January 15, 2015 – dtac expands 4G services to Phuket with special promtoions for smartphones and 4G packages with 4GB free-trial plans for 4 months for only Phuket residents. Dtac aims to be number one in 4G SIM card marketfor foreign tourists.
Panya Vechbanyongratana, Senior Vice President, Regional Business Head – South & West, Total Access Communication PLC. or dtac revealsdtac has successfully brought 4G service to Phuket residents for their best experience in mobile internet broadband. Phuket becomes the first southern province to have 4G service after dtac has launched the facility in Bangkok and key areas continuously. Dtac plans to install mord than 6,500 base stations for 3G and 4G services to cover all areas in Bangkok and vicinity and 30 other important provinces nationwide.
Phuket,the Pearl of the Andaman, is the famous tourist attraction of Thailand. It is admired by Thai and foreign tourisits worldwide due to the outstanding of natural outlook, sublime beach,andrich culture.According to a report from Kasikorn Research Center, there were approximately 13 milion Thai and international tourists visiting Phuket in year of 2014. The numder is up by 8.7% from the previous year.
Mr. Panya also said “dtac has launched 4G service in southern part of Thailand, beginning with Phukt. We will continue the 4G service expansion to Had Yai Thai, Koh Samui,and so on, as we see the potential of internet usage growth in the areas. In 2014, internet usage in Phuket has grown by 150% compared to the previous year. The top 5 favorite applications used in the area are Facebook, Google Video,Youtube,LINE,and Instagram. The internet rush hours are between 21.00-22.00 has.”
The 4G service in Phuket is available in Kathu District, and Mueang Phuket District. The coverage area includes tourist attrations, Key seaside, business areas, and residential areas. Dtac customers may apply for a 4-month-free-trial 4G service by dialing *444# . In this special occasion, dtac also unveils promotions for smartphones with premium and special 0% installment plan for up to 20 months (only with participated credit cards). For example, iphone 5s (16GB) is only 13,900 Baht from normal price of 20,700 Baht when subscribing package 599 with 6 month package advance payment, or Oppo Neo5 is 4,990 Baht plus free flip cover case (valued at 390 Baht) from normal price of 5,500 Baht when subscribing package valued at more than 374 Baht Moreover, there are several special 4G packages exclusively for Phuket residents who are either dtac prepaid or postpaid (Happy) customers.
Thus, dtac offers ‘Happy Tourist’ 4G service SIM card for foreign tourists. Dtac SIM card is the most popular card among foreign tourists due to its easy-to-use and controllable balance with bill shock worry-free. Foreigners can use their smartphones at affordable rates. Besides, there are manuals with 6 languages covering all tourists as Chinese, Japanese, Russia, Arabic, Hindi, and Thai.