Thuraya X5 Touch Satellite Phone Rental

Thuraya X5 Touch Satellite Phone Rental

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Voice Capability

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

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)

SMS & Email Capability

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

£10.50 (Inc. VAT) £8.75 (Ex. VAT)

Thuraya X5 Touch is the world’s first smart Satellite Phone, which offers fast and simple connectivity on the move with dual SIM capabilities.

  • Coverage in Asia, Africa, Australia, Middle East and Europe
  • Make Calls and Send SMS Messages
  • Android operating system, with access to a range of Google applications and services
  • SOS Button
  • NO Deposit required

Ready to order? Please contact us before ordering your rental to ensure we have availability of your chosen device.

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

£10.50 (Inc. VAT) £8.75 (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.

Why book your Thuraya 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, magnetic mount antenna
  • 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
  • Delivered a day before your start date so you can browse the features and store the information you need.
  • We can organise your rental return on request

Renting the Thuraya X5 Touch 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 X5 Touch 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, you can either return the phone yourselves to our business address (Global Telesat Communications, 19-25 Nuffield Road, Poole, BH17 0RU) via a trackable courier/postal service, or you can contact us to arrange collection.

Thuraya X5 Touch Features:

  • Coverage: The Thuraya network has coverage in Asia, Africa, Australia, Middle East and Europe only. 
  • Calls and MessagesThe X5 Touch enables you to make calls and send SMS in satellite or GSM* mode. 
  • SOS FunctionPress the SOS button in an emergency situation to communicate with Search and Rescue organisations
  • Additional Features: Front and rear camera. access to Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC is available
  • Weight: 262g
  • Dimensions: 14.5 x 7.8 x 2.4 cm
  • Talk Time Battery Life: Up to 11 hours
  • Standby Time Battery Life: Up to 100 hours

*Works with Thuraya SIM cards or with GSM SIM cards or a combination of both. A nano SIM is not provided with the rental, so if require the GSM capabilities of the Thuraya X5 Touch you must provide your own nano SIM. 

Terms and Conditions

Please make sure you read all the terms and condition in the contract before you sign. 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. 

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