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amm_iphone6If 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).

299 baht

  • 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.

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!


  • crystal

    hi, other than the airport, is there any other places in the city that i can pirchase the sim card as well?

    • Yes, you can have it done at Central World or Siam Paragon.

      • James Lai

        Hi Aroi,

        I am travelling to Bangkok this coming 13th to 17th Nov and wanted a pre-paid micro SIM card. Understand that DTAC offer 299Baht for unlimited data usage withotu adfditional charge and local 100min call. Is this still on offer? Also do I need to pay addiotnal for the SIM card? Appreacite your response. I need more data than voice. If I wanted 4G instead what is the best service operator to use? I will mainly focus in Downtown Bangkok area.

        • Hi James, yes the offer is still valid, in fact now all operators are offering their SIM card at 299 baht now. Personally from my experience, I prefer AIS.

  • Kuruvila

    Dear Sir
    I will be travelling to bangkok for 7 days. I would like to take a sim which gives me data free around 50mb. I found this sim DTAC HAPPY SMARTPHONE SIM ? But I dont know if it is for thai residents or foriegners too? please help

    • No worries, it is available for foreigners too. Just head on down to DTAC counters at Airport / Central World / Siam Paragon. They actually sell it as a bundle package for 7 days with unlimited data.

    • James Lai

      Aroimakmak, Thk for the advice. Appreciate it and will do it at the airport.

  • Kuruvila

    whICH IS THE BEST SIM OFFER GIVING ME UNLIMITED DATA for 7 days and the cheapest ?

  • Happy

    To help those who need this in the future, both the airport and central world locations
    were totally out of these. Make it easier on yourself and stop by any 7-11 and
    they have them. Btw, it’s 299 baht, a bargain.

    • Catherine

      Hi Happy, 299 baht for DTAC prepaid card with unlimited internet? wow.. good deal. just insert the SIM card to use or require to do configuration? What is the speed they offer? thanks.

      • Just insert the SIM card and follow the instructions on the package. If you are at DTAC counters, they will help you to activate the service. The speed of dtac 3G is up to a maximum of 384Kbps.

  • MJ

    Hi do they have this for nano sim? iphone 5?

  • Janice

    Hi, I will be in Bangkok for 4 days. Is it possible to get Happy Tourist sim 49 and purchase daily 3G internet ? What would you recommend?

    • Hi Janice, yes, it is possible to do so! 🙂

  • jin

    Hi Happy, if im staying bangkok for 3 nights. Is there any prepaid sim for internet only ? I remember when I was in koh samui. I bought the happy sim for 5 days internet access only for 250 baht where calls will be charged separately as per use. Thanks

    • You need to purchase the SIM Card and indicate to them that you want a INTERNET Plan, they will be able to assist you further as they have various plans. There is no dtac counter at Don Muang Airport currently.

  • jin

    Also I wonder if there’s any dtac counter at don muang airport? Can I know their operation hours as I will be arriving about 10-11pm local time. Thanks.

  • Anson

    Dear aroimakmak,
    I am a frequent Bangkok travelers, I come Bkk almost every month and I stay for about 4-5 days each time. I already got myself a happy tourist simcard, it is really a worry free SIM card for mobile. My question is,
    Since the package is for 7days, can I use back the same number during my next visit ? Do I get back the same package upon top up? Can you show me how?
    Second question, dtac data and speed isn’t enough for my usage during night time as I usually will surf a lots of nets and watching YouTube, too bad that my hotel do not provide us free wifi. So I got myself a mifi unit to work as wifi router, my question is, is there any Internet package is suitable and affordable to use for 7days or less? I just want to avoid monthly package type. Preferable prepaid with 7 days package

    Wish to get your reply as soon as possible. Thank you

    • The total accumulated validity is 90 days. To check balance and validity, please press *101*9#. To keep the number active, you just have to topup to the same SIM Card / Number.

      The most suitable plan will be the tourist SIM as it is with 1 week of unlimited Internet usage.

  • Tina

    What if i want a DTAC happy Sim for 2 weeks?

  • Oraine

    i just want to confirm if NENO mini SIM card for Iphone 5 is avalible at BKK airport (dtac counter)

    • Yes, Nano SIM Card is available but subject to availability. It may run out of stock. You can also get it at 7-Eleven stores island wide

  • David

    Can I use it in my phone and tether out to other devices or use it in my wifi router?

