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Calling mobile or cell phones in Kanchanaburi

Posted by husqvarna on 14/12/2009 at 15:03

I hope someone can help me with a particularly frustrating challenge. I am trying to call a tour company (Toi's Tours) in Kanchanaburi from my home in the US.
The phone number on their website in 081 856 5523. When I call it, I get a recording saying that "this number is not assigned." Their fax number, 034 514 209 gives me a fax tone when I call it, but I don't have access to a reasonably inexpensive international fax machine.
I tried emailing then and have gotten no response back yet.

Thinking that they may not be in business any longer, I called the Sugar Cane Guesthouse which Toi's Tours recommends and confirmed their phone number. I also called the Kanchanaburi Tourist Information Office who likewise gave me the cell/mobile number and the fax number. They also confirmed that Toi's Tours is still in business.

Do I need to do someting different than using the international dialing code (011), the country code (66) then the phone number (081 856 5523) since I am calling a mobine phone from the US?

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
Lee

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Posted by Thaiman on 14/12/2009 at 15:11

Try dropping the 0 from the 081-just dial 81.That should work as it is a mobile number.

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Posted by husqvarna on 15/12/2009 at 09:36

Thaiman: Thank you VERY much. dropping the 0 worked fine. You don't know how much frustration has been ash-canned.

Do you know the cheapest and easiest way to make cell phone calls in Thailand. I live in the US and have AT&T cellular. If I take my cell phone to Thailand, it costs about $3 US per minute. That is beyond gross. Another thread talked about buying a Sierra AirCard for my netbook computer and/or phone but I have to learn more about those. Is it easier to just buy a cheap phone with pre-paid minutes when I get to BKK? Thank you again.
Lee

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Posted by Thaiman on 16/12/2009 at 15:12

If you've got a GSM phone then take it with you and get a pre-paid sim card in Thailand.Only drawback is you get a different No to your own so you have to inform everyone who you want to know.But it is by far the cheapest way to make calls.

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Posted by husqvarna on 16/12/2009 at 15:59

Thanks Thaiman. I found out how to unlock my Nokia phone and will buy a pre-paid sim card when I get to BKK.
Lee

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Posted by khunwilko on 18/12/2009 at 10:13

Remember to dial international calls - you dial 007, 008 or 009 ten the international code then drop the "0"on the national number.

If you dial 001 or "+" you will get a higher rate.

You Have to use "+" to SMS.

if for any reason your phone won't take a Thai SIM you can by a phone for 800 baht upwards - the money you save on calls will usually easily pay for the phone, which will work at hom or at least in other countries with the right SIM

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Posted by khunwilko on 18/12/2009 at 10:14

SMS

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Posted by khunwilko on 18/12/2009 at 10:15

Sorry should read THEN the international code.....

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Posted by husqvarna on 18/12/2009 at 13:09

Khunwilko: Thanks for the info.
Lee

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