DUBAI, UAE, November 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Flexibility and choice: Thuraya XT-PRO DUAL delivers convergence you can customize Leading Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) operator Thuraya Telecommunications today made further advances in satellite phone capability with the launch of the world's first dual mode, dual SIM phone. To view the Multimedia News Release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/players/uk/7976651-thuraya-xt-pro-launch-dual-mode-sim-phone/ The Thuraya XT-PRO DUAL bridges the gap between satellite and terrestrial communications, allowing users to move seamlessly in and out of terrestrial coverage to enjoy connectivity in any location. With a dedicated SIM slot for satellite communications and a second one for GSM communications, Thuraya's latest groundbreaking handset transforms usability and choice. Users can opt for a Thuraya SIM card and their GSM card, or select any combination of SIM cards that meets their requirements. Versatility has been taken to unprecedented levels, too. The new handset's 'Always On' capability lets users alternate between calls effortlessly, ensuring they are always reachable on both the satellite and the terrestrial networks. Callers can be contacted on their GSM number even while on an active satellite call - and vice versa. Bilal Hamoui, Chief Commercial Officer at Thuraya, said: "The XT-PRO DUAL represents a major advance in convergence. This is the world's best satellite phone. Its dual SIM, dual mode capability delivers unprecedented flexibility, which opens up new levels of value to end users. Once again, Thuraya has delivered a dramatic step forward in satellite communications capability, driven by market demands." Thuraya's superior network enables clear communications and uninterrupted coverage across two thirds of the globe by satellite and across the whole planet through its unique GSM roaming capabilities, with 389 agreements already in place. Thuraya continues to add new channels to market and extend existing partnerships. Hamoui said: "MNOs (mobile network operators) around the world can offer their customers a first-of-a-kind service focusing on the benefits of being constantly connected, even when traveling."