A: The Thuraya SO-2510 and SG-2520 are satellite phones which work in SAT-mode throughout the entire coverage area of the Thuraya satellites.
A: The Thuraya SO-2510 weighs 130 grams and measures 118 x 53 x 18.8mm (l x w x d). The Thuraya SG-2520 weighs 170 grams and measures 138.5 x 53 x 18.8mm (l x w x d).
A: The Thuraya SG-2520 operating system is Win CE 4.2, and the Thuraya SO-2510 operating system is VX WORKS.
A: The Thuraya SO-2510 and SG-2520 support 12 standard languages, including: English; Arabic; French; German; Italian; Spanish; Portuguese; Turkish; Russian; Farsi; Hindi; and Urdu. Additionally there is a separate firmware version available which supports English-Chinese.
A: Thuraya SIM cards for other Thuraya handsets also work with the Thuraya SO-2510 and SG-2520.
A: All available Thuraya scratch cards can be used to add credit to your airtime account for the Thuraya SO-2510 and SG-2520.
A: The Thuraya SG-2520 works either in GSM or Satellite mode.
The Thuraya SO-2510 can also be operated with a GSM SIM card in satellite roaming mode if there is a roaming agreement. Please check with your GSM SIM card provider for the latest roaming charges.
A: The Thuraya SO-2510 and SG-2520 have GPS navigation, which allows you to create and manage waypoints. These can be used to navigate from a fixed location to various waypoints, showing the distance and direction to each. Additionally, you can use location tracking by automatically saving your GPS coordinates in fixed intervals which will allow you to create a track of your route.
A: The GPS navigation can only be initiated by the handset user – unwanted tracking cannot be remotely executed by third parties.
You can, however, trigger the Location Based Service by transmitting your own coordinates to other telephones or computers. This functionality can be used in case of emergency or if you want to be monitored by your organization or by other individuals.
GmPRS & Data
A: You can connect your Thuraya SG-2520 to a laptop or PC and establish a data connection via your USB data cable. This allows you to use the browser of your laptop or PC.
A: The maximum GmPRS speed (Packet Data) of the Thuraya SO-2510 or SG-2520 is 15/60 kbps, upload/download.
A: The maximum data/fax speed of the Thuraya SO-2510 or SG-2520 is 9.6 kbps for both upload and download.
A: There are a number of accessories which add to the functionality to your Thuraya satellite handset. These include:
Car charger, travel charger, USB data cable, earset, spare battery, heavy duty battery, solar charger, Fixed Docking Unit (FDU-3500), Vehicle Docking Adapter (VDA) and Indoor Repeater.