Thuraya on Optus or Pivotel

#22
I'd never go with Thuraya, solely for the fact it's a company based in the UAE and we all know what they think about human rights. Buggered if they will ever get my support by choice.
https://www.thuraya.com/corporate-social-responsibility
"Thuraya has a longstanding relationship with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) to provide free or subsidized communication services in countries affected by natural disasters. "
"Thuraya Heroes is a community-oriented program wherein we provide free airtime and state-of-the-art communications equipment to individuals engaged in community-building or philanthropic activities. "
"Facilitating safe and secure communications for journalists and news gathering agencies at global hotspots has always been a top priority for Thuraya. Time and again, we have voiced our support for those men and women who routinely risk their lives to deliver breaking news into our living rooms. Thuraya recently donated an IP terminal and free airtime to the Rory Peck Trust, which is the only organization in the world providing direct, practical support to freelance newsgatherers and their families around the world. "
 

stevemc181

Well-Known Member
#23
@stevemc181 Do you have to pay for incoming calls, can others call you for free if they have unlimited like Pivotel , How much is an outgoing call per min.Thanks.
No, I don't pay for incoming calls, and yes others call me for free, the same as calling any mobile number. $1.98 a minute for outgoing, 99c per 30 seconds with a 50 cent flagfall. I usually send a text (50c) to the family and get them to call me back if it's likely to be a lengthy call.
 

stevemc181

Well-Known Member
#24
https://www.thuraya.com/corporate-social-responsibility
"Thuraya has a longstanding relationship with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) to provide free or subsidized communication services in countries affected by natural disasters. "
"Thuraya Heroes is a community-oriented program wherein we provide free airtime and state-of-the-art communications equipment to individuals engaged in community-building or philanthropic activities. "
"Facilitating safe and secure communications for journalists and news gathering agencies at global hotspots has always been a top priority for Thuraya. Time and again, we have voiced our support for those men and women who routinely risk their lives to deliver breaking news into our living rooms. Thuraya recently donated an IP terminal and free airtime to the Rory Peck Trust, which is the only organization in the world providing direct, practical support to freelance newsgatherers and their families around the world. "

They can do all the propoganda they like, I'll still never support any UAE company. Just a personal choice for me, and as far as I am concerned, the above is like putting lipstick on a pig.
 

mac_man_luke

Well-Known Member
#25
I am on a Telstra $35 per month Iridium plan and it's a standard 0419 mobile number on mine.
oh that must have changed, nice


Edit: interesting PDF still says
"We supply you with a specific Telstra Mobile satellite service SIM card. The telephone number for your service will begin with a 014710, 014711, 0141712, 014714, 014715, 014716 or 014718 prefix"
 
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stevemc181

Well-Known Member
#27
oh that must have changed, nice


Edit: interesting PDF still says
"We supply you with a specific Telstra Mobile satellite service SIM card. The telephone number for your service will begin with a 014710, 014711, 0141712, 014714, 014715, 014716 or 014718 prefix"
My mistake sorry, I just checked and it is an 0147 prefix. It's still treated as a local australian mobile number. I've had this for around 3 years now..
 

LurchWA

Active Member
#30
Mine lives in the Patrol 24/7, you don't have to be far out of town to lose normal mobile services. Cheap insurance for my peace of mind.
Yep I agree with you and hence me giving Thuraya and the sat sleeve a try, keep my mobile number and coverage is pretty acceptable for the areas that I plan to travel to. I recently drove a truck from Queensland to Bunbury and Thuraya covered me all the way. I In the past I have hired an Iridium from a local supplier in the past for 8 per day + calls and considered it very cheap insurance.
 

LurchWA

Active Member
#33
6 weeks hire and its paid for? Where are you buying your sat phones from mate?
$8 per day + calls just goes to show that not everything in the country areas is expensive I guess
 
#35
6 weeks hire and its paid for? Where are you buying your sat phones from mate?
$8 per day + calls just goes to show that not everything in the country areas is expensive I guess
The question is where are you getting $8?
https://satphoneshop.com/iridium-9555
https://www.rentasatphone.com.au/order
http://www.satellitehire.com.au/satellite-phone-hire
http://adventure4wd.com.au/hire-equipment/satphone-hire/
All $18 a day though does decrease with extra time. Most hire call and data costs 2x higher than on your own plan.
 
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