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Thuraya launches XT-PRO satellite phone

Anuradha Shukla | July 15, 2015
The new phone offers long talk-time, large display, and three major navigation systems.

Thuraya Phones
From L-R: SatSleeve (the world's first satellite adaptor that turns  your iPhone or Android into a satellite phone), XT-LITE (the satellite phone with the best value for travellers), and XT-PRO (the most advanced satellite phone for enterprise and government users)

Thuraya Telecommunications Company has launched Thuraya XT-PRO an advanced satellite phone that offers long talk-time, large display, and three major navigation systems. The new launch boasts a range of features including built-in GPS, BeiDou and Glonass for high accuracy and added security in every region.

The Thuraya XT-PRO is ideal for professional users across a range of market sectors including government, energy, media and NGOs. Other prominent features of this phone includes a talk-time of up to 9 hours, jet-water, dust and shock resistance and a hardened Gorilla glass display.

"Following the success of the SatSleeve and the XT-LITE, we continue to demonstrate our ability to disrupt the mobile satellite industry withground-breaking products of the highest quality," said Samer Halawi, chief executive officer of Thuraya. "The XT-PRO is ideal for our core customer base of professional satellite phone users who count on us to deliver highly reliable connectivity in some of the world's toughest and most remote places."

Added safety
The Thuraya XT-PRO also has a dedicated SOS button with advanced navigation and tracking features for added safety. Thanks to XT-PRO, users enjoy ubiquitous coverage in areas that are not served or are under-served by terrestrial networks.

It can work as a security backup when natural or man-made disasters disrupt terrestrial communications and can be used across the Thuraya network covering two thirds of the globe, including more than 160 countries.

This phone can be used either with a Thuraya prepaid or postpaid SIM card, or a SIM card from any of Thuraya's worldwide GSM roaming partners.

"The Thuraya XT-PRO builds on the success of the highly popular Thuraya XT and introduces new features and functionality for an enhanced user experience. This allows Thuraya to strengthen its satellite phone portfolio with the new flagship product, Thuraya XT–PRO, for the professional user,and the Thuraya XT-LITE for the casual user," added Halawi. "The XT-PRO's feature upgrades and its sleek design reflect our aim to understand and continuously evaluate what users are looking for in a satellite phone."


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