    • Yes, you can use it to tether to other devices

  • rajesh bohra

    i have dtac sim card but i forgot the mobile number how can i get this..

  • Ying

    Hi. I’ll be travelling to Bangkok in November while my friend’ll be travelling there by the end of this month. What if I ask her to buy the dtac SIM card for me and I’ll use it when I’m in Bangkok? The Sim card which bought in 7-11 is just the same with the one bought at airport right?

    • Hi, it is possible for your friend to get for you and you activate only when you reach Bangkok. Do check the validity of the card when purchasing though. Yes, the dtac card at airport and 7-11 is the same. dtac helps you to activate it while 7-11 does not. 🙂

      • Ying

        It means that I have to activate the SIM card by myself? Besides, is it suitable for micro SIM card?

        • Yes, you will have to activate it yourself if your friend buys for you / you get it from 7 eleven. The instructions in the english manual are straightforward. However, if you want the staffs to activate for you, then you will have to get it from dtac stores.

  • Ying

    I bought the card at Suvarnabhumi Airport before and the staff there just gave me the card and asked me insert it into my phone by myself. I didn’t see him did anything on the card though but it could be used right after I inserted it into my phone(they’ve already activated the card??). This time I will be landed at Dong Muang Airport and there is no dtac service counter right? Sorry for asking so many questions and thank you for answering me:)

    • Actually the card will activate on its on upon inserting into the phone. However, at times, some models require some additional settings and that is when the service staffs come in. Yes, the plan comes in Micro SIM card.

      You are right! There is no dtac counter there. You should have no problem with you card. The worst case scenario is to head on down to Central World or Siam Paragon if you encounter any problem. 🙂

  • Ying

    Okay. Thanks a lot! Kop kun ka 😀

    • No problem! My pleasure to help! 🙂

  • Jill

    Hi, I bought a dtac sim card at a 7-11 in Bangkok, but realize now I actually needed a micro sim. Can I go to a dtac counter anywhere to have them trim it for me? Or do I have to buy a new one? Thank you!

    • I’m not sure if dtac is able to trim for you. You can go to mobile phone shops to see if they are willing to trim it for you though. Otherwise, the other way is to purchase a new one.

  • Gary Goh

    Hi there,

    What happens if I get a prepaid SIM card in Samui? Will it still be usable in bangkok?


    • It should be usable in Bangkok. Do double check with them when purchasing.

  • ronty

    I had a dtac no. But I have forgotten that as it is the 2 years back my last thai visit was. So. Please tell me the code so that I could retrieve the no.


  • Pauline


    If I pay the SIM card will I be able to on my hotspot so I can tap n use my iPad mini?


    • Hi Pauline, yes you are able to do hotspot and use on your iPad mini. 🙂



    May i know if there is a dtac counter in don muaeng airport?

    Or can i get happy tourist package in don muaeng airport?


    • They don’t have a counter at Don Muaeng yet. You can get it at 7-11 outlets though.

  • Shelly

    If i am arriving at Don Muaeng airport and staying at Baiyoke sky hotel, which is the best place to get the happy tourist sim?

  • viperjet

    Hi all

    Any suggestions for a pre-paid sim card allowing 4G internet access in Bangkok for 3 days?

    I will be using Samsung Note 3 LTE for the trip, just for internet surfing.


    • You can consider AIS Prepaid SIM for 4G access.

  • Angela

    Can i get nano sim card from 7-Eleven?
    Thanks 🙂

  • Pat NARA Ganaes

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I shall be @ SUVARNABHUMI Airport about Late FEBRUARY 2014.
    Please help me find WHERE I can purchase:
    1) the CHEAPEST Mobile Phone SIM CARD for TEMPORARY USE,
    2) @ What COST ( in Thai Bhat ), &
    3) How to COMMUNICATE THIS to the Counter Staff???
    Thank you.

    • Hi Pat, how many days will you be in Bangkok? You can either go for AIS or dtac SIM Tourist Package which comes with 7days of unlimited data plus 100mins free outgoing calls. The cost is 299Baht. The counter staffs are able to converse in English. 🙂

  • Didier

    Dear Mme, Sir Aroimakmak,
    i will stay nearly 2 months in Bangkok. i will arrive Bangkok next week sat 7th June. Can you recommend me which brand sim card i should buy? it will be especially for using data internet probably . Video streaming most of the time minimum 3 go per month. In the past 4 years ago i used I-Kool Internet data prepaid data. But it is difficult to find.
    What do you recommend me ?
    I heard TOT sells now IPTV box. But i would like to use 3g sim card

    Didier France

    • Hi, I will recommend you to use AIS. They have monthly unlimited data for 299baht but also plans for 2gb / 3gb. Just proceed to the counter to checkout the prices when you reach Bangkok.

