Need A Phone While in Thailand?

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Data Plan

Having a data plan is a great way to stay in touch during your trip and is also a great way to help plan your trip and, with apps such as Google Maps, a great way to see where you are and how to get to where you need to go. If you rent a Smartphone or iPhone, you can add a data package as per your needs. While 1GB is plenty of data for the vast majority of travelers, AIS, the Thailand carrier with which we offer service, offers several monthly data bundles. Simply make sure that you have enough credit in your account and send then a text request as per our instructions and your data bundle at 3G speeds will be immediately added and available to use. Stores to purchase additional credit are located virtually in every corner of Thailand.

  • 399 Bath 1GB
  • 599 Bath 2GB
  • 799 Bath 4GB
  • 1699 Bath 10GB

Choose A Phone

Selected Package Info
Deluxe Rental Phone
4G and Wifi w/ Android phone
  • Low call rates – even to the USA
  • Low data rates
  • Unlimited free incoming calls
  • Best coverage in Thailand
  • Pay as you go service – no contracts to sign
Rental Rates*
1-14 Days 3 weeks 4 weeks 6 weeks 8 weeks
$8.00 a day $120.00 $135.00 $150.00 $165.00
*3 day minimum

*PLUS the price of one recharge voucher ($24). Each voucher gives you 30 minutes of calls to the US or Canada or 100 minutes in Thailand.


Thailand Cell Phone Rentals

Thailand Cell Phone Rentals We offer three cell phone rental options for travelers to Thailand, the Standard Rental, a Smartphone Rental and an iPhone Rental. Most travelers who just need an affordable way of making and receiving phone calls and texts messages can certainly get by with the Standard Rental. For travelers who want to check emails, use apps such as Google Maps, upload videos or images to Facebook or other social media sites or simply want to browse the web, we recommend the Smartphone Rental or, for a larger screen and Skype capabilities, the iPhone Rental. All options we offer will give you unbelievably low call rates and mobile data rates.

In addition, if you would like to either keep your existing US or Canadian cell phone number or you want to make it easier and more affordable for people back home to reach you, we offer a US number add on for only $19. This feature gives you 100 minutes of incoming calls on the US number and/or call forwarding. Feel free to purchase as many buckets of 100 minutes as you need. This is a great way to get all the benefits of roaming for a small fraction of the price. With or without this feature, all of our rentals include a Thailand phone number.

How Do Cellular Abroad Rates For Thailand Compare to Your Current Carrier?
  Cellular Abroad AT&T* Verizon* Sprint* T-Mobile*
Incoming Free $1.29 $1.29 $1.29 $1.49
Outgoing Local $0.12 $1.29 $1.29 $1.29 $1.49
Calls to N. America $0.46 $1.29 $1.29 $1.29 $1.49
1 GB Data(3G) $13 $150 $250 $2,355 $120
* AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile’s rates exclude tax which is approximately 20% of the value. In addition, our solution is not a roaming solution and therefore is more reliable and faster.
Information and Talk Rates Chart
Key Features Initial Credit Domestic Talk Rates Talk Rates to US Text / SMS Rates Internet/Data Service
  • Local phone number for Thailand
  • US number available
  • Low rates
  • Extensive coverage
  • US$10.00
  • 100 mins domestic
  • 30 mins to US
  • Incoming Free
  • US$0.10
  • Incoming Free
  • US$0.33
  • Incoming Free
  • $0.33 outgoing globally
  • 399 Bath 1GB
  • 599 Bath 2GB
  • 799 Bath 4GB
  • 1699 Bath 10GB

Talk rates are expressed in NIS (Shekels). In US Dollars, a local call is approximately $0.35 while calls back to the USA or Canada about $0.10 per minute. All incoming calls are free. Data rates are approximately $22 for 3GB or $45 for the unlimited plan. Data packages are valid for up to 30 days from activation


Ordering one of our rental phones for use in Thailand is a simple and straightforward process. Either order online or speak to one of our expert advisors at 1-800-287-5072 and we can place the order for you. Be sure to add the option US phone number if required and any additional vouchers for calling and/or data. Time permitting, we deliver the Phone Rental 2 business days prior to you departure using UPS or FedEx. We can deliver the following day (except Sunday) for those with immediate departures


You will receive a fully charged Rental Phone, complete with a convenient travel pouch and international chargers and plug adapters and simple instructions. If you have any questions, please call us or email us.


Your Phone Rental is ready to go. When you arrive at your overseas destination, simply turn it on and wait for your phone to display the AIS network.

Returning your Rental Phone

We will send you a prepaid FedEx Ground return label with your package. Please retain it and, upon return from your trip, drop off the package at FedEx (as per instructions) within 2 business days from the last day of your rental period. Cellular Abroad will charge late fees at their own discretion if the return shipping date is later than 2 business days from the last day of your rental period. For more information, see Cellular Abroad's full Terms & Conditions.

Important FAQs for Rentals

  • When do I order?
    You can order as far in advance as you like - even months prior to your departure. We will ship your rental at the appropriate date in order for you to receive it prior to your departure. Rentals are shipped ground or express service and will arrive 2 business days prior to your set departure date.
  • How many minutes do I have?
    Along with your rental you are purchasing an initial $20.00 credit voucher which will start you off with 100 minutes within Thailand or 30 minutes of calls back to the US or Canada Additional vouchers may be purchased from Cellular Abroad or from many retailers throughout Thailand.
  • What will this cost me?
    • The applicable rental period fee for the duration of your rental period.
    • $24 for initial talk-time voucher (1 per phone) plus any additional vouchers
    • US number add-on (optional)
    • Insurance (optional)
    • The price of the SIM Card (1 per phone).
    • Round-trip shipping and handling fee (see below).
  • How much is shipping?
    If you order at least 2 weeks in advance, round-trip Ground shipping is only $12.88. If you are leaving soon, we offer round-trip 2-day Express for $29.96, or Overnight Express for $39.96. Rentals will arrive 2 business days prior to your set departure date.
  • What is the latest I can order a rental phone?
    You can order up to one business day prior to your departure as long as you call in before to 1:30pm Pacific Time. Exceptions can be made on a limited basis, even if you are leaving early in the morning - we can usually get your phone to you. Please call our 800 number (rather than order via the web) in order to confirm that we can get you a phone rental on time.
  • When do I get the phone?
    You will receive your cell phone rental two days prior to your departure, unless you require next day delivery.
  • Does the cell phone come charged?
    Yes it does, but it’s always best to test the battery and charge phone before your departure.
  • Can I charge this phone on my trip?
    Yes, you will receive an international charger and relevant plug adapters, so you can charge the phone in the U.S. or at your destination.
  • How do I return the phone?
    Round trip shipping is included in your shipping fee. You will be provided with a return sticker label, which you can put on the box the phone arrived in, or your own box. If using your own box please do not use an extremely oversized box. (Canadian rental customers click here)
  • What happens if I cancel?
    If your rental has not shipped, you will only be charged a 5% reserve fee. If your rental has been sent out, you are responsible for the one week rental fee plus the shipping fee.
  • Are there any surcharges or hidden fees?
    Unless you are roaming outside of the country or countries for which your service is offered, the rates are fixed according to our posted rate chart and coverage areas. All rental customers are subject to our Terms & Conditions.
  • What will the rates be for people calling me from the US?
    That depends on the international long distance rates charged by their Long Distance Company or international calling card.
  • Does Cellular Abroad offer insurance against loss or damage?
    Yes, rental insurance is available for $19.50 as an add-on once you add your item to the cart. See what is covered here.

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