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3G SIM card for Khao Lak

Adelaide, Australia
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3G SIM card for Khao Lak

Hi,

I am travelling to Khao Lak in April for a week and am looking for recommendations on a prepaid SIM card with internet (ideally 3G). Does anyone have any recommendations? I am particularly interested in coverage for TrueMobile in this region.

Thanks,

J

Poulton Le Fylde...
Destination Expert
for Khao Lak, Khao Sok National Park
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45,458 posts
107 reviews
1. Re: 3G SIM card for Khao Lak

I use an AIS prepaid 12Call monthly package which gives good 3G coverage. You can get a weekly package also. You can get a Free True SIM card on arrival at Phuket Airport and upgrade it to a weekly Internet package.

Adelaide, Australia
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21 reviews
2. Re: 3G SIM card for Khao Lak

Thanks for responding. I wasn't sure if AIS had good 3G coverage there - when I was last in Thailand around 3 years ago there was little 3G (2G coverage was good - but only GPRS speeds).

Poulton Le Fylde...
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for Khao Lak, Khao Sok National Park
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45,458 posts
107 reviews
3. Re: 3G SIM card for Khao Lak

3G is good and often faster and more reliable than my TOT Internet connection in our bungalow. On the same way that 3G was announced when it was still only 2G, the claimed 4G coverage in Phuket is only 3G as the 4G phones are not yet available.

Adelaide, Australia
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21 reviews
4. Re: 3G SIM card for Khao Lak

Thanks for that - I was curious about the claims for 4G and suspected it might not be too great.

Canada
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5. Re: 3G SIM card for Khao Lak

Thanks for your post. Would you happen to know where in the airport exactly I could find this?

Poulton Le Fylde...
Destination Expert
for Khao Lak, Khao Sok National Park
Level Contributor
45,458 posts
107 reviews
6. Re: 3G SIM card for Khao Lak

Straight after you clear Immigration you go to the luggage carousels and there is a stand on your left, usually with staff giving them out. If no staff they used to leave them on the stand for you to take.

7. Re: 3G SIM card for Khao Lak

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