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I've had my DTAC number since 2004 and have been pleased with service. Recently I've had a lot of problems using DTAC data for voice calls with WhatsApp, LINE and Skype. The signal often reverts to 3g and calls drop. Seems their signal strength and data rates have diminished. I'm using Galaxy S20 so should be able to access all frequency bands. Typically in Bangkok, Hua Hin and most recently Pattaya. 

I'm thinking about moving to AIS (keep same number) but my question is are they better with signal and frequencies and data strength? Anyone else have any experiences or thoughts?

 

 

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AIS are lying, thieving gits, but they are probably the best option around in Thailand.  Apart from the occasions when they have tried to rip me off with their false "promotions", that turn out to be

Unlimited data and phone calls for 150bht/month (4mbs). I'm happy enough with AIS.

They have the DTAC call app (it's described on TVF, search it). Extremely useful for some people.  AIS doesn't have something similar. 

I recently did exactly that switch. From 1 line of signal to full one by change of SIM.

 

If your area has no DTAC signal as is unfortunately the case in many places I frequent, AIS will likely be a better choice. If you're unsure, get a prepaid SIM and test it out.

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I have had same kind problem whit DTAC, drops 3g nowdays really often. And even when try watch internet whit phone its really slow (shows 4g at the time). But what i have notice DTAC have better coverage area in places where i somethimes need phone(in mountains). I have 3 years old iphone, maybe need renew phone also. But in our family it's been wife who have latest phone's lol.

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I have had the same DTAC number as long as you or a little bit more and generally have been happy with them except on and off for the last few years when they pull this <deleted>.. I am on prepay, but the problem is they are pulling a scam. 4G speed will quickly be throttled down to low speed snail pace making you crazy as they want you to pay more money to get the faster speed. It is a scam to rack in a lot of money as I mainly use the wifi at my home and there is no way same being as the past usage that I used up too much time as they say. If you figure 20,000,000 users subscribe to an additional 7 day boost package at 99 baht, then they are making 280,000,000 baht per day. If half of those do the additional package then it is 140,000,000 baht per day = 4 million dollars. this is their scam and it sucks. I would presume AIS does the same and there is nothing we can do about it.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Eindhoven said:

 

Of course there is something that you can do about it. Subscribe to a 'no slow down' data package, as opposed to one that has a GB limit before it slows down; old style 'unlimited' packages.

Helps if you read the T&C of the package to which you plan to subscribe.

If you need help, describe the amount you currently pay and for what you use data and I'll try to find a suitable match with 'no slow down' internet.

Are you working for them? hahahaha- just joking as bit.


Anyway, it always seems to change at certain times of the year and is very noticeable as I usually always do the same things year in and out for my routine. Even less so now as my travel is grounded, so I am using home wifi 60% more. So don't figure! Thanks for your reach out input.

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On 8/20/2020 at 8:01 AM, holy cow cm said:

Are you working for them? hahahaha- just joking as bit.


Anyway, it always seems to change at certain times of the year and is very noticeable as I usually always do the same things year in and out for my routine. Even less so now as my travel is grounded, so I am using home wifi 60% more. So don't figure! Thanks for your reach out input.

 

Not a problem.

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On 8/19/2020 at 10:37 PM, BritManToo said:

Unlimited data and phone calls for 150bht/month (4mbs).

I'm happy enough with AIS.

Is that prepaid or with plan?

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