Thuraya reception

Submitted: Monday, Sep 30, 2013 at 13:56
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Hi to all,
Rather than hijack a current thread about Sat Sleeve's
I want to ask anybody who is currently using the Thuraya system for sat phone connection what the reception & service availability is like...... say if you draw a line from the NSW/Vic border across to Perth & BELOW that line..... taking in the Vic high country, bottom of SA, KI, Tassie & the WA south & south west.

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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Monday, Sep 30, 2013 at 18:35

Monday, Sep 30, 2013 at 18:35
Tony,

Thuraya have not released details about availability and pricing.

Here is a link to a Brisbane Times article which may give some info, although it refers to Optus as the "carrier".



Won't be as practical if you can't use your existing mobile number to receive calls.
I'm waiting on Thuraya to release their offering.

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Reply By: MatthewPivotel - Wednesday, Oct 02, 2013 at 11:27

Wednesday, Oct 02, 2013 at 11:27
Hi Tony,

If you were looking to always use a satellite phone under “the line” Thuraya would not be the network I would suggest. The Thuraya will work down in those areas (and I have used Thuraya below the line in Vic and WA ) however you will need to be really pickie regarding point the antenna in the right direction. I would recommend Iridium or Globalstar if you plan to use the phone 100% in those areas.

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Matthew Flesser
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony H (touring oz) - Wednesday, Oct 02, 2013 at 20:04

Wednesday, Oct 02, 2013 at 20:04
Hi Matthew,
Thank you for your straight forward honest answer/response.
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