Where to Find the Public Phone and Free Wi-Fi in Bangkok?

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Public telephone

When you visit other countries without buying a sim card and an internet package, you might need something to rely on. For example, the public phones and the free Wi-Fi spot in the public area. You might see that it’s necessary and useful to find the spot when it’s in need. There’re many public phones and free Wi-Fi provided in the Bangkok area or other provinces in Thailand. Let’s see where you can find those services!

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Many public telephones in the public area

Public phones

Although you can hardly see them these days, they’re still available at most department stores in Bangkok. And, they’re usually installed near the restrooms. So, if you know where the restrooms are, you may find the public phones.

In the worse case, if you’re not able to find any near public phone in your area, you might need to ask someone around you for help. Most of the Thai people nowadays can speak basic English and they can understand you. Just try to speak slowly and they’ll help you for sure.

Free Wi-Fi

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Free Wi-Fi sign

Spot for free Wi-Fi is commonly found in many public spaces and coffee shops. You can also find them at any restaurant that you go to. Besides, most of the tourist attractions in Bangkok also provide you the free Wi-Fi, including Sanam Luang, The Grand Palca, Khao San Road, Chatuchak Market, and other major department stores around Bangkok.

Free internet at Suvarnabhumi Airport
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Also, free Wi-Fi can be found at airports, BTS stations, MRT stations, and some transport stations. You can check your phone to see if any free Wi-Fi network appears and is available for you to use or not. Normally, the names of the free Wi-Fi networks contain the words “Free Wi-Fi”, or it can be the name of the location without a password required.

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A person holding a phone showing free Wi-Fi on the screen

By the way, please note that some free Wi-Fi might ask for your name, passport ID, and your email. If you’re concerned about giving this personal information, you can skip using the free Wi-Fi and buy some internet packages once you arrive in Thailand.

AIS free Wi-Fi service

If you find the AIS free Wi-Fi service, you must register for a username and a password to access the network. However, with this service, you can only use the internet for a limited period per login. To re-access the network, you need to re-login again. The major mobile operators in Thailand named AIS, TrueMove-DTAC, and TOT, all provide free public Wi-Fi services in many areas of Bangkok.


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AIRNET – Pocket WIFI for rental

For those who want to make sure that the plan will go smoothly without any concerns, you can check the Thai SIM card with a calling and internet package that suits the duration of your stay. You can get a SIM card at any place such as airports, transportation hubs, and convenience stores around Thailand. There are two major telecommunication operators which are AIS and TrueMove-DTAC.

You’ll see a bunch of different packages that suit your lifestyle and the duration of your stay. It starts at only 45 THB for the cheapest one. But, if you need to do business or work during your vacation, the price can be up to 1,250 THB for the package.

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So now you know where you can find public phones and free Wi-Fi services in Bangkok, Thailand. It’s quite less reliable than the SIM card since public phones might hardly be seen in Bangkok and some free Wi-Fi services might require a lot of personal information before using. But we’ll not regret knowing this information because if it’s in need, it’ll be very useful and we’ll be thankful for it. Have a nice trip to Thailand!

Read more

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Which Mobile Plan or Internet Package Suits Tourists Visiting Thailand?

Pocket WIFI VS Sim cards

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Pocket WiFi & SIM Cards

Planning the amount of internet to use is one of the problems which many tourists are concerned about when traveling abroad. Although you can use it via your smartphone using roaming service, the price is a bit too high and it’s hard to limit the amount to use. If you’re planning your trip to Thailand, and this is a thing you’re concerned about, we have a solution for you by using a pocket Wi-Fi device which you can rent at an affordable price.

Before knowing more details, you may doubt whether it’s really worth enough to rent especially when compared with internet speed from your smartphone. So, let’s start with two facts about the internet in Thailand.

  • The Internet is available almost everywhere in Thailand with 4G technology covering most parts of the country.
  • Many hotels offer WiFi for their guests free of charge, and you can find free internet hotspots in many public places.

