What Thuraya say about these handsets…
“NEW SatSleeve Hotspot & SatSleeve+
The next generation of satellite adaptor for your smartphone has arrived – turn your smartphone into a satellite phone using the NEW Thuraya SatSleeve. Available in 2 different models to suit how you use your phone while outside mobile coverage areas, the new SatSleeve allows for voice calls, SMS, email and app access while you´re off the grid.
NEW SatSleeve Hotspot
Created for users preferring to use their smartphone separated from the satellite unit, the SatSleeve Hotspot gives you the range and room to move while you use your phone. The SatSleeve Hotspot sits with line of sight to the satellite (in an outside location) while you can be inside making calls, sending and receiving SMS or using satellite data for email, apps and browsing the internet.
NEW SatSleeve +
Use your smartphone when it is connected to the SatSleeve using the SatSleeve +. This SatSleeve model is similar to the previous SatSleeve for iPhone and SatSleeve for Android models, however its universal adaptor fits almost any late model smartphone between 58 and 85 mm in width.”
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What do EPIRBhire say about this one?
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Don’t be sucked in by the hype! The device won’t turn your phone into a satellite phone – the device still needs it’s own call plan and SIM card. A handy device for someone that texts a lot and/or needs the flexibility of Wi-Fi connectivity to operate their satellite phone. Data capability is a bonus – but at $5/MB we expect you won’t be scrolling social media!
Battery Life – Average
Call Quality – Great!
Ease of Use – Good
Robustness – Average – no IP rating.
Thuraya SatSleeve +/HotSpot
• New: $910 incl GST, delivery, 12 month warranty, Dolfin Hardcase and “What’s in the box”
• Ex-Hire: Not Currently Available
• The SatSleeve Hotspot and SatSleeve + are simple to use, just connect your smartphone and SatSleeve via Wi-Fi through the SatSleeve Hotspot app to stay connected. Download the free SatSleeve Hotspot App from the App Store or Google Play
• The SatSleeve Hotspot and the SatSleeve + come with a dedicated SOS button that works even when a smartphone isn´t connected
• High Penetration Alerting (HPA) capability enables you to receive calls even if the satellite antenna is retracted
• Thuraya SatSleeve + Main Unit inc. Universal smartphone adaptor: 138 x 69 x 42mm /256g (Universal adaptor can hold smartphone between 58 – 85mm in width)
• Connectivity: 3.5mm headset jack, Micro USB, DC charging jack, WiFi ramge: 30m (Hotspot), Universal adaptor holds smartphones between 58 to 85 mm in width (SatSleeve +)
• Battery: 3.7V Li-ion, 2440 mAh
• Talk time: up to 3 hours
• Standby time:
– WiFi continuosly on: up to 9 hours
– WiFi off: up to 70 hours* (* incoming calls and SOS function still available on main unit)
• Satellite Data speed: Download up to 60 kbps, Upload up to 15 kbps (GmPRS)
• Power supply: Output DC 5V/2.0A (with EU/UK/CN/AUS adaptors)
• Operating temperature: -10°C to +55°C
• Storage temperature: -20°C to +70°C
• App languages: English, Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Chinese (simplified), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
• USB data cable
• Universal travel charger
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