Bringing satellite connectivity to your iPhoneThuraya 

SatSleeve Voice

SatSleeve is the world's first satellite adaptor for the iPhone, providing you with easy and affordable access to mobile communication services delivered over Thuraya’s powerful satellite network. Insert your iPhone into the SatSleeve to stay connected through phone calls and SMS via satellite mode - and put the entire world within reach. 


Only slightly larger than the iPhone itself, the compact adapter allows you to turn your iPhone into a satellite phone to conduct phone calls and send SMS beyond the coverage of traditional terrestrial

networks. Corporate and NGO users, frequent travelers or adventurous explorers, travelling in remote locations can enjoy the use of their own iPhone, without having to carry an extra satphone or bulky equipment.

SatSleeve Voice






Adaptor for iPhone5 are available for this SatSleeve!


The Thuraya SatSleeve can be used with a standard Thuraya postpaid or prepaid SIM Card, there is no need for any specific SIM card.

-    Simply download the free SatSleeve Voice application from App Store, dock your
      iPhone into the SatSleeve and enjoy phone calls and SMS via satellite mode.
-    Always-on connection with automatic switching from GSM to satellite mode over
     Thuraya’s network.
-    Make a phone call to one predefined number with the Emergency Call button.
-    Extend battery life of your iPhone with the provided built-in battery pack.
-    Integrate your iPhone address book for satellite calls and text messages.


The current SatSleeve is only available for the IPhone 4 & 4S. Added compatibility for the IPhone 5 is expected in mid-year 2013. The SatSleeve for data is expected to be available towards the end 2013. It will be a new model. The Current version is not upgradable.



Compatibility with the iPhone
With Thuraya SatSleeve, you can add a reliable satellite connection wherever you go, enabling you to stay connected with the device you are most familiar with. The SatSleeve app can be downloaded from the Apple App store.

Simply insert your iPhone for full walk-and-talk capability in satellite mode. Available in 12 different languages, the SatSleeve app allows you to easily integrate your iPhone contacts when making satellite calls and SMS.

Extended battery life for your iPhone
Acting as a backup battery for the iPhone, Thuraya SatSleeve enables you to operate for longer periods of time without worrying about power running out.

Enhanced safety features
Thuraya SatSleeve comes with a dedicated Emergency Call button for users to make a voice call to a predefined number during emergency situations, even without the iPhone docked.

Supported by a powerful satellite network
Thuraya’s robust and extensive satellite network covers more than 140 countries and two-thirds of the globe. And with the High Penetration Alerting (HPA) capability, Thuraya SatSleeve enables you to receive calls even if the satellite antenna is retracted.


Thuraya SatSleeve Brochure  (PDF)
Thuraya SatSleeve Factsheet  (PDF)
Thuraya SatSleeve User Guide

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