Branded as TravellerSIM,
Thuraya Launches New Service for Business and Occasional
Thuraya has launched a new pre-paid service branded
as TravellerSIM, which is designed for business
and occasional travellers in need of a reliable communication
solution while travelling overseas.
Aimed as a practical solution for individual and institutional
customers requiring Thuraya's service on a temporary
basis, the TravellerSIM offers an affordable
service subscription for a limited time period.
The TravellerSIM is a unique satellite telecom
package that ideally suits the needs of customers while
on short business trips, expeditions, humanitarian,
NGO tasks or holidays in areas where telecoms access
is unavailable or not adequately reliable, says
Saeed Al Hamli, Thuraya's chief commercial officer.
He expects the service to be highly popular with purchase
orders already being made to Thuraya by the distribution
Given the ubiquitous coverage of Thuraya's satellite
system that spans nearly 130 countries, the TravellerSIM
will enable customers to benefit from an advanced communication
service anywhere, especially in remote and rural areas
of developing countries or any other places where telecom
service is not sufficiently robust.
With TravellerSIM, we aim to facilitate the use
of Thuraya system for more user segments, avoiding connection
and subscription fees and procedures explains
Mr. Al Hamli.
TravellerSIM card is offered at a highly affordable
price, and has a validity of one month from the date
of making the first call. As a further attraction, the
card comes pre-loaded with free credit of 25 units ready
TravellerSIM users can easily top their accounts through
SMS, online recharge service or simply by purchasing
Thuraya scratch cards that are available at various
denominations starting from 10 units.
The TravellerSIM should be used with Thuraya handheld
terminals for satellite calls, said Mr. Al Hamli, adding
that customers of this new service will enjoy the same
functionalities and options available for Thuraya pre-paid
The TravellerSIM cards will be available from all Thuraya
service providers and distributors.