Tips & Tricks
- Satellite phones or similar devices (e.g. Thuraya Sat Sleeve) may not be imported into India!
- Try out your device at home first to familiarise yourself with it.
- Save all your important phone numbers onto your set or onto your simcard for emergencies when you are still at home.
- When there is a poor connection check whether the antenna is fully extended.
- Know the satellite phones number and pass it on to the relevant people.
- The Thuraya emergency number is 767 (SOS)
- Check you have enough calling credit for your trip.
- Arrange callback facility: text messages to 1755 with the mobile number, from which you want to be called back (free of charge)
- Text messages to Thuraya satellite phones can be sent under https://sms.thuraya.com for free.
- Near the Thuraya satellite (above the eastcoast of Somalia for Europe/Africa or west of Singapur for Asia/Australia) the antenna can be aligned almost perpendicular.
- The further you are away from a satellite, the more horizontal the antenna's alignement must be.
- For data transmission from a lap-top using Thuraya XT Dual there must be set up a DFÜ connection on your computer (phone number *99#, leave user and pass word blank) and „settings > system >external connection“ „Modem“ must be selected in the menu of your phone
- Text messages to Iridium satellite phones can be sent under http://messaging.iridium.com/ for free.
- E-mails can be sent to Iridium satellite phones by entering the phone number into the following generic address, 8816[number]@msg.iridium.com (maximum of 160 characters)
- In order for your rented Iridium device to be used in Russia it must first be registered with Iridium Russia. We are happy to supply the necessary information required for this process.