Prepaid SIM Card for Thailand
*) Compared to receiving calls on your UK number roaming with a British operator.
Retaining your UK number abroad is a unique feature of HolidayPhone, not available for SIM cards sold elsewhere.
Call tariffs in Thailand
|Calls to UK fixed landlines||5 baht/min (approx. 10p/min)|
|Calls to UK mobile phones||7 baht/minute (approx. 14p)|
|Receive calls on your British mobil phone number in Thailand||From 0p/min (1 hour free call forwarding included. Additional call forwarding from 4p/minute)|
|Receive calls on the Thai SIM number||Free|
|Internet in your mobile or computer||Unlimited data: 49 baht/day (98p) or 399 baht/30 days (£8)|
|Send text messages across the world||5 baht (approx 10p)|
|Receive text and MMS||Free|
|Send MMS across the world||15 baht (ca 30p)|
|Make calls in Thailand and to travel companions using HolidayPhone||1.25 baht/min (about 2.5p/min)|
Thai VAT (7%) will be added to all Baht prices. Please note that all prices stated are approximate and depend on current currency rates.
Which SIM card should I choose?
With HolidayPhone Thailand you are reachable on your ordinary UK number without overseas fees and you can make cheap calls to the UK.
You also get unlimited data usage for £0.98/day, or even less by activating a data bundle.
Call balance for outgoing calls and internet usage is not included in the base package, but can easily be added as needed when
you place the order on our website.
If you want to use this SIM in a laptop/MIFI/dongle/tablet you first need to temporary insert the SIM in an unlocked mobile phone in order to top-up the call balance using a top-up voucher. After that, you can use it in any device.
We recommend this SIM card to travellers that need both calls and internet usage.
Thailand Data SIM card
The data SIM Card for Thailand is perfect to use directly in a laptop/MIFI/dongle/tablet as it requires no topping up or activation of
a data bundle.
7 days unlimited internet usage is included, ready to use.
The Holidayphone call forwarding feature is not included with this SIM card.
We recommend this package to travellers that only need internet access from a laptop/MIFI/dongle/tablet and does not have access to an unlocked handset.
If you plan to stay away for more than 7 days, we recommend that you purchase additional 7-day data SIM cards to cover for your entire stay.
Tethering (internet sharing) can be used from both SIM cards.
Regardless which SIM card you choose, you will say goodbye to arbitrary per MB fees for data usage when travelling to Thailand!
Calls between two fellow travellers in Thailand using HolidayPhone
Calls between two travellers using HolidayPhone cost the same as a local call, see above (i.e. 2.5p/minute).
If you are travelling in a party, we recommend that you order HolidayPhone for the entire group, so that you can all
make cheap calls to each other throughout your trip. Just use the local Thai telephone number provided.
In comparison, it could cost you up to £5/minute to make calls between two UK mobile phones if you don't use HolidayPhone in Thailand. The international roaming charges at both ends mean that the caller and receiver both end up paying astronomical charges for the call. It only takes a couple of minutes to regain the cost of your HolidayPhone kits if you're both using HolidayPhone, paying just 2.5 p/minute!
Cheap mobile Internet in Thailand
With HolidayPhone, mobile Internet surfing in Thailand costs just 49 Baht (98p) per day.
no price per MB, no matter how much you download.
If you surf alot, you can get away even cheaper than 49 baht/day, such as 30 days for 399 baht (£8). See detailed pricing information about flat rate Internet packages available »
Note that the Thailand data SIM card contains 7 days preactivated, ready-to-use unlimited data usage and no activation/topping up is needed.
Top up your SIM card call balance
Our Pay As You Go SIM Card for Thailand comes with no initial call balance
for outgoing calls and internet usage.
You can add credit (top up vouchers) for the call balance according to your needs with your order from HolidayPhone.
We provide 500 Baht top up vouchers that are easily activated by entering a code directly on the phone.
We recommend that you add at least one 500 Baht voucher to your order, so that you don't have to top up right away.
What if my call credit runs out?
At any time during your trip, you can top up your call balance with more outgoing credit for calls by purchasing more vouchers containing refill codes. These are sold in kiosks, convenient stores and supermarkets throughout Thailand, e.g. at 7-Eleven.
Calling the UK from Thailand with HolidayPhone
When calling home from your HolidayPhone PAYG card, you just dial 004 44 and remove the zero in the UK area code.
