TrueMove H’s 7-day, 512 Kbps Unlimited 3G Internet package
Update May2016: Not good! TrueMove H’s daily, 512 Kbps 3G Internet package is now priced at 15 baht, up from just 9 baht previously! It now has a limited bandwidth of 300MB – slashed again from its previous 500MB (it used to be unlimited), after which speed will be throttled to 64 Kbps.
Update March 2016: TrueMove H’s 7-day, 512 Kbps 3G Internet package now has a limited bandwidth of 1.2GB, after which speed will be throttled to 64 Kbps; TrueMove H’s daily, 512 Kbps 3G Internet package now has a limit of 500MB, after which speed will be throttled to 64 Kbps.
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As a prepaid user of Thailand’s TrueMove H who has access to what seems to be one of the cheapest Internet solutions in the country, I feel compelled to share with you guys this easy little trick just in case you’re interested.
But first of all, let me disclaim that Internet is fairly cheap and easily available in Thailand. There are a number of Internet providers here and competition is stiff in a good way. In Thailand, one can get TOT’s 10 Mbps hi-speed Internet at just 599 Baht (US$17) per month. In neighboring Malaysia however, Telekom Malaysia’s 1Mbps Streamyx Blockbuster Combo costs as much as RM116.60 (US$26) per month, so you can see the difference.
Internet is also relatively faster compared to that in some neighboring countries. Last year, Thailand Internet is ranked 8th fastest in Asia, ahead of Malaysia, Vietnam, and Cambodia.
TrueMove H’s 7-day, 512 Kbps unlimited 3G Internet package
As an Internet user who doesn’t download movies or big files, this is my solution to cheap, manageable Internet service. Ever since I arrived in Thailand, I have been relying on TrueMove H’s 7-day, 512 Kbps unlimited 3G Internet package to go online. Because the school I work in provides fast broadband, I don’t need to spend unnecessary on home Internet.
Occasionally I do watch some videos on YouTube, but the Internet package I’m subscribing to allows me to watch videos on 360p resolution without much buffering and stream lag. Most importantly, there is no bandwidth throttling, so I can enjoy up to 512 Kbps of 3G Internet as much as I want. In other words it is unlimited.
If I am at home and would like to go on the Internet, my smartphone will serve as a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. While some people worry about overheating of phone, mine has no problem thus far. I’m using Xiaomi Mi 3.
How to subscribe to TrueMove H’s 7-day, 512 Kbps unlimited 3G Internet package?
Just proceed to any 7-Eleven and tell them you want TrueMove H’s 7-day, 512 Kbps unlimited 3G Internet package that costs 59 baht. After making payment, they will provide you with a receipt that consists of a 14-digit PIN.
To subscribe to TrueMove H’s 7-day, 512 Kbps unlimited 3G Internet package, just dial:
Certain 7-Eleven stores may not have this service available in their systems, but don’t worry, most of them do.
In the event that the cashier doesn’t understand the exact Internet package that you want, just show them this picture (I always have it in my phone just in case):
The downside to this Internet package is that it is non-auto-renewable and only valid for 7 days starting from 12am on the day of subscription. Therefore you will need to purchase and subscribe to it every 7 days. As with other carriers, normal mobile data rate can cost quit a lot, so be mindful and remember when to subscribe again.
I subscribe to this package 4 times in a month, and that costs me a total of 236 baht (US$6.50).
TrueMove H’s daily, 512 Kbps unlimited 3G Internet package
An alternative to TrueMove H’s 59-baht weekly Internet package is its daily variation, costing 9 baht (US$0.25) per 24 hours.
Yes, you read it right. It’s just 9 baht per day.
To subscribe to TrueMove H’s daily, 512 Kbps 3G Internet package with unlimited bandwidth (i.e., no throttling), dial:
There must be enough credit in your prepaid account. The package will be valid for 24 hours from the minute you subscribe to it.
How to purchase a prepaid data SIM card in Thailand?
It’s fairly easy. Just proceed to any 7-Eleven or mobile store and ask for a SIM card of the carrier you desire.
If you’re a traveller or tourist, they will ask for your passport for registration purpose. After registration, activation, and topping up of credit, the SIM card is then good to use.