Thuraya Standard Prepay SIM card comes with 10 units of airtime and is valid for 1 year. It offers the same call rate across all the entire Thuraya coverage area. The Activated services are voice, messaging, GmPRS data, and voicemail.
The Thuraya Prepay SIM card is the best option if you wish to purchase prepaid airtime rather than sign up for a postpaid-monthly account contract. The Thuraya Prepay SIM card is required to purchase scratch codes vouchers.
Coverage Area: Africa, Middle East, Europe, Central Asia, India, Australia
Thuraya airtime service offers a wide range of services including voice, data, fax, short messaging and location determination.
Initial account validity is 1 year effective the first call. SIM card is cancelled if the first call is not made within 6 months from the date of activation.
Annual Renewal Fee
All prepaid Thuraya SIM cards have an annual fee. This fee is automatically deducted by Thuraya from your prepaid account balance on the anniversary of the activation of your SIM card. See below the amount of the annual fee.
Usage per Year Annual Renewal Fee
Less than 1500 units: 39 Units – Equivalent $39.00
More than 1500 units Free
Subscriber is given 90 days grace period after SIM card expiry date to renew the account. During grace period, incoming calls are possible but not outgoing calls.
If the account is reloaded within the grace period, the existing balance will be restored.
If the account is NOT reloaded within the grace period, the entire unused balance will be reset to zero and the account will be permanently deactivated.
Calling from Thuraya to Thuraya - 0.99 units/min
Calling from Thuraya to Band 1 Countries - 1.49 units/min
Calling from Thuraya to Band 2 Countries - 4.99 units/min
Calling from Thuraya to Band 3 Countries - 8.00 units/min
Calling hard to reach destinations, such as some small pacific islands - 4.99 units/min
SMS - 0.49 units/message
Voicemail - 0.99 units/min
Data/fax - same as calls
GMPRS data - 2.85 units per Mb, billed in 10kb increments
Calls are billed in 60 second increments
No charge to receive calls & text messages
Band 1 Countries: All Countries not on Band 2 or 3 lists.
Band 2 Countries: Cuba, East Timor, Globalstar, Inmarsat Legacy Services (A, B, M, mini M)
Band 3 Countries: Ascension, Cook Is, Inmarsat (GAN, BGAN, FBB, GSPS), Iridium, Kiribati, Montserrat, Nauu Is., Niue, Western
All prices are in USD.