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Thailand: 3 Best Prepaid SIM Cards Buying Guide (2023)

Thailand – known for its stunning nature, beaches & temples.

The country has been in the top 10 most visited countries lists for many years.

And it is the second-most visited country in Asia (behind China).

But that is understandable; Thailand has a lot to offer and is affordable.

So affordable that it got close to 40 million visitors back in 2019.

What can you do in Thailand? A lot.

The Grand Palace and Wat Arun Ratchawararam are must-sees.

If you want to leave the city, head to Railay Beach and enjoy crystal-clear water.

And if you love national parks, you should visit Khao Sok National Park.

As you can see, there is no reason to be bored in Thailand – there are plenty of things to do.

However, what you should not do, in many cases, is roam internationally in Thailand.

International roaming can be expensive, which is why I advocate for local prepaid SIM cards or eSIMs.

Those are often inexpensive and allow you to enjoy local rates.

Luckily for us, mobile data rates are incredibly low in the country.

So, how much do SIM cards cost in Thailand?

You can get a Thai SIM card for between 25 THB (0.70 USD) and 1500 THB (42.60 USD) from AIS, TrueMove H & Dtac, with more than 50 starter packs across the board, in their stores or resellers, like convenience stores. SIM cards are also sold at various airports, including (Bangkok) Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK).

And those are just the prices for SIM cards – just wait until you find out how cheap data-featured plans are.

Oh, and most plans allow you to use 5G NR as well – fantastic if your phone supports that feature.

In this guide, I will go over everything you need to know about buying a SIM card in Thailand. Let's go.

Buying a SIM Card in Thailand Guide (logos of AIS, TrueMove H & Dtac)

Original publication: 10th of November 2019. Last updated: 24th of October 2022.


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Can You Buy a SIM Card in Thailand?

Anyone living in or visiting Thailand can buy a Thai SIM card from the mobile network operators (AIS, TrueMobile H & Dtac) with some restrictions.

The main restriction is that you can only have five active SIM cards in your name in Thailand.

Besides that restriction, you are free to use Thai SIM cards.

You do have to comply with the SIM card registration regulations.

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Moreover, you need a phone that supports the frequencies used in the country (preferably all of them to have the most optimal experience while in Thailand).

Furthermore, you need to have a SIM-lock-free device.

Where Can You Buy a SIM Card in Thailand?

You can get a Thailand SIM card in AIS, TrueMove H & Dtac stores. Resellers, like post offices, newsstands & grocery stores, also sell SIM cards. They are also sold at various airports, including Don Mueang International Airport (DMK), (Bangkok) Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK). & Hat Yai International Airport (HDY).

You can buy a Thai SIM card in the following airports:

  • Bangkok – Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)
  • Chiang Mai – Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX)
  • Chiang Rai – Chiang Rai International Airport (CEI)
  • Don Mueang – Don Mueang International Airport (DMK)
  • Hat Yai – Hat Yai International Airport (HDY)
  • Krabi – Krabi International Airport (KBV)
  • Phuket – Phuket International Airport (HKT)
  • Samui – Samui Airport (USM)
  • U-Tapao – U-Tapao–Rayong–Pattaya International Airport (UTP)

You can expect to pay the following for Thai SIM cards:

  • AIS Thailand: between 50 THB & 1490 THB (20+ options)
  • TrueMove H: between 49 THB & 1499 THB (10+ options)
  • Dtac Thailand: between 25 THB to 1500 THB (15+ options)

The following Thai mobile operators also have SIM cards targeting tourists:

  • AIS Thailand: 49 THB, 299 THB, 550 THB (eSIM only), 599 THB, 850 THB (eSIM only), 1250 THB & 1650 THB (eSIM only)
  • TrueMove H: 49 THB, 299 THB, 399 THB, 599 THB, 699 THB & 999 THB
  • Dtac Thailand: 49 THB, 149 THB, 299 THB & 599 THB

For up-to-date THB:your currency (let's say MYR) exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Can You Use Your Phone in Thailand?

Thailand uses GSM technology for mobile communications. CDMA phones will not work in Thailand. If your phone has a SIM card slot, then it supports GSMA (99% of the phones do support GSM nowadays).

Traditional European frequencies are used in Thailand, which are mostly used in ITU Regions 1 and 3 (Africa, Asia (including the Middle East), Europe & Oceania).

The Americas (North-, Central– & South America + the Caribbean – ITU Region 2) use American frequencies, which differ from the European ones.

ITU Regions Map
By Maximilian Dörrbecker (Chumwa) – Own work, using this file by Denelson83, CC BY-SA 2.5

If you bought your phone in Africa, Asia, Europe, or Oceania (ITU regions 1 and 3), you should not experience any issues with using your phone in Thailand.

If you purchased your phone in the Americas (ITU Region 2) and have a low/medium-end device (without Tri-Band or Quad-Band) support, then there is a possibility you cannot use your phone when in Thailand or can only use slower networks (3G or 2G).

If you have a medium/high-end device with Tri-Band or Quad-Band support, you can use your phone in Thailand (to some extent) – also on 4G/LTE and 5G NR.

Mobile Operators, Networks & Frequencies in Thailand

Thailand has three mobile operators offering prepaid services easily accessible tor travelers:

  • AIS Thailand
  • TrueMove H
  • Dtac Thailand

The following frequencies are used in Thailand:

  • 2G: 900 MHz & 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 850 MHz, 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 700 MHz (Band 28), 900 MHz (Band 8), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1), 2300 MHz (Band 40), 2500 MHz (Band 41) & 2600 MHz (Band 38)
  • 5G NR: 700 MHz (n28), 850 MHz (n5), 900 MHz (n8), 1800 MHz (n3), 2100 MHz (n1), 2300 MHz (n40), 2500 MHz (n41) & 26 GHz (n258)

You can learn more about frequencies in the video below.

To check whether your phone will work in Thailand, check out this page by Will My Phone Work (may be outdated or inaccurate at times).

Again, make sure your phone is unlocked. Otherwise, you will not be able to use any SIM card except the one from your home operator (meaning you have to roam internationally or buy another unlocked phone that does support the frequencies listed above).

If you want to learn how international roaming works, this guide explains it in-depth. If you wonder why it is often so expensive to roam, this article explains the hidden reason they do not want you to know.

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A Note about MVNOs in Thailand

Thailand is home to various Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs), including My by CAT and Pengiun SIM.

While these SIM cards are relatively easy to obtain like the Thai mobile operators, you probably do not want to get them.

Many MVNOs are cheaper than the mobile operators, which are still affordable to most travelers, but they heavily throttle their speeds.

I am talking about 256 Kbps, 512 Kbps & 1 Mbps.

Anything below 6 Mbps is intolerable, I have to say.

Hence, I do not recommend getting such a plan, so I do not include them in this guide.

Moreover, there are a few online-based MVNOs, like GOMO by AIS.

While GOMO by AIS offers prepaid services, you have to order a SIM card online and wait a few days before the SIM card arrives at you Thai address.

You probably do not have the time to wait for a SIM card when many (better) options are already available.

Therefore, I do not recommend getting an online-based MVNO.

VoLTE & VoWiFi in Thailand

Both VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G) – also known as HD Voice) and VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi – also known as WiFi calling) are available in Thailand. All Thai mobile operators (AIS, TrueMove H & Dtac) offer both services.

This means that your phone does not have to downgrade to 2G or 3G when making a call in Thailand (unlike mobile operators that do not support VoLTE).

VoWiFi is, as the name implies, calling on a WiFi connection as opposed to on a cellular network.

Thailand even has Voice over New Radio (5G NR – AIS), which only a handful of mobile operators offer worldwide.

Fortunately, prepaid customers can use AIS' VoNR feature too… if your phone supports it.

