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GPRS/Edge connection available on a pre-paid sim in Thailand?

Posted by KirstyB on 25/5/2009 at 12:50

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!


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Posted by travelhappy on 25/5/2009 at 13:06

Hi Kirsty

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.


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Posted by KirstyB on 29/5/2009 at 13:09

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!


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