Thuraya Signs Satellite Roaming Deal with AT&T
Published on: 18th Mar 2013
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Mobile satellite phone operator, Thuraya has announced a deal with the USA based AT&T to provide outbound GSM roaming for voice and data services to Thuraya users across the United States.
The roaming service, which commenced on March 15, 2013, allows Thuraya subscribers to roam with their Thuraya XT-Dual handsets on the AT&T network. Thuraya customers in the United States, including Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands can now make and receive calls, and also send and receive text messages (SMS).
The next stage of the roaming service between Thuraya and AT&T will enable AT&T customers to roam and use the Thuraya satellite network which spans over 140 countries across Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe.
T. Sanford Jewett, Vice President of Marketing at Thuraya Telecommunications Company, said: "We recognize that keeping in close communication with each other is vital to both businesses as well as consumers today. We are excited to be working with one of the world's leading carriers to provide Thuraya customers in the United States with this service. With more than 350 roaming partners worldwide, Thuraya is the only satellite operator that offers roaming services over mobile networks and we are pleased that AT&T is one of our key roaming partners."