How many times have you gone to Thailand? I am pretty sure that for a lot of you, it might be more than once. The answer is not surprising given the affordable holidays that one can have in Thailand. Owing to the same, it is pretty common to see that these Thailand vacations last more than a week. Given the frequency and duration of these holidays, I have always felt the need to buy a local sim to stay connected. I am sure you too, require the same. I have just the perfect recommendation for your mobile connection – the new DTAC Sim for Indian Travelers. Here is why you should consider the DTAC sim –
Benefits of Staying Connected in Thailand
It is not just about keeping in touch with your loved ones back home. Getting a local sim allows you to stay safe and enjoy better convenience when traveling in Thailand. Consider the scenario where you want to call a cab after a visit to the night markets in Bangkok, Phuket or Chiang Mai. With a local sim, not only would that be easy but will also, ensure that you have peace of mind when venturing out.
I also, like to be connected online when I am traveling in an unknown city. It helps me keep my google maps on so that I am always location-aware. Knowing the exact route of travel helps me avoid the local cab scams. While there are a lot of free wifi zones in Thailand, they are not always safe. A lot of sensitive data gets leaked with this public wifis and it is always better to rely on your personal local sim cards.
Network Coverage of DTAC
There are plenty of tourist sim options in Thailand. I remember getting really confused at the airport on which ones to buy. My first and most important consideration was the network coverage in Thailand. DTAC turned out to be one of the leading operators in the country – one that was highly recommended by expats and locals. In fact, a friend who stays in Bangkok mentioned that she had almost seamless coverage with DTAC in Thailand. Whether she went to Chiang Mai or down to Phuket, she never had an issue.
Package Cost of DTAC Sim
If you are still deliberating between the leading mobile operators of Thailand, then the DTAC package cost will help you make the decision better. There are two options that you can pick from –
- A 299 THB package – offering you an 8-day unlimited data connectivity.
- A 599 THB package – with a 15 days unlimited data connectivity
On both the packages, if you dial 00400 before the India country code 91, you are charged 0.6Thb per minute for your call. You get a 15 Baht call credit on these sims. What makes them even more attractive are the special offers that they have for the tourists – like discounts at Swenson’s, Thai Massages and also, at popular tourist destinations like the Madam Tussaud’s museum and the Bangkok Ocean World. You can check the updated privileges on their website.
The convenience of buying and reloading
You don’t have to go too far to buy a DTAC Happy Tourist Sim. It is readily available at most Indian airports like Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata. It is also, available at the key Thai airports like Suvarnabhumi or Donmuang Airport in Bangkok, Phuket and Samui Airport. There are self-vending machines at the airport as well as shops where you can buy it. You can even buy it at convenience outlets like 7 – 11 and Family Mart
The convenience does not end there. In case you wish to reload or extend your connection, you can do so easily online or through any of the convenience stores like 7-11 in the country.
Guess that is all it takes to get connected when on a Thailand trip. I hope you have bookmarked this post for your upcoming travel.
This post has been written in association with DTAC, Thailand
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Popularly referred to as a Restless Ball of Energy. My Mom refuses to entertain my complaints about my equally restless daughter & assures my husband that I was born with a travel bug.
I am a Post-Graduate in Marketing by qualification and a travel blogger by passion. Besides travel, I enjoy photography and if you don’t find me at my desk, I would be out playing badminton or swimming or just running. I believe in planning for every long weekend through the year. And when I cannot travel physically, I travel virtually through this travel blog. My travel stories have also, got published on various websites and magazines including BBC Travel, Lonely Planet India and Jetwings.