Getting a local sim cards for tourist when you travel to Thailand is highly recommended. The Internet is very important to most of us these days and it can improve your travel quality if you have access to the local networks. You can search for directions, look up the most popular attractions or update your social media accounts all while you are abroad.
The problem is that you might not be familiar with the local service providers, so AIRPORTELs has gathered all the information you need to help you get connected while you are in Thailand. There are 3 big companies who provide signal service in Thailand. There is AIS (the green one), True (the red one), and DTAC (the blue one).The most common problem is knowing which company you should choose. AIRPORTELs will explain some of the main benefits of each company and package clearly for you.
The package that we will elaborate on is the package for 299THB from each of the three companies. All packages of sim cards for tourist offer unlimited internet with a maximum speed of up to 2.5 GB for 8 days except for AIS who offer only 7 days. You will get 100THB call credit. It costs 0.99 THB per minute for DTAC and True while it costs 1 THB per minute for AIS.
Since there is only a slight difference in the packages from each company, there is one more thing to consider which the internet speed is. According to speedtest.net, AIS ranked first in THAILAND’S FASTEST MOBILE NETWORKS 2016 AWARD. It’s followed by True and then DTAC. AIS won with the upload speed and download speed of 21.36 and 12.41 Mbps while True just lost out with 20.79 and 11.15 Mbps. DTAC came in at speeds of 17.98 and 9.35Mbps.
Finally, the last thing you want to consider is the privileges that come with using a particular company. We have listed below some of the affiliated companies who offer promotions to customers of each sim card provider.
- Madame Tussauds Bangkok
- SEA LIFE Bangkok
- Central Department Stores
- Grab services
- Dairy Queen
- Dean & Deluca
- Take Me Tour
- KING POWER
- Ran Tai
If your internet quota is finished or you haven’t bought sim cards for tourist, many of main airports and shopping malls in Thailand have free Wi-Fi services. For those who travel through Suvarnabhumi International Airport, you can connect to the free Wi-Fi after you fill out a short online form which is quick and easy.
At Suvarnabhumi Airport AIRPORTELs are located on B Floor which is the same floor as the Airport Rail Link to Bangkok city centre. For Luggage Storage, AIRPORTELs guarantees the best price at Suvarnabhumi Airport.
No matter the size or weight of your luggage, we offer the same price: 100 THB per day!
Customers can entrust leaving their luggage with AIRPORTELs as we consider safety and customer satisfaction our highest priorities. Your luggage will be kept in a proper storage room with 24 Hr Security.
AIRPORTELs is willing to take care of electronic devices such as laptops or sports equipment such as bicycles. Our service provides insurance of up to 100,000 THB on all items, available for both short term and long term storage.