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# 215319 21-Jun-2017 22:58
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We're travelling to Thailand (Bangkok and Hua Hin) in a couple of weeks. Does anyone have a recommendation as to what provider / plan to go with.

We are in Thailand for just under 2 weeks and both will use a bit of data especially if the kids are being tricky. I've had a look online and to be honest the options are pretty complex. I'm also interested in real world use in Thailand and if any network is better/worse.

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  # 1804927 21-Jun-2017 22:58
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Allow me to introduce you folks to our new travel community: TravelTalk NZ.

 

We hope to see you there!

 





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  # 1804949 22-Jun-2017 00:04
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Mobile data is ho hum, and a lot of the plans come with unlimited data but they limit the 4g/3g speed to minimal amounts then switch to Edge or GPRS.  The main thing is to work out which provider supports your handset type and what exactly you want covered.  Have used Dtac and truemove, and they both work but not an experience like you get in NZ.  If you are staying at a hotel you are highly likely to have Wifi, grab a phone VPN and use that for the most part.


 
 
 
 


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Technically you are supposed to register the SIM card with details about yourself but you can get a away with this if you go to MBK rather than mobile phone shops.

 

Most of the next part will be irrelevant for all people but just in case.

 

Websites are blocked in Thailand so you may occasionally not get access.

 

Lastly as they are going through a transition of the monarchy don't insult the new one or access info about him that is bad while you are there.

 

 

 

 


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  # 1805143 22-Jun-2017 13:24
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Read this thread. Just get a SIM at the airport, any of the big brands should be fine.


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  # 1805210 22-Jun-2017 14:32

When I read the topic headline I thought, because I'm a bit of a dummy sometimes "why play a Thailand travel simulator, its cheap to travel there and experience the real thing".



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  # 1806370 25-Jun-2017 13:09
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If anyone had more specific recommendations or plans that would be helpful. Ive read the general comments on here but haven't seen anything more specific if possible.

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