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GPRS/Edge connection available on a pre-paid sim in Thailand?
I have read the very useful TravelHappy article regarding getting set up for mobile internet but what it doesn't mention is if this is applicable to pre-paid (rather than post-paid) sim cards?
Does anyone know if it is relatively hassle-free to get a pre-paid sim that allows GPRS/Edge etc internet access?
Also if anyone has any tips about which is the best network to go for they would be gratefully received too!
#1 Posted: 25/5/2009 - 12:50
24th September, 2007
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yes, you can use GPRS/Edge in Thailand with pre-pay cards - it's what I always use.
As I mentioned in the article, DTAC currently have the best EDGE coverage and connectivity for mobile internet access.
I'll update the article to make it clearer re the pre-pay sim.
#2 Posted: 25/5/2009 - 13:06
Thanks for your reply Chris. This is a slight side-step from the original post but you seem to have a fair bit of experience on this. Of course suggestions from anyone are helpful.....
So mobile phone seems all sorted but I also need to get internet access from my laptop. I note that this can be done via a GPRS phone but if I wanted to do this independently of my phone some kind of cdma/data card/wireless aircard seems to be the solution?
Would someone like Dtac also provide these and set me up? Another concern is the speed - I know it won't be super-speedy but I do need a reasonable connection.
I can't rely on wifi hotspots unfortunately. I can't believe a country like Thailand doesn't have this kind of technology but I am really look for some reassurance that if I turn up I will be able to get connected quickly and relatively hassle free.
I keep searching the web but only seem to get half answers!
#3 Posted: 29/5/2009 - 13:09
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