5G NR in Thailand

Commercial 5G NR has been available in Thailand since February 2020. It is available on the AIS, TrueMove H & Dtac networks. The three mobile operators offer 5G NR to prepaid customers.

Best SIM Card in Thailand

If you want to buy the best SIM card in Thailand, I recommend going with AIS. It is the fastest and has the best nationwide coverage, but it is the most expensive (but still affordable to most travelers).

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Best eSIM in Thailand

AIS, True Move H & Dtac offer eSIMs to prepaid customers.

Note that the Thai mobile operators require your identification (passport) for eSIMs and physical SIM cards (will be discussed later).

And even worse, from a privacy perspective, biometrics (fingerprints or face recognition) are also taken.

In most cases for tourists, only photos will be taken of you.

Dtac struck a special deal with Airalo, where you can get the Dtac Happy Tourist offering as an eSIM through their platform before arriving in Thailand.

This is one of the few eSIMs on the Airalo platform offering 5G NR.

Surprisingly, unlike buying the Dtac Happy Tourist SIM card or eSIM from Dtac directly, registration is not necessary when this eSIM is purchased from Airalo.

And unlike most travel eSIMs, which are data-only eSIMs, you can make calls and send SMS with the Dtac Happy Tourist eSIM.

Therefore, if you wish to get an eSIM for Thailand without personal detail capturing, you can get the Thailand (Dtac Happy Tourist) eSIM from Airalo.

Thailand Dtac Happy Tourist eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

You have these two options:

  1. Thailand/Dtac Happy Tourist 15 GB eSIM for 8 daysvery popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers
  2. Thailand/Dtac Happy Tourist 30 GB eSIM for 15 daysmost popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers

After exhausting your 15 GB or 30 GB data allowance, you get unlimited data @ 384 Kbps.

And that is infuriating slow, I have to warn you.

The Airalo links above will automatically get you the available Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers – a code is unnecessary.

For an in-depth analysis of the Airalo Dtac Happy Tourist eSIMs (covering pros and cons as well), check out my Thailand eSIMs Compared guide.

You can also get Thailand eSIMs from Nomad.

Thailand eSIMs Nomad
Thailand Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

By the way, the 10 GB Thailand Nomad eSIM for 30 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 5 GB for 30 days and 20 GB for 30 days variants are very popular.

As of August 2022, Nomad decreased the prices of all its Thailand plans (which may or may not have been done upon my request 😏).

On top of that, use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps), such as getting 3 USD off (yes, even on the newly discounted prices)!

For an in-depth analysis of the Nomad Thailand eSIMs (covering pros and cons as well), check out my Thailand eSIMs Compared guide.

Nomad Travel eSIM Reviews by Phone Travel Wiz

Finally, you can get Thailand eSIMs from Holafly if you prefer unlimited data plans and do not mind paying a bit more for this advantage:

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Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

For an in-depth analysis of the Holafly Thailand eSIMs (covering pros and cons as well), check out my Thailand eSIMs Compared guide.

Holafly Travel eSIM Reviews by Phone Travel Wiz

With these eSIMs, you can skip Thailand's SIM card registration scheme entirely and use it immediately upon arriving in Thailand!

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TIP: check out my Best Thailand eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Thailand, including ones not mentioned above.

Airalo recently heavily improved its Asia eSIM, following the popular Eurolink eSIM for 39 European countries, with six variants: 1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days to be used in Thailand and 13 other Asian countries:

Asialink Asia eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

Just like in Europe, many readers tend to visit multiple Asian countries, so they would rather have a travel eSIM covering multiple countries than just one (like Thailand).

The Asialink eSIM can be used in 13 14 countries in East Asia and Southeast Asia:

  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore (new)
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

With the Asialink eSIM, you can save a lot of money by skipping the initial SIM card costs per country you visit.

TIP: Check out my eSIM lookup tool for an overview of local mobile operators offering eSIMs to prepaid customers and travel eSIMs I use and love (for eSIMs in Thailand and eSIMs worldwide) and my Best Thailand eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparion of several eSIMs for Thailand.

Best International/Travel SIM Card for Thailand

If you want to buy the best international/travel SIM card for Thailand, I recommend going with SimCorner's Thailand Travel SIM cards. Consider SimCorner's Asia SIM cards to be used in Thailand and 20+ countries, including neighboring India, Oman, Nepal.

You have the following two Thailand Travel SIM cards:

  1. Thailand SIM card with 15 THB credit and 15 GB for 8 days
  2. Thailand SIM card with 15 THB credit and 30 GB for 15 days (new: also available as an eSIM)
Thailand Travel SIM Card SimCorner
© SimCorner

You have these two Asia SIM cards:

Asia Travel SIM Card (6 GB for 8 days) SimCorner
© SimCorner
Asia Travel SIM Card (6 GB for 15 days) SimCorner
© SimCorner

The SimCorner Asia SIM cards can be used in Thailand and the following other countries:

  • Azerbaijan 2
  • Bahrain 1
  • Bangladesh
  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Georgia
  • Guam 1
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Jordan 1
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kuwait 1
  • Kyrgyzstan 2
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Mongolia 1
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Nepal
  • Oman 1
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Qatar 1
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Sri Lanka
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand 2, 3
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam

1 for the 8 day version only
2 for the 15 days version only
3 only 500 MB in Thailand – better get the SimCorner Thailand Travel SIM Cards instead

You can also get the SimCorner International Travel SIM card (new: also available as an eSIM) 6 GB of data valid for 15 days to be used in Thailand and 100+ countries, including most of the ones mentioned above (Asia) and in the Americas, Europe & Oceania:

SimCorner International SIM Card Banner
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International Travel eSIM SimCorner
© SimCorner
  • Åland Islands
  • Albania
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Congo, the Republic of (Brazzaville)
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Myanmar
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • North Macedonia
  • Northern Cyprus
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Tonga
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vatican City
  • Vietnam

Instead of spending between 5 USD to 15 USD for SIM cards in each country, get a SimCorner travel SIM card (or eSIM) covering numerous countries for just one price!

Use discount code PHONETRAVELWIZ for extra savings!

SIM Card Registration in Thailand

SIM card registration with your passport information is mandatory in Thailand. It will be done at the point of sale.

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Moreover, you can have up to five active prepaid SIM cards in Thailand.

This restriction applies to both Thai citizens and non-citizens (including migrant workers and tourists).

What happens when you try going over this limit? I do not know – be my guest and try it 😏.

VAT in Thailand

The VAT rate, Value Added Tax, also known as GST in some countries (which works slightly differently than VAT), is 10% in Thailand.

However, because of the pandemic, the Thai government reduced the VAT rate from 10% to 7% until at least September 2023.

AIS' and TrueMove H's advertised prices are VAT exclusive, so you should add 7% to all the prices mentioned in this guide (price * 1.07 = price with VAT).

Dtac advertises its prices with VAT inclusive, so additional calculations are unnecessary.

Thailand Mobile Speeds, Mobile Internet Prices & Insights

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Thailand is one of the most popular travel destinations in Thailand.

And that is understandable – it has a lot to offer, and it is quite affordable.

Many Digital Nomads set their base in Thailand because of these reasons.

Maybe I should do too 😏.

But what about mobile data rates? Are they reasonable in Thailand?

Yes, they are – one of the cheapest in Asia and globally.

The average price for 1 GB of data in Thailand is 14 THB (0.38 USD), below the Asian average of 1.47 USD. The world average is 3.12 USD.

In fact, Thailand is the sixth cheapest country for mobile data in Asia, behind most South Asian countries (India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh & Pakistan).

Yeah, these prices are indeed low – South Korea can learn from Thailand!

While the prices for data-featured plans are low, will you also get slow speeds?

Not really, to be honest.

Thailand's median mobile download speed is around 34 Mbps.

