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Ais3G And Andriod Officially Suck

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Travel a bit locally, decided to get a 3G sim from AIS as a second phone ( as its 2g has widest coverage in hard spots )...... Eggs in multiple baskets.

I am using TrueMove 3G, and so far AIS can't compare. Coming down viphavadee, it was constantly flipping between 2G and 3G , and one test I get close to edge speeds on 3G, next minute 3 meg..... Expressway crossing sukhumvit, purely on 2G. At home, and am on 2G with some flips again to 3G, low signal.

Got an "Android One" as the 2nd ( put my main / old sim in) phone. Having been on iPhone for years, I realize how much apple has their shit together. Only thing like so far is the android dictation.....

Did love AIS self service portal though, quite helpful.

p.p.s. AIS is a bit miffed with permanent residents documents. I needed a work permit, told em by law I don't need one if don't work, and can stay in LOS for as long as I want. As with all private companies, they did not understand the concept that i dont need a visa. Finally they crumbled :)

For what it's worth....

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Interesting. I have have been with AIS for like 10+ years and living in Pattaya on the dark side I find the 3G service quite decent. I have to say that it's slowed down a bit since they first introduced it but it's still decent.

I have thought about TRUE as a backup but wanted to wait till I really need it.

As for Android, I have a samsung gs2 and love it to death. It's like my favorite piece of tech ever. and I'm a techie. I have never been an apple fan as I like to hack and modify the hell out of stuff and with apple that's much harder to do.

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Thailand has 3G?

Didn't know they had sorted that out yet.

Had True Move, hated it. Worst mobile phone service I have ever encountered. I switched to AIS, no problems at all.

My ex had the iphone. I absolutely hated it. I also intensly dislike the way apple wants you constantly tethered to them.

I have an android phone. Love it. Rooted, of course.

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Anecdotal evidence from one person is now qualified as "Official". Interesting.

What's a "Android One" anyway?

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Anecdotal evidence from one person is now qualified as "Official". Interesting.

What's a "Android One" anyway?

Hehehe. ....yeh, " official " is over the top. I listen to TuneInRadio ( local english radio is so so ) on iPhone every morning and night in the car using 3G. Got AIS SIM Iin iPhone now, definitely more spotty this morning ( spotty = area's where no data, music buffers ) ......

For the guy who hates apple.... Each to his own. I love my morning radio from my home town in my car.....

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if you are not a Thai national, why dont you need a visa to stay in Thailand?

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if you are not a Thai national, why dont you need a visa to stay in Thailand?

Oops... HTC One..... Not android One

As for visa, check w other threads in PR's. If you have one, and never leave Thailand, u don't need a visa. Just report to your local cop shop once every 5 years. If travel, need a visa to return, but not to stay.

Always confuses banks/ telco's as they are looking for a visa

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I recently moved from AIS to True. The 3G coverage of True is much better all over Thailand.

I think AIS as it is a long time established Network in Thailand has the better options for normal cell phones without 3G who just care about making phone calls/SMS.

Also AIS has much better packages you can add. Like Call Packages, MMS, SMS packages, Roaming etc.

In my opinion True Move/H 3G is good for the Internet on the go. 3G Signal is very good. Almost everywhere I go I get a 3G signal but with AIS 80% on 2G (EDGE)

I have used both, Android and iOS.

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I have had numerous problems with True 3G data sim packages on iPhone, iPad and laptop. For one, I think their metering is a fraud. I always exhaust my bandwidth way before my data tracking app says I have. I've also had problems where I can't even activate a top-up code, check balance, or select a service using the standard phone codes. They simply come back as error codes and so I have to call True and do all of this over the phone with a live operator True 3G network coverage is excellent though.

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I recently moved from AIS to True. The 3G coverage of True is much better all over Thailand.

I think AIS as it is a long time established Network in Thailand has the better options for normal cell phones without 3G who just care about making phone calls/SMS.

Also AIS has much better packages you can add. Like Call Packages, MMS, SMS packages, Roaming etc.

In my opinion True Move/H 3G is good for the Internet on the go. 3G Signal is very good. Almost everywhere I go I get a 3G signal but with AIS 80% on 2G (EDGE)

I have used both, Android and iOS.

Spot on... AIS had a long head start on 2G, and no one could compete with them..... but in 3G, even today again, half the time I am on 2G. My home internet is down, so am tethered to my android ( had to figure that one out as a new user) to True as AIS at home is on E.

Agree, the value added stuff / eService is better, but i am a pretty un-fancy user ( dont need those whistles and bells as i hardly read my bill unless its super big, just good connectivity is what i like)

BUT !!!! i must admit i am starting to love Android based dictation, better than Apple.

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I might have to consider the move to TRUE just for the broader based 3G coverage.

Thanks for the reviews.

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Ais isn't convincing - at the pool on wireless rd you get 3G, on the hallway down to edge, inside the flat down to gprs. Dtac has imho a better covarage. If someone know where the spot is on which dtac has the "up to 41 mb " lets meet and have beer there...

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Anecdotal evidence from one person is now qualified as "Official". Interesting.

What's a "Android One" anyway?

Hehehe. ....yeh, " official " is over the top. I listen to TuneInRadio ( local english radio is so so ) on iPhone every morning and night in the car using 3G. Got AIS SIM Iin iPhone now, definitely more spotty this morning ( spotty = area's where no data, music buffers ) ......

For the guy who hates apple.... Each to his own. I love my morning radio from my home town in my car.....

Tune in Radio is available on Android, I use it regularly

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Ais isn't convincing - at the pool on wireless rd you get 3G, on the hallway down to edge, inside the flat down to gprs. Dtac has imho a better covarage. If someone know where the spot is on which dtac has the "up to 41 mb " lets meet and have beer there...

Lol..... Technically possible w any HSPA service, let's find a site ie in a rice field near Minburi at 4am with a 42Meg Dongle.....

Other OP...yeh, getting used to Android, so so a out it, and if feels more like the old windows mobile.... More techy/customizable than apple. Only thing I am really loving so far is the voice dictation ...

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