If you own a smartphone, I’m sure you are hooked onto Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Even if you are not, you would also like to stay connected to your loved ones back at home, by using Whatsapp, LINE or WeChat.
Why pay hefty fees to your telcos when you can get stay connected in Bangkok for a lower price by getting their 3G Prepaid SIM card with Unlimited Data!!!
These are the telco operators in Bangkok offering 3G Prepaid SIM Card. Meanwhile, you can click on their respective pictures to check out the details (link updated with their respective promo page in English).
Getting the data sim cards with unlimited data, it saves all the hassle of topping it up daily as what I want is to use Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. I also use it to do some local calls especially when I want to call some restaurants to make reservations or even to book a taxi via GrabTaxi.
Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)
Upon clearing the immigration at Suvarnabhumi Airport, proceed to your preferred telco counter on the same level (located at Arrival Hall, between gate 6 and 7).
- Unlimited data bundle for 1 week (7 days)
- If you are staying for more than 7 days, not to worry because they have plans for 15 or 30 days too.
- The first 1GB is high speed and subsequently will be at a lower speed
- 100 baht of free talk time
Just tell the counter staff what you require. They are able to understand and converse in simple English. Just pass them your phone and they will help you to activate the service.
Suvarnabhumi (BKK) – AIS, dtac, trueMove : 24 hours
Don Mueang Airport (DMK)
At Don Mueang Airport (DMK), you will be able to find trueMove and dtac. true is open from 10am to 12am while dtac is open 24 hours.
You can find trueMove at Terminal 1 which can be easily seen on your way out after collecting your baggage.
dtac’s new 24 hours shop is located at Level 1, in between Terminal 1 & 2. If your flight arrives late (after midnight), I suggest you get your card here.
Alternatively, you can get the Prepaid SIM cards of the other telcos at the convenience stalls there. There are 2 convenience stalls there but it seems like they are offering different prices.
City (Central World / Siam Paragon)
If you want to have it done in the city, head on down to Central World or Siam Paragon.
Central World: AIS (Level 4), dtac (Level 4)
Siam Paragon: AIS (Level 4), dtac (Level 3)
Singapore Changi Airport
For Singaporeans, if you want to avoid all queues at Suvarnabhumi or Don Mueang, you can purchase the AIS Prepaid SIM from Changi Airport Recommends.
Got my AIS Prepaid SIM Card from @changirecommends at Changi Airport. It’s so much convenient. I just changed my SIM card on the plane and upon arriving Bangkok, I just turn on my phone and was instantly connected to AIS network. I immediately booked my GrabTaxi after collecting my luggage. Head over to dayre.me/aroimakmak and see what I did on board the plane and how much I paid for my cab fare to Pratunam (less than 200 baht) Photo taken with Fujifilm X-T10
A photo posted by AroiMakMak | Wilbur Suen (@aroimakmak) on
Update: You will need to press *120 to activate without having to head over to AIS counters. This is part of the new regulation change in Thailand which requires this additional step.
24 hour Locations:
Terminal 1 – Arrival Hall (Public area)
Terminal 2 – Arrival & Departure Hall (Public area)
Terminal 3 – Arrival Hall (Public area)
For detailed location, please visit Changi Airport Recommends.
!! PowerBank Notice !!
While we are at the topic of Prepaid SIM Card, I’m sure many of you bring a Powerbank along with you. Do take note of the following guidelines! Your powerbank will be confiscated if it exceeds 32,000 mAh!