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I went to the AIS office and they told me those cheap data promotions for new SIMs were finished.  Of course they then tried to sell sell me a new SIM anyways claiming the new promotion is 350baht a month for 1mbps.  Something I knew I could get on my current traveller SIM because is shows up on the MyAIS app.  Conveniently, they failed to tell me that part.

 

When I pointed that out I got the standard deer in the headlights look and they just clamed up because now they lost face or don't like farangs telling them they are wrong or catching them in a lie or whatever.  One of the more annoying things about trying to get stuff done in this culture.

 

I also asked about transferring my number from my current SIM to a new SIM.  Never really got an answer.  So in other words, the standard frustrating waste of time experience trying to deal with customer service at AIS trying to get anything other than the bare minimum simple as possible things done.

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8 hours ago, shdmn said:

I went to the AIS office and they told me those cheap data promotions for new SIMs were finished.  Of course they then tried to sell sell me a new SIM anyways claiming the new promotion is 350baht a month for 1mbps.  Something I knew I could get on my current traveller SIM because is shows up on the MyAIS app.  Conveniently, they failed to tell me that part.

 

When I pointed that out I got the standard deer in the headlights look and they just clamed up because now they lost face or don't like farangs telling them they are wrong or catching them in a lie or whatever.  One of the more annoying things about trying to get stuff done in this culture.

 

I also asked about transferring my number from my current SIM to a new SIM.  Never really got an answer.  So in other words, the standard frustrating waste of time experience trying to deal with customer service at AIS trying to get anything other than the bare minimum simple as possible things done.

 

As you know, the new SIM promo has not ended. I don't know why your waste time and energy speaking to sales clowns, when you already have all of the information at your finger tips.

 

I already told you that transferring within the same network to qualify for the new SIM promotion is not possible.

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14 hours ago, shdmn said:

For future reference as things change and new promotions come out etc. , where is the official source that this information came from?

 

Also, can I (easily) transfer my number from an existing SIM, such as a Tourist/Traveller SIM, to a new SIM so I can take advantage of this?  I tried on my existing AIS traveller SIM that is a few years old and can confirm this didn't work.  Said "no longer eligible".

 

With your SIM you have the option of unlimited data at 1 Mbps;

90 days 800 baht *777*7379#

6 months 1200 baht *777*7328#

12 month 1800 baht *777*7329#

 

Unlimited 4 Mbps

90 days 1284 baht *777*7398#

 

Unlimited 10 Mbps

90 days 1926 baht *777*7399#

 

 

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15 hours ago, JamJar said:

 

As you know, the new SIM promo has not ended. I don't know why your waste time and energy speaking to sales clowns, when you already have all of the information at your finger tips.

 

I already told you that transferring within the same network to qualify for the new SIM promotion is not possible.

 

yes i confirm that AIS promotion has not ended yet.

and yes, so weird that people ASK anything to any sale person in Thailand.

in Thailand you do not ASK, you say that you WANT this and this, without asking them if it exist or is possible.

but maybe someone just arrived in Thailand and know nothing ?!

 

 

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15 hours ago, JamJar said:

 

As you know, the new SIM promo has not ended. I don't know why your waste time and energy speaking to sales clowns, when you already have all of the information at your finger tips.

 

I already told you that transferring within the same network to qualify for the new SIM promotion is not possible.

First you say call them, then you say don't waste your time talking to them.  You also claim you told me something that you didn't.  All you seem to be doing it talking down to people here and then acting like they are being ungrateful.  This stuff is changing all the time and they don't make it easy by openly advertising a lot of these thing and you are acting like it should be obvious.  

 

That's about all I have to say without violating rules by saying what I really want to you.

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bickering removed.

 

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I will no longer be posting on nor updating these threads in the future. 

 

 

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New SIM offers for September;
 
DTAC;
 
Buy a new SIM and within seven days, apply;
*104*430# for 31 GB @ 4 Mbps, 100 baht per month. 
*104*100# for 101 GB @ 4 Mbps, 200 baht per month. 
*104*131# for 131 GB @ 4 Mbps, 250 baht per month.
 
