Unbelievable as it seems but it’s possible to get unlimited WiFi in Thailand via TrueMove for a mere 107 baht per month, that’s £2.26 in real money.
“TrueMove” or “True WiFi” or “True Internet” or “True Ad Infinitum” have 1000s of wireless access points in Thailand in large cities such as Bangkok and Pattaya.
http://www.truewifi.net is a little unhelpful to those of who aren’t native Thai speakers, the English language button doesn’t work and it can’t be translated with Google translate because all the information is stored in picture files…So eventually we figured out how to get this incredible deal for WiFi …
1. Go to 7-11 and get yourself a simcard for TrueMove, around 50 baht and a topup voucher (or card) for 150 baht.
2. Install simcard in phone, and note your new telephone phone number from packaging
3. Topup with the 150 baht topup voucher (usually *123*a-really-long-number#)
4. Send a text to 9789 simply WM … OR *900*83# … OR (it’s also possible to do this I believe via an English speaking operator by calling 1331 or *9000 ask for “WiFi Monthly Package” I guess)
5. Wait for confirmation and you need a password. If you don’t have a password you can get a new one by calling *871*4#
6. Connect to a TrueWifi usually “@TRUEWIFI” or similar, access point with you phone, tablet, laptop etc via wifi and enter your phone number as your user name eg. 08640466321 and the password eg 1234
7. Enjoy free wifi for 90 minutes at a time (you have to reconnect every 90 minutes).
Speedtest from today, at a peak time so slower than maximum was 5.24Mbps download and 1.77Mbps upload.
It’s possible you may be able to get up to 100Mbps in Bangkok as there are some places venues listed with Ultra-speed, but not been confirmed by us.
Also you’re not limited to your local access point, you can use it on the move. So take laptop to beach and work from the beach. Or you’re on a shopping spree and want to check your emails … It’s all part of the same wifi package.
Don’t forget to turn off your 3G internet access, without a package this gets eaten fairly fast!
We’ve actually set up a special router that does the logging in for us automatically (fairly geeky stuff, OpenWrt and Linux Shell Scripts). So we can just connect to the router and get uninterrupted internet access 24/7. More on this later.
Internet Farrangs … Enjoy !