Cellular in Thailand

General information about mobile communications in Thailand

From August 2015 announced the mandatory registration of all SIM cards in Thailand, including tourists and foreign users of mobile operators.

In this regard, to buy a SIM card you need a passport. The rule applies to both Thai citizens and tourists.

    Questions on mobile communication in Thailand:

  • Where to buy SIM cards?
    • In stores 7Eleven, miniBigC or Family Mart
                  
    • In the stores of the Tesco Lotus
    • Official mobile lounges at airports, large shopping centers, mobile stores;
    • Representations of companies - mobile communication operators.
  • Advice from THAIBAHT.BIZ: We recommend to save time and money to register the SIM card at the airport, at the counter operators. They work round the clock

    Recommended operator - .

    According to experience, this operator has the optimal quality of voice calls and mobile Internet in Rayong and Mae Ram Phung Beach.

    As for the tariff, we recommend taking a package of unlimited Internet for smartphones with a speed of 4-6 MB / sec, depending on the period of your stay in Thailand (packages are available for 1 day, for a week and for a month) and separately pay for voice calls and SMS.

    In the future, you can top up your balance at any time.

  • Where to top up the balance?
    • In the stores 7Eleven and Family Mart. You can just give the cashier a phone and 100 \ 200 \ 300 baht, he will do everything himself;
    • In all retail stores, you can sell recharge cards, the seller will always help you enter all the numbers;
    • In representative offices of cellular operators and in mobile communication stores;
    • With the help of special machines:

      The appearance of the machine. We approach and touch activate the screen. We touch the icon with the flag of Great Britain - we translate it into English. On some machines there is not, then go directly to the next item.
      We touch the "Smartphone" icon. We dial the phone number, the balance of which must be replenished, click "OK". Your carrier is displayed on the left. We choose the amount to replenish.
      We insert in the bill acceptor the necessary amount by any set of banknotes (coins). After that, the device thinks a little. And then he says: "Thank you." After that comes the SMS about the receipt of money to the account.

  • How to call from abroad to Thailand?
    Cell numbers in Thailand look like 0 *********, in order to call from abroad to Thailand, you need to translate the number into the international format +668 ********. For example: To call from abroad to the Thai number 0812345678 you need to dial +66812345678. In the same format, you need to specify the number when sending SMS from abroad to Thailand.
  • The numbers of the Tourist Police in Thailand: 1155, 1699
  • How to send SMS to another country?
    (For all operators) To send sms to another country, you should also enter + country code-xxxxxxxxxx. You can use the capabilities of IP telephony and send via 004-code of the country-xxxxxxxxxxx, but this does not affect the cost.
  • What is the difference between IP telephony codes 004, 008, 009, 007?
    In the cost, pricing, perhaps in quality and most importantly, it is the services of various companies. I mostly use 004 for calls to Russia (for DTAC), but there are cases when something does not work and then you can use other digits for the call
  • The mobile operator DTAC (better known as Happy)

    • How to call from Thailand to another country on a landline phone?
      Dial 004, then the country code and phone number in the country.
    • How to call from Thailand to your mobile phone in another country?
      Dial 004, then the country code and phone number in the country.
    • How to check the balance?
      *101*9#
    • How can I find my own number? *102*9#

    The mobile operator AIS (better known as One-2Call)

    • How to call from Thailand to another country on a landline phone?
      Dial 005, then the country code and phone number in the country.
    • How to call from Thailand to your mobile phone in another country?
      Dial 005, then the country code and phone number in the country.
    • How to send SMS to another country?
      Enter the number in the usual format - +XXXXXXXXXX
    • How to check the balance?
      *121*1# (вызов) и *121#
    • 1175 - номер Call-центра.
    • How can I find my own number?
      *545#

    The mobile operator True Move

    • How to call from Thailand to another country on a landline phone?
      As in the previous cases, the dialing rules are simple 006-country code-phone number
    • How to call from Thailand to your mobile phone in another country?
      The principle of dialing the same as on a landline one.
    • How to send SMS to another country?
      Enter the number in the usual format - +XXXXXXXXXX
    • How to check the balance?
      #123#
    • How can I find my own number?
      *833#
    • International communication codes 00600 and 006
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