Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Thuraya satphone users avail roaming service courtesy AT&T network

Thuraya Telecommunications consumers in the United States will now be able to enjoy outbound GMS roaming and data services on their satellite phones thanks to Thuraya's U.S. roaming partner AT&T.

The two companies launched the new roaming service on March 15, 2013. The AT&T network enables seamless roaming capabilities for the Thuraya XT-Dual satellite phone handsets, allowing Thuraya customers to make and receive calls and texts messages (SMS) throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The next step for the service will be delivering similar roaming capabilities to AT&T customers in Africa, Asia, Australia, and Europe via the Thuraya satellite network.

The only satellite operator that offers roaming services over mobile networks, Thuraya Telecommunications has more than 350 roaming partners, including world-leading carrier company AT&T.

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