  • Lorraine

    Hi, wondering if it is possible to simply purchase 4 days worth of unlimited 3G only?

    • I would recommend you to purchase the 7 days on data for 299 baht. If you want exactly 4 days, you have to top-up daily and it is not worth the effort.

      • Rob Hostetler

        I leave for Bangkok tomorrow morning and was wondering if I can get one of these SIM cards with these amazing plans for my iphon5 IF it is not unlocked?

        • Yes, it is available for iPhone 5 as well

  • Samya Fraser

    I have a SIM card from 7/11 but my phone tells me to ask the carrier to allow access.. How do I do this?

    • Perhaps you can try getting the staff at 7/11 to help you. Otherwise, you will have to head to the telco to assist.

  • Eric Tee

    hi, I will be at Bangkok 9 days, which date/network are recommend ?

    • Hi, you can consider AIS, they have 10days plan for unlimited data.

  • L

    Hi, I will be landing in don muang airport, so is the 7-11 there able to purchase the micro SIM card 3G? If not where else can I purchase? Platinum mall or?

    • Yes, you can purchase it at 7-11. If you want somebody to configure for you, the nearest in the city is Central World or Siam Paragon.

  • Amber Parkz

    Hi, i’m not sure if it’s too late nor you will reply this but i will just try my luck.

    I’m heading to BKK in this coming Sept for around 3 days 2 night, which data plan is suitable for me because i feel that if i were to get the 299BAHT data plan is a waste for me, the remaining 4 days i won’t be in BKK anymore. Please advise me on which data plan i could get, thank you :}

    • Hi, I would prefer buying the 299 baht plan as it saves me the hassle of trying to top-up everyday. And I tried it before, it’s quite troublesome. So 299 baht is worth it as I can just use it for my days in Bangkok without worrying. 🙂

  • patriceB

    Hi, I will be in BKK for 3 weeks and would like to get a prepaid SIM card. Which one is the best considering that I will use more data than voice/text. Actually, I will use lots of data. I need to card that gives me the best ratio quantity:price. tx!!

    • Head over to AIS, they have plans for a month too! It should cost in between 500 to 1000 baht.

  • didi

    I bought a dtac at the airport. I inserted in my android, however it doesn’t detect the simcard at all. And I’ve left the airport. I’m using a Samsung for duo simcard. Does this mean it can’t be used in my android?

    • It should work, perhaps some setting is required on your phone. The best is to get help from dtac themselves to help you configure.

  • E

    Hi, do you know what time the counter at Suvarnabhumi Airport closes? I will be arriving there past midnight.

    Thanks in advance 🙂

  • Michael

    Hi there, what is the fastest network available on Prepaid Simcards? Do they support LTE as well?

    • I personally prefer AIS for now as their network is more consistent. Unfortunately, their networks are not LTE at the moment. It will be 3G or 3G+ most of the time.

  • CK

    Hi there,

    I am a frequent traveller to Bangkok and would like to know if there is any prepaid sim card which will enable me to use for long and keep the same number as long as I top up the value before the value expiry date? For example assuming if the value in the card is having 30 days expiry date, and every top up will extend the validity for another 30 days or before finishing up the value. So as long as I keep topping up (might have a minimum top up amount?) before each expiry date, then I can keep using the same sim card for long? Is there such a card?

    • Hi, in fact every prepaid SIM card can be reused as long as you top up when you return. However, doing this, it will be more expensive than getting a brand new SIM card. So it really depends on whether you want to keep the number of you want to save the money. 🙂

      • CK

        You got a point there! Thanks very much for the info! 🙂

  • Racheal

    Hi, i would like to ask if the 299baht for 7days unlimited data package able share among 2/3 devices? i mean hotspot. and is the deal still available in nov2014? thanks for responding

    • Yes, you are able to do hotspot. However, that will also mean that your device’s battery will drain off very fast. Yup, it will be available. 🙂

  • Dy

    Hello I saw from the previous comments that it is possible to get a prepaid card that can last for a month at the cost of 500 to 1000 baht. May I ask if this prepaid card has unlimited data usage and they do not require any further top up right? Is it possible if I activate the card when I want to use it? (as I am thinking of getting a friend to get that prepaid card weeks before my trip).

