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Topic # 154422 27-Oct-2014 19:07
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going to Thailand in a Cpl weeks wondered how I get on with a nokia lumia  on a prepaid account no idea about roaming etc...nor prices of calls seems u have to pay for incoming calls as well? any advice appreciated




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  Reply # 1163162 27-Oct-2014 20:35
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10 seconds of searching on Spark's webpage revealed...

http://www.spark.co.nz/shop/mobile/internationalroaming/zonesandprices

Thailand is Zone 2, and yes, you pay for both incoming and outgoing calls. Incoming texts are free, outgoing are charged at roaming rates.

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  Reply # 1163163 27-Oct-2014 20:36
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I was there earlier this year. Just buy a prepaid SIM in the airport, in the international terminal they're just before you leave to hit the road. It's a wide building so just walk along for a while. I forget the brand I got. They put it in and got it working, cost about $40 for a month. Hotel Wifi was great, I uploaded many GB of photos over the WiFi there, but I was staying in fancy hotels.

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  Reply # 1163981 28-Oct-2014 21:24
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Agree with timmmay, picking up a local simcard at the Bangkok International Airport is the easiest and best option. They set it up for you at the booth there, it activates quickly and you are able to use it within minutes. I was even able to make a phone call to my brother while at the airport. The one we used when we visited Thailand last year was from dtac, I went into this very briefly in an old blog post last year (right down the bottom of the page of the long post) - Gives you an indication of the sign and deal they have specifically for tourists.

Some more info: http://store.dtac.co.th/en/happytouristsim

H
ope this helps - happy travels! :)

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  Reply # 1164017 28-Oct-2014 22:19
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Plus one for buying a local sim (they're really cheap) and plus one for Dtac. I've been there quite a few times and they have good coverage over the entire country.

Have fun on your travels and don't be afraid about eating from street carts - if the locals are happy to, no problems. Politeness and respect goes a million miles over there - learn a few Thai phrases, they will be appreciated :-)



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  Reply # 1164520 29-Oct-2014 17:45
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many thanks for your replies.....I had been on the spark website but the last 3 replies was what I was looking for,,,, some actual information so cheers for that....arrive 1am in morning so hope that shop is still open lol...spending most of time in the nth....any one take any shots b4 they went malaria etc...?and shall look for the dtac for sure.....was that a straight prepaid card..phone calls only or did it have some data...




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  Reply # 1164521 29-Oct-2014 17:50
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It's open 24 hours - info here. It's a truly massive airport, 22nd busiest in the world (which may not sound high but it's pretty busy). It makes Auckland airport look like a village airstrip.




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