Thuraya is a regional system. It will not offer a global coverage. For example it does not work in the USA. However, Thuraya is a very cost effective system with excellent DATA, M2M and Voice coverage quality in its dedicated area.

Unique to Thuraya, some of its Phones are GSM compatible. This means that using a Thuraya SIM card, a user can use the local GSM towers to make phone calls.


Thuraya’s robust satellite network provides coverage in the most remote locations, ensuring congestion-free satellite communications to keep you connected at all times. From innovative satellite design to the reliability of each Thuraya device and accessory, we provide a truly superior satellite communication solution beyond the boundaries of terrestrial systems and cellular networks.


Thuraya’s M2M network covers more than 160 countries in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. Click on the map below for a closer view of our coverage area.


With roaming agreements established in 161 countries, Thuraya is able to provide reliable roaming services for our postpaid and prepaid customers onto more than 395 worldwide GSM networks. GSM subscribers from those networks can also insert their GSM SIM into a Thuraya handset to enjoy roaming services across Thuraya’s satellite network, in order for them to remain connected when they are out of GSM coverage, or when they are traveling and terrestrial roaming charges are steep.