    • Yes, it has unlimited data as well. It will be better to purchase the card when you get there so that the staff can do the activation for you. You probably got to get your friend to check with them if activation can be done later and what are the steps.

  • Anson

    Hi aroimakmak, i am a frequent bkk traveller for business purpose, so i visit Bkk once or twice a month and each time about 5 to 6 days, and i already hooked up to AIS unlimited social prepaid which is good enough to do those wechat whatsapp line etc, but the speed is quite slow, and the wifi that hotel provided is always slow and sometimes not even working, i have tried few different hotel to be honest and i think that was the problem from service provider.
    So all the while i am looking for a MIFI device that can provide me personal wifi or data and the challenge is I do not know which provider to go for, most of them my capped after about 500mb to 1gb which i think i could finish the quota within a day, and some of them just too expensive to pay just for 5 days use. And what i might need is unlimited usage and not capped for just 5 days. So I can activate the service each time i reach BKK.

    So in here, i would like to get your advice, what type of service i should pay attention to and i wish to know your best suggestion to my needs…. Really wish to get your professional opinion.
    I am willing to change my current AIS number for your info.

    • Hi Anson. I have tried all 3 telcos (dtac, AIS, true) for their tourist prepaid card and I felt them in terms of network and speed, the most value for money would be AIS. The network for dtac may not be that strong at some places while many said that true is the best in terms of network but their plan is not that value for money if you are looking for unlimited data.

      Did you purchase the traveller’s SIM previously from AIS? They actually have plans for half or one whole month. But just bear in mind that the staffs have told me that it is actually slightly more expensive to top up and retain old number than get a brand new number. But for business it would be better to keep the same number. If no prepaid card is able to suit your usage perhaps you may want to consider post-paid. The best would be to check with AIS to see what they can offer at Siam Paragon or Central World.

  • Soonhwee

    Hi aroimakmak,

    I’m going to Bangkok for 4 days at the end of the month. My friend is going to Changmai the following week and I plan to pass the number to him. Can the prepaid card purchased at Suvarnabhumi Airport be used in Changmai?


    • Hi, yup it can be used in Chiang Mai.

  • Paul

    Hi Aroimakmak,

    I will be travelling to bangkok next week for 4 days. Planning to get a data sim card which can be inserted into my Mobile Wifi router. Will it work?

    • I’m not sure how your wifi router works but it should work with normal sim card. Perhaps better to chef with telco.

  • Van

    May i enquire , if my friend is now in Bangkok, can i get her to buy a 1 month data sim card for me and activate now but my departure will be 6 days later which is on the 21th Oct 2014. Will the card still be in used? If Yes, may i know , must i still need to activate the card again and can be used for 1 month? how much is the card cost?

    • Yes you can activate it and use it later. Should not be any problem. But do take note of the SIM card sizes.

  • Van

    May I check where is the location of the store? Is it located inside the arrival hall or outside the arrival hall as I check from my friend, my friend says is inside the arrival hall. Is there any other ways to buy the card at the airport as she is out of the arrival hall already and has no access to enter.

    • It is outside the arrival hall. Perhaps your friend might want to go to airport early and head to arrival hall to purchase before entering the check-in gates.

  • pro

    hi don muang airport got any place to buy prepaid card?

    • You can get it at 7/11 outlets there.

  • JP

    Hi there,

    I will be in BKK for few months. I want to get a prepaid sim card which I can use for internet, local and foreign calls, sms, skype and FB. And which I can top up conveniently at any convenience store.

    Which sim card can you suggest? Thanks .

    • I believe the most value for money sim card now is the tourist SIM offered by the various telcos at 299 baht but it lasts only for 7 days. If you are there for few months, do check with them what they offer. In terms of value for money and reception, I prefer AIS for now.

  • I have a Huawei mobile wifi (MiFi) device. Can I purchase a AIS Traveller SIM and put in into my MiFi. I will use my mobile autoroaming as it would be easier for my business, and I tether onto the MiFi. Will it work in BKK?

    • I personally have not used it but it should be able to work. It works as per normal sim card. For actual usage, you will have to check with the telco on the compatibility.

