Prepaid SIM in Thailand

For my recent trip to Bangkok, I planned to get a local prepaid SIM card after reading online how affordable it is. But when I arrived in Bangkok, what I saw seems to be slightly different from my researches. Anyway, it's not uncommon for real conditions to be different as information may be outdated at times. At the airport, the 2 big operators have booths next to each other. From what I saw, most of the plans are similar, so I guess any choice between dtac or AIS is ok. However, I spotted a low usage plan for AIS and wanted to purchase that. Unfortunately, that SIM card package is out of stocks, so I had to settle with the 1GB plan.


I paid 299 baht for my starter package which includes 1GB internet usage for 7 days and also included value of 100 baht for calls/SMS. After the allowed internet usage, you can still access the internet at no extra charge, but the speed will be throttled down to 64kbps. The SIM card has a validity period of 1 year which makes it worthwhile to keep. The cheaper starter package that was unavailable costs 150 baht and includes 300MB of internet usage for 7 days. If you are staying in Thailand for more than 1 week, you can probably consider the 1GB package for 30 days at 550 baht or 3GB for 30 days at 750 baht.



From what I see on their website, they have add-on data plans if you wish to subscribe in future. Their website is only in Thai, so you may have to a web translator to figure out the information available.

Package
Monthly Fee
Internet
Wifi
How to Apply
เน็ต 99
99 baht
90 MB
-
Dial * 777 * 330 #
เน็ต 199
199 THB
300 MB
-
Dial * 777 * 331 #
เน็ต 399
399 THB
Unlimited * 
Internet speeds up to 1 GB.
AIS & 3BB Wifi
unlimited
Dial * 777 * 399 #
เน็ต 599
599 THB
Unlimited * 
Internet speeds up to 2 GB.
AIS & 3BB Wifi
unlimited
Dial * 777 * 332 #
เน็ต 799
799 THB
Unlimited * 
Internet speeds up to 4 GB.
AIS & 3BB Wifi
unlimited
Dial * 777 * 334 #

dtac, on the other hand, has similiar starter packages available at the airport, e.g. 299 baht for 1GB of internet usage for 7 days. However, I saw some other SIM card packages on their website which I did not manage to find in the airport or the malls.

Free 300MB
฿ 69
Free 150MB
฿ 49
dtac - Happy Tourist SIM 299
7-day validity and unlimited data
฿ 300

From their website, I also noted that they have the following plans:

Unlimited Whatsapp/FB + 75MB
฿ 69
Unlimited Whatsapp/FB + 250MB
฿ 69
dtac - unlimited data for 1 mth

฿ 299
dtac - unlimited data for 1 week

฿ 199
dtac - unlimited data for 1 day

฿ 99
dtac - unlimited data for 1 week
Trottle after 160MB
฿ 99

Related Guide: http://prepaidwithdata.wikia.com/wiki/Thailand

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