AIS now has 802.11ac hotspots dubbed AIS SUPER WIFI, and if you’ve got a 3G data package over 500 Baht a month you can use them for free. 3x faster than 802.11n and better on your battery life. More
True is ok, unless you are socially conscious. True is in bed with CAT and they are behind preventing the 4G auctions from taking place, and more interested in controlling the market thru cronyism than competition. I.e. True makes Thailand a worse place and they take an anti-foreigners stance. But if you don’t card about that, then go forth. More on this.
@IAmFledge There is no issue with tethering in Thailand.
@BabaStraja Both pre and post paid cards use the same data packages. All monthly plans use the FUP (fair use policy) model giving you XGb of fast data, then drop you to 384kbps, 256kbps or sometimes 128kbps when you run out of your high speed allotment. Really no reason to get post-paid.
DTAC and AIS both have a promo going for their monthly package for the first 2 or 3 months, you get double or tripple the FUP.
For example: With AIS 12Call, for 748 Baht/ month you get first 3 months with 9GB of 3G and free AIS wifi. (After 3 months it drops to 3GB per month, but hey, just cancel)
Here’s the easy way to get set up:
- You need an AIS 12Call sim (can be a tourist SIM)
*121# to check your balance. You need at least 748 Baht. ( You can get credit here )
- Dial this USSD code on the SIM to sign up for 9GB monthly 3G package:
*777*993*316358# (You’ll get an sms if it worked and your balance will be deducted.)
*338# to get your Wifi password
You can then throw that sim into a pocket wifi router or device.