Stay Connected in Thailand with dtac Happy Tourist SIM29 January, 2013
Starting at just 49 Baht (less than 2.50 Singapore dollars), dtac’s Happy Tourist SIM plans is one of the cheapest way to call home and surf internet on the go while travelling in Thailand. We find the Happy Tourist SIM plans extremely useful during our weekend getaway shopping trips to Bangkok. If you are staying in Bangkok for 3 days or more, i recommend getting the 299 Baht (about 13 Singapore dollars) dtac Happy Tourist SIM plan where you can get 100 Baht of free call and free 7-day 3G internet. Here are 4 scenarios where the dtac Happy Tourist SIM plan could come in handy:
Getting Lost in the Huge Chatuchak Weekend Market
The Chatuchak Weekend Market is huge (occupying a space of almost 14 football fields) and is a complex maze of 2000+ shops. It is also extremely crowded with tourists as well as locals (look out for wholesalers with their huge trolleys of goods in the narrow alleys!). Coupled with the fact that the market sells almost anything e.g. pets, clothes, books, toiletries, kitchenware – it is easy to get distracted and lost and worse still separated from your friends and families when shopping in this huge market. With dtac Happy Tourist SIM, I can get in touch with my friends (without having to pay exorbitant roaming fees) to arrange a meeting place and time if we ever do get lost.
Keeping Myself Occupied While the Wife Shops at the Huge Platinum Fashion Mall (3 Zones of 6 Floors Each!)
The Platinum Fashion Mall comprises 3 Zones and each zone comprises 6 floors of shopping of accessories, clothes, shoes and other ladies’ fashion. Heaven for the ladies? It is hell for me – and judging from the zombie brain-dead looks of the other guys who are tagging along their wife/girlfriend in the mall – I know I am not alone!
Well – with the dtac Happy Tourist SIM, I can camp at a corner of the mall and check stock prices, football match scores, watch streaming TV series or just surf the net while the Wife shops at the mall. I can even write a blog post for PassportChop.com if I wanted to! 🙂
Get in Touch with Local Tour Operators to Make Adjustments/Arrangements
Need to arrange a tour to the floating market and train market or make some adjustments to the meeting time and place? Either pay exorbitant roaming fees to call them or make use of the 100 Baht free call (offered by dtac Happy Tourist SIM 299 Baht plan) – this is quite a no-brainer :-).
Sharing Pictures on Instagram and Facebook and Twitter and <<Insert Social Media Channel here>>
Tasted good food? The next step is to take a picture of it and share it on Instagram and other social media channels but wait! Roaming charges on calls are already very expensive and imagine how much it would cost to share a 3 Megabyte picture on Instagram while on roaming data plan! This is where dtac Happy Tourist SIM 7-day free 3G internet (only with 200 Baht Happy Tourist SIM plan) will come in handy!
There are many other reasons to get a dtac Happy Tourist SIM of course – e.g. call back home to report that you have reached Bangkok safely. After all, it is much more affordable than using roaming plans of your telco. Check out the picture below for the price plans of dtac Happy Tourist SIM plans and what you can get for 49 Baht and 299 Baht!
So if you are planning a trip to Bangkok or any parts of Thailand, make it part of your itinerary to get a dtac Happy Tourist SIM when you arrive in Thailand. You can get the dtac Happy Tourist SIM at any 7-eleven or major mobile retail shops or dtac shops around Bangkok (you can find one in the bigger shopping complex e.g. MBK, Terminal 21).
You can also your dtac Happy Tourist SIM plan from the dtac mobile service center at Suvarnabhumi Airport (arrival on the 2nd Floor, Gate 7).