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Medellรญn

25ยฐC
Colombia
 
 8 Jan '191mo8 Feb '198 Feb '19
8 Jan '19

New York City, NY

2ยฐC
United States
2018
 14 Dec '1825d8 Jan '198 Jan '19
14 Dec '18

Los Angeles, CA

18ยฐC
United States
 1 Dec '1813d14 Dec '1814 Dec '18
1 Dec '18

Hanoi

22ยฐC
Vietnam
 
 13 Nov '187d20 Nov '1820 Nov '18
13 Nov '18

Chiang Mai

30ยฐC
Thailand
 
 16 Oct '181mo27 Nov '1827 Nov '18
16 Oct '18

Da Nang

29ยฐC
Vietnam
 
 7 Sep '1817d24 Sep '1824 Sep '18
7 Sep '18

Tokyo

28ยฐC
Japan
 
 14 Jul '188d22 Jul '1822 Jul '18
14 Jul '18

Mexico City

21ยฐC
Mexico
2017
 30 Dec '1710mo1 Nov '181 Nov '18
30 Dec '17

Ho Chi Minh City

31ยฐC
Vietnam
 16 Dec '1712d28 Dec '1728 Dec '17
16 Dec '17

Mumbai

30ยฐC
India
 
 23 Oct '172mo16 Dec '1716 Dec '17
23 Oct '17

Chiang Mai

31ยฐC
Thailand
 15 Oct '176d21 Oct '1721 Oct '17
15 Oct '17

Guangzhou

30ยฐC
China
 9 Oct '171mo9 Nov '179 Nov '17
9 Oct '17

Canggu, Bali

29ยฐC
Indonesia
 
 9 Sep '1719d28 Sep '1728 Sep '17
9 Sep '17

Tehran

31ยฐC
Iran
 
 24 Mar '176d30 Mar '1730 Mar '17
24 Mar '17

Palawan

31ยฐC
Philippines
 
 5 Mar '1719d24 Mar '1724 Mar '17
5 Mar '17

Davao

31ยฐC
Philippines
 1 Mar '173mo31 May '1731 May '17
1 Mar '17

Tainan

26ยฐC
Taiwan
2016
 1 Nov '1614d15 Nov '1615 Nov '16
1 Nov '16

Kyoto

18ยฐC
Japan
 
 1 Oct '165mo28 Feb '1728 Feb '17
1 Oct '16

Chiang Mai

31ยฐC
Thailand
 
 1 Jun '162mo31 Jul '1631 Jul '16
1 Jun '16

Taipei

31ยฐC
Taiwan
 
 27 Mar '161mo2 May '162 May '16
27 Mar '16

Guadalajara

28ยฐC
Mexico
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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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๐ŸŒ Top countries

  • Vietnam

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ Cheap
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    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
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    ๐ŸŒง Feels 34° 93° 28° 82°๐ŸฅตAQI 68
    1yr
    $910 / mo
    11Mbps
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  • Thailand

    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
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 34° 93° 29° 84°๐ŸฅตAQI 34
    7mo
    $1,206 / mo
    23Mbps
    ร—
  • Taiwan

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 29° 84° 27° 81°AQI 74
    5mo
    $1,949 / mo
    20Mbps
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  • Colombia

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ Cheap
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety very bad
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 27° 81° 25° 76°AQI 44
    3mo
    $987 / mo
    10Mbps
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  • United States

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 16° 61° 15° 60°AQI 30
    2mo
    $3,228 / mo
    42Mbps
    ร—
  • Mexico

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety bad
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 24° 75° 24° 75°AQI 42
    1mo
    $1,279 / mo
    13Mbps
    ร—
  • Indonesia

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ Cheap
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 34° 93° 28° 83°๐ŸฅตAQI 34
    1mo
    $848 / mo
    9Mbps
    ร—
  • Japan

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ™‚ Okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 18° 64° 18° 64°AQI 36
    1mo
    $2,733 / mo
    26Mbps
    ร—
  • ๐Ÿ›ฌ Most visits

  • 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
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 36° 97° 29° 84°๐ŸฅตAQI 32
    3x
    $1,104 / mo
    24Mbps
    ร—
  • Guadalajara

    Spent one month living and discovering Guad and area. Walked, bussed and Uber when necessary. NEVER felt unsafe. My Spanish is very basic and yet was able to communicate. Friendly and helpful people! Amazing for such a large city!๐ŸŒบโค๏ธ

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety bad
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 25° 77° 25° 78°AQI 39
    1x
    $1,036 / mo
    13Mbps
    ร—
  • Los Angeles

    Nothing does a better job of explaining LAโ€™s beautiful diversity and different neighborhoods than the documentary about the late Jonathan Gold, our cityโ€™s greatest amabassador and the only food critic to ever win a Pulitzer Prize. It is called, โ€œCity of Goldโ€ and if you want to know LA, just watch this film. Trailer link: https://youtu.be/DmKTRDfz1zM

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Too expensive
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 27° 81° 27° 80°AQI 80๐Ÿ˜ท
    1x
    $4,409 / mo
    43Mbps
    ร—
  • Hanoi

    I lived in Hanoi for 3 full months and I really loved it. Hanoi has a big foreigner district called 'Tay Ho'. If what you are looking for is somewhat foreigner(English) friendly, the spot is yours. However I preferred to stay in the Japanese area that was full of good sushi. The charm of the city comes from the people. Vietnamese are aggressively kind and way too friendly. I even rented a piano from a local shop, placed it at home and played it. Took private Muythai lesson from a local gym