Comparing Pocket WiFi vs SIM Cards

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From the mentioned facts, you may already know that internet speed in Thailand is surely good. However, you may think that it’s hard to choose between internet from your smartphone using roaming service and portable Wi-Fi device. If you have to choose only one choice for your next trip, the following checklist containing advantages and disadvantages of the two solutions will help you to easily make a decision.

  1. Using the internet from your smartphone is expensive with roaming fees. Although it is possible to use a local sim card, not all smartphones can do that. You can use the internet from any local providers only if your phone is unlocked. If you’re bound with a contract from any service providers in your country, your only choice will be roaming service. 
  2. When using the internet through pocket Wi-Fi, you can connect many devices at the same time. So it is easier to share with your friends and family as well as good for people with many devices.
  3. You can always find free WiFi sites. Big cities around the world are full of those spots. It’s even possible to use phone applications to find free WiFi zones like Google’s WiFi Map LLC which is great for getting you out of any trouble. However, cybercrime is quite common these days. Free WiFi hotspots attract these cyber criminals. So, using your Pocket WiFi is safer for you than WiFi Free

The other advantage of pocket WiFi is; you can get it from rental service which is surely cheaper when compared with roaming service. The service will give you a ready to use device and some service providers even offer you an unlimited data plan.

Where can rental Pocket WiFi?

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There are many rental service providers in the market right now. No matter which one you choose, the renting process is almost the same. Starting by choosing the right service that suits your need, then book the pocket Wi-Fi device online. You need to pay the rental fee in this step. Most providers require you to book the device at least two days in advance. After finishing the booking process, you will get the device whether delivering to your address or at the airport (depending on the condition of each company).

Airnet service from AIRPORTELs


Now Airnet service from Airportels, you can make purchases or rent SIM Cards Thailand, Pocket WiFi, and devices through www.airnet.asia. How good will it be when you arrive in Thailand? Internet access is available so you can pass on your happiness without limits in thailand by buying or renting now.

Right now, you may already know where to get a pocket Wi-Fi device to use in Thailand. When having the internet during your trip, many things will be easier. You can find the next interesting place to go, search for a restaurant to have dinner etc. The most important thing is; you can easily share your precious moments as well as experience with your friends and family. All Thai are ready to welcome you, and willing to help you in order to make you feel like home and have a wonderful trip.


The best sim cards for tourist’s in Thailand

SIM cards in Thailand

Getting a local SIM cards 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.

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However, 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). As a result, the most common problem is knowing which company you should choose. Therefore, AIRPORTELs will explain some of the main benefits of each company and package clearly for you.

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Get the best deals

The package that we will elaborate on is the package for 299 THB from each of the three companies.


  • 16 Days 299 Bath
  • Free 14 social apps no data charges (Facebook, Messendger, Pinterest, Skype, SnapChat, Viber, Weibo, KaKaoTalk, Instagrame, Line, QQ, Twitter, WhatsApp, WeChat)
  • Free 10 GB for Tiktok
  • 100 Baht call credit (for local and international calls)
  • Free WiFi


  • 8 Days 299 Bath
  • 15 GB High Speed Internet & AIS AUPER WiFi
  • Free Unlimited Social Apps (Facebook, Line, Instagrame, WhatsApp, WeChat, TikTok, Twitter)
  • Unlimited Calls among AIS Network
  • Free Call to AIS CALL CENTER 1175 press 2
  • Free 15 Bath Credit
  • International Call starting at 1 baht/min


  • 16 Days 299 Bath
  • Unlimited Internet 30 GB at Max Speed
  • Free 5 Chat apps usage (Messenger, Line, WhatsApp, WeChat, KaKaoTalk)
  • Free 15-baht call credit
  • Unlimited calls among dtac network
  • Special international call rate via 00400

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 2020 AWARD. It’s followed by True and then DTAC. AIS won with the upload speed and download speed of 24.63 and 57.06 Mbps while True just lost out with 15.26 and 39.48 Mbps. DTAC came in at speeds of 4.92 and 27.15 Mbps.


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.

