turn your smartphone into a satphone


The perfect blend of mobility and simplicity, the Thuraya SatSleeve+ transforms your Apple or Android phone into a satellite smartphone.

From frequent travellers and adventurous explorers, to corporate and NGO users, the SatSleeve+ provides access to phone calls, emails, instant messages and popular social media apps across Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.


  • Easy to use – simply connect your smartphone via Wi-Fi
  • Call and text using your existing list of contacts, even when there’s no mobile signal available
  • Access email, social media and instant messaging apps on the go
  • SatSleeve+ / Hotspot App is available as a free download from the App Store or from Google Play
  • SOS call button


  • Remote Workers
  • Oil, Gas and Mining
  • Travellers / Backpackers
  • Government
  • Defence
  • Emergency Response



The Thuraya SatSleeve+ is the simplest and fastest way to transform your iOS or Android smartphone into a satellite phone, providing coverage over much of Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia.

The SatSleeve Hotspot app is compatible with iOS and Android smart phones and SatSleeve+ uses Wi-Fi to connect itself to the smart phone, making it quicker and easier than ever to get setup.

When connected, you can make calls and send messages in satellite mode, access email and popular social media and messaging apps such as Twitter and WhatsApp, or simply browse the web.

The SatSleeve+ comes equipped with an SOS call button that works even if your smart phone is not connected. The button will make an outgoing call to a predefined number set by the user and can also receive an incoming call. 

Because SOS calls use the SatSleeve+ built-in microphone and speaker, you can communicate directly through the unit itself, effectively making it a stand-alone emergency satellite phone and ideal for lone travellers, or users operating in high risk areas.


Size 138 x 69 x 42 mm
Connectivity3.5 mm jack for headset, micro USB and DC ports for charging
Battery3.7V Li-ion, 2440 mAh
Talk timeup to 3 hours
Standby time− Wi-Fi continuously on: up to 9 hours
− Wi-Fi off: up to 70 hours*
(* incoming calls and SOS function still available on main unit)
Power supplyOutput 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