Thuraya XT-LITE Satellite Phone

Very compact, low cost satellite handset. Reliable. Affordable.

The XT-LITE is the affordable, functional and reliable satellite phone on the Thuraya satellite network. Designed for the cost-conscious user, this entry level handset is ideal for those who need to stay connected with voice and SMS connectivity at a low cost. The XT-LITE is easy to use, make calls and send SMS messages in satellite mode where there is no mobile network available. The long lasting battery gives up to 6 hours talk time or 80 hours standby time.

  • Voice calls
  • Two-way SMS
  • SMS to email
  • Long life battery
  • Send user defined messages with GPS coordinates
  • Organiser – alarm, scheduling assistant, calculator & stopwatch
  • Conference call capable
  • External antenna options available for indoor and vehicle use

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

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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.

  • Size: 128 x 53 x 27mm
  • Weight with battery: 186g
  • Battery: 3.7V 2680mAh – up to 6 hours talk time / up to 80 hours standby time
  • Thuraya XT-LITE handset
  • Rechargeable battery
  • AC travel charger
  • USB cable for firmware upgrade
  • User manual