voice SIM card, visit a participating Western Union agent location, provide your identification and Thuraya phone number, and then re-load your prepaid SIM card with a cash payment. Family, friends and colleagues can also add pre-paid credit on behalf of a Thuraya user traveling abroad. Phone Recharge: This service enables you to acquire airtime online, using your credit card to recharge your Thuraya prepaid SIM instantly. You can also buy airtime by making a free call from your Thuraya handset. Simply dial the Thuraya toll-free number provided upon registering with FoneRecharge, and follow the voice prompts to select your recharge amount. Visit to buy airtime now. Thuraya Cloud Refill: If you are a Thuraya Service Partner or distributor, you can now purchase prepaid airtime credit in bulk online and distribute it either directly to your end users or through your own distribution network.

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