For reference, the global median is around 31 Mbps at the moment.

Thailand Median Mobile Data Speeds 2022
Median Mobile Data Speeds June 2022

Thailand has the fastest median download speeds when compared to its neighbors.

Surprisingly, Thailand's fixed broad speeds is significantly faster – 188 Mbps (in the top 5 fastest countries) 😳.

Thailand's mobile download speeds have increased by 18.5% year on year.

Okay, now it is time to know which mobile operator is the fastest in Thailand.

That would be AIS, with a median download speed of 43.52 Mbps. Followed by TrueMove H (32.78 Mbps) and Dtac (16.38 Mbps).

The mobile operator with the best 5G NR speeds is also AIS, with a median download speed of 261.19 Mbps. It is followed by TrueMove H (197.79 Mbps) and Dtac (32.70 Mbps), which is not even trying, it seems.

Alright, I took a dig at Dtac there, but at least its 5G NR speeds are twice as fast as its 4G/LTE speeds.

But when we look at AIS, it managed to quintuple (5x) its speeds… so there is definitely some room for improvement.

So what about coverage? Which mobile operator has the best coverage?

Honestly, the three mobile operators cover almost all of Thailand

They have a 4G/LTE availability score of 99.1%-99.2%.

So yes, you can expect to have reception almost anywhere.

But if you go East Thailand, go with AIS or TrueMove H. For Northeast Thailand, stick with TrueMove H. For West Thailand, go with AIS or Dtac.

So which mobile operator is winning the 5G NR race in terms of coverage?

Currently, AIS has the best 5G NR reach (5.5 on a 10-point scale), ahead of TrueMove H (4.7) and Dtac (3).

Regarding 5G NR availability, in the places where 5G NR should be available, AIS is winning the race (24.1%), ahead of 21.3%, and Dtac (9.2%).

So what about overall network performance by the Thai mobile operators?

AIS is the winner of the Thai Mobile Experience Awards of May 2022.

Basically, you cannot go wrong with AIS.

With incredibly low SIM card prices, practically perfect nationwide coverage, decent mobile download speeds, and incredibly low mobile data rates, you should have a smooth network experience in Thailand.

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Currency in Thailand

1000 Thai Baht Bank Note
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Thailand uses the Thai Baht with the symbol THB (which will be used throughout this guide).

However, prices are often listed as ฿. For example, 25 THB = ฿ 25.

For reference, below are some exchange rates between THB and USD (US Dollars):

  • 1 THB = 0.02 USD
  • 10 THB = 0.30 USD
  • 100 THB = 2.85 USD
  • 1000 THB = 28.45 USD
  • 10 000 THB = 284.50 USD

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Thai Prepaid SIM Cards

Below, I will guide you through AIS Thailand, True Move H & Dtac Thailand, and go through:

  • Background information
  • Mobile coverage
  • SIM card types, prices, and availability
  • Recharge/top-up information
  • Combo plans, data plans, and special packs (such as social media packs)

With that being said, let’s see what Thailand has to offer to us.


AIS Thailand

AIS Thailand Logo
© AIS

AIS (Advanced Info Service) Thailand, just AIS and not to be confused with the Australian Institute of Sport in Australia, is the largest mobile operator in Thailand.

It is also the best mobile operator in the country.

Besides that, it won the Speedtest Thailand Fastest 5G Mobile Network Award twice in 2021 (Q1-Q2 & Q3-Q4).

But it is, as to be expected, also the fastest on 4G/LTE.

While all of this is good news so far, AIS is the most expensive mobile operator in Thailand.

However, its plans are still affordable to most travelers, especially for those from European and North American countries.

AIS uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz
  • 3G: 850 MHz, 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 700 MHz (Band 28), 900 MHz (Band 8), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1), 2500 MHz (Band 41) & 2600 MHz (Band 38)
  • 5G NR: 700 MHz (n28), 900 MHz (n8), 1800 MHz (n3), 2100 MHz (n1), 2500 MHz (n41) & 26 GHz (n258)
  • VoLTE: Yes (+VoNR – Voice over 5G NR)
  • VoWiFi: Yes

This is what you will learn about AIS:

* Coverage
* How to Get an AIS SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – AIS Thailand

AIS has close to perfect coverage throughout Thailand.

Below is AIS' coverage map produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – AIS Thailand

You can get an AIS SIM card for between 50 THB and 1490 THB, most of them with starter perks or plans, in AIS stores and from resellers, like grocery stores, gas stations & convenience stores. AIS SIM cards are also sold at various airports, including (Bangkok) Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) & Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX).

Because of Thailand's SIM card registration requirements, I recommend travelers get a SIM card in an AIS store for a smooth activation process or at airports (although many salespeople jack up the prices there, unfortunately).

The thing with AIS, and basically all Thai mobile operators, is that it offers many SIM cards and starter packs.

In the case of AIS, we are talking about 20 starter packs.

While I usually have a table of all SIM cards offered by the mobile operators, it was too difficult to do so with AIS (and the others).

Especially when half of these SIM cards can only be obtained online, which is not practical for travelers like you and me, or in select stores.

But in most cases, you will pay between 50 THB and 100 THB for an AIS SIM card, which includes starter perks like credit, data, minutes, and/or SMS.

AIS Thailand SIM Cards

Note that the Zeed SIM cards target teens 24 years old or younger, offering attractive perks for youngsters.

Sorry, oldies, this is not available for you 🤪.

Short-term visitors and tourists can also get the AIS Thailand Tourist SIM card – AIS' tourist offering.

The following four AIS Thailand Tourist SIM cards are available:

PriceCreditDataSocial Data 1On-Net MinutesValidity
49 THB15 THBN/AUnlimitedUnlimited8 days
299 THB15 THB15 GBUnlimitedUnlimited8 days
599 THB15 THB30 GBUnlimitedUnlimited15 days
1250 THB15 THB300 GBUnlimitedUnlimited30 days

1 for Facebook, Instagram, Line, TikTok, Twitter, WeChat & WhatsApp (I have been informed by insiders that these perks will be phased out by the end of September… but we will have to see if this will indeed be the case)

AIS Thailand Traveler Tourist SIM Cards

Be aware that the 49 THB AIS Thailand Tourist SIM card is the Pay As You Go Version, which will be significantly more expensive on the long run than getting any other AIS Thailand Tourist SIM card.

The 299 THB AIS Thailand Tourist SIM card is widely available: Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX), Don Mueang International Airport (DMK), Phuket International Airport (HKT), Samui Airport (USM) & (Bangkok) Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK), almost all AIS stores, mobile retailers & Family mart.

The 299 THB AIS Thailand Tourist SIM card is sold at most AIS stores, mobile retailers & online.

The 1250 THB AIS Thailand Tourist SIM card is supposed to be only sold online… but you can often find it around if you look hard enough.

Note: the AIS SIM2FLY Travel SIM cards, like the ones below, are travel SIM cards. They only give you 500 MB to be used in Thailand… so do not confuse them with the AIS Thailand Tourist SIM cards.

AIS Thailand SIM2FLY Travel SIM Cards

Anyway, if your phone supports eSIM, you have even more (expensive) options:

PriceDataValidity
299 THB15 GB (3G & 4G/LTE)8 days
550 THB35 GB (3G, 4G/LTE & 5G NR)15 days
599 THB30 GB (3G & 4G/LTE)15 days
850 THB50 GB (3G, 4G/LTE & 5G NR)30 days
1250 THB300 GB (3G & 4G/LTE)30 days
1650 THBUnlimited (3G, 4G/LTE & 5G NR)30 days
AIS Thailand Traveler Tourist eSIMs
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It is possible to get an AIS eSIM for the same price as a regular SIM card.

