Thuraya XT-Pro Australia

Thuraya XT PRO

Posted on July 26, 2015 by admsat


Thuraya XT Pro in Australia

Thuraya Dubai has done it again.  They took the already magnificent Thuraya XT and turned it into a Super Sat Phone.  That is the only way you can describe the Thuraya XT-PRO.

There are two major new features in the Thuraya XT-PRO that separate it from all the competitor sat phones on the market today.

What’s new in the Thuraya XT PRO

The XT-PRO brings you enhanced features found in the awesome Thuraya XT phone which we will list below.  Before that, let’s take a look at what are the new features which make the Thuraya XT PRO a super satphone!  

The Thuraya XT PRO let’s you select the navigation system

This is a first for a satellite phone.  The Thuraya XT PRO lets you select your preferred navigation system.  This may come handy when operating in areas which have a dedicated satellite navigation system such as China and neighbouring areas and the Russian continent.

We have included a brief explanation of what GPS, BeiDou and GLONASS do.  If you are interested in the subject click on the links provided.  

GPS Global Positioning System

Up until now, all the satellite phones use the excellent Global Positioning System (GPS)  as a navigation system.  This system was created by the US and became operational in 1978. GPS was released for public use in 1994 and it has served the world community well ever since.  

The GPS system utilises 32 medium orbit satellite.  The number of satellites is changing as all satellites have a finite lifespan.  GPS remains the undisputed most popular navigation system in the world.

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Thuraya XT PRO and BeiDo Satellite navigation

Beido is a Chinese Satellite Navigation has been in operation since 2000.  The system currently consists of three satellites servicing Chinese and regional areas. There is a second global phase to BeiDo which will consist of 35 satellites orbiting the globe.

Thuraya XT PRO and GLONASS

GLONASS stands for GLObal Navigation Satellite System. The system is managed by the Russian Aerospace Defence and has been in operation since 1982.  GLONASS operates 24 satellites and provides a global service.  It is to this date the second alternative to GPS.

Gorilla ® Glass protects the Thuraya XT PRO display

This is another first from Thuraya Dubai.  Screens are the most vulnerable components of satellite phones, mobile phones and electronic devices.  Gorilla ® Glass enjoys a phenomenal reputation for producing the toughest screens in the world. You can learn more about the benefits of Gorilla Glass by reading our post dedicated to this important subject.

Dedicated SOS button

Dedicated SOS buttons feature on many other satellite phones so it is not an exclusive feature to the Super Sat Phone–but it is a welcome feature and a sorely missed one in the Thuraya XT.

As with other SOS buttons, it is well protected to prevent accidental use, but it is also easily accessed even in complete darkness or by feel alone.  This is important because a possible emergency scenario could involve temporary or permanent loss of sight.

Other features of the Thuraya XT PRO

Compact and tough body

  • 128 x 53 x 27 mm dimensions
  • Weighs only 212 gm
  • Rated Jet water resistant, dust resistant, and shockproof to (IP55/IK05) standards. This is a much higher standard of the Thuraya XT and the Thuraya XT-Lite and indeed of most other satellite phones on the market.
  • Beautiful, bright, colour display with 320 x 240 pixels. Thuraya’s displays are of legendary quality: glare resistant, with the right contrast and an auto-brightness sensor for optimum display performance in all lighting conditions.
  • 2.4 inch (6.1 cm) hardened Gorilla ® Glass screen for added display protection
  • The Thuraya XT PRO is rated to operate at  -10° C to +55° C
  • Can be stored at -20° C to +70° C 
  • The menu is available in the following languages: Arabic, English, Farsi, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish, Russian and Urdu.

Extra Long Battery Life

Thuraya claims a record for the new extended battery life of the XT-PRO.

  • The 3000 mAh Lithium Polymer battery is rated to deliver up to 9 hours talk-time and up to 100 hours in standby mode.  This is the highest battery life in the world at present.  Of course, the life of the battery depends on operating conditions–nonetheless, it is very impressive.
    • The XT-PRO comes with a travel charger (with the usual Australian and international adaptors), and a car charger.

Packed with features making it an ideal satellite phone for professional users

  • Excellent voice quality due to the low orbiting satellite
  • The XT-PRO offers the excellent “walk and talk”.  This is due to the fact that Thuraya’s antennas are omnidirectional.
  • The High Penetration Alert feature (HPA) will warn you of an incoming call even with the antenna retracted and the unit inside a backpack, or within a building.  You then can move the sat phone outside to take the call.
  • Send and receive SMS and Email.  
    • 60 kbps data speed for SMS and Email.
  • Connect the Thuraya XT-PRO to a PC and use the PC to browse the net, send and receive data and faxes
    • The data speed in Data/Fax (a circuit-switched data) is 9.6 kbit/s upload and download.
    • While in GmPRS mode you enjoy up to 60 kbps download speed and up to 15 kbps upload.
    • The XT PRO also offers features that are normally found in smartphones such as an excellent quality speakerphone, world clock, alarms, an organiser, calculator, calendar, conference calls able, speed dialling functions, a stopwatch, and many other features.  This makes the phone highly suitable for professional users.

GPS Navigation and Personal Tracking

  • Setup  GPS way-points, Send GPS fixes to PCs and smartphones.  Your loved ones can follow you by using a dedicated web portal.  With the XT-PRO your privacy is assured since only those authorised by you will be able to see your movements.

Australian mobile number available for the Thuraya XT-PRO.  Just ask us.


Thuraya XT PRO pricing

Ask us to offer you a quote before purchasing this Thuraya satellite phone.  We will endeavour to offer you the cheapest Thuraya XT PRO price and set you up with the best satellite data plan available.  

So if you are looking for a Thuraya phone price, or perhaps the excellent Thuraya XT or Thuraya XT-Lite or any other satellite phone or service.  Use the Big Red Button to contact us first.


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The Thuraya XT-Pro page updated on the 10 August 2019. 


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