Thuraya Sat-sleeve for iPhone

The perfect blend of mobility and simplicity, the Thuraya SatSleeve is the smartest, fastest and simplest way to transform your iPhone into a satellite smartphone. It broadens usage of the iPhone. An industry first, the Thuraya SatSleeve provides access to phone calls, emails, instant messages and popular social media apps in satellite mode, across 159 countries across Thuraya’s coverage network. A dedicated emergency button provides users with instant communications from the most remote locations. With High Penetration Alert, users will be able to receive calls and messages even with the SatSleeve’s antenna retracted. The SatSleeve is also able to prolong the battery life of the iPhone.

Thuraya Satsleeve

Calls and text messages in satellite mode

Expand the horizons of your iPhone and use it in satellite mode across whenever there is no terrestrial network available.Email on the go
Access emails in satellite mode, no matter where you are.

Take your favorite Apps with you

Use your favorite Apps such as Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and many more, so you can chat and update your profile in places that are beyond terrestrial network reach.

Compatibility with the iPhone

Add a reliable satellite connection to your iPhone, wherever you go. The SatSleeve App is available as a free download from the Apple App Store.


Simply dock your iPhone into the SatSleeve to enjoy satellite connectivity. Available in 12 languages, the user-friendly SatSleeve App allows you to easily integrate your iPhone address book for satellite calls and messages with the swipe of your fingers.

Enhanced safety features

Thuraya SatSleeve comes equipped with an Emergency Call button, allowing you to make an emergency phone call to one predefined number even without your iPhone docked.

Thuraya Satsleeve

Supported by the most robust and powerful satellite network

Thuraya’s satellite network is renowned for being the most powerful satellite coverage that covers over 159 countries or two-thirds of the globe. With the high penetration alerting capability (HPA), Thuraya SatSleeve enables you to receive calls even with the satellite antenna stowed, keeping you connected at all times.

Changeable smartphone adaptors

Different smartphone adaptors for the SatSleeve provide you with the flexibility to use the SatSleeve with recent smartphone models.



More Information

View Thuraya Sat-Sleeve Brochure
View Thuraya Sat-Sleeve Fact Sheet
User Guides for SatSleeve Voice & Data model (with Call, SMS and satellite data functionality)
User Guides for SatSleeve Voice model (with Call and SMS Functionality)
Latest SatSleeve Firmware Release & Upgrade

Technical Specifications

Main unit: 138 x 69 x 20 mm (h x w x d)
Adaptor: 142 x 69 x 13 mm (h x w x d)

Main unit: 171 g (with battery)
Adaptor: 49 g

3.5 mm jack for headset
Micro USB for charging and upgrade
Docking connector with iPhone
DC Jack for charging

Battery: 3.7V Li-ion, 2440 mAh

Stand-by time: up to 36 hrs

Talk time: up to 3 hrs

Satellite Data speed: Download 60 kbps, Upload 15 kbps (GmPRS)

iPhone charging: iPhone charging via charging ports

Power supply: Output DC 5V / 2.0A (with EU/UK/CN/AUS adaptor)

Operating temperature: -10 to +55°C

Storage temperature: -20 to +70°C

App languages: English, Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Adaptors: Adaptors for different smartphones models available

Thuraya Coverage Area

Covering over 140 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and Africa, Thuraya is critical when you need to work where GSM and other conventional networks don’t. Thuraya XT also lets you roam across the entire coverage area using your existing GSM* SIM card. Designed for the most challenging environments, Thuraya’s compact and powerful satellite phones give you the advantages of high performance telephony together with a wide range of functions including voice, internet , SMS, fax and GPS navigation.

Thuraya XT Coverage Map

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