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On 12/20/2020 at 3:13 AM, Eindhoven said:

 

No, they don't. Validity days are enough.

 

Last time i used my ais sim card was in May 2019 in Japan. Some months After my trip i extended my sim card for 365 days. The validity date was november 2020. So it's been more than 1 year i did not use the sim card. Today (december 25) i opened the ais app and it said my card it's still valid. I've just extended the validity again! 

 

I forgot to mention for the first time i was to able topup my ais sim card with the app topup page using my no thai credit card (i'm living in Europa, not in Asia). 12 x 10 baht = 120 baht for 1 extra 1 year validity. 

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On 12/20/2020 at 2:00 AM, Barley said:

A very good summary of extending validity for Thai SIM cards can be found here:

 

https://medium.com/mobiletopup/prepaid-sim-validity-in-thailand-b4de14269238

 

There is one question which I haven't found an authoritative answer on: Do Thai SIM cards need activity to stay active?

 

Right now I send an SMS from the country I am in to a different mobile number in the same country every 60-90 days to keep my cards active.

 

I think this is needed for AIS, but it may not be needed for True - but I am not sure. If someone would have an authoritative answer, I would be happy to see it.

 

So yes, validity are enough. No need to keep a kind of activity like make a call or send a sms to extend the validity. 

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On 6/27/2020 at 11:46 PM, Eindhoven said:

 

It's 24 baht on DTAC too. The only one that doesn't extend validity for 2 baht per month, is AIS.

does it still like that or did they change their service, maybe not the best service for the ones not using the phone that much

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On 12/20/2020 at 6:30 AM, Barley said:

A very good summary of extending validity for Thai SIM cards can be found here:

 

https://medium.com/mobiletopup/prepaid-sim-validity-in-thailand-b4de14269238

 

There is one question which I haven't found an authoritative answer on: Do Thai SIM cards need activity to stay active?

 

Right now I send an SMS from the country I am in to a different mobile number in the same country every 60-90 days to keep my cards active.

 

I think this is needed for AIS, but it may not be needed for True - but I am not sure. If someone would have an authoritative answer, I would be happy to see it.

I never send SMS's like that.

On and off use the App My AIS which sends an OTP.

That's all... and my SIM stays alive... so far 🙂 

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On 6/27/2020 at 1:29 PM, Farang two dot zero said:

No worries my gf go to Dtac shop and they refilled the sim card for 12 months 240 bath !

 

On 6/27/2020 at 5:05 PM, Chivas said:


Expensive to say the least. That would have been 24 Baht on Truemove

 

But you can use that Credit (240 bath) in addition to prolonging the life of the SIM - am I correct?

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On 12/20/2020 at 1:00 AM, Barley said:

A very good summary of extending validity for Thai SIM cards can be found here:

 

https://medium.com/mobiletopup/prepaid-sim-validity-in-thailand-b4de14269238

 

There is one question which I haven't found an authoritative answer on: Do Thai SIM cards need activity to stay active?

 

Right now I send an SMS from the country I am in to a different mobile number in the same country every 60-90 days to keep my cards active.

 

I think this is needed for AIS, but it may not be needed for True - but I am not sure. If someone would have an authoritative answer, I would be happy to see it.

No activity needed with AIS - unused balance remains until the validity date.

You can do a FREE  balance check with AIS from abroad as long as you have roaming enabled *121# 

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I still have one of the old 08 numbers where they later had to add a 9, from 1 -2 never call.

 

      It was good for five years until I was so stupid to agree to a special offer and it went down to one year. 

 

 The validity now is only good for one year. Perhaps you can get an older number from a shop/friend/relative?

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On 4/30/2018 at 1:16 PM, Barley said:

Thanks for the info and tip about extending.

 

According to your link:

 

*934*180# will extend validity by 180 days on True for a very reasonable 12TBH charge provided your number has been active for at least 90 days OR you had at least 200TBH accumulated usage.

 

CAVEAT: Not working on Tourist SIM!

 

 

Thank you very much, extended mine...........

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