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The end of the ID card? Thailand to launch new Mobile ID system

 

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The days of Thais having to carry their ID card with them are coming to an end with the development of an online system.

 

Daily News reported that the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) working with other telecoms agencies will be introducing "Mobile ID" (instead of a card).

 

People who want to get the service just have to take their smart phone and ID card to their mobile operator and they will guide the user through the process that involves facial recognition and the use of a QR code. 

 

The new service is being promoted as a boon for Thais in accessing such things as online banking services, government services and online purchase as well as matters involving Thai driving licences. 

 

Mobile ID is expected to begin in the New Year.

 

Source: Daily News

 

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What about those without smart phones...

They cease to exist 🤫  

If your battery runs out, you are removed from this plane of existance.

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50 minutes ago, RotBenz8888 said:

When will mobile passports be global standard, no need to carry an old-school paper book?

As soon as they get the long list of compulsory vaccines also linked, the ones that need 2 -3 boosters every year...$$$.

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5 minutes ago, chuang said:

What about those without smart phones...

We aren't smart enough to have an ID.  🙄

 

I just gave up and switched to smart again (tried several times in the past).  This time phone seems to be better behaved (Galaxy A-01) than the off brands I tried in the past.  

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44 minutes ago, Tyler Visan said:

Did it work with Thai Driving Licences? 

Good point.

I remember after a false start (or two?) it was said you had to use the official App only. It was not acceptable to scan your DL yourself, as the police would not be prepared to accept it.

 

Has anyone used the official App and had interaction with the police with it?

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3 minutes ago, pokerface1 said:

So now authorities will know how you are and where you are. If you don't have a smartphone then you must be on the run..

Or perhaps switch it off until you need to use it?

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