SatSleeve for iPhone and Galaxy by Thuraya

Thuraya SatSleeve for iPhone Samsung Galaxy

Posted on January 10, 2015 by admsat


Thuraya SatSleeve smartphone satellite phone adapter for iPhone and Galaxy

This is an archived page.  This product has been replaced by the new Thuraya SatSleeve+ to view the new SatSleeve please go to the URL listed below. 


The evolution of the Thuraya SatSleeve

Thuraya released the first SatSleeve for the iPhone in March 2013.  The original SatSleeve was strictly a voice and SMS only model, nevertheless, it created so much excitement among iPhone owners (I being one of them).  

The first shipment of SatSleeve was snapped up almost immediately by enthusiastic customers (I was one of them).  

The subsequent version of the Thuraya SatSleeve appeared in September 2013 and came with many exciting new features such as 

  • Satellite data 
  • The ability to send and receive E-mails in satellite mode
  • Various Social Media applications such as Twitter and Facebook integration.


Thuraya SatSleeve for the iPhone standard adaptor

The SatSleeve for the iPhone comes with an adaptor that enables you to quickly transform the iPhone 5 into a satellite phone.  

If you own an iPhone 4 or iPhone 4s (I am using one of the demonstrators models with the iPhone 4) you can purchase an adaptor.  

The same applies to the iPhone 6.  You can fit the adaptors in seconds and they integrate perfectly with the phone functionality.

The Thuraya Satsleeve for the Galaxy Android model

In January 2014 Thuraya released a SatSleeve for the Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy S4 models,  The SatSleeve for the Android Galaxy has all the functionalities of the iPhone model.  

The Galaxy model comes with an adaptor for the Samsung Galaxy S4 if you own a Galaxy S3 or S5 you are able to purchase adaptors for these from us at incredibly low prices. 🙂


Thuraya SatSleeve Review

The concept of an iPhone satellite phone or Galaxy satellite phone is a brilliant and innovative idea. Thuraya took the entire satellite communication industry by surprise as well as the makers of iPhone and Galaxy.  

By creating such an intelligent and logical adaptor which transforms the two most popular smartphones into fully operational smart satellite phones, Thuraya created a precedent which has literally changed the industry and has affected the future of sat phone handsets and the future design of satellite phones for sale.

The Thuraya SatSleeve fulfils a need in the industry

The popularity of the SatSleeve exceeded even my expectations (and I knew it was a winner the moment I saw it).  This is because the SatSleeve fills a genuine need in the market place.  

At Safecity we know that customers “do not like carrying two phones”.  Thuraya has solved that challenge by combining the fantastic features of smartphones with the awesome increased coverage offered by the Thuraya Satellite Network.


Features of the Thuraya SatSleeve

  • Connects to the vast Thuraya Satellite Network covering 70% of the planet and 140 Countries
  • Download free Apps for the iPhone and for the Samsung Galaxy
  • Download the user manuals
  • Make satellite phone calls with smartphones (iPhone 5/5s or Samsung Galaxy  S4 Optional extra adaptors are available for sale for the iPhone 4 and 6 and for the Samsung Galaxy S3 or S5)
  • Use your smartphone features such as voice, e-mail, text while in satellite mode
  • Use your iPhone and Galaxy social media Apps such as Facebook, Twitter etc. while in satellite mode
  • Use your contact list to make satellite calls
  • Charge your iPhone using the Thuraya SatSleeve powerful battery.  The powerful SatSleeve’s own battery can charge the iPhone rapidly and will support Standby time up to 36hrs. Talk time up to 3hrs.
  • Adds extra emergency safety features to your phone (one touch emergency button)  
  • The special High Penetration Alerting (HPA) of the SatSleeve is capable of alerting you of incoming satellite calls even with the antenna retracted
  • Comes with its own microphone and speaker
  • You can make and receive calls with the phone undocked (The Thuraya Satellite Sleeve generates a bluetooth/WiFi signal which connects the phone to the satellite network)
  • You can continue to make and receive calls using your normal cellular network (if there is coverage) while the iPhone or Galaxy is docked.  The Thuraya SatSleeve does not interfere with the normal use of your iPhone or Samsung Galaxy.
  • Good satellite data speed:  
    • Download 60kbps,
    • Upload 15kbps (GmPRS)
  • Attractive, light weight, compact and sturdy.
    • Iphone specifications 
      • Main Unit: 138 x 69 x 20mm / 178g with battery  
      • iPhone 5/5S adaptor: 142 x 69 x 13mm / 49g
    • Samsung Galaxy
      • Main Unit: 138 x 69 x 20mm / 178g with battery
      • Galaxy S4 adaptor: 140 x 72 x 14mm / 37g

 Get and Australian Mobile Number for your Thuraya SatSleeve

When you buy your satellite phone or the Thuraya SatSleeve from us we can offer you an Australian Local Mobile Number which you can use while in satellite mode.  

Learn more about the advantages and the savings and benefits of having your Thuraya Sat Phone Sleeve connected to an Australian Local Mobile Number 


A brief history of Thuraya

Thuraya is a progressive, dynamic and creative satellite service provider brimming with new ideas, clever inventions and amazing satellite communication products which directly address the real needs of consumers.  Long gone are the days of the “brick shaped” satellite phone that weighed a ton, with the looks and feel of a shoe box.  Founded in 1995 Thuraya revolutionised the sat phone handset industry by producing sleek, elegant and feature-rich satellite phones right from the start.

Thuraya SatSleeve Price

Prices of the Thuraya SatSleeve are directly related to currency fluctuations. We are renowned for striving to offer the cheapest Thuraya SatSleeve prices and the best satellite data plans.  Use the Big Red Button below to ask us for a quick quotation for your Thuraya SatSleeve or for a Thuraya Satellite Phone.

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Thuraya SatSleeve for iPhone Samsung Galaxy page updated on 14 August 2019.

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