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hello,

 

All 1 year packages are here, but do we know what happens after 1 year ?

Can we just renew for 1 year ?

 

http://www.ais.co.th/one-2-call/simcard/en/marathon.html
https://www.dtac.co.th/en/prepaid/products/golden-dog-sim.html
https://goo.gl/mBi1Tr

 

Thank you.

 

 

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I just saw that they even got cheaper (probably because they have to be activated before end of this year), now they are sold for only 1299THB

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16 hours ago, jackdd said:

I just saw that they even got cheaper (probably because they have to be activated before end of this year), now they are sold for only 1299THB

 

It states; Newly registered to 31/12/2018 (for customers purchased from 15/1/2018)

 

That sounds as if they are only valid until the end of the year; 4 months for 1299 baht isn't good value.

 

Of course it could just be poor English, as there are other listings that don't have this. Buyer beware as usual.

 

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1 hour ago, KneeDeep said:

 

It states; Newly registered to 31/12/2018 (for customers purchased from 15/1/2018)

 

That sounds as if they are only valid until the end of the year; 4 months for 1299 baht isn't good value.

 

Of course it could just be poor English, as there are other listings that don't have this. Buyer beware as usual.

 

I bought one of these a few months ago and can tell you that the internet package is valid for one year from the day when i activated the sim card

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35 minutes ago, jackdd said:

I bought one of these a few months ago and can tell you that the internet package is valid for one year from the day when i activated the sim card

 

This is just one seller and it could just be their poor English.

It's possible they meant that the SIM expiry date if unregistered.

Either way, it doesn't hurt to check with the sender before purchase to avoid disappointment.

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anyone that has one of those cards actually read the terms and conditions to see the REAL limits of the plan (likely called fair use limits)

 

asking because I used to have something similar to this, was slower than 4mpbs but I used it on my computer (tethering) and even if they said "unlimited" my speed ended up being so slow that it was slower than dialup (literally unusable)

when I called about it they said it was unlimited BUT after X would go to Y speed and that speed was ... crap.

 

none of those plans are literally unlimited, they all have a fair use clause

 

I think my phone has dual sim and I might be interested in getting something like that, however if their fair use limits are low then its rubbish (for me). 4mbps is 500 KB/s maximum, minimum is 0 KB/s ?

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3 hours ago, kekalot said:

anyone that has one of those cards actually read the terms and conditions to see the REAL limits of the plan (likely called fair use limits)

 

asking because I used to have something similar to this, was slower than 4mpbs but I used it on my computer (tethering) and even if they said "unlimited" my speed ended up being so slow that it was slower than dialup (literally unusable)

when I called about it they said it was unlimited BUT after X would go to Y speed and that speed was ... crap.

 

none of those plans are literally unlimited, they all have a fair use clause

 

I think my phone has dual sim and I might be interested in getting something like that, however if their fair use limits are low then its rubbish (for me). 4mbps is 500 KB/s maximum, minimum is 0 KB/s ?

 

No...your plan was not similar. 

 

This offer has no fair use limit, other than not for commercial usage

 

 

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Update: 

 

  I ended up having more and more connectivity issues with DTAC, especially when it rained.

Ping latencies went from 80ms towards 10.000 and more every few minutes. I tried this with two mobile phones.

 

 So I ended up buying AIS SIM card. 6Mbps / 6 months for 1800 baht. 

 

 I got to home and the reception was horrible. Similar kind of issues that I had with dtac. Only if I put my phone just under the roof of my house, I got decent connection.

 

 I ended up buying a LTE MiFi device, which shares my mobile connection to my home. It was just 1500 baht, so I decided to give it a try. Boy, it made difference! Now my connection is rock solid. Latencies to 8.8.8.8 are 40ms, half what it used to be and I get full 6Mbps download and upload speeds. 

 

 In fact, I have never had faster home internet than this 🙂

 

 I updated the prices for long term SIMs to my website. True now offers 30 month (90 days) 6 Mbps and 10 Mbps packages, but not longer than that.