AIS Thailand eSIMs

Note that the Thai mobile operators require your identification (passport) and biometrics (fingerprints and a facial scan – the latter often applies to travelers) for eSIMs and physical SIM cards.

Therefore, if you wish to get an eSIM without personal detail capturing, you can go with the Thailand (Dtac) eSIMs from Airalo (15 GB /8 days very popular with PTW readers & 30 GB/15 daysmost popular with PTW readers).

Thailand Dtac Happy Tourist eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

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Or get the Thailand eSIMs from Nomad.

Thailand eSIMs Nomad
Thailand Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

The 10 GB Thailand Nomad eSIM for 30 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 5 GB for 30 days and 20 GB for 30 days variants are very popular.

As of August 2022, Nomad decreased the prices of all its Thailand plans (which may or may not have been done upon my request 😏).

On top of that, use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps), such as getting 3 USD off (yes, even on the newly discounted prices)!

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Thailand eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

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Airalo recently heavily improved its Asia eSIM, following the popular Eurolink eSIM for 39 European countries, with six variants: 1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days to be used in Thailand and 13 other Asian countries:

Asialink Asia eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore (new)
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

With the Asialink eSIM, you can save a lot of money by skipping initial SIM card and eSIM costs per country you visit.

TIP: check out my Best Thailand eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Thailand (including ones not mentioned above).

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Note that AIS offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings.

Oh, you can also use VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

Dial *545# to see your AIS phone number.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – AIS Thailand

AIS top-up vouchers are sold in AIS stores, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Thailand.

AIS Thailand Top-Up Channels
© TrueMove H

The following (online) AIS top-ups are available:

Top-UpChannels
50 THBCard & Online
100 THBCard & Online
200 THBOnline
300 THBCard & Online
400 THBOnline
500 THBCard & Online
600 THBOnline
700 THBOnline
800 THBOnline
1000 THBCard & Online
1500 THBOnline
AIS Thailand Top-Ups

To top up your AIS SIM card, dial *120*VoucherCode# or dial *120# and follow the instructions.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *120*123456#.

You can also recharge online with (international) debit and credit cards.

Dial *121# to check your AIS balance.

You can top up your AIS SIM card on the myAIS app (Android/iOS).

AIS Thailand myAIS App
© AIS Thailand

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – AIS Thailand

AIS has seven data-featured plans:

I will list all the prices in THB (Thai Baht).

To convert THB to your currency (let's say MYR – Malaysian Ringgit) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

Internet and Call Add-On Packages – AIS Thailand

The Internet and Call Add-On Packages are combo plans with unlimited data (maybe with 5G NR access) and minutes.

I have to warn you that 384 Kbps, 512 Kbps, 1 Mbps & 4 Mbps are slow download speeds.

4 Mbps is somewhat reasonable but still annoyingly slow… you may want to get another plan if you want fast(er) speeds.

Dial the Activation Code to activate Internet and Call Add-On Packages:

PriceDataOn-Net Minutes 1ValidityActivation Code
22 THBUnlimited @ 384 KbpsUnlimited (5:00 – 17:00)1 day*777*35*123456#
23 THBUnlimited @ 384 KbpsUnlimited (5:00 – 18:00)1 day*777*37*123456#
27 THBUnlimited @ 384 KbpsUnlimited1 day*777*238*123456#
27 THBUnlimited @ 512 KbpsUnlimited (5:00 – 17:00)1 day*777*4005*123456#
28 THBUnlimited @ 512 KbpsUnlimited (5:00 – 18:00)1 day*777*4045*123456#
32 THBUnlimited @ 512 KbpsUnlimited1 day*777*7000*123456#
37 THBUnlimited @ 4 MbpsUnlimited (5:00 – 17:00)1 day*777*7150*123456#
42 THBUnlimited @ 4 MbpsUnlimited1 day*777*7151*123456#
129 THBUnlimited @ 1MbpsUnlimited7 days*777*7220*123456#
229 THBUnlimited @ 4 MbpsUnlimited7 days*777*7221*123456#

1 max. 60 minutes/call

AIS Thailand Internet & Call Add-On Packages
Internet Add-On Packages – AIS Thailand

The Internet Add-On Packages are data plans (without 5G NR access).

Dial the Activation Code to activate Internet Add-On Packages:

PriceDataValidityActivation Code
9 THB100 MB1 day*770*70*123456#
15 THB200 MB1 day*770*71*123456#
19 THB500 MB1 day*770*7026*123456#
20 THB600 MB1 day*770*7022*123456#
35 THB1 GB1 day*770*7031*123456#
39 THB1.5 GB1 day*770*7027*123456#
45 THB2 GB1 day*770*7032*123456#
49 THB3 GB1 day*770*7028*123456#
65 THB1 GB3 days*770*7035*123456#
69 THB1.5 GB3 days*770*7036*123456#
69 THB4 GB1 day*770*7033*123456#
75 THB2 GB3 days*770*7037*123456#
75 THB5 GB1 day*770*7034*123456#
79 THB3 GB3 days*770*7038*123456#
90 THB1 GB5 days*770*7041*123456#
95 THB1.5 GB5 days*770*7042*123456#
99 THB1 GB7 days*770*746*123456#
99 THB2 GB5 days*770*7029*123456#
99 THB4 GB3 days*770*7039*123456#
105 THB3 GB5 days*770*7043*123456#
105 THB5 GB3 days*770*7040*123456#
109 THB1.5 GB7 days*770*7046*123456#
115 THB2 GB7 days*770*7047*123456#
119 THB3 GB7 days*770*7048*123456#
119 THB4 GB5 days*770*7044*123456#
125 THB1 GB10 days*770*7051*123456#
125 THB5 GB5 days*770*7045*123456#
135 THB1.5 GB10 days*770*7052*123456#
135 THB4 GB7 days*770*7049*123456#
139 THB2 GB10 days*770*7053*123456#
145 THB3 GB10 days*770*7054*123456#
150 THB4 GB10 days*770*7030*123456#
150 THB5 GB7 days*770*7050*123456#
175 THB5 GB10 days*770*7055*123456#
179 THB1 GB15 days*770*7056*123456#
189 THB1.5 GB15 days*770*7057*123456#
195 THB2 GB15 days*770*7058*123456#
200 THB3 GB15 days*770*7059*123456#
239 THB2 GB30 days*777*75*123456#
250 THB4 GB15 days*770*7060*123456#
300 THB5 GB15 days*770*7061*123456#
AIS Thailand Internet Add-On Packages
4G/5G Internet On-Top Packages – AIS Thailand

The 4G/5G Internet On-Top Packages are data plans (with 5G NR access).

Dial *501 to activate 4G/5G Internet On-Top Packages:

PriceDataValidity
10 THB150 MB1 day
11 THB150 MB3 days
12 THB150 MB7 days
15 THB150 MB30 days
17 THB300 MB1 day
18 THB300 MB3 days
20 THB300 MB7 days
22 THB800 MB1 day
23 THB300 MB30 days
23 THB800 MB3 days
25 THB800 MB7 days
27 THB800 MB30 days
38 THB1.25 GB1 day
49 THB2.5 GB1 day
52 THB3.4 GB1 day
69 THB1.25 GB3 days
79 THB7 GB1 day
82 THB2.5 GB3 days
84 THB3.4 GB3 days
97 THB10 GB1 day
105 THB1.25 GB7 days
115 THB7 GB3 days
115 THB15 GB1 day
115 THB7 GB3 days
125 THB2.5 GB7 days
129 THB3.4 GB7 days
135 THB20 GB1 day
155 THB7 GB7 days
155 THB10 GB3 days
189 THB15 GB3 days
199 THB20 GB3 days
205 THB10 GB7 days
209 THB1.25 GB30 days
230 THB15 GB7 days
245 THB20 GB7 days
259 THB2.5 GB30 days
419 THB3.4 GB30 days
505 THB7 GB30 days
615 THB10 GB30 days
649 THB15 GB30 days
699 THB20 GB30 days
AIS Thailand 4G 5G Internet On-Top Packages
Unlimited Great Value Net Packages – AIS Thailand

The Unlimited Great Value Net Packages are data plans (perhaps with 5G NR access).

