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Thuraya Prepaid Satellite Phone Plans

Thuraya Prepaid Satellite Phone Plans

Once you have acquired a Thuraya sim card, activate it with a Thuraya prepaid satellite phone plan to use your Thuraya satellite phone. No monthly contract is required and pre-paid satellite phone plans can be used in any of the 140 countries in Thuraya's coverage zone. We offer two options for pre-paid satellite phone plans; Standard Pre-Paid and NOVA Pre-Paid:

Standard Pre-Paid The Standard Pre-Paid satellite phone plan offers simplicity and transparency with flat pricing across the Thuraya coverage area. Thuraya SIM cards are valid for 12 months and can be extended by adding another pre-paid satellite phone plan.

  • SIM comes with 10 units
  • SIM valid for one year

NOVA Pre-Paid NOVA Pre-Paid is a prepaid satellite phone plan that features reduced per minute rates from select countries in Asia, Africa, and Europe. The NOVA card will automatically switch between two different call rates depending on the geographic location of the caller. A premium rate is charged to territories outside of NOVA countries. Thuraya pre-paid SIM cards are valid for 24 months and can be extended by adding another pre-paid satellite phone plan.

  • SIM comes with 20 units
  • SIM valid for two years

Please click here to view the list of eligible Thuraya NOVA Zones. Please note, if you do not have a Thuraya SIM card already, you will be given the option when purchasing the Standard or NOVA pre-paid satellite phone plan.

Important: You will need to purchase prepaid airtime/ sign up for a monthly contract with your device in order to activate it.

Standard Minutes/MBUnitsNOVA Pre-Paid Minutes*PriceBuy Online
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*Assuming call originates from within a NOVA SIM eligible country

Type of CallStandard Pre-PaidNOVA Pre-Paid (Originating within NOVA Zone)NOVA Pre-Paid (Originating outside NOVA Zone)
Thuraya to Thuraya1.000.851.25
Thuraya to Fixed/Cell1.500.901.85
Thuraya to Fixed/Cell (band 2)N/A5.096.02
Thuraya to Other Satellite5.008.109.65
Renewal Fee39 Units10 Units10 Units
Cost per MB (GmPRS Service)3.50 Units3.50 Units3.50 Units

Minimum billable increment = 1 minute increments, 1 minute increments thereafter.


If the account is NOT refilled within the grace period, the entire unused balance will be reset to zero and the account will be permanently deactivated. 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.

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