Thuraya SatSleeve Hotspot
IMPORTANT - please be sure this is the correct device for you by reading this article first. A very informative article about the pros, cons, limitations and features of the SatSleeve and whether it is the right device for you.
The SatSleeve Hotspot
Satellite enable your smart phone! Just download the app to your phone, switch on the SatSleeve and connect to it by the hotspot generated wifi signal.
No need to change your service provider as the SatSleeve has it's own SIM card / Service* and works in combination with your existing provider.
The SatSleeve gives you access to all your normal smart phone based functionality over satellite for Voice, SMS and data.
Use your smart phone as far away as 30m from the SatSleeve for full satellite "walk and talk" functionality.
Please note picture includes Universal Adapter along side for illustrative purposes. Supplied as the SatSleeve plus Hotspot stand only.
* Separate Satellite plan / subscription required
Check if your Smartphone is compatible with the SatSleeve:
- Voice Call and SMS in Satellite Mode
- Email even when there is no mobile signal (text based recommended)
- Use social media on the go even without mobile service
- Make and receive calls via satellite. Audio is routed to your smart phone.
- The SatSleeve Hotspot App works with Android and iPhone. Designed for use by the SatSleeve Hotspot version AND the SatSleeve Universal or "Plus". Not compatible with older bluetooth enabled SatSleeves.
- SOS call / recieve button, allows the user to call a pre-programmed number (think 000) even if there is no smart phone available to run the app. Can also receive calls.
- Very inexpensive satellite plans with no lock in contract.
- Size: Universal 138 x 69 x 42 mm, Hotspot 142 x 69 x 38mm
- Weight: Universal 255g Hotspot 290g
- Battery 3.7v L-ion 2440 mAh
- Talk Time: Up to 3 Hours
- Standby Battery Time: Wi-Fi ON - up to 9 Hours, Wifi OFF up to 70 Hours
- Data Speeds: Download up to 60 kbps, Upload up to 15 kbps
- Power Supply: 240v with 4 adapters - 5V 2.0A
- Operating Temp: -10C to +55C
- Storage Temp: -20C to +70C
There are a variety of Post Paid Plans.
Popular plans from just $15 month
- Short Term, or No lock in, contract
- Standard Australian Mobile Number
- Pay by Credit Card, Direct Debit or Bpay
- Calls from 80c to 99c per minute out bound
- No Charge for receiving calls
- Callers pay just the normal rate to call an Australian Mobile (effectively free if the caller is on a capped or unlimited plan)
What's in the Box
- Thuraya SatSleeve
- Hotspot Stand Adapter
- Lithium Battery (2440 maH)
- USB Data Cable
- User Guide
- Free SIM Card - Ready to Connect
Fantastic service, fast delivery with no issues! Very easy to setup & activate. Hugely versatile being able to utilise smartphone apps in remote situations whilst maintaining maximum signal strength.
I took it into the Victorian High Country to test it out and while it was connected to the external antenna (mounted on my dash) it worked well, providing a signal except for the times that I was driving South East. Every time that I disconnected it from the external antenna and pointed it towards the North West I always got a strong signal. I made test calls and text and it all worked very smoothly. Great piece of kit, not sorry that I bought it.
Overall everything was good. Customer service was excellent
Great product. Easy to set up and use and great customer service. Even had a phone call to make sure I had checked if it wa compatible with my phone before sending. Definitely recommend the product and Company.
very easy to use, we can now send and receive messages and call out in an emergency or talk to loved ones without having to drive anywhere to do so.