I have to warn you, once again, that 512 Kbps, 1 Mbps, 2 Mbps & 4 Mbps are slow download speeds.

4 Mbps and 6 Mbps are somewhat reasonable but still annoyingly slow… you may want to get another plan if you want fast(er) speeds.

Dial *501 to activate Unlimited Great Value Net Packages:

PriceDataValidity
22 THBUnlimited @ 512 Kbps1 day
25 THBUnlimited @ 1 Mbps1 day
28 THBUnlimited @ 2 Mbps1 day
32 THBUnlimited @ 4 Mbps1 day
45 THBUnlimited @ 6 Mbps1 day
55 THBUnlimited @ 10 Mbps1 day
99 THBUnlimited @ 512 Kbps7 days
120 THBUnlimited @ 1 Mbps7 days
150 THBUnlimited @ 2 Mbps7 days
220 THBUnlimited @ 4 Mbps7 days
270 THBUnlimited @ 6 Mbps7 days
321 THBUnlimited @ 512 Kbps30 days
330 THBUnlimited @ 10 Mbps7 days
250 THBUnlimited @ 1 Mbps30 days
450 THBUnlimited @ 2 Mbps30 days
650 THBUnlimited @ 4 Mbps30 days
850 THBUnlimited @ 6 Mbps30 days
1100 THBUnlimited @ 10 Mbps30 days
AIS Thailand Unlimited Great Value Net Packages
Special On Top Internet Packages – AIS Thailand

The Special On Top Internet Packages are data plans (without 5G NR access) exclusively for the Thailand Tourist SIM cards.

Note that while the Thailand Tourist SIM cards allow you to use 5G NR, the Special On Top Internet Packages do not.

Dial the Activation Code to activate Special On Top Internet Packages:

PriceDataValidity
39 THB3 GB*777*7102#
59 THB5 GB*777*7104#
90 THB10 GB*777*7106#
150 THB20 GB*777*7442#
AIS Thailand Special On Top Up Packages for Tourist SIM Cards
Entertainment Add-On Packages – AIS Thailand

The Entertainment Add-On Packages are data plans for AIS Play and YouTube.

Dial the Activation Code to activate Entertainment Add-On Packages:

PriceDataAppValidityActivation Code
9 THB500 MB 1YouTube1 day*777*860*123456#
9 THBUnlimitedAIS Play1 day*777*7310*123456#
19 THB2.5 GB 1YouTube7 days*777*861*123456#
19 THBUnlimitedAIS Play7 days*777*7311*123456#
29 THB500 MBYouTube1 day*777*914*123456#
59 THB7.5 GB 1YouTube30 days*777*860*123456#
59 THBUnlimitedAIS Play30 days*777*7312*123456#
99 THB100 GBYouTube7 days*777*828*123456#
AIS Thailand Entertainment Add-On Packages
eSports Add-On Packages – AIS Thailand

The eSports Add-On Packages are data plans for select games.

Dial the Activation Code to activate eSports Add-On Packages:

PriceDataSocial Data 1ValidityActivation Code
29 THB1 GBUnlimited1 day*777*7305*123456#
99 THB5 GBUnlimited7 days*777*7614*123456#
200 THB9 GBUnlimited7 days*777*7303*123456#

1 for Call of Duty Mobile, Free Fire, League of Legends – Wild Rift, PUBG Mobile, Ragnarok M, ROV & Speed Drifters @ 4 Mbps + live streaming on Facebook Gaming

AIS Thailand eSports Add-On Packages

APN/Internet Settings – AIS Thailand

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TrueMove H

TrueMove H Thailand Logo
© TrueMove H

TrueMove H is the second-largest mobile operator in Thailand.

In 2021, it was announced that TrueMove H and Dtac Thailand, the third-largest mobile operator in the country, wanted to merge.

The merger should complete in September 2022, but some subcommittees voted against the merger.

Since then, no updates have been given.

TrueMove H uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 900 MHz
  • 3G: 850 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 900 MHz (Band 8), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1) & 2500 MHz (Band 41)
  • 5G NR: 700 MHz (n28), 850 MHz (n5), 900 MHz (n8), 1800 MHz (n3), 2100 MHz (n1), 2500 MHz (n41) & 26 GHz (n258)
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: Yes

This is what you will learn about TrueMove H:

* Coverage
* How to Get a TrueMove H SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – TrueMove H

TrueMove H has close to perfect coverage throughout Thailand.

Below is TrueMove H's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – TrueMove H

You can get a TrueMove H SIM card for between 45 THB and 1499 THB, most of them with starter perks or plans, in TrueMove H stores and from resellers, like grocery stores, gas stations & convenience stores. TrueMove H SIM cards are also sold at various airports, including (Bangkok) Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) & Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX).

Because of Thailand's SIM card registration requirements, I recommend travelers get a SIM card in a TrueMove H store for a smooth activation process or at airports (although many salespeople jack up the prices there, unfortunately).

The thing with TrueMove H, and basically all Thai mobile operators, is that it offers many SIM cards and starter packs.

In the case of TrueMove H, we are talking about more than 10 starter packs.

While I usually have a table of all SIM cards offered by the mobile operators, it was too difficult to do so with TrueMove H (and the others).

Especially when some SIM cards can only be obtained online, which is not practical for travelers like you and me, or in select stores.

But in most cases, you will pay between 50 THB and 100 THB for a TrueMove H SIM card, which includes starter perks like credit, data, minutes, and/or SMS.

TrueMove H Thailand SIM Cards

Short-term visitors and tourists can also get the TrueMove H Thailand Tourist (Infinite) SIM cards – TrueMove H's tourist offering.

The following six TrueMove H Thailand Tourist (Infinite) SIM cards are available:

PriceDataSocial Data 1Local MinutesInternational Call CreditValidity
49 THBN/AUnlimitedN/A15 THB1 day
299 THB15 GBUnlimited 3Unlimited 2100 THB16 days
399 THBUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited100 THB8 days
599 THBUnlimitedUnlimited 3Unlimited 4N/A30 days
699 THBUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited100 THB15 days
999 THBUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited100 THB30 days

1 for Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Kakao, Line, Pinterest, QQ, Skype, Snapchat, Twitter, Viber, WeChat, Weibo & WhatsApp
2 for on-net calls only
3 +10 GB for TikTok
4 +50 THB credit for local and international use

TrueMove H Thailand Tourist SIM Cards
TrueMove H Thailand Tourist Infinite SIM Cards

You can get an extra 3 GB of data, valid for 8 days, for 150 THB.

The TrueMove H Thailand Tourist (Infinite) SIM cards are sold at most TrueMove H stores, almost all 7-Elevens & the following international airports:

  • Bangkok – Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK)
  • Chiang Mai – Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX)
  • Chiang Rai – Chiang Rai International Airport (CEI)
  • Don Mueang – Don Mueang International Airport (DMK)
  • Hat Yai – Hat Yai International Airport (HDY)
  • Krabi – Krabi International Airport (KBV)
  • Phuket – Phuket International Airport (HKT)
  • Samui – Samui Airport (USM)
  • U-Tapao – U-Tapao–Rayong–Pattaya International Airport (UTP)
TrueMove H Thailand Tourist SIM Cards Availability (Airports)

Below is a list of Bangkok's BTS and MRT stations with a TrueMove H store nearby:

  • BTS Asok (True Ship Terminal 21)
  • BTS Phrom Phong (True Shop Emquartier)
  • BTS Chit Lom (True Shop Central World)
  • BTS Ploen Chit (True Shop Central Embassy)
  • BTS Siam Station (True Shop Digital Gateway & True Shop SIAM Paragon)
  • MRT Rama (Central Rama)
TrueMove H Thailand Tourist SIM Cards Sold Near BTS and MRT Stations

Note: the TrueMove H Travel SIM cards, like the ones below, are travel SIM cards. They only give you 500 MB to be used in Thailand… so do not confuse them with the TrueMove H Thailand Tourist (Infinite) SIM cards.

