Sometimes your cellphone coverage disappears at times you really need to make a call or send a message. But do you know that even on remote areas like the top Mount Everest you can have cellphone coverage? Yes mount Everest. One way to ensure that you have cellphone coverage anywhere and anytime is to own a satellite phone. Now you don’t have to buy a new satellite phone because you can turn your smart phone into one by just sliding it into a case.
Thuraya SatSleeve turns your smartphone into a satellite phone immediately you slide it on. Now there’s an interesting part, Thuraya doesn’t just offer support for calls and SMS messaging but also for data functionalities as well, which means you can send and receive emails, instant messages and so on.
The SatSleeve comes in three categories
- SatSleeve for iPhone: Adapter for iPhone 5/5s is inside the package (adapters for iPhone 4/4s and iPhone 6/6S are available from Thuraya Service Partners)
- SatSleeve for Android: Adaptor for Samsung Galaxy S4 is inside the package (adapters for Samsung Galaxy S3 and S5 are available from Thuraya Service Partners)
- SatSleeve+: A universal sleeve compatible with a variety of iPhones and Android devices.
The SatSleeve comes with a built-in rechargeable battery and an optional solar charger for those times you find yourself far from a power source. Here are the it’s specifications;
Size 138 x 69 x 20 mm (h x w x d)
Weight (Main unit)178 g (with battery)
Weight (5/5s Adaptor)49 g
Connectivity3.5 mm jack for headset , Micro USB for charging and upgrade, DC charging jack
3.7V Li-ion, 2440 mAh
With all of these, you know better than to expect it for a cheap amount. It goes for about $499, but it could save you at that very important time when, you really need to make an important call or send that message but cellphone coverage has disappeared.
For more information about the Thuraya SatSleeve you can visit the Thuraya’s website.
Thuraya, is a regional mobile satellite phone provider. The company is based in the United Arab Emirates; it provides mobile coverage to more than 162 countries in Europe, the Middle East, North,Central and East Africa, Asia and Australia.
With about 350 roaming partners worldwide,1100 employees, Thuraya also offers GSM roaming services over land-based mobile GSM networks. As well, Thuraya sells a dual mode satellite phone with both GSM and satellite capabilities.