  • Prakash Doshi

    Prakash Here frm India. I am travelling to Pataya and Phuket for a total of 7 days. I need to buy a prepaid SIM on arrival for my iPhone 4. I only need to have a voice card(no internet). How much it will cost and what will be the chaarges for per minute. Plase reply

    • Raju

      Hi Prakash, i believe you have already gone to Thailand. My query is also similar to you but didn’t get response yet from this forum. Will you be able to help me on this? Can i have your contact number so that i can directly talk to you. In case you would like to talk to me, my number is +91 9830400788.
      I will be going to Thailand on 9th Jan 2015. So your assistance is needed on priority.

    • From my understanding, it starts from about 50 baht for non data SIM Card

  • Cindy

    Hi, i am travelling to BKK next Sat for 6 days. Am wondering if AIS Traveller SIM is also good for google maps? Just in case I’m lost and I’d need google map 🙂

    • Yes, you definitely will be able to use Google Maps. Enjoy your trip! 🙂

  • Wnuff

    Hi Aroi makmak,
    I’m traveling to Bangkok for a week. I plan to get a Sim Card, what will be the cheapest Sim Card suggested to purchase? As I don’t necessary need any mobile data, I just want to get a Sim Card for any emergency call usage in BKK instead.
    Is there any cheapest Sim Card I should I get?

    • The basic and cheapest SIM card should cost about 50 baht from any of the telcos.

  • http://store.dtac.co.th/en/happytouristsim

    I had a look at the happy tourist sim card and we can actually pay for it at the website via credit card and then pick it up at the airport at dtac hall Suvarnabhumi Airport , 2nd Floor-Passenger Terminal / West. That should be very easy to find right?

    Thank you Aroimakmak

    • Hi, yes, it is very easy to find, just look out for the blue and white signboard.

  • SgTourist

    Hi Ariomakmak,

    Thank you for the clear info. Really useful for tourists. Have one question. I will be buying two DTAC sim cards (299 baht) for 2 of our phones, but for my iPhone 6 plus I want to use my mifi. Can I buy another Happy Tourist card and use it in the mifi unit? Or is there any other data sim needed for the wifi unit? Thanks in advance.

    • I personally have not used their cards in mifi so I won’t be able to confirm the usage. But from my understanding, it should work properly. Perhaps you get one to try it on your mifi first before proceeding to purchase for your other phones. 🙂

      • SgTourist

        Thank you so much for your reply. I follow your advice and load my mifi first.

  • 1stTimeTourist

    Hi, just want to check with you, are all these sim cards work country wide in Thailand? If I buy a card and use in BKK, can I use it when I travel to Pattaya, Chiang Mai and Hua Hin?

    • Yes it will work.

      • 1stTimeTourist

        Thanks Aroimakmak.

        Just to be sure, there are no extra charges for making/receiving calls no matter where I am in Thailand?

        And also for data charges, they are the same no matter which part of Thailand I am in?

  • SPIRA200SX

    Where in Khao San area (Bangkok) or in Pattaya can I buy a prepaid card for 30 days?
    I need at least 2 giga of data (of course calls and more data will be welcomed).
    Whats recommended in terms of price and coverage across Thailand?

    Thank you!

    • You can get it at 7/11 or Family Mart easily for 7 days. However for 30 days, it is better to go the the telco shop located at Central World or Siam Paragon. I personally prefer AIS.

  • 1st time traveller

    Hi Ariomakmak,
    I will travel to Hua Hin & Bangkok – 6 days 5 night in end of December, which telco is the best offer? I am heavy user. I will be using Samsung Note 3 LTE. Thank you

    • I personally prefer AIS as the network is better and their plans are reasonable too! 🙂

  • Hello There

    Hi Aroimakmak, Is there any shop in Don Mueang airport that we can buy a data simcard for 7 days?
    Noted from all your comments above the only place is to purchase Dtac Happy Sim Card is only 7-11, is that true? No other telecom shops located there? micro Nano sim available at 7-11 stores too?
    I am travelling this Sat and will be my 1st time arriving at Don Mueang Airport.
    Appreciate your advice. =)

    • Yes, you can only purchase it at convenience stalls as there is no telco outlets there. Usually Nano SIM card are lesser in quantity probably because of the high demand of iPhone users.

