Telenor enables its customers the ability to rent Thuraya Hughes satellite handsets for travelling to territories with no GSM network signal present. Coverage is supplied throuh a Commercial Agreement between Telenor and Thuraya SAT. With this cooperation global coverage is available on mountains and over seas and deserts.
In order to use this service a customer must have:
Thuraya satellite handset and
Telenor SIM card
Our customers can use a Thuraya Satellite handset by renting one through Telenor (for more information please refer here
), but also through Thuraya where more information can be gathered on the Internet at this address: www.thuraya.com
To initialize a call turn the handset on. This should automatically enforce the phone to start searching for a GSM network coverage signal. When this happens a call should be made the usual way (as with any other GSM operator). However, if there is no GSM coverage in that particular area a call should be made via satellite.
For more information on prices and coverage please refer here