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BANGKOK 19 June 2019 15:41
Scutty

Buying internet for phone 1 month ?

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2 minutes ago, Don Mega said:

Whats the difference between a normal sim and a ripp off tourist one ?

Correct me if Im wrong but my understanding is the difference of about 350 bath.

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1 minute ago, Scutty said:

Correct me if Im wrong but my understanding is the difference of about 350 bath.

I cannot correct you as I do not know.... hence I asked you.

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10 minutes ago, Scutty said:

Correct me if Im wrong but my understanding is the difference of about 350 bath.

As I suggested firstly, about 10 baht per day.Some holiday you have planned !

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20 minutes ago, Olmate said:

As I suggested firstly, about 10 baht per day.Some holiday you have planned !

As i dont plan on spending more than 150 bath a day , 10 b is not an insignificant amount . Anyway , I do not agree with wasting money or allowing myslef to get cheated by Thais . This just encourages them and pushes up prices for all farang including you .my guess is that you are a rich newby pensioner with very little understanding of Thai culture and probable less interest.

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14 hours ago, Olmate said:

 If your phones unlocked ,simple really,you buy a month SIM card from the many on offer, you pay ,they connect you after showing your passport details and your away.Tourist prices are not a rip off.

Correct tourist internet SIM is a rip off. 30day nearly 500 Baht. I only use my internet about one hour a day. And it's free.

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You think its ok to pay 65% more than locals for everything you gonna have an expensive time which may be ok if your rich .

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27 minutes ago, Olmate said:

As I suggested firstly, about 10 baht per day.Some holiday you have planned !

A day is 24hrs .How many time in a day do you use it and for how long.

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11 minutes ago, Scutty said:

As i dont plan on spending more than 150 bath a day , 10 b is not an insignificant amount . Anyway , I do not agree with wasting money or allowing myslef to get cheated by Thais . This just encourages them and pushes up prices for all farang including you .my guess is that you are a rich newby pensioner with very little understanding of Thai culture and probable less interest.

Stick to what you know, whatever that may be! And at 150 bHt a day, guess I am rich,<deleted>😂

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Tourist package are not so expensive all things considered and provide a great convenience for tourists who don't want to spend time looking up this stuff and getting a functioning data plan. From memories the most expensive tourist package with dtac is about 800 baht and it's not much more expensive than getting the same package by yourself.

 

If you still want the DIY version:

Get the cheapest AIS, Dtac or True possible without a tourist package. (It also works with a tourist sim but the entry price is higher)

Identify the internet add-on package you want from their website, it usually starts at about 200thb/month and doesn't include VAT (important to calculate the necessary topup).

Top-up your balance with the necessary amount.

Call the phone number associated with the package you want to purchase the package.

Congrats you've got the "no rip off" internet option on your phone.

Many locals I talked with had an unlimited social media and overpay for everything else because they have no clue and just pay by the megabyte.

 

Your target of 150 thb of daily expenses is not impossible if it doesn't include the hotel but you will be walking a lot and eating the cheapest street food around. I just feel that if you can't afford 65% paying more than the average minimum wage Thai maybe you shouldn’t be travelling, they don't. Time is often limited for holidays so paying for convenience is not a bad deal. But if you're just looking for the Authentic Thai Life Experience or just looking to grow your stach while travelling then go for it.

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46 minutes ago, Scutty said:

As i dont plan on spending more than 150 bath a day

H-Have a nice holiday..

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1 hour ago, Don Mega said:

Whats the difference between a normal sim and a ripp off tourist one ?

The normal one does not come with the "voices in my head" feature.

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15 hours ago, Scutty said:

Anyone care to share a simple way to get 1 month internet on my phone ?

pay 49 baht for a AIS SIM card AWAY FROM THE AIRPORT. download AIS app over WiFi. select English. look for low cost package or promotion.

 

look for a AIS kiosk in any mall in any city in Thailand.  Top up your account in baht cash.  

 

your phone number is good for two years. even with a zero balance. so next trip no need to get new SIM.

 

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1 minute ago, NCC1701A said:

pay 49 baht for a AIS SIM card AWAY FROM THE AIRPORT. download AIS app over WiFi. select English. look for low cost package or promotion.

 

look for a AIS kiosk in any mall in any city in Thailand.  Top up your account in baht cash.  

 

your phone number is good for two years. even with a zero balance. so next trip no need to get new SIM.

 

Problem Resolved.  Great summary.

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If yiu are extremely economical, buy the cheapest plan for AIS or True at the airport. Remember that with lower data caps it may revert to slow 3G speeds after you’ve used your allotment. But you can stop at their shops and top it up or change your plan. You’ll need your passport to do anything at the phone shops, or at least a copy.

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