  • Chris Tian

    Hi Aroi mak mak

    Sawadee ka! May I know if I hv the AIS sim card, can I used it to make overseas calls?
    Thank you

  • Andrew

    Hello Aroimakmak,

    i will be visiting bangkok for 5 days, then going to Atthutaya and hua hin for 2days each . does the data plan include all the areas? any Recommendations? thanks 🙂

    • Yes, it includes. I’m currently working on a Guide for Hua Hin, probably will be released in January. Meanwhile, you can check out the Instagram account for places to go in Hua Hin. 🙂

  • Raju

    Hi There, i am coming to Thailand on 9th Jan 2015 and will be staying for 8 days till 16th Jan 2015. I am looking for some cheap ISD plan to call to India from Thailand. Need your assistance in this case. During my stay in Thailand i will be travelling to Bangkok, Pattaya & Phuket. Will i get the outlets in everywhere?

  • VC


    I am going on a 6 day trip to BKK!

    Do I have to jailbreak my iphone 5 so as to use the sim card? And to my understanding, as long as you buy it at the ‘official’ shop counter itself (instead of convenience shops etc) they will help you insert and connfigure it?

    Thank you 🙂

    • No jailbreak required. Yes if you go to the telco shops, they will be able to assist you to configure.

  • kljl

    Hi will the prepaid sim card internet which purchase in chiang mai same no as in Bangkok?

  • ESOS

    Hi Aroi,
    Beside Central world & siam paragon, is there any outlets nearer to Pratunam?


    • No, for Pratunam, the nearest is Central World

      • Chanya

        Hello- Quick question. I do not have an iPhone. Will SIM card from DTAC/AIS work with an Android phone?

        Thx in advance.

        • Yes, they have micro sim for android phones too.

  • FN

    Hi, just wanted to know if the telcos at central world are also selling the 7 days data sim card for 299 baht?

  • Daniel Khor

    Hi there, is the offer still valid? 299 baht, I am traveling to BKK from 13 to 17Feb.

    • aroimakmak

      Yes, it’s still valid

  • Kenny

    Hi, is there any telcos in Don Mueang airport? Thanks

    • aroimakmak

      No, you can only get SIM cards at convenience stores in Don Mueang.

  • aroimakmak

    There are no telco provides in Don Mueang. You can only get it at convenience stores.Yes, you can use as long as your SIM card is valid till that period.

  • Huang Shiyu

    Hi, May i know where exactly can i get the sim card done at siam paragon or central world??

    • aroimakmak

      Hi Shiyu, you can get it done at the following places:

      AIS: Siam Paragon (Lvl 4), Central World (Lvl 4)
      dtac: Siam Paragon (Lvl 3), Central World (Lvl 4)

  • fawx

    There’s True at DMK! But crazily long queues

    • aroimakmak

      Thanks! Yes, no other choices for them but to go for True unless they know how to get at convenience stores or outside the airport. 🙂

  • aroimakmak

    Yes 🙂

  • Joey

    Do you need your passport to sign up Prepaid sim card in Thailand?

    • aroimakmak

      Yes, the new ruling requires your passport to register.

  • aroimakmak

    The latest update, DMK has truemove now, but pls expect a long waiting time. You can still get it from convenience store too.

  • aroimakmak

    By right it should work, I’m currently checking with the telcos for latest update.

  • aroimakmak

    It is unlimited for 7 days. Just that the first 1.5 GB will be high speed and thereafter will be at slow speed of 64 Kbps

    • Yong

      Thank you 🙂

  • aroimakmak

    I’m not that sure. My feel is that it’s not possible as you will might need the staffs to assist you to tag the cards.

  • aroimakmak

    It is just beside the Taxi counters

  • King Liang

    Hi… Can I knw which telco provide 6 months validity for tourists?

    • aroimakmak

      You will have to check with the individual telcos for this request as I’m not very sure on this.

  • Wahidur Rahman

    What is the price of ais SIM card?

    • aroimakmak

      299 baht. It’s the same for other telcos too.

  • Shahreaz

    I am at Sukhumvit Soi 5, Bangkok, Thailand, and I am having a hard time finding a SIM card. None of the 7Eleven are selling them, and i don’t know where else to look for them. Plz need immediate help.

    • aroimakmak

      That’s wierd, seems like their sales for tourist SIM have sky rocketed. You may consider visiting the telco shops at Siam Paragon, Central World or Emquartier to get the SIM cards. All 3 telco, true, AIS and dtac will be able to assist you.