For the 1st month, then;
 
*104*433# for 31 GB @ 4 Mbps, 100 baht per month. 
*104*111# for 101 GB @ 4 Mbps, 200 baht per month. 
*104*133# for 131 GB @ 4 Mbps, 250 baht per month.
 
for months 2 until 12.
This so you can vary the package after testing for the first month.
The other networks auto-renew the starting package
 
AIS;
 
Pick up a new AIS 4G SIM and within seven days of opening, add at least 200 baht and then apply the code *777*909# 
That will get you 110 GB per month, capped at 4 Mbps(0.5 MB/s) for 200 baht per month.
Alternatively;
*777*918# for 32GB per month , capped at 4 Mbps(0.5 MB/s) for 100 baht per month.
 
Truemove H;
 
Pick up a new Truemove H 4G SIM and within seven days of opening, add at least 200 baht and then apply the code *900*9605# for 100 GB per month, capped at 4 Mbps(0.5 MB/s) for 200 baht per month
Alternatively;
*900*9604# for 30 GB per month at 100 baht per month. 
Truemove H package includes free in-network calls
 
Tourist SIM are not eligible..
 
thanks for the info!

what's is the experience like using 4mbs? can I use Google maps navigation with that speed?

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thanks for the info!

what's is the experience like using 4mbs? can I use Google maps navigation with that speed?
U can do everything including smooth netflix or yt

Wysłane z mojego SM-G975F przy użyciu Tapatalka

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On 9/17/2019 at 8:16 AM, phungo said:

thanks for the info!

what's is the experience like using 4mbs? can I use Google maps navigation with that speed?

Those unadvertised promotions are probably useless for most people.  First of all it only works for new SIMs.  And since you cannot transfer your existing phone number you cannot keep the same phone number.  And if you are just getting off the plane and trying to do this at the booth at the airport good luck with that.  If they wouldn't tell me how to do this, or even acknowledge it's possible, at the AIS office, I doubt they will do it at the airport where they are used to dealing with gullible tourists all day.

 

So about the only thing I can see it useful for is if you are ONLY using the SIM for data and want to keep jumping through hoops to renew every month because the codes probably change every month or maybe you might even need to buy a new SIM every month.  Even if they don't do that now, no guarantee they won't in the future.  Only 50 baht for a new basic SIM with no prepackaged addons but still, it's a hassle to have to go into the office with your passport to get that SIM.   So they don't make it easy to try take advantage of this promotion.

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Those unadvertised promotions are probably useless for most people.  First of all it only works for new SIMs.  And since you cannot transfer your existing phone number you cannot keep the same phone number.  And if you are just getting off the plane and trying to do this at the booth at the airport good luck with that.  If they wouldn't tell me how to do this, or even acknowledge it's possible, at the AIS office, I doubt they will do it at the airport where they are used to dealing with gullible tourists all day.
 
So about the only thing I can see it useful for is if you are ONLY using the SIM for data and want to keep jumping through hoops to renew every month because the codes probably change every month or maybe you might even need to buy a new SIM every month.  Even if they don't do that now, no guarantee they won't in the future.  Only 50 baht for a new basic SIM with no prepackaged addons but still, it's a hassle to have to go into the office with your passport to get that SIM.   So they don't make it easy to try take advantage of this promotion.
could my wife's cousin who lives in bangkok buy one of these sim for me off of lazada and give them to me at the airport? no need for my passport?

https://www.lazada.co.th/products/ais-4mbps-32gb-128kbps-12-100-sim-i343138718-s667160280.html?spm=a2o4m.searchlist.list.1.73d45684aMMluF&search=1

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could my wife's cousin who lives in bangkok buy one of these sim for me off of lazada and give them to me at the airport? no need for my passport?

https://www.lazada.co.th/products/ais-4mbps-32gb-128kbps-12-100-sim-i343138718-s667160280.html?spm=a2o4m.searchlist.list.1.73d45684aMMluF&search=1

Anyone can buy the sim off Lazada but you will probably need your passport to register/enable it .

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Anyone can buy the sim off Lazada but you will probably need your passport to register/enable it .
to register/enable it, I can do it at the shops at the airport?

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13 minutes ago, phungo said:
37 minutes ago, Andrew Dwyer said:

Anyone can buy the sim off Lazada but you will probably need your passport to register/enable it .

to register/enable it, I can do it at the shops at the airport?

You can only do it at official AIS offices/booths.  So pretty sure you can do it at the AIS booth at the airport otherwise there wouldn't be much use having a booth there.

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