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

Green public telephone
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.

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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!

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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.

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