Cellular Abroad SIM Card for Thailand
A Thailand Prepaid SIM Card, together with a tri-band unlocked GSM cell phone, will allow you not only to have a local cell phone number for Thailand but also to pay local rates - and without a contract. The rates are extremely advantageous and even include unlimited FREE incoming calls from anywhere in the world. For your next trip to Thailand, make sure to purchase a prepaid SIM card.
Information and Talk Rates Chart
Local phone number for Thailand
FREE incoming calls
SMS text messaging
100 mins domestic
30 mins to US
Domestic Talk Rates
Talk Rates to US*
Text / SMS Rates
$0.33 outgoing globally
3G Data is not available
*You can find more detailed information on rates including roaming charges here.
Rates are lower now, calls to US or Canada about 10 Baht per minute. The highest rate within Thailand is 5 Baht per minute (average 3 Baht).
A Thailand (AIS GSM 900 MHz) SIM card and cell phone number
Complete with initial airtime worth 300 baht-that's 100 minutes of local calls or 30 minutes of calls back to the US or Europe.
No yearly contract, monthly charges or credit check
Your Thailand SIM Card Cell Phone Number:
Your Thailand cell phone number is included with your package on an information card and starts with 01-05....
Activating your service:
Go to Thailand
Be sure that the cell phone battery is charged
Snap out the Thailand SIM chip from the credit-card sized SIM card and insert the chip into your GSM Phone's SIM card slot. (If unsure, please consult your phone's manual.)
Turn on your phone
You will be ready to make and receive calls.
You may check your remaining credit for free by dialing *121# <Yes/Send>
Recharging Your SIM Card:
You may add credit to your SIM Card by purchasing a 1-2-Call calltime refill card, available in various denominations through Cellular Abroad or at any authorized cell phone dealer, convenience store or gas station or other store displaying the 1-2-Call logo. Click here to purchase online.
Scratch off the silver foil off the recharge card. It will expose a 16-digit number.
Dial 900120 (within Thailand) and press <Yes/Send>.
Enter your 16-digit card recharge code.
A voice in Thai will now tell you how much credit you have.
1 - Neung
2 - Song
3 - Sam
4 - See
5 - Ha
6 - Hock
7 - Jet
8 - Bairhd
9 - Gao
10 - Sip
100 - Roi ("Loi")
So, Ha Roi Song Sip Jet = 500 + 20 + 7 = 527 (baht).
Warning: Get the 16-digit code wrong four times and the card will be void!!
Thailand AIS 1-2-Call Prepaid Recharge Card
only $24.00 for $300 baht of talk time credit
Have extra talk time credit to add to your prepaid account as soon as you arrive. Each of these recharges gives about 30 minutes of calls to the US or Canada or about 100 minutes in Thailand. Incoming calls are free while at your destination.
Save time by starting your stay in Thailand with an additional 3,600 forints of talk time. This is about an extra hour of local peak time or 2 hours off-peak or 54 minutes back to the US. Combined with the $12 already on the SIM, this provides about an hour and a half of calls back to the States! (By the way, it's OK if you want to buy more.)
As soon as you arrive in Thailand, simply scratch off the protective panel, follow our instructions to enter the code number and your credit is applied. Knowing what the recharge cards look like and how to apply the credit, you’re one step ahead and loaded with call credit.
Rates are expressed in Thai baht and are based on per minute charges. (Click For up-to-date currency exchange rates, use the Currency Converter for exchange rates.)
about 3 baht / min.
30 - 36 baht/min.
All incoming calls are always FREE, regardless of their origin. (Tip: If people call you back, you can speak for free!)
SMS text message rates are 10 baht per message. Incoming text messages are free.
To speak to a AIS 1-2-Call SIM card Customer Service Representative in Thailand dial 1175 from within Thailand.
The 1-2-Call Prepaid SIM Card will expire after 90 days of your last recharge or activation. Adding talk time with a recharge adds 90 days of service from the date of the recharge.
You can also purchase other SIM cards as well for other countries to where you may be traveling. (This option is good for those planning on doing a lot of local calling.) We also offer an international roaming National Geographic Talk Abroad™ SIM Card that is convenient for travel to multiple countries. (This option is useful for those wanting a single number for use in multiple countries and who will be making more calls back home than locally.)