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medie3val

Has anyone used AT&T mobile data in Thailand using their $10 day passes?  I'm considering it purely to have less hassle, and to keep my phone number.  It's not going to be worth the money if it's not 4g speeds, though.

 

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MF-AJ

I bought the 4 gig travel pack for like 120 I think it was. My trip was like 16 days not including travel time so I saved money overall compared to the 10 bucks a day, if your trip is shorter than it would make more sense tho. Good service throughout tho just like at home, my phone didn't miss a beat. 

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charles akana

google fi is another option. you get unrestricted lte speeds in 140 countries  including thailand . its 10 dollars a gb up to max 60 dollars cap at 6gb (you get up to 15 gb at 60 dollars}. you only pay for what you use. (example if you use .8 gb its only 8 dollars). they have a phone plan and a data plan. the only caveat is that you need to use google to use the sim as phone. for data once activated you can use it in any device. 

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Buddy Edgewood

Just to point this out... T-Mobile (and Sprint) offers FREE 2G data throughout Thailand, plus there's decent free WiFI available pretty much everywhere nowadays.  I haven't bought a Thai SIM for about 2 years now.  IMHO, unless you're watching streaming movies on your phone while in the gogos, 4G is way overkill.  2G is perfectly fine for using Line, TF, and FB.  If you need to make a call, find one of the many free WiFi hotspots around.

The cell carrier market is super competitive right now.  Maybe you could leverage the above knowledge somehow to get AT&T to give you a discount (or even free). 

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medie3val

Thanks all. Google FI requires specific phones, and 2G is way too slow for my needs. I don’t mind $10 a day as long as it’s 4g.

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hioctane

Get a dual sim phone and a Thai SIM.

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Luv2Phuket
Get a dual sim phone and a Thai SIM.

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Wouldn’t a Thai SIM card cost far less than $10 a day? I only go for short trips, so I get a 10-day SIM card for around 500 baht, IIRC, so 50 baht a day (around $1.50). Pretty sure it is 4G - my iPhone seems to work as fast there as it does here.

I tried Verizon’s “International” plan about 8-10 years ago - it may be better now, but it didn’t work at all in the areas I visited then (Thailand and Hong Kong). My business partner had the same issue. As noted, it was years ago, so maybe better now.





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xc1

The att international 10$ day works fine. I was on 4g lte the whole time.  It’s not the cheapest option but functionally works the same as home if you have reason to use the service. 

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hioctane

Even iPhones have dual SIM now. No reason to get raped by the carriers!

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Whooah

No dual sim in iPhone.  Can buy an aftermarket adapter and run 2 sims.

 

However, iPhone has never had space for an internal second SIM card unlike its rivals, so using dual-SIMrequires you to buy hardware. One Bluetooth dual-SIM card adapter compatible with iPhone is the NeeCoo Magic Card. It syncs a second Micro SIM card to your iPhone. ... We show you how to use it with your iPhone.

 

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hioctane
No dual sim in iPhone.  Can buy an aftermarket adapter and run 2 sims.
 
However, iPhone has never had space for an internal second SIM card unlike its rivals, so using dual-SIMrequires you to buy hardware. One Bluetooth dual-SIM card adapter compatible with iPhone is the NeeCoo Magic Card. It syncs a second Micro SIM card to your iPhone. ... We show you how to use it with your iPhone.

 

New iPhones just came out with dual SIM. More reason to upgrade!

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Man7

The new ones are dual SIM, but only true dual SIM card in China models. Rest of world is one eSIM (embedded SIM card, not many carriers support it yet, but that will change fast now I suspect. It’s the same type of SIM being used in watches etc) and one normal SIM slot.

So if your main carrier supports eSIM you can run them on that and then use the tray for your Thai sim.

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kahuna1

I've used the AT&T and Verizon international plan which are both $10 per day and you get the same package as your have in your home country. I need to be available via talk, text and email 7 days a week at my number so this was the option I went with. I found the speeds to be good, and most of the time it was on a 4G network but sometimes in areas like Koh Chang, etc it would roam onto different Thai networks and be slower. Used with wifi it is a decent option - but if you want lowest cost you'd probably want to go with a Thai SIM.

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hioctane
I've used the AT&T and Verizon international plan which are both $10 per day and you get the same package as your have in your home country. I need to be available via talk, text and email 7 days a week at my number so this was the option I went with. I found the speeds to be good, and most of the time it was on a 4G network but sometimes in areas like Koh Chang, etc it would roam onto different Thai networks and be slower. Used with wifi it is a decent option - but if you want lowest cost you'd probably want to go with a Thai SIM.
Business travelers should always have dual SIM.

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Biennial
On 9/16/2018 at 15:33, Buddy Edgewood said:

Just to point this out... T-Mobile (and Sprint) offers FREE 2G data throughout Thailand, plus there's decent free WiFI available pretty much everywhere nowadays.  I haven't bought a Thai SIM for about 2 years now.  IMHO, unless you're watching streaming movies on your phone while in the gogos, 4G is way overkill.  2G is perfectly fine for using Line, TF, and FB.  If you need to make a call, find one of the many free WiFi hotspots around.

The cell carrier market is super competitive right now.  Maybe you could leverage the above knowledge somehow to get AT&T to give you a discount (or even free). 

T-Mobile is considerably cheaper than ATT also.

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Buddy Edgewood
1 hour ago, Biennial said:

T-Mobile is considerably cheaper than ATT also.

You can lead a horse to water... :Think1:

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