Promotions from SIM card providers


  • Siam Paragon / Emporium / Emquartier
  • Grab service
  • Central Pattana
  • Beauty Buffet
  • KT Optic
  • MorDee
  • Pattaya Dolphinarium
  • Squeeze By Tipco
  • Olino Crepe & Tea
  • Farm Design


  • TagThai
  • Bangkok Insurance
  • Central Embassy
  • Grab services


  • Insurance
  • AVIS via
  • Hertz via
  • AXA Sawasdee
  • Central
  • Dean & Deluca
  • Grab services
  • Mahanakhon Skywalk

If your internet quota is finished or you haven’t bought a SIM cards, Now Airnet service from Airportels, you can make purchases or rent SIM Cards Thailand, Pocket WiFi, and devices through www.airnet.asia. How good will it be when you arrive in Thailand? Internet access is available so you can pass on your happiness without limits in thailand by buying or renting now.

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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!

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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-hour security.

Finally, 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 50,000 THB on all items, available for both short term and long term storage.

Luggage Storage at Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) – AIRPORTELs Thailand


Which Mobile Plan or Internet Package Suits Tourists Visiting Thailand?

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Choosing a mobile plan or an internet package is one of the first things to do once you arrive in a place that isn’t your home country. Visiting a foreign country for the first time is already quite complicated. Without the right SIM card, it can be even more complicated than that. Imagine you’re getting lost. How can you contact your family members or friends or find your accommodation? This article doesn’t expressly tell you which SIM card is good for tourists. It tells you how to choose one that suits you best.

Some SIM cards don’t come with an internet package while others do but the internet isn’t fast enough or isn’t enough for you. You need to be careful about how you choose your mobile plan or internet package. Well, actually, there’s no good or bad plan or package. You just have to decide and select which is right for you. The major mobile operators in Thailand such as AIS, dtac, TrueMove H etc. all offer prepaid SIM cards particularly designed for tourists. You can start from these.

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Tourist SIM

Here are some details of some examples of the tourist SIM cards (the names of the operators won’t be mentioned below because they can change their information at any time and new choices are regularly launched; you always need to check with the dealers yourself or check the latest information on each operator’s website.

Operator A – Plan A (Prepaid) – 299 baht

  • Free unlimited internet for 8 days (max speed up to 3 GB), Free 100-baht credit amd Free public Wi-Fi for 7 days

Operator A – Plan B (Prepaid) – 599 baht

  • Free unlimited internet for 8 days (max speed up to 6 GB)
  • Free 100-baht credit

Operator B – Plan A (Prepaid) – 299 baht

  • Free unlimited internet for 8 days (max speed up to 3GB)
  • Free 100-baht credit

Operator B – Plan B (Prepaid) – 49 baht

  • Free 15-baht credit
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So how do you know which mobile plan or internet package suits you best?

The prepaid tourist SIM cards at equal prices give you equal amounts of free credit at first. The cards require you to top up your mobile when you’re out of credit. So, none of them is better than the others in this respect. Most of the time you’ll have to check other benefits that come with these plans. For example, check if you can also access free public Wi-Fi or what restaurant deals come with the SIM cards.

There are a few more things to consider when you choose a mobile plan or an internet package.Ask yourself these questions:

  • Will you often watch YouTube videos while you’re in Thailand?
  • Do you have to or plan to go to a lot of places? Do you know where exactly they are and how you can get to each of them?

If you answer the first two questions with ‘yes’ and the third question with ‘no’, then you might need “Operator A – Plan B” above.

Another important question you should ask yourself is

  • How long will you stay in Thailand?

This last question helps you tell which plan or package covers the length of your stay in this country. Surely, you wouldn’t want a SIM card with 7-day free unlimited internet if you’re going to stay here for a month. So, don’t forget to compare the internet packages too. The internet is an essential part of your trip. Apart from watching YouTube or TV programs broadcasted in your country when you don’t know what to do at night, you might often have to use the internet to find the locations of your accommodation and places you want to visit.

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Where can you buy a tourist SIM card?

Tourist SIM cards are available at most convenient stores such as 7-Eleven and FamilyMart. They are also available at the service centers of each mobile operator. Usually, these centers can be found at major department stores such as MBK Center, Siam Paragon, Big C etc. However, they can also be stand-alone.