It's not the costs, it's not bureaucracy and call centre employees, it's purely and simply that NOTHING CONNECTS.
I am trying to use an iPhone with a pay-as-you-go sim from AIS One-Two-Call.
The leaflet that came with the sim says:
Premium IDD press 005 COUNTRY CODE AREA CODE PHONE NUMBER <dial key>
Standard IDD press 00500 COUNTRY CODE AREA CODE PHONE NUMBER <dial key>
How difficult should it be? "Kar tort ka..."
I've tried dialling to a landline and a mobile number, no difference.
Calling AIS Customer Service on 02 271 9000 gave me the revelation:
00500 country destination without 1st zero!
Nevermind, it's still "Kar tort ka..."
They even sent me an automated sms so if my ears are malfunctioning my eyes must be too.
Of course, the "destination without the first zero" is not mentioned anywhere here:
One-2-Call : Prepaid Mobile Phone Operator ??????????????????????????????????????????
The UK dialling code is 00 44, so let's say the number in the UK I want to reach is 07654 321000. I must remove the zero from the destination to call the standard international rate to the number above it should be like so: 00500 00 44 7654321000.
It doesn't matter if I use 00500 or 005 for the premium, or indeed other numbers I've seen across the net for cheaper calling because NOTHING CONNECTS EVER.
What the heck am I doing wrong?
I have to make an important call to the UK, and though I usually stay in touch with family online it would be nice to be in touch with them via the phone as well, for instance, in the case of an emergency where someone is not online.
If there's anyone here who successfully calls the UK from One-Two-Call please tell me what numbers you dial before the personal number so I can just get on with it.
The two zeros in front of 44 are not required. 00 gets you an international line out of the UK. To get a call out of Thailand to UK the standard is 001 44 and then the local number without the leading 0.
Replace the 001 with 00whatever for the deals. I normally use 009 0r 007 depending on the offers.
For the 005 calling 0xxxxxxxx it would be 005 44 xxxxxxxx.
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tried skype? skype on my laptop is easier and clearer than any call i've ever made on a mobile phone. the sound is better too because the speakers (or headphones, if i don't want to drive My Intended batshit) are much higher quality than any mobile phone speaker i've heard (size matters).
Imodium can't stop me.
^You can also use Skype on your smart phone. Their rates to call a land line or cell phone are a little higher than the pre-paid cards but it's a good option to have.
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Yea some family members have Skype but others don't.
If I understand correctly, to call this number I should dial: 001 44 7654 321000, or for One-Two-Call: 005 44 7654 321000
Things most people take for granted often don't work for me. I think my laptop is pretty much the only thing that never caused me problems. It's saved me hours of frustrated angry masturbation
AIS Customer Service Operative: Hello. Sorry for the wait. Can I help you?
AIS Customer Service Operative: Sir?
Fleabag: ... ...
AIS Customer Service Operative: Sir, what are you doing?
Looks like you're missing an area code.
I shouldn't need one if it's a mobile number though, should I?
Tomorrow I'll try a landline one again.
Maybe not. How about a mobile code and then the 10 digit number? After the exit and country code of course.
.....Originally Posted by russellsimpson
---Update---Originally Posted by russellsimpson
Originally Posted by russellsimpson
Thick as mud
Any recommendations for a better pay-as-you-go sim?
My Chinese colleague said there was a good one for cheap overseas calling so last night we went to the phone shop and got told it must be one sold in farang areas like Pattaya and that it's not available in the village
Do you have access to WiFi? Do the people on the receiving end?
Do you have a smartPhone? Do the people on the receiving end?
Use any of the number of VOIP phone systems (skype being one of them),and calls between each other are free of charge.
I use a system I built myself, and configured it so calls to my most frequent destinations are absolutely free of charge, and calls to new international destinations are lower than most pre-pay cards, usually 1 cents (US) per minute (I pay 0.8 cents per minute to Hong Kong mobile numbers, for example).
Skype World is just $15 a month for unlimited calling. I call people in Thailand and China on their cell phones from Skype.