  • Johnny

    Hi, i will be going Bangkok next week for 8 days, so may i know how much the 15 days prepaid data sim card with unlimited data and free 100baht worth of talk time will cost? and also which 1 do you suggest it will work better (AIS/DTAC/TRUE MOVE H)?

  • Johnny

    Hi, i will be going to bangkok next week. But i will be there for 8 days. May i know how much will the prepaid data sim card cost? And also which carrier would you suggest me to get?

    • aroimakmak

      It costs 299 baht. Actually the telcos are quite similar for now with not much difference.

  • Jiayin Toh

    Hi! Are the AIS SIM cards available in nano sim size? And if I were to get the group sharing package, is it possible to get SIM cards of different sizes (2 nano and 1 micro) since my group is using phones of different brands? Thanks!

    • aroimakmak

      i have not use this group sharing service before so can’t confirm. but it should not be a problem.

  • Angeline

    Hi! Do you advise to get additional overseas wifi router, if we are getting the AIS Sim card? We are only going for 2 days. Thanks! 🙂

    • aroimakmak

      if it’s just 2 days then sim card should be sufficient. 🙂

  • nick

    Hi, im going to bkk the week after, may i know if i get the AIS sim card from Changi Airport, do i need to do any setting for my iphone to use the AIS simcard when i arrive at BKK airport?

    • aroimakmak

      no need, just insert the sim card and it can be used. thats what i did for my iPhone 🙂

  • Siti Anindita Farhani

    Hi! Thank you for the article. I am leaving for Bangkok next week (not the first time but my last was about 8 yrs ago). I’ll go buy simcard when I arrive in Bkk so that I can commute with Grabtaxi and Uber whenever necessary conveniently.

  • Gibson

    Hello! Those are some great information. thank you! I want to ask if you would happen to know other SIM cards that have more data available at higher bandwidth than the current AIS one at 1.5gb?

  • aroimakmak

    You can too. Yes, it’s not available at Don Meuang. Depending on where you stay, there are AIS stores at Central World, Siam Paragon

  • Gary Liau

    Can use the SIM card in Pattaya?

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  • Sonia Jilliki

    Hi will there be note 5 mini prepaid sim card at the airport? I really need to know cos the sim card is not the same size as note 3. Please help

    • aroimakmak

      SIM cards are of standard sizes (i.e. nano or micro). it should work fine.

  • Genesis Capricious

    Hi there
    I have a different questions
    I will be working in thailand as an expat in thailand. I need to update my mobile phone number to my banking account in malaysia.
    -can I reuse my travel sim card for my next travel?
    -was there expiry date for the travel sim card?
    -my passport number have been registered on the sim card, is it save to reuse it back?
    – can I use my travel sim card as permanent usage?

    I never call to cancel my card…. I just let it be and place in my drawer.

    Please advise

    Thank you

    • aroimakmak

      for SIM cards there will be an expiry date, usually after 6 months of purchase. it will be better for you to check with the telco on your questions.

  • Myint

    Hi ,If I buy AIS 7 days sim card at Singapore Changi airport, How Much is the price? Sing dollar?

    • aroimakmak

      it is S$13, but depending on availability

  • Vonny Corner II

    Hi, you mentioned that the price is 299bath. what is that 129 and 199 bath the sales person at convenience store showing? thanks

    • aroimakmak

      It varies, you have to check the packaging to find out. Some of them do not include data and just comes with 100 baht of value. While some may have limited data.

  • Ben Tan

    Hi, If i from dmk i booked a grabtaxi to siam area, it’s only around 200 baht? do we need to pay additional charge cause its from airport?

    • aroimakmak

      depends on traffic condition. it should be around 200-300 baht. For booking using grab taxi there is additional charge of 25 baht. if they taxi goes by tollway (to avoid jam), there are additional costs.

  • aroimakmak

    yes, you can

  • Raditianto Adipriyana

    hi, i will arrive at dmk and is trumove traveller sim still available? do they have any option for nano and micro simcard?

    • aroimakmak

      Yes, there are both True and dtac shops in DMK. Yes, they have supports for nano and micro sim cards.

  • Katherine MeowMeow ST

    Hi there,

    Like to know cos im goin for a 3d2n , so isit worth to get the data sim card? or do they sell plan tt less then 7days ?

