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https://www.dtac.co.th/en/prepaid/products/golden-dog-sim.html

 

The "list price" of the TrueMove H 'one-year service' is 1,200/1 Mbps/12 months (600/ 6 months) and 2,500/4 Mbps/12 months (1,400/ 6 months). I think those packages are being discounted because retailers want to unload them. I think True gave these to some channels as SPIFFs

 

Still a good deal.

 

Some like Line Mobile (a brand of DTAC) - their 5 GB (100 Mbps)/150 minutes of calling is currently on sale for 179 baht/month (from 329). https://th.linemobile.com/en/select_numbers

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I bought the AIS Net Marathon 4 Mbps SIM for 2,500 baht for one year.  They say calls to AIS are 1 baht/hour, for one year, which sounds a bit too good to be true, and I haven't confirmed or found this not to be accurate yet, as I just topped it up and haven't counted down what calls are costing me yet.  Before the AIS net SIM I bought the dTAC "Go plern" net SIM, which was a terrible purchase.  It was supposed to be an internet SIM for one year and a month after I bought it dTAC completely stopped supporting the SIM; it seems to be only useful for voice calls.

 

I am so annoyed at Dtac now that I can't wait to throw that SIM card in the trash.  The problem is I opened two online bank accounts using my Dtac number, so I have to physically go to a branch of K-Bank and Bangkok Bank first to fill out a form to change my number.  And I should probably go to Thai Immigration and update my phone number there, what a drag. How else is Dtac annoying?  After they stopped supporting the SIM card they sold me they started to send me spam phone messages regularly to try to sell me internet service at ridiculous high prices.  My message to all.......avoid Dtac!

 

The AIS net marathon SIM card is not available at many stores.  I bought it directly from AIS online, they mailed it to me, and then I had to go to a Telewiz shop to get the number registered before I could use it.  I could select my phone number from a long list of possible phone numbers.....fun for the superstitious seeking a lucky number.  The AIS net marathon SIM is also available in a 1 Mbps version for 1,200 baht/year, which I don't recommend because that speed is not the best and voice calls are more expensive on that version.

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One thing that isn't mentioned there: You have the 1 year internet plan, but the validity of the sim card starts with 1 month, so you have to use it for calling a bit and top up money or it would expire.


I have one of these packages but I bought mine directly from True. I use it in a 4G wifi dongle.

The validity on my SIM/package (as shown by #123#) is one complete year from the date of activation. My balance is zero and always has been.

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19 hours ago, daocat555 said:

Before the AIS net SIM I bought the dTAC "Go plern" net SIM, which was a terrible purchase.  It was supposed to be an internet SIM for one year and a month after I bought it dTAC completely stopped supporting the SIM; it seems to be only useful for voice calls.

I still use "Go Plern" SIM without any problems. Only one little annoying thing: they periodically send SMS "your internet speed is only 64k, but you can buy bla-bla-bla". However  not so often, so I don't care.
 

19 hours ago, daocat555 said:

The problem is I opened two online bank accounts using my Dtac number, so I have to physically go to a branch of K-Bank and Bangkok Bank first to fill out a form to change my number. 

AFAIR, you can change your mobile number at Kasikorn ATM. At least, I done this in 2012 when change mobile number.
And, as another people already suggested, you can port your number to another provider. Just come to the new provider's office and claim. They will give you new SIM card and after 3-5 days you number will be moved.

 

On 6/3/2018 at 10:50 AM, jackdd said:

So for the internet it's 133 THB per month,

Sounds good...
Wonder is it possible to switch to this package with my existing True number...

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8 hours ago, KittenKong said:


I have one of these packages but I bought mine directly from True. I use it in a 4G wifi dongle.

The validity on my SIM/package (as shown by #123#) is one complete year from the date of activation. My balance is zero and always has been.

Can you give more details on the package as I cannot find it on the True site.

I have a True pocket wifi and their top up packages just got very expensive. Before 15GB for 15 days at 150 baht, the best now is 5GB for 7 days at 99 baht

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Can you give more details on the package as I cannot find it on the True site.


As mentioned, it isnt on their site but if you go in and ask for it they know all about it (in the big shops anyway). I find it very handy with the 4G wifi dongle as it can be used in the car, in hotels, or at home if the broadband is down.

The only real drawback to it is that it apparently cannot be added to an existing number/SIM card, at least not with mine: I tried in two different shops and no one could do it, even after calling head office. You just have to get a new SIM and a new number. But if you are using it in a dongle or in a dual-SIM phone that's not a problem.

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On 6/4/2018 at 12:33 PM, KittenKong said:


As mentioned, it isnt on their site but if you go in and ask for it they know all about it (in the big shops anyway). I find it very handy with the 4G wifi dongle as it can be used in the car, in hotels, or at home if the broadband is down.

The only real drawback to it is that it apparently cannot be added to an existing number/SIM card, at least not with mine: I tried in two different shops and no one could do it, even after calling head office. You just have to get a new SIM and a new number. But if you are using it in a dongle or in a dual-SIM phone that's not a problem.

 

It could. It just needed to be a specific kind of SIM in the first instance. 4G Net SIM.

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hello, so can I know which carrier has the cheapest offer ? thanks.

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Hi. Just noticed that all 3-months or 1-year Internet On-Top package sseem to have disappear from the AIS website ??

 

There used to be a package a bit more than 2'000B for a 1-year 4 GB on this page: https://m.ais.co.th/ontop-package, central column Refill Package, but no more  ?  and 12 x the monthly rate is more than double of the disappeared yearly rate ...

 

Someone knows options available now ? (on AIS without changing SIM)

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