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Sim card & reception in Khao Lak

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Sim card & reception in Khao Lak

We are arriving in Thailand tomorrow and want to buy a sim card for use in Khao Lak.

We will only be using it for phone calls back to Australia ie no data usage.

Which is the best service for reception in Khao Lak, where should we buy the card (Phuket airport?), anything that we need to be aware of, apart from the phone being unlocked?

Melbourne, Australia
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1. Re: Sim card & reception in Khao Lak

I just used my own phone and turned off the data. Excellent reception just sitting overlooking the beach one morning. Other times I just sent texts if needed. We there there about 2 weeks ago. Loved Khao Lak.

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2. Re: Sim card & reception in Khao Lak


You can get the SIM card from any convenient stores the like of family mart, 7/11. I'm happy with Dtac for both phone and data. Dtac have happy tourist SIM card starter kit for 299baht. The staffs at these stores will also set it up for you with no extra cost.

Poulton Le Fylde...
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for Khao Lak, Khao Sok National Park
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3. Re: Sim card & reception in Khao Lak

You can pick up a free Sim Card in the luggage collection area in Phuket Airport. It only has a small amount on to register it then buy top up at any 711 store. Full instructions in English supplied with the Sim pack.

Sydney Australia
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4. Re: Sim card & reception in Khao Lak

We use the free sim from the airport and Viber on the free hotel wifi, no problem in KL with either.

Enjoy your stay, we arrive Wednesday, might see you around

khao lak
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5. Re: Sim card & reception in Khao Lak

i use 1 2 call,cheapest,and get a reception in places the others do not,you can get it from 7/11,remember when dialing out of the country,dial,009 first,then country code example uk,00944 it is cheapest i found living here

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