Friday, April 08, 2011

Thailand - Mobile operators want to boost data roaming to other countries

[bangkok post] The mobile operators Advanced Info Service (AIS) and DTAC are capitalising on skyrocketing mobile data demand as smartphone use becomes widespread by stepping up international roaming promotions. AIS has seen a 200% rise in mobile data traffic so far this year, said Weerachai Patcharopartwong, vice-president for international service.

The country's largest mobile operator is offering an unlimited data roaming package for customers travelling to five countries in Europe: England, Germany, the Czech Republic, Spain and Ireland.

Prepaid and postpaid customers can get unlimited access to the internet, chat, Facebook, photo uploads and e-mail while travelling to the five countries for 450 baht per day, or 1,300 baht for three days, and 2,000 baht for five days.

Second-ranked DTAC offers 25 megabytes in 30 top destinations in Europe, Asia and Australia for 299 baht per day.

Customers will be charged 889 baht for 75 Mb within three days and 1,999 baht for 175 Mb within seven days. The company will charge 12 baht per Mb for excess usage.

Data roaming abroad gains momentum

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