For all overlanders and adventurers alike, communications to the outside world has always been an issue especially if things go wrong. Sat phones have been around now for a while but not at an affordable cost to us mere mortals. Also traditional satellite phones have been a bulky standalone handset which meant you had to carry two phones, your personal phone and your sat phone. However times have moved on and thanks to an Australian company your personal handset can double up for sat communications
Previously only available online or through an external dealer network for outright purchase, the Optus Thuraya SatSleeve transforms compatible iPhone and Android smartphones into a satellite phone. But now you can pick them up on a 24 month plan.
The SatSleeve+ is a quick and easy way to transform your compatible smartphone or tablet into a satellite device. So if you’re out and about travelling to areas where you’ve got no 3G/4G coverage, the SatSleeve can keep you connected right across continents, with 100% coverage wherever you are (as long as you’ve got line of sight to the satellite).
The new SatSleeves connect to your device through a WiFi connection. Once connected, you’ll drive the SatSleeve through the new free SatSleeve app, and you’ll be able to access your contacts and enjoy calls, SMS, emails, instant messaging, social media and your apps – all using your favourite device!
With a casual monthly plan, around £25, no activation fee and no minimum contract term, the SatSleeve is the perfect solution to keep you in touch when you’re on-the-go. You can activate the monthly service, call us up to pause it when you’re not using it, and only pay for the additional usage charges when you use it.
The SatSleeve has its own SIM card with a satellite mobile number, and connects your device to Thuraya’s satellite network, so it works in 160 countries throughout Asia, Europe, The Middle East and Africa. So whether you are calling from the Australian Outback or the Sahara, you can worry less, and stay in touch for longer.
For more information visit Optus