In fact, the topic of mobile mobile internet in Thailand is quite extensive. However, most of the information is unnecessary. Therefore, I decided to do this: it will be just an instruction on how to get 3G / 4G mobile Internet in my phone or laptop. Actually, I do this myself, because in my opinion, this option is the best / most convenient.
The content of the article
- one Getting mobile internet from Dtac
- 2 Helpful information
Getting mobile internet from Dtac
Where to buy a DTAC SIM card in Thailand
My advice to you is to take a SIM card immediately at the airport upon arrival at Bangkok and Phuket airports, so as not to search later!
Simka DTAC is 2 times cheaper, Bangkok>
Simka DTAC is 2 times cheaper, Phuket>
In an envelope with a SIM card, there will immediately be a regular SIM + Micro + Nano. The desired one is squeezed out of a regular SIM, micro or Nano. Instructions for using a sim card (comes with a sim card) sometimes contain Russian. Although there is nothing to do there.
Alternatively, do not buy a local Thai SIM card and travel to many countries with universal travel SIM cards. In Thailand, the cost is more expensive than on the local one, but if you need a little traffic, then a travel SIM card will be more profitable.
How much is a SIM card and tariffs
The very Thai SIM card without the Internet costs 49 baht and 15 baht will already be on the account. There are different SIM cards with different names, but if you don't bother (you are not going to call a lot, and you are not interested in promotions), then it makes no difference which one you take. You can see for yourself what SIM cards are on the official website in the Prepaid / SIMs section.
7-eleven usually sells SIM cards with already connected Internet packages, such as Happy Tourist SIM (for 299 baht or 599 baht). And similar sim cards will be offered to you at the airport. Nobody bothers to buy one, exhaust the package, disconnect it and connect another. But it's better to take a SIM card for 49 baht without a package.
IN separate post wrote about roaming, tariffs for calls and special codes to make cheaper calls from Thai SIM cards to Russia.
SIM purchase documents
- Passport only.
From July 31, 2015, all Thai SIM cards must be registered with their operators. Previously, SIM cards in Thailand were sold freely and no documents were required for their purchase..
To purchase you need a passport and that's it, no filling out forms. The seller will register the SIM card, either at the Dtac point of sale or at 7-eleven. The whole procedure takes no more than 5 minutes. One passport is enough to register several sim cards.
Limited Gigabyte Tariffs
Please note that the prices for packages are indicated without VAT, that is, you need to add 7% to this price, this is the amount that will be debited from your account.
Above, I said that you can not connect Internet packages at the airport, but buy only sim for 49 baht. So, you will be offered tariffs there a little more expensive than on the official website. Better take in advance via Klook.
And below I have a tariff plate from the DTAC site office. They are limited to a certain amount of traffic, which you buy will be the same. After exceeding the specified number of gigabytes, the speed is severely limited. We also have it in Russia. If you need really unlimited tariffs, then see the next section..
Cost 99 baht per week 149 baht per week 199 baht per month 299 baht per month 499 baht per month Traffic volume at maximum speed 2GB * 5GB * 1GB ** 5GB * 10GB * Activation code * 104 * 342 * 9 #
* 104 * 315 * 9 #
* 104 * 349 * 9 #
* 104 * 325 * 9 #
* 104 * 320 * 9 #
* The maximum speed is 100 Mbps, and after exceeding the traffic volume, the speed is limited to 64 Kbps.
** The maximum speed is 100 Mbps, and after exceeding the traffic volume, the speed is limited to 128 Kbps.
These restrictions are such that it is impossible to use the Internet..
Full information about all packages with a certain number of gigabytes is available on the Dtac website under Prepaid / Add-on Packages / NEW! Super Max-Net.
UNLIMITED rates from DTAC
Not so long ago, DTAC had, indeed, unlimited packages. Above were the packages that are only conditionally unlimited, because when a certain amount of traffic was exceeded, the speed was cut quite strongly. And here the speed will be enough for surfing the net and watching videos. Only torrents are blocked, but not everyone needs them. You can buy 2 DTAC SIM cards, one for unlimited internet, and the other for high-speed.