TrueMove H Thailand Travel SIM Card
© TrueMove H
TrueMove H Thailand Travel SIM Card 2
© TrueMove H
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It is possible to get a TrueMove H eSIM for the same price as a regular SIM card.

Note that the Thai mobile operators require your identification (passport) and biometrics (fingerprints and a facial scan – the latter often applies to travelers) for eSIMs and physical SIM cards.

Therefore, if you wish to get an eSIM without personal detail capturing, you can go with the Thailand (Dtac) eSIMs from Airalo (15 GB /8 days very popular with PTW readers & 30 GB/15 daysmost popular with PTW readers).

Thailand Dtac Happy Tourist eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Airalo links above will automatically get you the available Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers – a code is unnecessary.

Or get the Thailand eSIMs from Nomad.

Thailand eSIMs Nomad
Thailand Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

The 10 GB Thailand Nomad eSIM for 30 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 5 GB for 30 days and 20 GB for 30 days variants are very popular.

As of August 2022, Nomad decreased the prices of all its Thailand plans (which may or may not have been done upon my request 😏).

On top of that, use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps), such as getting 3 USD off (yes, even on the newly discounted prices)!

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Thailand eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

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Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

Airalo recently heavily improved its Asia eSIM, following the popular Eurolink eSIM for 39 European countries, with six variants: 1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days to be used in Thailand and 13 other Asian countries:

Asialink Asia eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore (new)
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

With the Asialink eSIM, you can save a lot of money by skipping initial SIM card and eSIM costs per country you visit.

TIP: check out my Best Thailand eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Thailand (including ones not mentioned above).

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Note that TrueMove H offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings.

Oh, you can also use VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

Dial *833# to see your TrueMove H phone number.

Call 9304 to change the system's language to English.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – TrueMove H

TrueMove H top-up vouchers are sold in TrueMove H stores, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Thailand.

The following (online) TrueMove H top-ups are available:

  • 50 THB
  • 100 THB
  • 200 THB
  • 300 THB
  • 500 THB
  • 800 THB
  • 1000 THB

To top up your TrueMove H SIM card, dial *123*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *123*123456#.

You can also recharge online with (international) debit and credit cards.

Dial *123# to check your TrueMove H balance.

You can top up your TrueMove H SIM card on the True iService app (Android/iOS).

TrueMove H Thailand True iService App
© TrueMove H

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – TrueMove H

TrueMove H has three data-featured plans:

I will list all the prices in THB (Thai Baht).

To convert THB to your currency (let's say MYR – Malaysian Ringgit) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

แพ็กเสริม เน็ตเต็มสปีด (Full Speed Extra Packages) – TrueMove H

The แพ็กเสริม เน็ตเต็มสปีด (Full Speed Extra Packages) are data plans (maybe with 5G NR access).

Dial the Activation Code to activate แพ็กเสริม เน็ตเต็มสปีด:

PriceDataValidityActivation Code
9 THB100 MB1 day*900*3301#
15 THB200 MB1 day*900*3306#
17 THB400 MB1 day*900*1923#
19 THB600 MB1 day*900*8149#
29 THB1 GB1 day*900*8997#
35 THB1.5 GB1 day*900*8150#
39 THB1 GB7 days*900*1767#
45 THB3 GB1 day*900*8151#
49 THB1.5 GB2 days*900*8383#
49 THB3 GB1 day*900*8304#
55 THB1.5 GB3 days*900*8152#
69 THB3 GB2 days*900*8384#
69 THB4 GB1 day*900*8382#
75 THB3 GB3 days*900*8153#
79 THB1.5 GB7 days*900*8155#
95 THB5 GB3 days*900*8154#
99 THB4 GB7 days*900*8156#
99 THB1 GB15 days*900*8925#
99 THB5 GB7 days*900*1937#
149 THB8 GB7 days*900*8311#
150 THB1 GB30 days*900*8903#
150 THB15 GB7 days*900*3756#
199 THB2 GB30 days*900*8157#
199 THB1.5 GB30 days*900*8982#
199 THB10 GB15 days*900*8301#
249 THB15 GB15 days*900*8302#
250 THB2 GB30 days*900*3325#
299 THB6 GB30 days*900*8158#
499 THB12 GB30 days*900*8159#
TrueMove H Thailand แพ็กเสริม เน็ตเต็มสปีด Full Speed Extra Packages
แพ็กเสริม เน็ตไม่อั้น (Unlimited Data Extra Packages) – TrueMove H

The แพ็กเสริม เน็ตไม่อั้น (Unlimited Data Extra Packages) are data plans with unlimited data (maybe with 5G NR access).

I have to warn you that 512 Kbps, 1 Mbps, 2 Mbps, 4 Mbps & 6 Mbps are slow download speeds.

4 Mbps and 6 Mbps somewhat reasonable but still annoyingly slow… you may want to get another plan if you want fast(er) speeds.

Dial the Activation Code to activate แพ็กเสริม เน็ตไม่อั้น:

PriceDataValidityActivation Code
25 THBUnlimited @ 1 Mbps1 day*900*3704#
28 THBUnlimited @ 2 Mbps1 day*900*3705#
32 THBUnlimited @ 4 Mbps1 day*900*3706#
45 THBUnlimited @ 1 Mbps2 days*900*3709#
45 THBUnlimited @ 6 Mbps1 day*900*3707#
55 THBUnlimited @ 10 Mbps1 day*900*3708#
59 THBUnlimited @ 4 Mbps2 days*900*3710#
85 THBUnlimited @ 6 Mbps2 days*900*3711#
89 THBUnlimited @ 512 Kbps7 days*900*3713#
100 THBUnlimited @ 10 Mbps2 days*900*3712#
120 THBUnlimited @ 1 Mbps7 days*900*3714#
150 THBUnlimited @ 2 Mbps7 days*900*3715#
220 THBUnlimited @ 4 Mbps7 days*900*3716#
270 THBUnlimited @ 6 Mbps7 days*900*3717#
300 THBUnlimited @ 512 Kbps30 days*900*3719#
330 THBUnlimited @ 10 Mbps7 days*900*8884#
350 THBUnlimited @ 1 Mbps30 days*900*3720#
450 THBUnlimited @ 2 Mbps30 days*900*3721#
650 THBUnlimited @ 4 Mbps30 days*900*3722#
850 THBUnlimited @ 6 Mbps30 days*900*3723#
TrueMove H Thailand แพ็กเสริม เน็ตไม่อั้น Unlimited Data Extra Packages
แพ็กเสริม เน็ต 5G เต็มสปีด (5G Full Speed Extra Packages) – TrueMove H

The แพ็กเสริม เน็ต 5G เต็มสปีด (5G Full Speed Extra Packages) are data plans with data (with 5G NR access).

Dial the Activation Code to activate แพ็กเสริม เน็ต 5G เต็มสปีด:

PriceDataValidityActivation Code
199 THB5 GB30 days*900*1877#
399 THB15 GB30 days*900*8898#
TrueMove H Thailand แพ็กเสริม เน็ต 5G เต็มสปีด 5G Full Speed Extra Packages

APN/Internet Settings – TrueMove H

  • Name: TRUE-H INTERNET
  • APN: internet

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Dtac (Total Access Communication) Thailand

Dtac Thailand Logo
© Dtac Thailand

Dtac Thailand, just Dtac but standing for Total Access Communication, is the third-largest mobile operator in Thailand.

