|Thuraya to Launch Roaming Service in USA|
Leading international mobile satellite operator, Thuraya Telecommunications Company has launched its roaming service in the United States of America in partnership with the American mobile operator,
T-Mobile. The service, which commenced on July 12, allows Thuraya subscribers to roam seamlessly with their Thuraya mobile numbers into the T-Mobile network that reaches 96 percent of Americans. Thuraya customers in the region can now make and receive calls, and also send and receive text messages (SMS). The Company’s GmPRS roaming service will be enabled afterwards on the T-Mobile network.
T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telecom AG, which is one of the largest telecommunications providers in the world with nearly 150 million customers worldwide. The T-Mobile brand is present in 11 European countries – Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany (as Telekom), Hungary, Macedonia, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, and the United Kingdom – as well as the US, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Globally, T-Mobile International subsidiaries have a combined total of nearly 150 million subscribers, making the company the world's third-largest mobile-phone service provider by subscribers and the third-largest multinational after the UK's Vodafone and Spain's Telefónica.