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Thai sim is very necessary for a trip in Thailand. Image by: Phuot Vivu

Wherever you go or whichever country you come, it’s hard to lack a smartphone and in some case, a tablet is also something can’t be ignored! The smartphone can be used to keep in touch with your family, share your photos on Facebook, or simply surf the web without worrying about overcharging. Therefore, the solution to all these problems is a Thai sim! Let’s explore some Tourist SIM card Thailand — All things about Thailand prepaid SIM card for tourist includes SIM card in Thailand for foreigners with Living Nomads below.

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dtac happy tourist sim

Why buying a Thai sim make it more convenient for you?

Well, here are some of many things that you can take advantage of when using a smartphone with the Internet connection:

  • Using Google Maps to find the destination you want to come quickly
  • Using Google Translate when you want to ask for the price of anything and bargain
  • Reading the reviews of the destination you want to come on TripAdvisor
  • Finding the nearest currency exchanging location
  • Booking the hotel’s room fast
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Google Map – the tour guide for everyone
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You can read reviews on TripAdvisor
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With a smartphone, you can book a room easily

For all those uses, your smartphone will definitely become a good guide for you when you own a Thai sim.

Why buying a Thailand prepaid sim card for tourist when traveling to Thailand is necessary?

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Of course, you can use your sim but it will obviously cause some inconvenience. For example, you will always have to look for the places that let you use the WiFi for free, but most of those places offer very weak Internet connection.

With the package of Thai sim, card, and Internet connection, you will always be able to access the Internet by 3G and make the phone call as much as you want. Because when you use this sim to call other Thai numbers, it will be extremely cheap.

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You will stay away from getting lost, find out the travel information, dining spots easily, contact with your friends when needed, use grab car to travel instead of taking a taxi, and that can help you save a big sum of money.

Tourist sim card Thailand: How to buy Thai sim at the airport

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Buying sim at the airport is the best way to get a Thai sim. Photo by: tourist sim card thailand bog.

It’s very simple. When coming to Thailand airport, you will find many stalls and kiosks selling sims of Thailand’s three largest network providers: AIS, Dtac, and TrueMove H.

You just need to choose a pack of data and a type of sim you want (micro, nano,…) and ask the seller to help you install the new sim for you. They speak English very well, so, you will get clear and quick directions in using the new sim. Within 2 – 5 minutes, you will have the 4g sim on the phone.

You should choose the pack of data which provides unlimited internet for travelers within 7 days – 2 weeks – 1 month.

How to buy Thai sim in stores

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A store of Dtac

If you forget to buy Thai sim at the airport? No problem, because you can find a lot of Telewiz stores that sell sim, card everywhere in Thailand, or you can also purchase the Thai sim, card in the convenient stores like 7-Eleven, Family Market, Big C or Tesco. However, the staff in these places speak English not well, and you will have to install the sim all by yourself, unlike in the stores at the airport.

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You can also buy the sim in the convenient stores like 7 Eleven in Thailand. Photo by: tourist sim card thailand bog.

The price for a sim bought at the airport is equal to one for a sim purchased in anywhere else, so the best and most convenient way for you to get a Thai sim is buying it at the airport instead of in anywhere, even in the convenient stores.

Which network provider is the best?

All three large Thai network providers own good transmission and offer many incentives for tourists. However, if you want to discover the forest or the remote areas in Thailand, there’s the only sim of AIS that can catch the signal.

Here is a summary of the packs of data from the 3 large providers that you can take a look at before coming to Thailand to save your time in choosing a sim at the airport:

Dtac

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dtac happy tourist sim / dtac traveller sim. Image by: thailand prepaid sim card for tourist blog.

Happy Tourist 199 Baht

  • Free 7-day unlimited Internet (Maximum speed of up to 500 MB)
  • Free calls within Tourist SIM users
  • Special international call rate via 00400

Happy Tourist 299 Baht

  • Free 7-day unlimited Internet (Maximum speed of up to 1.5 GB)
  • Free 100-baht call credit
  • Special international call rate via 00400

Happy Tourist 599 Baht

  • Free 15-day unlimited Internet (Maximum speed of up to 4 GB)
  • Free 100-baht call credit
  • Special international call rate via 00400

AIS

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ais tourist sim. Image by: thailand prepaid sim card for tourist blog.

Traveler SIM 199 Baht

  • Free 7 days – Unlimited Internet (Max speed up to 500 MB)
  • Free 7 days – Unlimited calls between Traveler Group SIM users
  • Free 15 Baht Credit with 30 days validity
  • Call home starts from 1 Baht/minute

Traveler SIM 299 Baht

  • Free 7 days – Unlimited Internet (max speed up to 2.5 GB)
  • Free 100 Baht credit with 30 days validity
  • Call home starts from 1 Baht/minute

Traveler SIM 599 Baht

  • Free 15 days – Unlimited Internet (Max speed up to 4 GB)
  • Free 100 Baht credit with 30 days validity
  • Call home starts from 1 Baht/minute

TrueMove H

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true tourist sim. Photo by: tourist sim card thailand bog.

TrueMove H Starter Pack 49 Baht

  • 90 MB internet data
  • 20 THB credit valid for 7 days

TrueMove H Value Pack 299 Baht

  • 7 days unlimited internet (up to 1.5 GB)
  • 100 THB credit valid for 30 days

Recharge phone

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What will you do when there is no money or 4g data? It’s very simple, you can find the phone debit card at the convenient stores like 7-Eleven, Family Mart, Big C, Tesco or any phone stores in Thailand. Recharging is as simple as the way you still do to recharge your phone.

Upgrade the Internet pack of data

If your 4G pack expires and you use up your Internet data, you can activate a new Internet pack. Charges will be deducted from your call charge.

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Bangkok Royal Palace

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