SatSleeve for iPhone (Voice model) was launched in March 2013 and provided call and SMS functionality in satellite mode.The second generation SatSleeve for iPhone (Data model), launched in September 2013, replaces the first model. In addition to call and SMS functionality this model also has satellite data functionalities for emails, instant messaging, social media apps, etc.The Thuraya SatSleeve provides you with access to emails, instant messaging, apps and basic Internet connectivity in satellite mode. If you choose to access the Internet in satellite mode with the SatSleeve, please note that satellite data speeds are not as fast as 3G or 4G terrestrial networks. Data download speeds in satellite mode are up to 60 kbps for downloads and up to 15 kbps for uploads on GmPRS.
For the best internet experience using your Thuraya SatSleeve:
1) When emailing or messaging, reduce the size of images to decrease the overall message size
2) Use mobile versions of websites and Apps (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, etc.) rather than desktop versions of websites
3) Use web browsers that offer the option of text-only browsing or use websites that convert webpages into text-only pages
The Thuraya SatSleeve is a compact adaptor that allows smartphone users to turn their phone into a satellite smartphone, giving them the ability to have reliable connectivity beyond the coverage of traditional terrestrial networks.The Thuraya SatSleeve works by using an App that can be downloaded for free. When docked in the SatSleeve, the smartphone can access email and popular social media and messaging apps such as Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp among many others. Thuraya SatSleeve users can post news updates, chat via message apps with their contacts as well as send and receive emails from the most remote locations in satellite mode.
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