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January 15, 2021

It's time to update your Thuraya Satsleeve+ and SatSleeve Hotspot


Thuraya has recently issued a new firmware update and IOS app update for its SatSleeve+ Smartphone Extender and SatSleeve Hotspot. The upgrades address an issue with GmPRS availability when using it with any iOS device such as an iPhone.


You can find the latest information in the Pivotel Satellite Resources section, or directly at: 

Thuraya SatSleeve Firmware Upgrade 

Thuraya SatSleeve Hotspot in the iOS App Store




SatSleeve Plus Smartphone Extender Satellite Device

Turn your smartphone into a satellite phone! The next generation of adaptor for your smartphone has arrived – turn your smartphone into a sat phone using the Pivotel SatSleeve. Available in 2 different models to suit how you use your phone while outside mobile coverage areas, the new SatSleeve allows for voice calls, SMS, email and app access while you’re off the grid.

Use your smartphone when it is connected to the SatSleeve using the SatSleeve +.

  • Call, text and access your apps & email wherever you go
  • Compatible with Apple and Android smartphones.
  • Comes with a Pivotel “04” standard Australian mobile number – easy to remember, easy to use callers to you only pay the price of calling a standard Australian mobile number
  • Uses the Thuraya Satellite Network, with coverage over Australia, Asia plus most of Africa and Europe.
  • The SatSleeve has an emergency SOS button, when pressed a call is made directly to ‘000’. The SOS button can even be used without the smartphone attached
  • The SatSleeve Hotspot and SatSleeve + are simple to use, just connect your smartphone and SatSleeve via Wi-Fi through the SatSleeve app to stay connected. Download the free SatSleeve App from the App Store or Google Play.


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