For example, to call 07511 223344 in the UK, dial 004 44 7511 223344.
It is very important that you use 004 44 and not just +44 since using 004 44 is what makes the calls cheaper. The only time you should use +44 is when sending text messages.
Receiving calls in Thailand
You receive inbound calls dialled to your British mobile phone number just as usual as all calls are seamlessly forwarded from the UK to your Thailand prepaid SIM card without any international roaming charges.
A Thai mobile phone number is included, that can be used when people within Thailand or travel companions using HolidayPhone, want to call you. There is no cost for receiving unlimited calls dialled directly to your Thai number.
What if the call forwarding time runs out?
The HolidayPhone package includes 1 hour of calls diverted from the UK. If you need more call forwarding, you can easily add extra hours at a low cost when placing your order, or when you're already at your destination.
When your call forwarding time is consumed, the call forwarding feature will simply stop working. You will never be charged extra fees for the service.
In comparison, it often costs £0.50-£3.00 per minute to receive calls while roaming with a UK operator abroad, so by using HolidayPhone, you can save up to £180 on receiving 1 hour of calls on your British phone number abroad.
Coverage and data speed
The internet speed is mostly GPRS, except some larger cities where 3G is available. During 2013, the 3G network is rolled out across Thailand and is
expected to be available in most more populated/tourist areas during end of 2013.
If you don't receive 3G signal, the 2G/GPRS coverage (also used for calls) is excellent and covers most of the country. All areas where tourists mostly stay in Thailand have at least 2G/GPRS coverage.
Even on small remote islands such as Koh Lipe, Koh Lanta, Koh Chang, Koh Samui etc the coverage is excellent for at least 2G/GPRS.
GPRS data is more than adequate for emails and normal mobile surfing if you're not in a terrible hurry.
Choose between Micro, Nano or Standard sized SIM
When ordering, be sure to choose the correct size and get a Micro, Nano or Standard sized SIM card.
- Standard size is used in older phones. - Micro size is used in iPhone 4/4S and newer phone models. - Nano size is only used in iPhone 5/5S/5C and iPad Mini.
If you are unsure about what size you'll need, just measure your current SIM card.
No obligations. No hassle. Direct dial local SIMs.
All HolidayPhone SIMs are local prepaid SIM cards which means that we can offer much lower rates, compared to using an "international SIM card".
There are no obligations, no contract and no subscription. We never charge any fees retrospectively.
If your destination country requires SIM card registration, we process your registration with the carrier on your behalf ahead of your arrival, so you don't have to worry about it. All HolidayPhone SIM cards are ready for use when you arrive at your destination.
Compare our offer with competitors
HolidayPhone offers a service that is cheap and easy to use. If you're comparing our service with other providers, make sure to check:
Do you get your UK calls forwarded for free, or will you be unreachable on your usual number while abroad?
Is mobile Internet / data included, or available at a reasonable price?
Is the SIM card activated and registered for you, or will you have to go through that hassle yourself upon arrival?
And lastly - compare rates. Our rates for calls, texts and internet are among the cheapest available in our destination countries.
Order HolidayPhone Thailand
Order your HolidayPhone Thailand Pay As You Go SIM Card package here »
The SIM card, along with simple 1-2-3 instructions, will be posted to your home address prior to your departure.
Types of Prepaid Thailand or Thai PAYG Best Phone Sim Card
Purchase a sim card Thailand or a sim card Thai or even a payg Thailand sim in the UK to ensure that you have the best phone card for Thailand as a prepaid sim card for your holiday phone before travelling to Thailand.
Keep in mind:
Delivery time to the UK3-4 business days with standard shipping, 1-2 business days with UPS.
Get the right sizeDouble check to find out if you need a standard, micro or nano SIM card.
Purchase top upsDon't forget to add top ups or data plans, if needed, when you place your order. Generally, our basic SIM packages do not have a balance.
Abroad for a while?If you're traveling for an extended period of time, we recommend purchasing extra call forwarding hours to ensure you don't miss any calls!
Your phone must be unlockedIn order to use our SIM cards, your mobile cannot be locked to a carrier. If you're unsure, contact your operator directly. Or maybe you have an older, unlocked phone you can use instead?
Do you have any questions?Check out our FAQ