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Which SIM?

Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 11:07 am
by Otis
I'm going to Thailand for about 1 month. I have a plain Nokia Stupid phone. I do only calls and almost no texting. What's the best/cheapest SIM Card for me?

Re: Which SIM?

Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:02 pm
by General Mackevili
My advice is to just go into 7 Eleven and check what they have.

I think I paid about 100 Baht for a SIM the last time because we wanted 3G, but they had even cheaper ones.

Re: Which SIM?

Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:05 pm
by OrangeDragon
Just don't get the True tourist SIM... total rip off.

Re: Which SIM?

Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 11:00 am
by phuketrichard
7/11 does not sell sim card
u need go to a phone shop 50 baht

I use a ais and it works everywhere. Just upgraded to their new 3 g sim for free

Re: Which SIM?

Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:30 pm
by Otis
"I use a ais and it works everywhere."

Is ais a phone company?

Re: Which SIM?

Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:53 pm
by Jaap N.
Otis wrote:"I use a ais and it works everywhere."

Is ais a phone company?
Yes, it is:
http://www.ais.co.th/Default.aspx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: Which SIM?

Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 11:30 pm
by walkjivefly
phuketrichard wrote:7/11 does not sell sim card
u need go to a phone shop 50 baht

I use a ais and it works everywhere. Just upgraded to their new 3 g sim for free
Depends on the 7/11. A lot of them do sell SIM cards.

Many phone shops sell SIMs with included credit but when you stick the card in a phone you find the credit has already been used or is about to expire. So don't make "free"/included credit part of your selection process.

AIS works everywhere I've been in Thailand but their 3G coverage doesn't include Koh Tao. Dunno about Koh Phangan and Koh Samui. It's also a lot more expensive than mobile Internet in Cambodia.

Re: Which SIM?

Posted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:04 am
by General Mackevili
phuketrichard wrote:7/11 does not sell sim card
I bought one as recently as December at one in Bangkok.

I think the first place I stopped only had the tourist ones in stock, and I took 5 steps across the street and walked into another 7 Eleven which had a choice of at least 2 different kinds.

Re: Which SIM?

Posted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:24 am
by phuketrichard
i stand corrected, they dont sell them in the 7/11 here in Phuket only top up ( credit)

Lot more expensive for mobile ?? don think so but it is more expensive to call Cambodia than for Cambodia to call here

I post pay, get 250 minutes, 150 sms, 1 gig 3 g ( an than drops to unlimited gprs or whatever its called) for $14/month

Re: Which SIM?

Posted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:21 pm
by walkjivefly
phuketrichard wrote:
Lot more expensive for mobile ?? don think so but it is more expensive to call Cambodia than for Cambodia to call here

I post pay, get 250 minutes, 150 sms, 1 gig 3 g ( an than drops to unlimited gprs or whatever its called) for $14/month
Waaaaaaaaaay more expensive. With Smart pre-pay I get 2.5 gig 3g for $5 valid for up to 30 days. I think you can get 3 gigs with Cellcard for the same money. I hardly ever make voice calls so don't really care what they cost.