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Old 08-08-2013, 12:33 AM   #481
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Just came back from bkk, not sure if anyone is interested in my dtac tourist sim(for free) ?There is still about 70 thb inside which u can use to make calls or make a top up to extend the life of it.

I got bad speeds while using my dtac on my ipad mini, any probs for you?

My fam with AIS fared better instead
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Old 08-08-2013, 06:43 PM   #482
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Happy Tourist 49 vs 299

Hi all,

can I know the difference between happy 49 and 299?

What does it mean by wifi and no wifi?
And 1 day unlimited is until 12Midnight or 24hours upon activation?

Thanks.
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Old 08-08-2013, 11:20 PM   #483
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I got bad speeds while using my dtac on my ipad mini, any probs for you?

My fam with AIS fared better instead
The speed seems to be slower this year with dtac especially when loading foreign sites, i am not sure if it is due to the location i am at or etc. I also encounter frequent switching from the 3G to EDGE network.

Did not try AIS this year, so no comments for that although.
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:21 PM   #484
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I'm actually using True prepaid.

499thb for a month worth of unlimited internet access, and 250mins worth of calls.

So far the service have been up to par with M1 which I've been using back home.

And at 499thb, i really get my value for money. Better speed and reception!!
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Old 15-08-2013, 05:13 PM   #485
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thailand prepaid card are standard sim card standard? got micro or nano one or not?
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Old 15-08-2013, 06:17 PM   #486
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I'm actually using True prepaid.

499thb for a month worth of unlimited internet access, and 250mins worth of calls.

So far the service have been up to par with M1 which I've been using back home.

And at 499thb, i really get my value for money. Better speed and reception!!

hi...care to shed some light please..?
do refer to link..your description sounds like iSmart 499..would that be correct..?

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Old 15-08-2013, 06:19 PM   #487
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I'm actually using True prepaid.

499thb for a month worth of unlimited internet access, and 250mins worth of calls.

So far the service have been up to par with M1 which I've been using back home.

And at 499thb, i really get my value for money. Better speed and reception!!
where to buy ?
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Old 15-08-2013, 06:29 PM   #488
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Tried the main store a few days back at MBK; no stock. Went to one of those small handphone shops and was quoted 499 baht with configuration. I bargain until 299 baht; wholesale price without config. Put in my phone, switch on.. Working already. Don't need any config. I using BB so need to call and activate the BB plan which is ~80 baht for 1 week.
dtac tourist 299 cards only sold in 7-11 and bkk airport (not don muang) or those thailand local brand 24 hours conviences stores. handphone shop dun sell dtac tourist 299 as they earn nothing. u being conned by the handphone shop. i went to so many handphone shop in bkk and hatyai and zero handphone shop or dtac authorised reseller shop sell the tourist happy 299 sim.

AIS tourist 299 also sold in thailand airport ais booth only. not the don muang one
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Old 15-08-2013, 06:33 PM   #489
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i see a lot mention that when buying dtac happy tourist sim, need to hand the phone to the salesperson to activate. can't it be done by oneself?

i did it myself and follow the instruction manual. the 3g bb may need to wait and restart a few times and even need to on/off the mobile network a few times before it can work. they will send u sms when your sim i s activated and the 7 days countdown from start on that moment.

very hard to buy dtac tourist 299 sim from 7-11 as many stores no stocks one. best is buy at dtac airport store.

AIS toursit 299 sim only sold in bkk airport(not don muang)

all their sim card no nano only comes in std and micro sized in 1 card so u better buy a sim cutter.
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Old 15-08-2013, 07:53 PM   #490
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I've used the True Mobile Sim card @ 399 baht for 30 days unlimited usage. Data only, didn't top up for voice call

Can be purchased at any 7-11 store.

Speed and coverage is really good. Though I've not use the dtac one before to compare, but speed of True seems to be faster then my m1 4G speed in sg
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Old 15-08-2013, 10:57 PM   #491
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hi
any idea which tourist prepaid sim card can i get at Phuket International airport ?
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Old 21-08-2013, 06:34 PM   #492
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only dtac one. ais tourist card only sold in bkk new airport. buy the 299 dtac tourist one. dun go buy others. not worth it.
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Old 24-08-2013, 01:33 AM   #493
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only dtac one. ais tourist card only sold in bkk new airport. buy the 299 dtac tourist one. dun go buy others. not worth it.
Care to share ur experience with both dtac & ais tourist card, which one 3G faster?

Few months back tried dtac tourist card in BKK, 3G speed not as good as Msia DiGi 3G in JB is more stable and faster.
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Old 29-08-2013, 02:45 PM   #494
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Think I just got 'chop carrot'. Bought Dtac happy tourist Nano SIM from Phuket airport at 545 Baht
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Old 29-08-2013, 05:35 PM   #495
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I'm giving away my 299 DTAC normal SIM. (Can change to MICRO SIM)
Self collect at BLT service center tml onward.

balance not sure, I only make one local call less than 2mins.
bought on 22 Aug.
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