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can you use english phone with a thai sim ?

Travel Forums General Talk can you use english phone with a thai sim ?

1. Posted by Durlew04 (Budding Member, 46 posts) 7 Dec '13 07:50

hi guys

just a quick one.....

can you use an english phone that has been unlocked with a thai sim for phoning home ?
im not sure if it would be compatibly ? or would i have to buy a complete phone over there ?

cheers :)

2. Posted by wizzmor1977 (Full Member, 157 posts) 8 Dec '13 06:22

You shoudnt have any problems using a Thai sim in an unlocked UK phone

3. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru, 1288 posts) 8 Dec '13 13:17

Probably won't have a problem. Anyway, internet shops are easy to find. No problem sending emails home when needed. You pay from around 20 baht to 60 baht an hour to rent a computer in a no frills, basic internet shop. (Fancy coffee houses a little more.) If you have a computer with you some hotels have free wifi.

Sometimes it is better to not be reachable 24 hours a day - every day!

4. Posted by vaibhavm23 (Budding Member, 93 posts) 8 Dec '13 20:44

You surely won't face any problem with the thai sim, We used our phones HTC One & Nokia handset with the Thai Sim and never faced any problem.

5. Posted by wizzmor1977 (Full Member, 157 posts) 9 Dec '13 08:23

Quoting karazyal

Sometimes it is better to not be reachable 24 hours a day - every day!

HaHa Yes. I couldn't agree more.

6. Posted by Durlew04 (Budding Member, 46 posts) 9 Dec '13 12:11

absolutely its just for emergencies :)

cheers guys

7. Posted by kellyperry15 (Inactive, 20 posts) 9 Dec '13 13:30

THere is not problem in using thai sim with unlocked phone of any other country. It's absolute fine.;)

8. Posted by Rus1 (Budding Member, 6 posts) 17 Dec '13 18:55

yes, you can. I personally use thai sim on my US phone. Occasionally you would receive some SMS in thai characters, you can choose to ignore them or you can ask locals what it is about.

To avoid getting SMS with thai characters, when you are buying the sim, ask the local salesman to set the sim setting to English. It is very useful so when you check your balance, it is in english. :)

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