Yeah – the D is there for decoration purposes 🤪.

Dtac is part of the Telenor group, which is from Norway.

Telenor is also active in Asia (Malaysia – Digi Malaysia and Pakistan – Telenor) and Europe (Denmark and Sweden as Telenor and as DNA in Finland).

Dtac uses the following frequencies:

  • 2G: 1800 MHz
  • 3G: 850 MHz, 900 MHz & 2100 MHz
  • 4G/LTE: 700 MHz (Band 28), 1800 MHz (Band 3), 2100 MHz (Band 1) & 2300 MHz (Band 40)
  • 5G NR: 700 MHz (n28), 850 MHz (n5), 900 MHz (n8), 1800 MHz (n3), 2100 MHz (n1), 2300 MHz (n40) & 26 GHz (n258)
  • VoLTE: Yes
  • VoWiFi: Yes

This is what you will learn about Dtac:

* Coverage
* How to Get a Dtac SIM Card & SIM Card Price
* Topping Up Options & Methods + Balance Check
* Plans & Packages
* APN/Internet Settings

Coverage – Dtac Thailand

Dtac Thailand has close to perfect coverage throughout Thailand.

Below is Dtac Thailand's coverage map produced by Speedtest:

SIM Card Price – Dtac Thailand

You can get a Dtac Thailand SIM card for between 29 THB and 2999 THB, most of them with starter perks or plans, in Dtac stores and from resellers, like grocery stores, gas stations & convenience stores. Dtac SIM cards are also sold at various airports, including (Bangkok) Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) & Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX).

Because of Thailand's SIM card registration requirements, I recommend travelers get a SIM card in a Dtac store for a smooth activation process or at airports (although many salespeople jack up the prices there, unfortunately).

The thing with Dtac, and basically all Thai mobile operators, is that it offers many SIM cards and starter packs.

In the case of Dtac, we are talking about more than 10 starter packs.

While I usually have a table of all SIM cards offered by the mobile operators, it was too difficult to do so with Dtac (and the others).

Especially when some SIM cards can only be obtained online, which is not practical for travelers like you and me, or in select stores.

But in most cases, you will pay between 29 THB and 99 THB for a Dtac SIM card, which includes starter perks like credit, data, minutes, and/or SMS.

Dtac Thailand SIM Cards

Short-term visitors and tourists can also get the Dtac Happy Tourist SIM cards – Dtac's tourist offering.

The following four Dtac Happy Tourist SIM cards are available:

PriceCreditDataSocial Data 1On-Net MinutesValidity
49 THB15 THBN/AUnlimitedUnlimited1 day
149 THB15 THB5 GBUnlimitedUnlimited4 days
299 THB15 THB15 GBUnlimitedUnlimited8 days
599 THB15 THB30 GBUnlimitedUnlimited15 days

1 for Facebook Messenger, Kakao, Line, WeChat & WhatsApp

Dtac Thailand Tourist SIM Cards

The Dtac Happy Tourist SIM cards are sold at most Dtac stores, almost all convenience stores (7-Eleven, 108 Shop, Big C, FamilyMart, Lawson 108 & Tesco Lotus) & the following international airports:

  • Bangkok – Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK)
  • Chiang Rai – Chiang Rai International Airport (CEI)
  • Don Mueang – Don Mueang International Airport (DMK)
  • Phuket – Phuket International Airport (HKT)
  • Samui – Samui Airport (USM)
Dtac Thailand Tourist SIM Card Purchase Locations (Airports, Dtac Stores & Convenience Stores)

Note: the Dtac SIM GO! Inter Travel SIM cards, like the ones below, are travel SIM cards. They only give you 500 MB to be used in Thailand… so do not confuse them with the Dtac Happy Tourist SIM cards.

Dtac Thailand SIM GO Internet SIM Cards
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It is possible to get a Dtac eSIM for the same price as a regular SIM card.

However, Dtac will most likely tell you to get the Dtac Happy Tourist eSIM from an eSIM platform like Airalo.

Why? They did not want to tell me 🥲.

Note that the Thai mobile operators require your identification (passport) and biometrics (fingerprints and a facial scan – the latter often applies to travelers) for eSIMs and physical SIM cards.

But this does not apply when you get the Dtac Happy Tourist eSIM from Airalo.

Therefore, if you wish to get an eSIM without personal detail capturing, you can go with the Thailand (Dtac) eSIMs from Airalo (15 GB /8 days very popular with PTW readers & 30 GB/15 daysmost popular with PTW readers).

Thailand Dtac Happy Tourist eSIM Airalo
© Airalo

The Airalo links above will automatically get you the available Phone Travel Wiz exclusive offers – a code is unnecessary.

Or get the Thailand eSIMs from Nomad.

Thailand eSIMs Nomad
Thailand Value Pack eSIMs Nomad

The 10 GB Thailand Nomad eSIM for 30 days is the most popular with Phone Travel Wiz readers, while the 5 GB for 30 days and 20 GB for 30 days variants are very popular.

As of August 2022, Nomad decreased the prices of all its Thailand plans (which may or may not have been done upon my request 😏).

On top of that, use code ADU123 for the best deals available when getting Nomad eSIMs (on the site or their apps), such as getting 3 USD off (yes, even on the newly discounted prices)!

If you prefer unlimited data plans instead, get one of the Thailand eSIMs from Holafly (unlimited/5 days, unlimited/10 days, unlimited/15 days, unlimited/20 days, unlimited/30 days, unlimited/60 days & unlimited/90 days).

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Use code PHONETRAVELWIZ for exclusive deals when getting Holafly eSIMs, AND get an additional 5% off!

Airalo recently heavily improved its Asia eSIM, following the popular Eurolink eSIM for 39 European countries, with six variants: 1 GB/7 days, 3 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 5 GB/30 daysmost popular with PTW readers, 10 GB/30 daysvery popular with PTW readers, 50 GB/90 days & 100 GB/180 days to be used in Thailand and 13 other Asian countries:

Asialink Asia eSIM Airalo
© Airalo
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore (new)
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

With the Asialink eSIM, you can save a lot of money by skipping initial SIM card and eSIM costs per country you visit.

TIP: check out my Best Thailand eSIMs Compared guide for an in-depth comparison of several eSIMs for Thailand (including ones not mentioned above).

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Note that Dtac offers VoLTE (Voice over LTE (4G)) if your phone supports it and you have enabled it in the settings.

Oh, you can also use VoWiFi (Voice over WiFi).

Dial *102*9# to see your Dtac phone number.

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Top-Up, Recharge & Balance Check – Dtac Thailand

Dtac H top-up vouchers are sold in Dtac stores, grocery stores, corner shops & electronics shops throughout Thailand.

Dtac Thailand Top-Up Locations
© Dtac Thailand

The following (online) Dtac top-ups are available:

Top-UpChannels
20 THBOnline & POS
30 THBOnline & POS
50 THBOnline, POS & Voucher
100 THBOnline, POS & Voucher
150 THBPOS
200 THBOnline, POS & Voucher
250 THBPOS
300 THBOnline, POS & Voucher
350 THBPOS
400 THBOnline & POS
450 THBPOS
500 THBOnline, POS & Voucher
550 THBPOS
600 THBPOS
650 THBPOS
700 THBPOS
750 THBPOS
800 THBOnline, POS & Voucher
850 THBPOS
900 THBPOS
950 THBOnline, POS & Voucher
1000 THBOnline
1100 THBPOS
1200 THBPOS
1300 THBPOS
1400 THBPOS
1500 THBPOS
Dtac Thailand Top-Ups

To top up your Dtac SIM card, dial *101*VoucherCode#.

