So I’ve got a short and sweet travel hack for you guys today.

You read the title correctly – unlimited internet. Imagine what you could accomplish.

No need to spend hours searching for a decent Wi-Fi connection. With this special promotion, you can get strong, reliable internet anywhere in the country for roughly $12.80 per month and never have to worry about running out of balance.

This affords more time and money for you to enjoy this beautiful country and invest more baht to the Pad Thai fund.

No doubt that Thailand is a great place to be based in – low cost of living, high quality of life, great food, and a great central location in Asia with inexpensive flights to almost anywhere. It’s probably my favorite country to live in within the Southeast Asia region (though I’m big on Taiwan as well). It’s also a wonderful place to meet people from all around the world, and co-work with digital nomads and startup entrepreneurs.

Yet one difficulty you’ll encounter here, if you speak English, is trying to find any reliable information without the ability to read Thai. Even Google had failed to list Bangkok’s BTS stops in English within Google Maps for years (they finally begun to recently).

So finally, here’s a juicy bit of info for all you non-Thai readers out there.

Thailand does not give up its secrets easily, but if you have Thai friends it becomes significantly easier. Last week a close Thai friend spilled the beans and shared a promotion with me that enables you to get unlimited internet access – anywhere in Thailand – for just 450 baht per month.

When you consider the fact that Starbucks in Thailand charges 300 baht just to use the Wi-Fi at their locations for 30 days (and it doesn’t work more than half the time), and most condos charge upwards of 500 baht per month, it’s a pretty sweet deal.

Plus, you can easily set up a personal hotspot anywhere you like and direct web access from your phone to your laptop.

Here’s how to get unlimited 3g and 4g internet in Thailand:

  1. First, purchase an AIS sim card for your phone at any 7/11 store. Ask the clerk to install it in your phone.
  2. Next, purchase a minimum of 450 baht in credit and ask the clerk to add your phone
  3. Now, it’s time to enter the promotion. If you can’t speak Thai, then ask the clerk (or a Thai friend) to dial this number for you: *777*984*289616#
  4. If you don’t have enough credit on your phone, then you’ll receive an error message that basically says in Thai, “Your balance is insufficient for this package.” If you’ve added at least 450 baht in credit, then you’ll receive an automated recording to set up your unlimited internet package (again, also in Thai)!

Ask your Thai friend to approve the deal and you’re all set. In addition to getting unlimited internet access from your phone, you can also login via Wi-Fi anywhere you see the “@ AIS WiFi” network.

How to get unlimited internet in Thailand

And again, it only takes a few clicks to set up your own personal hotspot, and transfer internet to your laptop or other devices anywhere you like, whenever you need it.

Enjoy your unlimited internet! And let me know what you plan to do with it 😛

11 Responses

  1. Judith

    Great tip! I take it with me when I’m going to Thailand later this year 🙂

  2. Morten

    Thank you so much!

    I’m traveling to Thailand next month, and has ALWAYS found difficulty in finding myself an UNLIMITED internet package. Lol, I didn’t even know they existed over there! Thank you Danny Flood for showing us this greatness of a hack!

    • Morten

      Funny how my message was approved this time, however it wasn’t the time where I am informing other people not to buy this package. If you want unlimited internet, you can buy almost any internet package from any internet provider in Thailand. After you have used your designated gb’s, your internet will slow down. However, this internet package only has a starting data of 2gb and will be slowed down to about 200kbs or less after you have used your gbs. I, again, recommend buying a more expensive package of around 6-8gb ranging between 600-800 baht, which will then after being used, will slow down to a maximum of 356kbs. Your pickings folks.

      • Danny Flood

        Thanks for the info Morten! I think your comment wasn’t approved the first time because you didn’t provide your name – so the spam filter must have blocked it. At any rate, I tried to purchase this package recently and it seems to be discontinued! As far as I can tell, the 7-11s are no longer offering the “1-2 service” which I understand includes all of the SIM card packages. Funny fact: AIS was actually founded by Thaksin Shinawatra, the infamous renegade prime minister in exile!

        Thanks again for the info Morten.

  3. Igor

    Danny, hi. You are misguiding your readers terribly. Not sure if intentionnaly.

    Google this number, then use google translate – this number will get you 900 MB of high speed internet (wich I would spend in like 2 days)
    Then the speed will be limited to something like 128 Kbps.
    It’s cheaper to buy 4 unlimited TrueH topups with unlimited data and 512 KBps speed, they cost 80 baht / week

    AIS’s closest to “unlimited” costs 700+baht, it has 14 GB limit and then drops your speed to 374 KBps.

    tldr: it’s impossible to get unlimited 3G/4G in Thai, as for limited – every cell provider has such options, AIS being most expensive

      • Caleb

        Upon further investigation this is my balance, regardless of the plan I posted a moment ago.

        “our balance is
        Internet 2GB 938MB 807KB, then use the Internet to continue to decline, according to the pack, Unlimited Wifi,Social and Life Style Packages”

        So Igor is right and I’ve wasted several hundred baht. Not the end of the world, but you should at the very least update the article to reflect Igor’s concern and my confirmation, if you aren’t going to going through the effort to validate it yourself.

      • Danny Flood

        Hi Caleb, thanks for the comment. This was working as of one and a half years ago (you can see the date of the post as April 2016 — it is currently Dec 2017), and phone companies often change up their promotions so these things are often only temporary. Sorry for any inconvenience you may have experienced.