The Thuraya code is +88216 and each subscriber will have a unique 8 digit number. If someone tries to call me on my Thuraya phone while I’m overseas—what will I be charged? Thuraya applies the calling party pays principle. In most cases, a Thuraya subscriber will not pay for any incoming satellite calls. The calling party, on the other hand, will be charged according to the local telecom provider rates. If I am using a GSM card in my Thuraya phone, can I make satellite calls? Which number would people reach me at? When a subscriber is using a GSM SIM in a Thuraya phone, the phone acts like a normal GSM phone with your same GSM number. If your GSM operator has a roaming agreement with Thuraya, you will be able to roam into Thuraya and make satellite calls. In this case, you will receive your regular GSM monthly bill with roaming charges stating usage in Thuraya territory.