Thursday, August 20, 2015

SIM card in Thailand

The time when one phone call was enough for the whole holidays has passed. before we use to call home from a public phone to say "all right arrived and good weather...see you when back home".

Now we must stay connected, send picture, locate our mates and this have to be done soon and every where. Why we really don't know and it isn't the topic.
AIS sim card in Thailand
Surfing in Thailand..on the web
To do so and follow this eclectic life style we need a SIM card for iphone, tablets, phones and so on to be in touch, to make phone calls from Thailand cheaper is possible and to use the internet.

Thailand is pretty easy about this because everyone can buy a SIM card with wifi and data usage, since 1st August 2015 it is mandatory to register the SIM card in order to use it.

Register a Sim card in Thailand is easy just buy a Sim card from any shops that sell them (all 7/11 and Family mart do) then go to one of the telephone companies offices or booths with the passport to register it.

As example we use AIS (the most popular provider in Thailand). Get your SIM card in Phuket from any mini mart and go to AIS offices at any of the major shopping centers (Junk Ceylon in Patong or Central festival in Phuket Town).
AIS sim card in Thailand
AIS shop in Junkceylon Patong
Bring the passport and the telephone or tablet. Tell the assistants there that need to buy or register a SIM card and they will assist you.

At AIS can only register AIS SIM or 12 Call SIM cards. During rush hours will take about 40 minutes to complete the process. The SIM card will be ready to use soon after registration.

There are different plans that change time by time the assistants will help to choose the best.

The SIM card in Thailand for tourist are prepaid and can be charged from 20 to 500 Thai Baht per time for unlimited number of times.

When new cards will stop working after 30 days, every time a card is reloaded the card life is extended for 30 days from last expiring date for a maximum of 365 days from the first day.

Example: buy the SIM card in Thailand today 20 August and it i will expire on 19 September. Then on 25 August reload 100 Thai Baht, now the expiring date will be 18 October. Then on 27 August reload 50 Thai Baht, now the expiring date will be 16 November. And so on up to the 26 August 2016.

SIM cards in Thailand offer very good rates for phone calls and unlimited internet usage. Incoming call from Thailand or from a foreign Country are free of charge.

Very convenient rates for calling abroad, using special codes, starting from 1 Thai Baht per minutes (china and Hong Kong), most common rate is 10 Thai Baht per minutes

Ask at the shops abut special rates

For AIS card the code for phone calls abroad are 003 and 00500 then country code and the number.

ta the moment most popular package is 299 Thai baht for 30 days with unlimited 3G internet at 900MB. At start 30 Thai Baht credit for phone calls and SMS

for more information

Enjoy your holidays and try to forget the phone sometime :-)

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