Thuraya Ascom is a satellite handheld mobile phone with integrated satellite, GSM and GPS technology. The Thuraya phone offers a wide range of services including voice, data, fax, short messaging and location determination.
Thuraya handheld phones opens up a world of roaming. Thuraya enables you to access local GSM networks and link to satellite mode outside of that service area. If you are Thuraya’s coverage area you can make a call to, and receive a call from, anywhere in the world. If you are outside Thuraya’s coverage area you may be able to use Thuraya on GSM mode in areas with compatible standards.
Thuraya Mobile Satellite Services
Ascom User Manual