No LTE in Bangkok?

Before even setting foot in Thailand, I have already planned my first purchase: A local sim that can let me stay connected during my entire trip. It was a logical idea rather than availing Globe’s Php500.00/day internet rate.

I had already done my online research on which carrier to choose and what mobile internet package. As soon as I landed in the airport, I made sure to drop by Gate 7 to buy AIS traveller sim (Baht299.00) that has 7 days unlimited internet.

I had a choice between AIS and DTAC and since my Globe sim automatically connected to AIS, I thought that this would be the right choice.

Well, I guess internet connection is not that streamlined in Thailand. First, LTE coverage is VERY limited to none at all. 3G is not that great even in Bangkok. Note that AIS is supposed to be the leading network in Thailand but even right in Bangkok, the signal is not that great.

BUT, buying a local sim in Thailand sure does a lot of savings. I don’t even have to worry as I am connected to the internet even if I am out of my hotel. Though very slow, it’s enough to send out Viber or Kakao messages.

It’s my 2nd day in Thailand and I’m still clueless on what to buy. Please suggest some through leaving comments below. I’ll be checking my WordPress from time to timeπŸ™‚

Ciao!


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3 thoughts on “No LTE in Bangkok?

  1. doseofrain says:

    wow have a safe trip there ms jirbie =) i cannot wait what beauty products you can buy there.. honestly i stumble in a online shop in IG they’re selling bunny doomz (breast enhancer) ad also they’re selling other skin care products from thailand like tofu soap, snail creams/soaps, since thailand is well knowned for beautification (surgeries) imm not sure if the products they were selling is real effective.. so im looking for skincare products that you can get there ms jirbie =)

  2. abegaillvillacruz says:

    Aww, sayang naman. I thought mas madaming LTE sa kanila than here in the Philippines.πŸ™‚ Stay safe on your trip and enjoy! On what to buy, I’ve heard they have good silk!πŸ™‚ If you fancy artsy fancy things, you can buy parasols and handicrafts.πŸ™‚ You can buy local food too, yung hindi agad mapapanis. Haha. And of course, cosmetic and skin care products. Para sure na di fake.πŸ™‚

    Oh, they have lots of spa products din daw.πŸ˜€ Maybe you can buy those as well for review.πŸ˜€

  3. Stacie Chan says:

    When I was in highschool, I went to China with my sis for a study tour and I didn’t have internet for 2 months! I learned then that I can live without it but I guess today and 4 years ago is differentπŸ˜€ I remember using a local sim too so that when my mom calls our phone, it’s cheaperπŸ™‚

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