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Thailand: SIMs for travelers to Thailand

Prepaid SIM cards are easily available for tourists to Thailand both at the airport as well as in town.

General Availability

Airport
DTAC at Airport
DTAC at Airport

At the airport, outside of the International gates, there are kiosks for DTAC (blue colour), AIS (Green colour) and True Move (Red colour). Try to get your SIM card in a branded store of the provider, at airports or in malls or in 7-Eleven kiosks where you pay the original price. Many independent sellers will only sell you the SIM with a surcharge like a tourist SIM of 299 THB for 399 THB.

In Town

SIM cards are also available at family mart, 7 /11, mobile retailer shops, phone kiosks and the outlets of the Telecoms. You can also buy a Thai SIM before you come on places like Amazon or EBAY, but keep in mind Thai SIMs now require registration.

Documentation

Tourists who come to Thailand and purchase a prepaid SIM card will need registration of their Thailand mobile phone SIM card and number. You will need to provide the following:

1. Your full name
2. Your SIM card’s mobile phone number
3. Your passport if a foreigner, or your Thai ID card if a citizen of Thailand

Note: You must show up in person. You cannot register over the internet. To check the status of your mobile phone, just call *151# and you will get an SMS message back on the status of your phone’s SIM card registration.

Brands available and general information

There are many carriers and MVNOs in Thailand

Thailand Carriers
DTAC
Advanced Info Service (AIS)
CAT Telecom
TOT
True Move H

 

Thailand MVNOs
Name of MVNO
Carrier
Tesco Lotus Mobile Thailand
CAT Telecom
365 Communication Co
CAT Telecom
Tune Talk Thailand
TOT
Samart I-Mobile PCL
TOT
International Engineering PCL (IEC)
TOT
i-Mobile Plus
TOT
Mojo 3G
TOT

 

Best packages for travelers from India:
Network Dtac AIS Truemove H
Name of product Happy tourist sim 299 TRAVELLER SIM 299 BAHT 3G tourist Inter SIM
Price 299 Baht 299 BAHT 299 BAHT
Incoming Free Free Free
Outgoing – Local
Dtac : 0.99baht/min

Non-dtac: 0.99baht/min

1 Baht/Minute 0.99baht/min
Outgoing – India
3 Baht / min

Press 00400+country code+area code+ number

3 Baht / min

Press 00300+country code+area code+ number

3 Baht / min

Press 00600+country code+area code+ number

SMS – Local
Dtac: 3 Baht / SMS

Non-dtac:8 Baht / SMS

3 Baht/Message 2 Baht/Message
SMS – International 15 Baht / SMS 5 Baht/Message 5 Baht/Message
Data 2 Baht/MB 2 Baht/MB 1 Baht/MB
Packs
Happy tourist SIM 299
Free 100 Baht credits
Valid for 35 days after activation

Free 7 day unlimited internet upto 1.5 GB

  • Free7 days – Unlimited Internet (Max speed up to 1.5 GB)
  • Free 100 Baht Credit with 30 days validity
  • Call home starts from 1 Baht/minute
  • Free7 days – Unlimited Internet (Max speed up to 1.5 GB)
  • Free 100 Baht Credit with 30 days validity
Validity SIM valid upto 31 dec 2016, You can top up to add your SIM balance or extend your SIM validity days SIM valid For 45 days. You can top up to add your SIM balance or extend your SIM validity days SIM valid For 45 days. You can top up to add your SIM balance or extend your SIM validity days
Currency Baht Baht Baht
Other notable features/information
iRefill is online prepaid refill service on dtac website that allows you to refill your Happy Tourist SIM with 3 easy steps.
1. Enter Happy number, you would like to refill
2. Select the desired refill amount

3. Selecting methods of payment of debit/credit card or Paysbuy wallet and proceed to payment

Visit your nearest AIS Shop or seven eleven , familyMart
Select the top-up amount, and purchase your top-up credit.
50 Baht 100 Baht 300 Baht 500 Baht 1000 Baht
Once you receive your cash card, top-up your TRAVELLER SIM
by pressing : * 120 * PIN Number # call

To check your balance, press * 121 # call

Top up at true shop 7 eleven, tesco lotus, family mart
Link to product DTAC AIS TrueMove

Sim from India

Of course if you would rather buy the SIM before travel so that you do not have to go hunting, or would like to visit multiple countries in the region, or would like to know your number before you travel, we have a sim for you!