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    Mandatory Thai SIM card registration

    I just learned about this today and did not see a topic on the forum, I guess all the other expats know about this but oh well

    Mandatory SIM card registration in Thailand starts today

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    Yeah I remember when it was announced a few months ago, though you are right I don't see a topic on here for it, so probably a good idea to poke people who forgot (*ahem*... brb)

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    That excists already more than 10 years.

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    yep...it has been on and off for a long time Cap...but a new announcement by Herr General eralier this year (iirc) has added a rider that if you do not register your number will be disconnected...if you are not sure whether you are registered just call into any Telwiz Store and they will check for you and register your number if required FOC..

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    Bee made a bog deal about this and so I have a bet.. She registered hers.. I didnt.. we will see if anything happens..
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    Quote Originally Posted by LivinLOS View Post
    Bee made a bog deal about this and so I have a bet.. She registered hers.. I didnt.. we will see if anything happens..
    You sure it isnt already registered?

    Remember when 3G came out and you had to fill in forms just to get the service. Ever changed or lost your SIM card and kept the same tel no and you need to give them your passport? Both these examples means your phone is registered

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    It's easy to check. Call:
    *151#
    and you will get an SMS with the status of your SIM card's registration.
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    That's interesting, I've changed sim cards several times in 13 years with the same number. I have even stored contacts with AIS, so I don't loose numbers if I loose my phone. But I'm still not registered, and the sms said I have to bring my passport to a Telewiz shop and register before the end of July.....
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    Mine too.. despite having got new sims on a lost phone, registering for internet.. etc etc.. I also have an AIS online account and can log in there for phone account changes.

    Really, expecting them not to lose papers, time after time.. Asking for a bit too much no ??

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    Ye strange I had to change mines 2 months ago and checked I was registered

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    Quote Originally Posted by LivinLOS View Post
    Mine too.. despite having got new sims on a lost phone, registering for internet.. etc etc.. I also have an AIS online account and can log in there for phone account changes.

    Really, expecting them not to lose papers, time after time.. Asking for a bit too much no ??
    Maybe it will need to be done every 90 days 5555
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    I hadn't been to a Telewiz store since I lived in HKT...iirc about 5 years ago...and it was to get a new sim with the same number after my i-phone had been stolen...a few weeks back I called in to one here (Samui) and asked to go onto a new scheme including 3G...and they said that mine had already been registered

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    Try the sms service that GD provided anyway, it would be a shame to loose numbers we've had for years.....
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    I did.. says I need to go to the shop.. I will wait...

    Lottery tickets will be 80b next draw.. Phone numbers will all be registered.. etc etc..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greatdane View Post
    It's easy to check. Call:
    *151#
    and you will get an SMS with the status of your SIM card's registration.
    My message came back in Thai...

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    Tourist sims now require passport when purchasing, I'll test that out next week.

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    I have 2 AIS SIM cards and will register the one that I depend on and not the other and then see what happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by briofoz View Post
    My message came back in Thai...
    Try *151*9#, got an English answer, seems adding *9, gets you the English version on many of dtac's codes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snakebite911 View Post
    Try *151*9#, got an English answer, seems adding *9, gets you the English version on many of dtac's codes.
    Thanks for that.

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    No matter what happens it's nothing new for SEA. I had to show my passport to get a prepayed sim card in Cambo 10 years ago......
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