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Actually there's a 1 year SIM validity after each load ?

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Hello,

 

I would like a SIM with long validity & roaming option, because I'll use banking of BKK Bank as I need to receive OTP confirmation I would like to know the best SIM which have a long validity & have a roaming option.

 

Thanks

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payg sims normally have a short validity, my ais you get a month with each 100 baht top up, but you can pay 30 baht for a further 30 days, which also includes 30 minutes of free calls within 5 days 

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ID: 3   Posted (edited)

It all depends on which plan you are on. I am on DTAC's pre-paid "Happy simple" plan, and every time I top up the validity is extended to one year from the top up date (no matter what amount I top up with). The downside is that the cost of calling is 2 Baht/minute, which I don't mind as I basically only use the phone for emergencies and too receive SMS'es from internet banking.

 

I have been on the "simple" plan for quite a few years now, so it might not be possible for new customers to select that plan any more.

 

Sophon

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All three service providers offer international roaming; you will have to proactively request that IR is activated on your SIM. IN most cases you can enable this via USSD/SMS, IVR, web, call center and mobile app interfaces.

 

12 month expiry, which is the maximum, is a topic which comes up here very few days.

 

Some providers allow customers to purchase extended expiry, often in the 2 baht/30 days range.

 

Or you can simply make twelve (12) individual, separate 10 baht top-ups (12 baht with the 2 baht fee) at a top-up machine, so you get 120 baht credit, 360 days expiry all for 144 baht (so the same 24 baht "fee").

 

Some SIMs/providers may have a 90 day usage requirement.

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On ‎3‎/‎4‎/‎2017 at 9:37 PM, steve187 said:

payg sims normally have a short validity, my ais you get a month with each 100 baht top up, but you can pay 30 baht for a further 30 days, which also includes 30 minutes of free calls within 5 days 

yes AIS has had a serious policy change after using them for well over 7 years I topped up recently only to find my 500baht expires in 5 months, I don't use voice that often as there are other options, were as before it was a year, rather stupid idea and have learned my lesson and yes a 20baht topup gets another 30 days but not sure how to top up 20baht

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ID: 6   Posted (edited)

1 hour ago, smedly said:

yes AIS has had a serious policy change after using them for well over 7 years I topped up recently only to find my 500baht expires in 5 months, I don't use voice that often as there are other options, were as before it was a year, rather stupid idea and have learned my lesson and yes a 20baht topup gets another 30 days but not sure how to top up 20baht

i think its 30 baht, (taken from credit) but includes 30 baht of free calls within 5 days -    *500*9# call

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24 minutes ago, Langsuan Man said:

Yes but if you are smart use the Jaidee Day Give-away  available here

https://my.dtac.co.th/esv/en/dayGiveAway

 

 

 

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I'll give up 5 days validity to save 76 THB

Or if you really need the maximum 365 days you can add 30 days on top of the two 180 day "extensions" for a total of 26 Baht.

 

Sophon

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I think the DTAC 100 baht offer applies only to their "Tourist" SIMs. No clue if it can be applied to any SIM/plan/ackage/promotion?

https://www.dtac.co.th/en/prepaid/products/tourist-packages.html

 

 

The DTAC day give away service may have some requirements re: exiting balance of at least 200 baht and being a customer in good standing for at least 90 days (although this 90 thing is no longer in the terms).

https://www.dtac.co.th/en/prepaid/services/jai-dee.html

Application instructions
Direct number (USSD) press *113 *desired extension days (30/90/180 days) *9#
Automated reply system IVR dial *100
Automated reply system IVR dial *1013
mydtac eService
Service rates
2 THB service fee for 30 day extension
6 THB service fee for 90 day extension
12 THB service fee for 180 day extension
Service rates above are VAT inclusive. System will send notification SMS upon successful service activation,
Service terms and conditions
Customers must have accumulated service usage of at least 200 THB and remain active status with at least 1 day of usage credit balance on service activation date.
Customers can accumulate usage days up to 365 days after service usage.
Customers that previously use this service must return borrowed amount and service fees and there is no outstanding debt before this service usage.
Service Provider reserves the right to cancel service if customers do not make or receive calls for 3 months after service application.

 

 

 

 

One can make top-ups of as little as 10 baht (12 baht with the 2 baht fee, no fee for top-ups of 100 baht or more - there are some promotions/bonuses which may off-set this fee), each of which yields an additional 30 days expiry on most SIMs/plans/promotions. So 12 individual top-ups cost 144 baht, gie 120 baht credit and yield 360 days expiry.These machines are everywhere, have an English UI option and are easy to use.

 

 

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On 09/03/2017 at 3:15 PM, surat04 said:

Dtac has a 1year extention option.
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https://www.dtac.co.th/en/prepaid/products/tourist-packages.html

Sent from my ONEPLUS A3003 using Thaivisa Connect mobile app
 

In my experience with DTAC you don't need to pay a specific fee as above. On mine and the little womans DTAC Pre-Pay SIMs (registered & not tourist SIMs) a 10 Baht minimum top up extends validity for a month up to a maximum of 12 months. We've both kept the same numbers now for 4 or 5 years.

 

Andrew

 

PS. I notice now that you don't get free WiFi (not that DTACs WiFi coverage is much other than major malls) when you subscribe to a data package.

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yes AIS has had a serious policy change after using them for well over 7 years I topped up recently only to find my 500baht expires in 5 months, I don't use voice that often as there are other options, were as before it was a year, rather stupid idea and have learned my lesson and yes a 20baht topup gets another 30 days but not sure how to top up 20baht

You've got to find an AIS top up machine every 20 baht gives you 30 days extra, if your in Bangkok theres a one in Terminal 21 at the AIS shop.

Sent from my SM-P901 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app

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5 hours ago, kevc said:


You've got to find an AIS top up machine every 20 baht gives you 30 days extra, if your in Bangkok theres a one in Terminal 21 at the AIS shop.

Sent from my SM-P901 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
 

You can also do 20 baht top ups on the Kasikorn K-Mobile app for AIS, giving you 30 days extension for each 20 baht top up.

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thx guys, I honestly wish they had left it alone, when I was in the IS shop getting my sim changed for 4G capability they said customers can pay 300baht for 12 months also

 

I don't use Kbank just Bangkok bank and minimum topup is 50baht

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All three service providers have their own dedicated kiosks, some free-standing others within larger full-service shops. I think all allow for pre-paid top-ups, with a minimum of 10 baht, which adds 30 days. No fee.

 

 

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