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Canggu, Bali

30ยฐC
Indonesia
 
 1 Mar '164d5 Mar '165 Mar '16
1 Mar '16

Bangkok

35ยฐC
Thailand
 
 28 Jan '1616d13 Feb '1613 Feb '16
28 Jan '16

Chiang Mai

29ยฐC
Thailand
2015
 16 Dec '151mo28 Jan '1628 Jan '16
16 Dec '15

Ko Lanta

30ยฐC
Thailand
 10 Dec '156d16 Dec '1516 Dec '15
10 Dec '15

Kota Kinabalu

29ยฐC
Malaysia
 1 Dec '158d9 Dec '159 Dec '15
1 Dec '15

Ko Lanta

30ยฐC
Thailand
 
 16 Nov '1514d30 Nov '1530 Nov '15
16 Nov '15

Bangkok

32ยฐC
Thailand
 11 Nov '154d15 Nov '1515 Nov '15
11 Nov '15

Ko Lanta

30ยฐC
Thailand
 9 Nov '152d11 Nov '1511 Nov '15
9 Nov '15

Krabi

30ยฐC
Thailand

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What's the best mobile-data option in Thailand for nomads?


in Thailand by @iamfledge |  | 17 comments

As I donโ€™t know how long I may be in Thailand so canโ€™t commit to a minimum term like a 12-month contract (1-month rolling is ok).

Iโ€™m hoping to find the best SIM to stick in my phone and get as much data as possible - ideally enough for laptop tethering when Wi-Fi isnโ€™t immediately available also.

Is it possible to either sign-up in advance and get it delivered; or to get it from a shop and activate it that day? Or is there a waiting time of days for it to be sent and activated?

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    $914 / mo
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  • Thailand

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
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    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 33° 91° 29° 84°AQI 86๐Ÿ˜ท
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    ๐ŸŒง Feels 35° 95° 29° 84°AQI 60
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  • Ko Lanta

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    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
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    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 35° 95° 30° 86°๐ŸฅตAQI 63
    3x
    $1,479 / mo
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  • Bangkok

    Don't believe the prices on here for an apartment. 686 usd/month refers to an apartment in a high class condo, right in the city centre and seconds away from the BTS(train station). Just remember this, people working at supermarkets make 2 usd/per hour. If you want to live like a local, then you can save a lot of money. If you don't mind a 5-10 minute walk from the BTS, then you can easily get a one bedroom apartment for 300 USD per month, in a high class condo, plus with free golf cart ser

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    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒค Feels 39° 102° 32° 90°๐ŸฅตAQI 152๐Ÿ˜ท
    2x
    $1,461 / mo
    22Mbps
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  • Krabi

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    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
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    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 38° 100° 31° 88°๐ŸฅตAQI 78๐Ÿ˜ท
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    $1,391 / mo
    21Mbps
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  • Kota Kinabalu

    Nice and laid back city with good infrastructure. 4G coverage was good

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    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 32° 90° 28° 83°๐ŸฅตAQI 25
    1x
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    14Mbps
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  • Chiang Mai

    Chiang Mai used to be N.1 for the digital nomad life. It is still great and you can find really cheap apartments (300-400$) and restaurants (2-3$ for a main). Wouldn't recommend staying there during the burning season. The best area is Nimman, but it's also the most expensive. You can stay in the old city that's very nice but that gets noisy during the weekend for the night markets. Last but not least, very safe city. All in all would go back in a heartbeat.

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    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
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    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 29° 84° 28° 83°AQI 120๐Ÿ˜ท
    1x
    $1,111 / mo
    22Mbps
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  • Canggu

    Bali is amazing, but Canggu isn't really that great -- actually there are SO MANY better places, like Uluwatu, Gili Islands or even Ubud that I can't understand the hype. As almost everyone said below, beaches are crappy, roads are terrible, sidewalks are non-existent and having a motorbike is a must. On the other side, food is great and cafes are pretty reasonable with all those incredible bowls. Anyway I wouldn't recommend it for more than a week.

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 34° 93° 29° 84°AQI 35
    1x
    $1,382 / mo
    23Mbps
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  • ๐Ÿ›Œ Most time spent

  • Canggu

    Bali is amazing, but Canggu isn't really that great -- actually there are SO MANY better places, like Uluwatu, Gili Islands or even Ubud that I can't understand the hype. As almost everyone said below, beaches are crappy, roads are terrible, sidewalks are non-existent and having a motorbike is a must. On the other side, food is great and cafes are pretty reasonable with all those incredible bowls. Anyway I wouldn't recommend it for more than a week.

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 34° 93° 29° 84°AQI 35
    4mo
    $1,382 / mo
    23Mbps
    ร—
  • Ko Lanta

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 35° 95° 30° 86°๐ŸฅตAQI 63
    2mo
    $1,479 / mo
    17Mbps
    ร—
  • Bangkok

    Don't believe the prices on here for an apartment. 686 usd/month refers to an apartment in a high class condo, right in the city centre and seconds away from the BTS(train station). Just remember this, people working at supermarkets make 2 usd/per hour. If you want to live like a local, then you can save a lot of money. If you don't mind a 5-10 minute walk from the BTS, then you can easily get a one bedroom apartment for 300 USD per month, in a high class condo, plus with free golf cart ser

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒค Feels 39° 102° 32° 90°๐ŸฅตAQI 152๐Ÿ˜ท
    18d
    $1,461 / mo
    22Mbps
    ร—
  • Chiang Mai

    Chiang Mai used to be N.1 for the digital nomad life. It is still great and you can find really cheap apartments (300-400$) and restaurants (2-3$ for a main). Wouldn't recommend staying there during the burning season. The best area is Nimman, but it's also the most expensive. You can stay in the old city that's very nice but that gets noisy during the weekend for the night markets. Last but not least, very safe city. All in all would go back in a heartbeat.

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 29° 84° 28° 83°AQI 120๐Ÿ˜ท
    16d
    $1,111 / mo
    22Mbps
    ร—
  • Kota Kinabalu

    Nice and laid back city with good infrastructure. 4G coverage was good

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ Cheap
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 32° 90° 28° 83°๐ŸฅตAQI 25
    6d
    $833 / mo
    14Mbps
    ร—
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    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 38° 100° 31° 88°๐ŸฅตAQI 78๐Ÿ˜ท
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    $1,391 / mo
    21Mbps
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