    • aroimakmak

      if you need to be connected, then it will be better to get 🙂

  • aroimakmak

    yes, dtac has its own booth and is open 24 hours. Level 1, in between Terminal 1 & 2

  • aroimakmak

    they locations are actually mentioned in the post above for true and dtac.

  • George

    Hi. Instead of waiting a long queue at the Suvannaphum airport to get sim card, I highly recommend everyone to get it at the Airport Link Phayathai Station at “Thai Sim” store instead (if you are planning on taking the train to city centre). The service there is great and they provide all 3 service networks as well. You also get stuff that the kiosks at the airport do not give you, such as the free map of Bangkok or duty free discount coupons.

  • aroimakmak

    Sorry, I’m not sure about that. You will have to check with the staffs at information counter as there’s no information on their website too.

  • Chin Lee LEE

    Hi Do you have simcard available now?

    • aroimakmak

      Hi, we don’t sell SIM cards on AroiMakMak.

  • Thim Seong

    Hi..is AIS available in Don Muang airport. I heard that AIS coverage is slightly better compare to the rest as i plan to go to Khao Yai.

    • aroimakmak

      From my understanding, AIS is not available at DMK.

  • aroimakmak

    yes possible

  • Andreas Manoli

    I hear that if I buy a DTAC SIM online and then go at the airport to pick it up, I will avoid the queues of people waiting to buy a dtac sim. Is this valid ?
    Also, does DTAC allow tethering? ( I want to put it in my iphone 6 and use it as a mobile hot spot, so I can browse the internet from my other devices)

    • aroimakmak

      I’m not sure about that because the all queues at the counter are always long. However I know that they have a self-service machine which allow you to buy the SIM Card. Yes you can use it as a tether.

      • Krizzi M Formalejo

        Hi! Where can i find Changi Recommends? Which terminal? Thank you 🙂

        • aroimakmak

          they are located at every terminal (arrival hall)

  • denn_bren

    I do not carry a dual sim handphone. can i use a thai local sim card in the handphone and yet still maintain my Singapore mobile number when calling and watsapping?
    How is this possible?

    • aroimakmak

      you can only maintain your number for whatsapp but not for calling

  • aroimakmak

    actually all 3 are almost similar, i can’t really feel much difference. i usually go to the one with the shortest queue.

  • Vidya Chandrika

    Hi! I’m planning to stay at Udon Thani for 15 Days and will be landing at DMK, is it better to buy Dtac or True Move? I heard True Move connection is not really good in small cities or rural area. Is there any package that serve more than 7 Days? Thank you!

    • aroimakmak

      all telco have packages for more than 7 days actually. there are options of 15 or 30 days too. my experience with the various telco is that each has it pros and cons and majority of them usually won’t have good connection in rural areas.

  • LT

    hi, read that there’s a new Traveller Group Sharing SIM by AIS.
    is it available at Suvarnabhumi airport? can’t seem to find any information on that.

    • aroimakmak

      yes, it is available at the airport. the info is in this link: http://www.ais.co.th/travellersim/

      • Pei Wen Chan

        Hi, i checked the website and it seems that AIS no longer have the group sharing SIM card. Can you please confirm this if you have the info?

        • aroimakmak

          I have no info on that but it seems like they have discontinued.

  • Delvin Lee W K

    If I purchase the SIM in Singapore, can I activate it first or do I have to wait till I am in Thailand before I can activate it?

    • aroimakmak

      you need to activate in thailand

  • aroimakmak

    you should be able to get it within 100 baht but it depends on the various telcos.

  • aroimakmak

    It depends on how many of you will be using the internet. If it’s just you alone, a SIM card will be sufficient. If many of you wants to use the internet then the mobile wifi will be a better choice.

  • Tom

    Do I need to return the SIM card after 1 week? I imagine the answer is no but the clerk at 7-11 wasn’t clear.

    • aroimakmak

      you can keep the card after the purchase, you won’t have to return

  • aroimakmak

    the 299 baht one will be sufficient

  • aroimakmak

    better to buy new card as it’s cheaper than topping up.

  • aroimakmak

    dtac and AIS might perform better in islands.

  • aroimakmak

    Hi, it really depends on your usage and the number of pax. The SIM card has high speed up to 1.5GB and it will become slow speed thereafter (which is almost not usable).

  • aroimakmak

    You probably still have calling value in it but not data. You have to go back to AIS to topup.

  • aroimakmak

    The tourist SIM card is priced similarly at 299 baht.

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