Thuraya SatSleeve Smartphone Adaptor

Turn your smartphone into a satellite phone.

SatSleeve Hotspot & SatSleeve +

Turn your smartphone into a satellite phone! The next generation of adaptor for your smartphone has arrived. Available in 2 different models to suit how you use your phone while outside mobile coverage areas, the SatSleeve allows for voice calls, SMS, email and app access while you’re off the grid.

  • Use your smartphone in satellite mode when you are outside mobile coverage areas.
  • The SatSleeve Hotspot and SatSleeve + are simple to use, just connect your smartphone and SatSleeve via Wi-Fi through the SatSleeve Hotspot app to stay connected. Download the free SatSleeve Hotspot App from the App Store or Google Play.
  • The SatSleeve Hotspot and the SatSleeve + come with a dedicated SOS button that works even when a smartphone isn´t connected.
  • High Penetration Alerting (HPA) capability enables you to receive calls even if the satellite antenna is retracted.


SatSleeve Hotspot

Created for users preferring to use their smartphone separated from the satellite unit, the SatSleeve Hotspot gives you the range and room to move while you use your phone. The SatSleeve Hotspot sits with line of sight to the satellite (in an outside location) while you can be inside making calls, sending and receiving SMS or using satellite data for email, apps and browsing the internet.

SatSleeve +

Use your smartphone when it is connected to the SatSleeve using the SatSleeve +. This SatSleeve model is similar to the previous SatSleeve for iPhone and SatSleeve for Android models, however its universal adaptor fits almost any latest model smartphone between 58 and 85 mm in width.

Please note: use of satellite telecommunications services and devices may be prohibited or restricted in some countries.

The Pivotel Advantage


Pivotel Thuraya Call Plans

Pivotel Thuraya Casual (Min. cost over one month is $40) Pivotel Thuraya 30 (Min. cost over 24 months is $720) Pivotel Thuraya 65 (Min. cost over 24 months is $1560) Pivotel Thuraya Big Plan (Min. cost over 6 months is $474)
Monthly Access Fee $15.00 $30.00 $65.00 $79.00
Inc. Calls/Text $0.00 $20.00 $55.00 $400.00
Voice Call Rate $0.99 per minute $0.99 per minute $0.80 per minute $0.99 per minute
Flagfall Nil Nil Nil Nil
Satellite SMS Rate $0.50 $0.50 $0.50 $0.50
Inc. Data Nil Nil Nil Nil
Data/MB $5.00 $5.00 $5.00 $5.00
Connection Fee $25 N/A N/A N/A
Unit Pricing Data
Cost of a 2 min call before any discounts to standard numbers & standard national mobile numbers $1.98 $1.98 $1.60 $1.98
Cost of a Standard SMS before any discounts to standard national mobile numbers: $0.50 $0.50 $0.50 $0.50
Cost of 1MB of Data before any discounts for use solely within Australia: $5.00 $5.00 $5.00 $5.00
Number of Standard Calls if you restricted your use solely to standard national mobile calls each of 2 minutes in duration you could make.* 0 10 34 202
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Note: No minimum term on Thuraya 30 and Thuraya 65 if you choose to pay a $50 connection fee. Minimum cost will be one month’s access fee + $50 connection fee.

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$25 connection fee applies to the Pivotel Thuraya Casual plan. Pivotel Thuraya plans use the Thuraya Mobile Satellite Network. Satellite reception limitations and some exclusion zones apply. All calls are charged in 1 minute increments unless otherwise stated. Prices include GST and are subject to change. Actual charges may vary on your statement as charges are rounded to the nearest cent before GST is included. Included call value excludes premium calls, calls to special numbers, IDD (international direct dial) calls and premium text. Data is billed in 10kB increments. 1 month minimum term applies to Pivotel Thuraya Casual plan. 6 month minimum term applies to the Pivotel Thuraya Big plan. 24 month minimum term applies to the Pivotel Thuraya 30 and Pivotel Thuraya 65 plans. Visit for a coverage map. A Thuraya device is required to access the Pivotel Thuraya service (see handset pricing). Pivotel may apply call barring where fraudulent use is suspected or for credit control purposes. You will receive a bill by email from Pivotel listing any payments you have made during the billing period, and a summary of your service usage to enable you to keep track of your overall service usage and monthly spend. Itemised billed and unbilled service usage is available in the secure Selfcare website at An itemised bill listing all of your service usage events is available on request. You may elect to receive a paper bill by post for an additional fee. Pivotel plans are available to credit approved customers only. Minimum cost is $40 on the Pivotel Thuraya Casual plan, which includes a once-off connection fee of $25. Minimum cost over 6 months is $474 on the Pivotel Thuraya Big plan. Minimum cost over 24 months is $720 on the Pivotel Thuraya 30 plan and $1,560 on the Pivotel Thuraya 65 plan. You may receive a pro-rata access fee charge on your first Pivotel bill, calculated from the actual date of service connection to the date of your first bill. You may choose to waive the minimum term on the Pivotel Thuraya 30 and Pivotel Thuraya 65 plans by paying a $50 contract waiver fee at the time the service is connected.

  • Thuraya SatSleeve Hotspot Main Unit inc. Hotspot stand: 142 x 69 x 38mm/ 290g
  • Thuraya SatSleeve + Main Unit inc. Universal smartphone adaptor: 138 x 69 x 42mm /256g (Universal adaptor can hold smartphone between 58 – 85mm in width).
  • Connectivity: 3.5mm headset jack, Micro USB, DC charging jack, WiFi range: 30m (Hotspot), Universal adaptor holds smartphones between 58 to 85 mm in width (SatSleeve +).
  • Battery: 3.7V Li-ion, 2440 mAh
  • Talk time: up to 3 hours
  • Standby time:
    – WiFi continuosly on: up to 9 hours
    – WiFi off: up to 70 hours* (* incoming calls and SOS function still available on main unit)
  • Satellite Data speed: Download up to 60 kbps, Upload up to 15 kbps (GmPRS)
  • Power supply: Output DC 5V/2.0A (with EU/UK/CN/AUS adaptors)
  • Operating temperature: -10°C to +55°C
  • Storage temperature: -20°C to +70°C
  • App languages: English, Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Chinese (simplified), French, German, Italian, Japanese, korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
  • Main satellite unit
  • Adaptor
  • Battery
  • USB data cable
  • Universal travel charger
  • User Manual