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ Cheap
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐Ÿ™‚ Good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒค Feels 24° 75° 24° 76°AQI 65
    1x
    $894 / mo
    10Mbps
    ร—
  • Da Nang

    After having lived here for two months, I've got to say that this must be one of the worst places in Asia. The only reason I am still here is because I'm stuck due to the covid-19 situation. There is nothing to do here, except going for a walk at the beach. No events, no social life, no activities. Mind you, this has nothing to do with the current situation, it was the same before things got shut down because of the virus. The locals don't really like foreigners and you can feel that often, eve

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ Cheap
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 33° 91° 28° 82°๐ŸฅตAQI 40
    1x
    $954 / mo
    16Mbps
    ร—
  • Tokyo

    Tokyo has so much to offer and so much to do. It is easily overwhelming. Whereas I usually take my first week to explore a place Tokyoโ€™s sights just kept on going. I remember ending up in a hidden cocktail bar, a mexican rooftop party with 1 meter margaritas, spending a whole day going only to French places(?), visiting a store that only imported 2nd hand hiphop apparel, and throughout it all the best michelin star ramen. It just seemed endless, completely unrelated and incredibly fun. Six wee

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿง Pricey
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
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    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 17° 63° 17° 63°AQI 24
    1x
    $3,195 / mo
    29Mbps
    ร—
  • Mexico City

    I do love Mexico City, it's incredibly vibrant with friendly people. That said, I will warn against following advice from people who go for a few months and say, "it's safe because I never had an issue". This is Latin America and it is known to be dangerous for a reason, statistically, even Mexico City is very unsafe. The chance of something dangerous happening goes up the longer you stay, only you can decide if that's worth it.

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
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    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety bad
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    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 22° 72° 22° 71°AQI 74
    1x
    $1,445 / mo
    19Mbps
    ร—
  • Ho Chi Minh City

    It used to have a lot of character and charm but all the construction is making the city lose its culture. Apartments and accommodation are ridiculously expensive. 300 to 500 a month for tiny rooms in a shared house. For single guys go elsewhere. Women here are rude, ultra conservative and have flat personalities with nothing going for them. Food is okay but plenty of MSG and food safety is atrocious. In addition motorists are aggressive and plenty of accidents take place. Don't live here i

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
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    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 42° 108° 31° 87°๐ŸฅตAQI 67
    1x
    $1,039 / mo
    17Mbps
    ร—
  • ๐Ÿ›Œ Most time spent

  • Ho Chi Minh City

    It used to have a lot of character and charm but all the construction is making the city lose its culture. Apartments and accommodation are ridiculously expensive. 300 to 500 a month for tiny rooms in a shared house. For single guys go elsewhere. Women here are rude, ultra conservative and have flat personalities with nothing going for them. Food is okay but plenty of MSG and food safety is atrocious. In addition motorists are aggressive and plenty of accidents take place. Don't live here i

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 42° 108° 31° 87°๐ŸฅตAQI 67
    10mo
    $1,039 / mo
    17Mbps
    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
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 36° 97° 29° 84°๐ŸฅตAQI 32
    7mo
    $1,104 / mo
    24Mbps
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  • Tainan

    The Middle Ages meet industrial-age pollution: this is a grimy tropical backwater with none of Taipei's vibrancy, efficiency or even politeness. Cycle or hike in the quote-unquote national park north of the city for marshes, dengue fever, junkyards, stray dogs, and massive concrete jetties obstructing ocean views.

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    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
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    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 30° 86° 28° 82°AQI 98๐Ÿ˜ท
    3mo
    $2,199 / mo
    14Mbps
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  • Medellรญn

    We loved Medellin! Poblado is a magical enclave, unlike most of Medellin. Amazing restaurants, lots of nature, friendly people, gorgeous women, fast internet, tons of places to work.

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    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety bad
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    ๐ŸŒง Feels 22° 72° 22° 71°AQI 95๐Ÿ˜ท
    3mo
    $966 / mo
    14Mbps
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  • Taipei

    Definitely check out The Key (on near Zhong Xiao Dun Hua station) if living here for more than a month. Cafe + Gym + Bar all in one, monthly membership about $50 USD. English-friendly, no contracts. Made my 3 month stay here immensely better with fast wifi in the cafe and it's a great feeling to be able to work out immediately after working.

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    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
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    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 25° 77° 25° 77°AQI 61
    2mo
    $1,949 / mo
    20Mbps
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  • Da Nang

    After having lived here for two months, I've got to say that this must be one of the worst places in Asia. The only reason I am still here is because I'm stuck due to the covid-19 situation. There is nothing to do here, except going for a walk at the beach. No events, no social life, no activities. Mind you, this has nothing to do with the current situation, it was the same before things got shut down because of the virus. The locals don't really like foreigners and you can feel that often, eve

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜ Cheap
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet ๐ŸŽ Fast
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 33° 91° 28° 82°๐ŸฅตAQI 40
    1mo
    $954 / mo
    16Mbps
    ร—
  • Guadalajara

    Spent one month living and discovering Guad and area. Walked, bussed and Uber when necessary. NEVER felt unsafe. My Spanish is very basic and yet was able to communicate. Friendly and helpful people! Amazing for such a large city!๐ŸŒบโค๏ธ

    โญ๏ธ Overall Score 
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost ๐Ÿ˜™ Affordable
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    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety bad
    Tap to open
    โ˜€๏ธ Feels 25° 77° 25° 78°AQI 39
    1mo
    $1,036 / mo
    13Mbps
    ร—
  • 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.

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