Mobile Internet speed in Thailand depending on the frequency of the operator

The information in this section could be outdated, Istopped tracking trends: new frequencies appear for operators, modern smartphones also already have much more frequencies than before. As I understand it, problems with Internet speed occur mainly in Chinese devices, which do not support all frequencies, but some.

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Sometimes there are reviews of tourists, they say, speedInternet in Thailand is low. This is not true. On the contrary, every year it gets better and better. And people’s problems could be related to the fact that they have old smartphones, something is not so tuned, or they just don’t quite know the speed of the Internet.

You can safely count on 5-15 megabits, if you have not got into somewhere in the wilderness, and are in one of the resorts. I had a speed of 30-50 megabits, apparently it was near the tower.

Mobile Internet speed in Thailand

Mobile Internet speed in Thailand

Speed ​​depending on frequency

DTAC frequencies: GSM 1800, UMTS 850, UMTS 2100
AIS frequencies: GSM 900, GSM 1800, UMTS 900
TrueMove frequencies: GSM 1800, UMTS 850
TOT3G frequencies: GSM1900, UMTS 2100

3G did DTAC work (and can work somewhere else)at a frequency of UMTS 850 MHz, which is not typical for Russia. However, most modern smartphones and tablets support this frequency. For example, Samsung smartphones or iPhones support exactly. I now have Samsung Galaxy S9 + (before that there were S3, S5 duos and S7), the frequency is always supported and the Internet is flying! Especially when using a phone that has 4G. Now there is 4G coverage, which allows you to use a higher Internet speed.

Worth knowing that some old chinesedevices do not support UMTS 850 MHz, and often do not support UMTS 900 MHz, which is already relevant for Russia, too, where it is used. But DTAC has already moved to a more modern frequency of 2100 MHz (it seems that all smartphones have it),

Refine your smartphone ormodem can be on the official website of the manufacturer. If it turns out that your device does not support frequencies, then you can either buy a USB modem on the spot (called an aircard), or try a SIM card from another operator.

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