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Thuraya SG-2520

Thuraya SG-2520

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Thuraya SG-2520

Manufacturer: Thuraya

Your Opinion: 
 - 2 Votes


Page By: JanVanGenk

Created/Edited: Aug 6, 2007 / Jun 12, 2009

Object ID: 3639

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Product Description

As Thuraya claims, "The SG-2520 is the only satellite smartphone in existence". Works in Thuraya's coverage area (see links below), and outside it through roaming system. Also functions with a GSM SIM card as an ordinary cellular phone. A new coverage area (planned by the end of 2007) will extend Thuraya's services into China, Indonesia, Australia.

Thuraya recently released a cheap tariff prepaid SIM-card, called ThurayaECO, with fixed call rates to landlines/cellular phones for 0.39 USD per minute (only for calls originating from 83 pre-specified countries).


  • System: Satellite, GSM Tri-Band (900/1800/1900)
  • Dimensions: 138.5 x 52 x 18.8 mm (h x w x d)
  • Weight: 170 g
  • Quick list: color display, GPS, camera (photo/video), MP3 player, built-in web browser, voice recorder, ...

A comprehensive list of features can be found here.


Official website of Thuraya

Some service providers:
Sattrans USA
Satcom Group

Coverage maps:
Map 1
Map 2

Buy Thuraya airtime online:


  • Thuraya starts ThurayaLocate, a free of charge GPS locating service.
  • ThurayaRecharge service is now available!
  • January 15, 2008: Thuraya-3 satellite successfully launched to orbit by Sea Launch! Read more



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Voted 5/5

Finally a sat phone which catches up with technology;)

Superb voice quality. Loads of extras. I recommend to have an extra battery, especially if extensively using the phone's features.

Posted Aug 6, 2007 12:37 pm

nkroupVery nice descripton

Hasn't voted

Do you have a SG-2520 phone ?
Are you satisfied?
Posted Dec 3, 2007 11:41 am

JanVanGenkRe: Very nice descripton

Voted 5/5

Yes, I own a SG-2520 and so far I'm satisfied. The initial software version has some growing pains (I've had phone crashing twice), hopefully these will be removed by the upgrades.

Posted Dec 5, 2007 3:44 am

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