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).

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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

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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.

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