Cost 100 baht per week 150 baht per week 300 baht per month 500 baht per month 199 baht per week Maximum speed 1 megabits / s 4 megabits / s 1 megabits / s 4 megabits / s 10 megabits / s Activation code * 104 * 378 * nine#
* 104 * 388 * 9 #
* 104 * 379 * 9 #
* 104 * 389 * 9 #
* 104 * 398 * 9 #
I have given only the main packages, and the description of all unlimited packages is in the section:
Prepaid / Add-on Packages / Net No Limit: Unlimited Internet with No Speed Drop.
I also recommend paying attention to No Limit tariffs, they are also unlimited, but they also include 60 minutes of free calls. They are located in the section: Prepaid / Add-on Packages / Go NO LIMIT: Unlimited Internet + Free Calls.
How to disable internet package
This question arises for those who have exhausted their traffic before the end of the reporting date. For example, you bought a 5GB plan for 30 days, but your traffic ran out in 2 weeks. And you, either disconnect this package and connect a new one (the same) again, or wait another 2 weeks (until 30 days are over) until the subscriber is written off again and you will not be given traffic again. Moreover, if there is no money on the account, that is, the subscriber cannot be charged for the package, the package will be disabled. But you can turn it off earlier..
- The easiest way is to go to your personal account on the DTAC website (enter your phone number and confirm by SMS) and turn it off there. There aren't many settings, so it's not hard to find: My Package (in the top menu) => Add-on package => Current => Trash icon.
- Call the call center and turn off the Internet package. They speak english.
- Find the DTAC office and ask the Thais there on the spot to disable.
Dtac Internet Settings
Usually, the Internet settings are crammed into the SIM card and you don't need to do anything specifically, well, except to connect the selected Internet package. So once, something happened to my phone and all the settings were lost. If suddenly your Internet does not work, then the settings of the access point need to be checked first, and if the access point is not assigned, then create and add a new one.
For Andrioid: Settings -> Mobile networks -> Access point -> Add new.
For iPhone: Cellular -> Data Settings -> Cellular Data Network -> Cellular Data (APN, Username, Password). And then enter everything that is written below.
Access Point (APN): www.dtac.co.th
Do not touch the rest of the fields.
Next, you need to poke at the created access point, making it active. You may also have to restart the phone, but everything usually works for me without restarting, you just need to turn on mobile data.
How to top up the balance of Dtac and other operators
Life hack. You can use the promotion code * 104 * 757 * 9 #, which will give 2GB of traffic for 7 days, it costs only 50 baht. But any traffic package must be initially connected. That is, you can connect the cheapest monthly package and then add such promotions..
Come to any 7-eleven or Family Mart and buy a payment card. Say: money card Dtac 100/200/500 baht. 100/200/500 baht is the face value of the card, that is, how much you want to put into the account. Next, erase the protective layer from the back and see the code. Dial * 100 * code1 code2 # on your phone
, after which the money is immediately credited to the account. Everything is written there, on a card, you can't go wrong.
In these minimarkets and supermarkets (Tesco, Big C, etc.), you can deposit money through the cashier. To do this, you need to know your phone number.
An even easier option is to top up with a credit card on the DTAC website without leaving the hotel. Payment by credit card.
For electronic money users, there is an option to replenish Dtac through Webmoney, as well as through this exchanger. And I would recommend doing this through an exchanger, there the rates are better, and you can replenish with WMR too, and not only with WMZ. Although there is no difference in the case of payment via WMZ. Replenishment is instant. Likewise, you can top up the balance of other operators.
Please note that SIM cards have a validity period. With each top-up, the validity period is extended by a certain number of days. The maximum renewal period is 1 year.
How to check balance with Dtac and other codes
* 101 * 9 #
- check your balance
* 101 * 1 * 9 #
- check the rest of the traffic in the Internet package
* 102 * 9 #
- find out your phone number
* 4000 * 9 #
- get login and password for Dtac wifi
* 113 * 30 #
- extension of the validity period for 30 days, it costs 2 baht
* 113 * 90 #
- extension of the validity period by 90 days, it costs 6 baht
* 113 * 180 #
- extension of the validity period by 180 days, costs 12 baht
Here are some other codes.
Useful phone numbers
National Police Telephone Number - 191
Fire department - 199
Traffic Police - 1193
Tourist Police - 1155
Criminal Police - 1195
Ambulance - 1554
P.S. I would be glad to have useful additions in the comments..