Communications and the Internet in Thailand

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Communications and the Internet in Thailand is very developed. For tourists it makes sense to use to communicate with the house or with each other inside the country's Internet (through e-mail or Skype), the local mobile network or special international phones. The use of roaming Russian operators, or calls from hotel rooms cost unreasonably expensive. And to use the Internet Russian mobile operators roaming in General is absolutely not worth it. Alternatively, you can use a special tourist SIM card.

Internet in Thailand

Internet in Thailand is everywhere. Almost the norm was the presence of free Wi-Fi in the hotel room or a seedy Guesthouse. Only in rare cases, Wi-Fi in the hotel is paid. In order to access free or paid Wi-Fi, you should just contact the hotel staff at reception and they will give you a username and password. If you do not have your Wi-Fi devices, in some hotels it is possible to connect to wired Internet (usually in the lobby, rarely in the room) or you can check the hotel computer.

Free Wi-Fi also has many large shopping malls, restaurants and even small cafes.

On the street you can find a lot of Internet cafes. The cost is usually hourly or half an hour, on average from 10 to 30 baht (currency of Thailand) for half an hour. But not everywhere it is possible to use Skype due to the lack of microphone and camera. In these Internet cafes is usually a phone for international calls via IP-telephony service to send faxes.

Mobile communications in Thailand

Sense to take a mobile phone mobile operator in Russia with the included no roaming charges because the calls with the house would be very expensive. Much cheaper and easier to buy on the spot SIM card from a local operator, and are free to use it. Calls home will cost only a few baht per minute. Outgoing calls to local subscribers throughout Thailand cost around 1 baht per minute (no such thing as roaming do not), incoming calls are free.

To buy a local SIM card, until recently, were not required any documents. But from 2015 the purchase of a SIM card according to the local law is complicated, and only possible upon presentation of a passport. All previously purchased and registered the SIM card can be registered upon presentation of a passport. To buy a SIM card, the card balance or to replenish the balance in the cellular shops, supermarkets, 7-eleven and many others.

The main operators are AIS (card 1-2-call), DTAC (Happy card the sim card) and True Mobile. Sometimes these operators sell special kits SIM cards with a positive balance. For example, you can buy for 100 baht for the SIM card on which balance there will be 50 baht, to utter it during the holidays and then just throw away. On these cards, you need to check with the sellers. If you would like to talk a lot, then this card is easy to recharge by card to replenish the balance (the balance is funded by code according to the instructions on the map). To buy the right card to recharge, do not dispose of the box from the SIM card to the seller you picked the correct card. No problem, you can replenish the balance and cash, which is also useful box with SIM card and number.

To call home from a mobile in Thailand is possible as usual, gaining +7 (this code of Russia) and then the area code and local number, but such calls will be expensive. Highly recommended from a mobile phone in Thailand in Russia call using exit codes for IP telephony. In this case, a call home will cost 3 baht per minute. Different operators and different cost codes (cost is slightly different), so ask about information about price and order set buying or the site operator. For example, for Happy Simcard when set 004 7 minute cost in Russia 4 cell bat and the city, and directly (+7) the cost of 28 baht.

As for mobile Internet, if you are planning for a long time and actively use it during travel, you should choose the SIM card with the tariff for unlimited Internet or packet traffic, it will be much cheaper.

And one more thing: ordinary SIM card in Thailand have limited validity period, and if you want there is a long time and always use one room, you will have to renew the card for the money.

International phone

To call from the hotel Thailand to Russia usually quite expensive, minute call can cost 80 baht. It is much cheaper to call from special international phones, which can be found in Internet cafes or even on the streets of the tourist cities. Calls happening on technology of IP-telephony and so are inexpensive. You can call any number in Russia, including on mobile. To find such phones in large tourist cities is quite simple: look for the words Overseas Call on the door of an Internet café or local agencies. Sometimes these phones can generally be found just standing on a table in the street. The cost of a call to Russia with these phones is from 4 baht per minute on a home phone; a little more expensive on mobile.

What's the code you need to dial from these phones to call Russia, there you will tell. After dialing the code you need to dial from the area code and landline number without eight ahead.

Useful codes and mobile

  • *102*9# — your phone number
  • *101*9# balance
  • *101*1*9# — the rest of the Internet traffic in the package
  • *4000*9# — username and password for Dtac wifi
  • *113*30# to extend the validity for 30 days and costs 2 baht
  • *113*90# — extend the duration of 90 days is 6 baht
  • *113*180# — extend the validity for 180 days, and costs 12 baht
  • 191 - police
  • 1155 - the tourist police
  • 199 - fire brigade
  • 1554 ambulance
Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
traveller Oct 11, 2017
In October 2017 20 popular beaches of Thailand for an experiment, and it will be a complete ban on Smoking on the beaches. The need has arisen due to the fact that the sand on the beaches began to find a huge number of cigarette "bulls". On the one hand it is good, but for Smoking on the beaches impose enormous fines of 100,000 baht or one year in prison! For Smoking!!! The ban will be marked with signs, so watch carefully if you don't know where it is entered. But information about the beaches, where there will be a ban.
As you can see, under the ban hit the beaches in Pattaya, Cha-am, Patong in Phuket, the beaches in Krabi. ...
antoch of 18 October, 2017
Hi all. Somewhere seen information that tiende banned electronic cigarettes. Anyone on this site heard? Really? ...
admin October 18, 2017

All right, prohibited, and a violation is punishable by a fine. ...
Марина1975 16 February, 2018
Hello. Whether in Thailand to share our new two-thousand bills?)) ...
admin 16 February, 2018

I don't know about the two thousandth, but to change our money in Thailand is not worth it. The course is very disadvantageous. ...
team 6 March, 2018
Hello. Prompt how better to go to Thailand, savage, or through a travel Agency? If a savage, then of course we will save money,but is it safe? The experience of the trip through a travel Agency you already have. ...
admin March 6, 2018

Hello! Rather, the question is not for this topic, the issue of the independent or with a travel Agency is discussed here - And the answer is ambiguous. Specifically to Thailand, here is my answer: self is not dangerous, and much more interesting. But what about the fact that will save, not everything is clear. If you go also, just as in a standard tour for 10-14 days in one place the type of hotel, beach, it is likely not save, and Vice versa. If you go on a period of several weeks, and even with the move, visiting some of the resorts/cities, then of course it will be cheaper. ...
sergei 30 July, 2018
I can't understand when I change my dollars to date me to watch the course of buy or sale ? ...
admin 12 August, 2018

Sorry for the delay, was traveling and missed your "Goethe" message.
Buy - buy dollars on such a course, sale - sell dollars at a certain rate. Ie, you need to look for the course "buy" ...
21 August, 2018
To the question about electronic cigarettes - Yes! They are banned in Thailand. For the import, use - you find yourself in the police, what the enemy does not want. ...

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