 

https://oilinki.com/blog/1-year-unlimited-data-sim-cards-thailand

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9 hours ago, oilinki said:

Update: 

 

  I ended up having more and more connectivity issues with DTAC, especially when it rained.

Ping latencies went from 80ms towards 10.000 and more every few minutes. I tried this with two mobile phones.

 

 So I ended up buying AIS SIM card. 6Mbps / 6 months for 1800 baht. 

 

 I got to home and the reception was horrible. Similar kind of issues that I had with dtac. Only if I put my phone just under the roof of my house, I got decent connection.

 

 I ended up buying a LTE MiFi device, which shares my mobile connection to my home. It was just 1500 baht, so I decided to give it a try. Boy, it made difference! Now my connection is rock solid. Latencies to 8.8.8.8 are 40ms, half what it used to be and I get full 6Mbps download and upload speeds. 

 

 In fact, I have never had faster home internet than this 🙂

 

 I updated the prices for long term SIMs to my website. True now offers 30 month (90 days) 6 Mbps and 10 Mbps packages, but not longer than that.

 

https://oilinki.com/blog/1-year-unlimited-data-sim-cards-thailand

393764366_Screenshot2018-10-1322_39_04.png.e35cdb7081e71261c8bc8d5e88878dc0.png

 

 

DTAC also has longer term 1/4/10 Mbps packages. 1 & 4 Mbps at 90/180/365. 10 Mbps at 90 days.

 

10 Mbps 90 *104*598#  1300 baht

 

4 Mbps 365/180/90  596/595/594 2500/1400/900 baht

 

1 Mbps 365/180/90  593/592/591 1200/600/550 baht

 

All prices subject to 7% VAT.

 

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12 hours ago, oilinki said:

 

 

I'm not sure what you are trying to achieve with your blog, but a fair bit of what is there is either inaccurate or incomplete.

 

For instance, you just updated the page to show that DTAC has a 12 month 4 Mbps package, but even though I have listed it at 2500 baht + VAT, you have put it down as 2999 baht.

 

In addition, you state that True do not have long term deals for six months or longer. This is also inaccurate, as they do currently have 6/12 month 1/4Mbps packages at the same price as DTAC.

 

Which brings me to a third issue; no USSD codes on your page. So no one will know how to apply for the packages, even if they chanced upon your blog.

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1 hour ago, KneeDeep said:

I'm not sure what you are trying to achieve with your blog, but a fair bit of what is there is either inaccurate or incomplete.

 

For instance, you just updated the page to show that DTAC has a 12 month 4 Mbps package, but even though I have listed it at 2500 baht + VAT, you have put it down as 2999 baht.

 

In addition, you state that True do not have long term deals for six months or longer. This is also inaccurate, as they do currently have 6/12 month 1/4Mbps packages at the same price as DTAC.

 

Which brings me to a third issue; no USSD codes on your page. So no one will know how to apply for the packages, even if they chanced upon your blog.

1) Dtac website says it's Golden Dog yearly sim for 4 Mbps is 2999 baht.

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

 

2) I visited True shop yesterday and was told that they only have 90 day packages. I specifically asked if they have 6 month or 1 year - no have.

 

3) I don't know anyone who uses USSD codes to subscribe services from operators. Therefore it's too much work to find those from operators websites. People can call to the call centres and subscribe to services that way.

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5 hours ago, oilinki said:

1) Dtac website says it's Golden Dog yearly sim for 4 Mbps is 2999 baht.

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

 

2) I visited True shop yesterday and was told that they only have 90 day packages. I specifically asked if they have 6 month or 1 year - no have.

 

3) I don't know anyone who uses USSD codes to subscribe services from operators. Therefore it's too much work to find those from operators websites. People can call to the call centres and subscribe to services that way.

 

Do you think people prefer to pay 2999 as opposed to 2675?

 

So it's appears USSD codes are better than visiting a True shop, as you can subscribe to True's six and twelve month packages that way.

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