Thuraya SatSleeve+ Satellite Phone Rental

Thuraya SatSleeve+ Satellite Phone Rental

Coverage Map - Thuraya

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Voice Capability

Stay only a voice call away from friends, family or colleagues even when in the remotest of areas!

Low Speed Data

This unit is ideal to be used in conjunction with our compression software, RemoteMail, to allow you to send and receive basic emails and also gain access to GRIB Weather files. This unit is not suitable for web browsing.

SOS Function

Have added peace of mind by settting up the designated SOS button on this device.  You can either set this up to send to friends, family or colleagues or alternatively why not be super safe and sign up to GEOS emergency response (GEOS service not available on PLBs or EPIRBs)

Online Tracking with GTCTrack

Track your asset online via GTCTrack, providing added peace of mind for you and all of your followers back home. Additional fees apply.

SMS & Email Capability

Send a message through your satellite phone to an email address or SMS number.


This device is designed to BYOD (bring your own device)! Simply connect to the wi-fi of the unit and make calls, send/receive emails and even load pages depending on the capability of your device.  These deivces bring a new meaning to a remote office!

Buying Guide

Need more information on this product?  Check out our buying guide

£9.00 (Inc. VAT) £7.50 (Ex. VAT)

Use the Thuraya SatSleeve+ to convert your smartphone into a satellite phone, or the SatSleeve Hotspot to set-up a Wi-Fi hotspot for multiple connections. Both devices allow you to use your iPhone or Android phone in areas without a GSM signal.

  • Coverage in Asia, Africa, Australia, M/East, Europe.
  • Voice, Data and SMS
  • £7.50 ex VAT per day
  • NO Deposit required
  • FREE Rental Returns
  • FREE UK Shipping

Ready to order? Use our online booking calendar or sign our rental contract online >


How to Book:

1. Select the dates* for your rental unit on the calendar.

2. Choose how many phones are required in the ”quantity”

3. Optional pre-paid vouchers can be added below.

*Please Note: A minimum of 7 days must be selected.

* Required Fields

£9.00 (Inc. VAT) £7.50 (Ex. VAT)

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Important: The airtime bundles are optional. If none are selected, the standard tariff pricing will apply which is below.

Please note that upon requesting activation of your prepaid airtime you are agreeing that we can start providing your network services before the end of the usual statutory cancellation period and that by doing so, you lose your right to cancel your purchase of the prepaid airtime or request a refund. As a result, please check that you have ordered the correct airtime for your handset or terminal. Please refer to our terms and conditions for full information. This does not affect your statutory rights.

Service Charge
Outgoing to Fixed or Cellular per min £1.50
Outgoing to Thuraya per min £0.75
Outgoing to Other Satellite Networks per min £8.00
SMS £0.60
Data per MB £2.50 per MB


If the rental equipment incurs voice or data call charges exceeding £500.00 during any rental period, GTC reserves the right to charge the customer’s credit card before the rental end date for traffic charges incurred during the rental period. Should the customer’s credit card payment be declined for any reason, GTC reserves the right to suspend the customer’s SIM card until payment is made. GTC may require a deposit to cover traffic charges if the customer anticipates high voice and data usage on their SIM. Any unused deposit will be returned to the customer following the return of the rental equipment.

Why book your satellite phone rental with GTC?

  • Book your satellite phone rental online
  • Our phones come with all the accessories you need: Peli case, AC & DC charger, 2 x batteries, USB data cable
  • NO Deposit required
  • Next day delivery available for last minute rentals
  • Free incoming calls and incoming SMS
  • Our phones come in Peli cases to keep your rental phone and accessories safe
  • We can organise your rental return on request
  • Delivered a day before your start date so you can browse the features and store the information you need.
  • FREE Rental Return labels provided for your nearest DPD drop-off point.

Renting the Thuraya SatSleeve+ Satellite Phone

  • Please select your dates using the online calendar or complete the contract and 'Sign Up' online. (Please select your start date as the date your trip starts and the end date as the day you will return the Thuraya SatSleeve+ Satellite Phone rental.)
  • Once you receive confirmation for your rental dates, payment for the duration of your trip is required
  • Airtime usage can be billed at the end of the rental or non-refundable bundles of airtime can be purchased in advance from the vouchers listed above under the ‘Airtime’ tab.
  • We aim to ship your rental to you 1 Business Day ahead of your rental start date, to ensure it arrives in time for your trip
  • Once you have used our IsatPhone 2 on your trip, use our FREE return label to send the rental back to our business address (Global Telesat Communications, 19-25 Nuffield Road, Poole, BH17 0RU) via our trackable courier. 

Thuraya Satellite Phone Rental SatSleeve+ Specification:

  • Dimensions: 13.8 x 6.9 x 4.2 cm (main unit including universal smartphone adaptor). 
  • Weight: 256g
  • Connectivity: 3.5mm jack for headset, Micro USB for charging and upgrades, DC charging jack
  • Battery: 3.7V Li-Ion, 2400 mAh
  • Battery life (Talk time): 3 hours (Standby time): Wi-Fi continuously on: up to 9 hours. Wi-Fi off: up to 70 hours (incoming calls and SOS function still available on main unit
  • Satellite Data Speed: Download up to 60 kbps, upload to 15 kbps (GmPRS)
  • Power Supply: Output DC 5V/ 2.0A (with EU/UK/CN/AUS adaptors)
  • Operating temperature: -10°C to +55°C (14°F to +131°F)
  • Storage temperature: -20°C to +70°C (-4°F to +158°F)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is included with the Thuraya SatSleeve+ rental? The package contains the SatSleeve’s main unit, the adapter to dock the iPhone, a battery, travel charger (with four adapters for EU, UK, CN/JP, AUS), USB cable and Peli Case.

Where can I find the Thuraya SatSleeve Hotspot app? The SatSleeve Hotspot app, compatible for pairing your mobile phone with the SatSleeve+, can be downloaded for free from the Google Play store or the App store

Where can I find the platform for sending a free message to my Thuraya SatSleeve? The free Thuraya messaging can be sent from here:

Where should I return the Thuraya SatSleeve+ at the end of my rental? Please use our FREE return label to send the rental back to our business address (Global Telesat Communications, 19-25 Nuffield Road, Poole, BH17 0RU) via our trackable courier. 

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Terms and Conditions

Please make sure you read all the terms and conditions before your book via our online calendar or sign the rental contract. Some important terms and conditions are: 


  • Rentals cancelled 7 days prior to the rental start date are eligible for a 50% refund of the total rental cost. Prepaid minutes will be refunded in full.
  • Rentals cancelled 2 days prior to the rental start date are not eligible for a refund. Prepaid minutes will be refunded in full.


We do not charge a deposit for your rental. However, you are liable for any loss or damage to the rental equipment. Please refer to our terms and conditions for details of applicable charges. We require a credit card verification payment of £1.00 before your rental can be dispatched to ensure we have the means to collect any payment due as a result of lost or damaged equipment.

Damage or loss charges

The damage or loss of the handset or accessories will result in fee. All other damages or losses subject to inspection and charged at cost of repair or replacement. A detailed pricing list can be found in our terms and conditions

Not all mobile networks allow you to send text messages to satellite phones and as a result text messaging can be unreliable. Please check with your provider or contact us for further information.


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