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o2 UK - How much is it to txt and phone from Thailand?

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1. Posted by andyccfc (Budding Member 23 posts) 10y

anyone know? someone said its not much to send texts, like 20p or summin. im on o2 contract by the way. also wanna know how much a phone call back to the UK will set me back?

2. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1586 posts) 10y

Quoting andyccfc

anyone know? someone said its not much to send texts, like 20p or summin. im on o2 contract by the way. also wanna know how much a phone call back to the UK will set me back?

More than one way to skin a cat!

You already know that you can send and receive messages using the internet. You can also send an e-mail message to a cell phone back home from an internet shop too!

While you are overseas you can receive messages in e-mail form from a cell phone from back home. Except for the internet shop rental charges only the cell phone user pays.

Internet rental in Thailand is real cheap. An internet shop price of 30 to 60 baht per hour is not difficult to find. Sometimes a 10 baht minimum price is charged if you only quickly check your messages and leave (25 cents U.S. or .14 GBP.)

Even when I am home I get text messages via e-mail to my home computer all the time.

3. Posted by andyccfc (Budding Member 23 posts) 10y

im on about using my mobile phone though. i will probly only use the internet a couple of times a week tops so sending texts is gonna be loads easier, especially when im n obscure places without internet access....

4. Posted by wildfk (Respected Member 459 posts) 10y

Are you talking of using a local SIM or your phone through your homeland network?
If it's the latter - Don't!
Buy a Thai SIM card as soon as you get here and use that. They cheap...about 200 to 500 baht and include some pre-pay already on them....topping up is easy - a scratch card from any 7 - 11 store etc.
Phone call to UK is about 8 baht per min. don’t know text about 12 baht I think.
Two caveats....
1. - Make sure your phone is "unlocked" - that you can operate any SIM card...this can be done at home or in Thailand.
2. - Get the "One-to-Call" SIM they are better for international SMS-ing although not the cheapest. Some companies offer very low rates on local calls, there is a price war going on at the moment, but some of the other companies service & coverage is not so good.