For example, if your voucher code is 123456, you would dial *101*123456#.

Dtac Thailand POS Top-Up Locations

You can also recharge online with (international) debit and credit cards.

Dial *123# to check your Dtac balance.

You can top up your Dtac SIM card on the dtac app (Android/iOS).

Dtac Thailand App
© Dtac Thailand

Packages, Plans, Bundles & Offers – Dtac Thailand

Dtac has eight data-featured plans:

Most Dtac plans can be activated on the dtac app.

I will list all the prices in THB (Thai Baht).

To convert THB to your currency (let's say MYR – Malaysian Ringgit) with up-to-date exchange rates, use the Wise Currency Converter tool.

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Click on the links above to jump to the plan you are interested in.

Net & Voice Plans – Dtac Thailand

The Net & Voice Plans are combo bundles with data (without 5G NR access) and minutes.

I have to warn you that 512 Kbps, 1 Mbps, 2 Mbps & 4 Mbps are slow download speeds.

4 Mbps is somewhat reasonable but still annoyingly slow… you may want to get another plan if you want fast(er) speeds.

The Net & Voice Plans can be activated on the dtac app:

PriceDataOn-Net MinutesValidity
31.03 THBUnlimited @ 512 KbpsUnlimited1 day
34.24 THBUnlimited @ 1 MbpsUnlimited1 day
37.45 THBUnlimited @ 2 MbpsUnlimited1 day
41.73 THBUnlimited @ 4 MbpsUnlimited1 day
63.13 THBUnlimited @ 10 MbpsUnlimited1 day
107 THBUnlimited @ 512 KbpsUnlimited (24 hours)7 days
138.03 THBUnlimited @ 1 MbpsUnlimited (24 hours)7 days
160.50 THBUnlimited @ 1 MbpsUnlimited (24 hours)7 days
212.93 THB500 MB100 minutes 130 days
245.03 THBUnlimited @ 4 MbpsUnlimited (24 hours)7 days
319.93 THB750 MB100 minutes 130 days
374.50 THBUnlimited @ 10 MbpsUnlimited (24 hours)7 days
394.83 THBUnlimited @ 512 KbpsUnlimited (24 hours)30 days
535 THBUnlimited @ 2 MbpsUnlimited (24 hours)30 days
695.50 THBUnlimited @ 4 MbpsUnlimited (24 hours)30 days

1 also for off-net calls

Dtac Thailand Net & Voice Plans
Net Unlimited Plans – Dtac Thailand

The Net Unlimited Plans are data bundles (without 5G NR access).

I have to warn you that 256 Kbps, 512 Kbps, 1 Mbps, 4 Mbps & 6 Mbps are slow download speeds.

4 Mbps and 6 Mbps are somewhat reasonable but still annoyingly slow… you may want to get another plan if you want fast(er) speeds.

10 Mbps and 15 Mbps are fine, but you can get faster speeds with other Dtac plans.

The Net Unlimited Plans can be activated on the dtac app:

PriceDataValidity
4.28 THBUnlimited @ 256 Kbps1 day
26.75 THBUnlimited @ 4 Mbps1 day
31.03 THBUnlimited @ 1 Mbps1 day
34.24 THBUnlimited @ 4 Mbps1 day
44.94 THBUnlimited @ 6 Mbps1 day
95.23 THBUnlimited @ 512 Kbps7 days
107 THBUnlimited @ 15 Mbps5 days
128.40 THBUnlimited @ 1 Mbps7 days
179.76 THBUnlimited @ 8 Mbps15 days
235.40 THBUnlimited @ 4 Mbps7 days
251.45 THBUnlimited @ 6 Mbps7 days
288.09 THBUnlimited @ 10 Mbps7 days
321 THBUnlimited @ 512 Kbps30 days
374.50 THBUnlimited @ 1 Mbps30 days
448.33 THBUnlimited @ 6 Mbps15 days
695.50 THBUnlimited @ 4 Mbps30 days
854.93 THBUnlimited @ 6 Mbps30 days
963 THBUnlimited @ 10 Mbps90 days
1187.70 THBUnlimited @ 10 Mbps30 days
Dtac Thailand Net Unlimited Plans
Internet Booster Plans – Dtac Thailand

The Internet Booster Plans are data bundles (without 5G NR access).

The Internet Booster Plans can be activated on the dtac app:

PriceDataValidity
5.35 THB100 MB1 day
9.63 THB300 MB1 day
12.84 THB500 MB1 day
16.05 THB700 MB1 day
41.73 THB1 GB3 days
52.43 THB2 GB7 days
Dtac Thailand Internet Booster Plans
Social Plans – Dtac Thailand

The Social Plans are data bundles (without 5G NR access).

The Social Plans can be activated on the dtac app:

PriceDataSocial DataApp(s)Validity
9.63 THB100 MBUnlimitedFacebook1 day
9.63 THBUnlimitedUnlimitedFacebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Lime & Twitter24 hours
12.84 THB150 MBN/AN/A1 day
29.96 THB750 MBUnlimitedTikTok1 day
52.43 THB1.5 GBUnlimitedTikTok2 days
52.43 THBUnlimitedUnlimitedFacebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Lime & Twitter7 days
63.13 THB400 MBN/AN/A7 days
73.83 THBN/AUnlimitedFacebook, Line & WhatsApp7 days
159.43 THB7 GBUnlimitedTikTok7 days
212.93 THB250 MBUnlimitedFacebook, JOOX, Line & WhatsApp30 days
212.93 THB1.5 GBN/AN/A30 days
Dtac Thailand Social Plans
Max Speed Net Plans – Dtac Thailand

The Max Speed Net Plans are data bundles (with 5G NR access).

The Max Speed Net Plans can be activated on the dtac app:

PriceDataValidity
20.33 THB600 MB1 day
23.54 THB300 MB1 day
37.45 THB1.5 GB1 day
48.15 THB3 GB1 day
58.85 THB1.5 GB3 days
80.25 THB3 GB3 days
84.53 THB1.5 GB7 days
101.65 THB5 GB3 days
105.93 THB4 GB7 days
159.43 THB8 GB7 days
202.23 THB10 GB15 days
212.93 THB2 GB30 days
319.93 THB6 GB30 days
533.93 THB12 GB30 days
Dtac Thailand Max Speed Net Plans
OK Net Plan – Dtac Thailand

The OK Net Plan is a 500 MB data bundle (without 5G NR access) throttled at 512 Kbps for 1 day.

I have to warn you that 512 Kbps is annoyingly slow.

The OK Net Plan can be activated on the dtac app:

PriceDataValidity
23.54 THB500 MB @ 512 Kbps1 day
Dtac Thailand OK Net Plan
Extra Data for Dtac Happy Tourist SIM Cards – Dtac Thailand

The Extra Data for Dtac Happy Tourist SIM Cards are data bundles (with 5G NR access) exclusively for the Dtac Happy Tourist SIM card.

Dial the Activation Code to activate Extra Data for Dtac Happy Tourist SIM Cards:

PriceDataActivation Code
84.53 THB3 GB*103*653#
105.93 THB6 GB*103*654#
127.33 THB9 GB*103*655#
Entertainment Plans – Dtac Thailand

The Entertainment Plans are unlimited data bundles (without 5G NR access) for JOOX, Spotify, TikTok, WeTV & YouTube.

The Entertainment Plans can be activated on the dtac app:

PriceSocial DataApp(s)Validity
20.33 THBUnlimitedJOOX, Spotify, TikTok, WeTV & YouTube24 hours
84.53 THBUnlimitedJOOX, Spotify, TikTok, WeTV & YouTube7 days
Dtac Thailand Entertainment Plans

APN/Internet Settings – Dtac Thailand

  • Name: DTAC INTERNET
  • APN: www.dtac.co.th

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