Does anyone know whether Thuraya covers the route to the Azores?
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Thread: Thuraya Coverage
24-01-12, 10:58 #1
25-01-12, 09:16 #2
http://www.thuraya.com/coverage-map the Azores are covered, just.John Apps
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27-01-12, 07:25 #4
I understand they are around £400, depending on the deal you get.
Google and you will find loads of deals.
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