Thailand has a very well developed mobile telecommunications infrastructure and visitors will be able to use their own cellphones if they have a roaming service
agreement with their own network provider and are GSM compatible, as Thailand uses both GSM 900 and 1800 networks. The country has invested in mobile phone
reception covering the whole kingdom except for the most remote Thai islands and isolated mountainous regions. . Those who are planning on staying for a longer
duration will probably find that buying a SIM card once they have arrived in Thailand is a cheaper option. A SIM card can be bought from any of the following mobile
operators such as AIS, DTAC, TrueMove H and TOT on a pay as you go basis. Thailand uses 4G technology for mobile internet access.
Calls are cheap to make and free to receive. The only thing to consider is whether your own mobile phone is locked. Many phone providers deliberately lock their
phones to make it impossible to use rival networks. This can be fixed for a small price at any phone shop in Thailand, and particularly at MBK or Panthip Plaza in
Bangkok which have large sections dedicated to all your mobile phone needs and accessories. Mobile phone retailers are very easy to find, even in smaller towns.
If you want to keep your own phone open for incoming calls, mobiles can be rented easily enough. A possible better option is to buy one, as they can be found
anywhere at prices starting from less than THB 2,000. You then have that cell phone to use not only in Thailand but also in any country in the world you might
Additionally, all hotels usually provide Internet and broadband services for free in the hotel’s common areas or for a minimum fee to use in your own personal
space within the property. Many shopping malls around the country allow you to sign up for using their free wifi. Internet cafes are abundant in cities and town