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    Hi

    Is it possibel to buy one of these sim cards with international roaming already set up in the UK say from ebay.

    Also can you top it up online to text Thailand.

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    I don't know about actually getting hold of one, I got mine in Thailand, but once you have got one, you can set up international roaming via the AIS website https://12calleservice.ais.co.th/EPPWeb/index.html

    Texts, and everything else, via international roaming is quite expensive though. So you might want to use one of the cheap calling methods, such as www.localphone.com or whichever one you prefer.

    I can send texts to Thailand for I think it's 1.8p?

    Direct from my UK mobile, it's about 20p and not much cheaper from my AIS SIM card.

    Another thing is that if you don't use it much to call out, they can block outgoing calls, so it might not work for long.

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    Oh, and you can top up via the same AIS site, but they charge you for using your card, and your UK bank also charge you for a foreign transaction, so it's quite expensive.
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    You could ask someone living here to buy one for 50baht and sent it to you.

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    choose the right sim card (there is a choice of AIS sim cards)..............they can be registed for "eService" on the english section of the AIS website. Once activated they need using regularly. Make sure the GPRS is not activated in error.

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    ah cheers guys for the info, thought it might be cheaper to have a thai roaming card over here for texts instead of Vodafone.

    Thanks for the links, 3 weeks and am off again to Sisaket area

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    Quote Originally Posted by worthingmale View Post

    Thanks for the links, 3 weeks and am off again to Sisaket area
    Have a good one worthingmale

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    I've had one two call ever since going to Thailand, never had a problem, my only gripe is having to top it up enough to get the 20day expire extentions each time, down from 30days to last till i go back to Thailand.

    I normally get around this by getting a Thai friend who has one two call and lives in Thailand to text there expire extension to me before i go home each time, its only a few bht at a time. so about 6 credits get me the 5-6months im out the country.

    I understand "True" has any amount of Top up is valid one year! i would love to transfer my number to them but not sure how easy that would be.

    As for texting Thailand from the UK, why bother? its cheaper to call, but if i do i use Rebtel its only a few pence for a 160 letter text.
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    You can use the e service option on the ais website to top up with a credit card.

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    I agree phone calls is better and easier, but my lady works as a nurse and works long hours so sometimes a quick text is easier than a phone call.

    Cheers for all the help and cheers colin

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    With a text you can read it over and over again thinking of your loved one, a phone call is happy moments then gone

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