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AIS - 6 month a 6 Mbps = 1800 baht

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Hi, 

 

I found this package (pic) very affordable: 

 

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https://m.ais.co.th/ontop-package-myais

 

 

 

 

Is it just for me to buy a sim, top up 1800 and buy it? 🙂 Any tax? Can't find a #Code to dial - anyone knows? (in case that link doesn't work)

Are there any other packages that are immediately more affordable than the above one? 

 

 

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True does something very similar at 4Mbs but they add VAT to the list price.

 

DTAC also does one, but I think theirs includes VAT in the advertised price.

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aldriglikvid; when I click on your link I get a different offer than the one you posted.  I get an offer of 599 baht for 30 days, a whooping 7,188 baht/year; not the best deal in town for the less than wealthy.  I bought the AIS Net Marathon SIM for 2,500 baht online (includes VAT).  It has 4 MBPS speed and is valid for 12 months with 1 baht/hour calling rate on AIS network for the first year.  I also like ordering it online as I can select a phone number that is easy for me to remember.  Here is the link for that; after the SIM card arrives you must take it to an AIS or Telewitz shop with your passport and register the number and then top up the SIM card to be able to make calls.

 

https://store.ais.co.th/th/sim-card/sim-net-marathon-2500-baht-4-mbps-12-months.html

 

I looked for a while on the AIS online site for the net top up offers and found them confusing.  I am glad I got the Net Marathon, but I don't know what happens for net service after one year, so I'll find out latter I guess.  Before that SIM I had the Dtac go phlearn net SIM card which was slow and very disappointing, so now I recommend AIS.

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24 minutes ago, daocat555 said:

I am glad I got the Net Marathon, but I don't know what happens for net service after one year,

It turns into a normal AIS SIM, no extension is possible.

If you want more, you buy another NetMarathon SIM assuming the offer is still going.

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1 hour ago, daocat555 said:

aldriglikvid; when I click on your link I get a different offer than the one you posted. 

 

There are three tabs, click the middle tab, "Unlimited max speed"

 

 

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1 hour ago, BritManToo said:

It turns into a normal AIS SIM, no extension is possible.

If you want more, you buy another NetMarathon SIM assuming the offer is still going.

 

If it turns into a normal SIM, then an extension is possible....if only for data.

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6 hours ago, KittenKong said:

True does something very similar at 4Mbs but they add VAT to the list price.

 

DTAC also does one, but I think theirs includes VAT in the advertised price.

 

All prices are quoted sans VAT.

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7 minutes ago, KneeDeep said:

 

If it turns into a normal SIM, then an extension is possible....if only for data.

But the cheapness has ended, why pay more?

(I've got the 6 months for 600bht NetMarathon in my second SIM slot, never used for anything but data)

 

NetMarathon SIM price includes VAT.

Edited by BritManToo

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16 hours ago, aldriglikvid said:

Is it just for me to buy a sim, top up 1800 and buy it? 🙂 Any tax? Can't find a #Code to dial - anyone knows? (in case that link doesn't work)

As others wrote: 1800 + 7% = 1926 Baht minimum credit on the SIM required.

 

I didn't find a code to dial for these big packages.

So you just go to the myais site, login with the phone number and the OTP code that you receive via SMS and then proceed and confirm.

 

About 300 Baht/month for 6 MBit/s?

Sounds reasonable to me.

This rate is fast enough to watch videos in good quality (720p?).

And of course video chatting etc.

Edited by KhunBENQ

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1 hour ago, KneeDeep said:

All prices are quoted sans VAT.

No, one of the suppliers definitely shows the VAT-inclusive price for at least one of its offers. It's printed on the SIM package. Cant remember which one though. It certainly is not True.

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Thank you aldridlikvid and mtis2005. 
 
First I installed speedtest by Ookla and checked my speed with my 4 Mbps Net Marathon SIM card, getting a result of 1.58 Mbps download and 0.01 Mbps upload.  Then I  topped up my AIS SIM to 2,000 baht online via Kbank. Then I followed alddrid's link and clicked the middle tab per mtis's input.  I bought 6 months of 6 Mbps internet for 1,800 baht.
 
Then I ran the speedtest again and got a result of 2.68 Mbps download and 1.42 Mbps upload.  I'm impressed with that improvement.  Also I think that answers my question about what happens when the Net Marathon SIM card becomes one year old.  Nothing.  Because I am using the top up 6 Mbps for my internet plan now.
 
So then I turned WLAN back on and ran the test again using the WiFi in my complex, getting 12.8 Mbps download and 10.6 Mbps upload, which makes sense as WiFi would be expected to be faster.
 
I am not completely sure but I do not think that AIS charged me VAT on the 1,800 baht.  I think they just deducted 1,800 baht from my SIM's account balance. It's all still a bit confusing to me. But, hey, thanks again.  I am sure I just spent some money.  I think that I significantly improved my internet speed when I am away from my WiFi.  
 
By the way, is aldridlikvid your first or last name?  It's such a common name, you know.

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I got the 12 month 4mbps 2500 baht deal last week. After making the top up required i selected the package via the link below. I did call AIS prior to this to arrange by phone, the rep at first said it wasn't available, i said it was, but she couldn't do so i did it online instead.

https://m.ais.co.th/ontop-package-myais#otherpack

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Thanks for all the feedback guys 🙂 Excellent. 

Last year I arrived at the airport and went to the AIS kiosk with the intention to buy a tourist sim, top up with a balance I had in mind and make them help me "activate" a internetpackage I had researched beforehand. 

There was a lot of "does not exist" and "can not do" "only have tourist package". Anyways, with some talking I asked them to just top up and I went online to google the codes my self. Luckily it went just fine. 

My Q's are: are there any downside to buying one of these "tourist sim" without any adjacent packages? Sim as a Sim, right? Is there something else I could ask for? 

 

Because, even if the previous mentioned idea of ordering online is very well intentioned I do need to get online ASAP. 

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Thanks for all the feedback guys Excellent. 

Last year I arrived at the airport and went to the AIS kiosk with the intention to buy a tourist sim, top up with a balance I had in mind and make them help me "activate" a internetpackage I had researched beforehand. 

There was a lot of "does not exist" and "can not do" "only have tourist package". Anyways, with some talking I asked them to just top up and I went online to google the codes my self. Luckily it went just fine. 

My Q's are: are there any downside to buying one of these "tourist sim" without any adjacent packages? Sim as a Sim, right? Is there something else I could ask for? 
 
Because, even if the previous mentioned idea of ordering online is very well intentioned I do need to get online ASAP. 
I can't see any downside in fact its saving me 3500 baht a year, just get on with it

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