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DTAC coverage (without data roaming) in Vientiane

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DTAC coverage (without data roaming) in Vientiane

I have a Thai sim that I use every holiday, subscribing to a data package so I can use google maps etc when trying to find my way round town as well as emails / social media. As Vientiane is right next to Thailand, I'm probably going to be no further than 5km from the border at any point, will I still be able to connect to DTAC Network (without data-roaming) just as if I was in Thailand?

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1. Re: DTAC coverage (without data roaming) in Vientiane

Sometimes it will work and sometimes not. Less well in buildings and probably very well on the Mekhong riverfront looking into Thailand.

If you end up using roaming you will pay international charges even when not using data. It may be safest to select the used mobile operator from the settings of your phone. It is even safer to use the USSD codes to disable international roaming and data. …mobiletopup.com/knowledge-base/…

It will also work better if you use your phone settings to force your phone into 2G (GSM) mode. The used longer wavelengths carry further and penetrate better into buildings than the standard wavelengths used for high performance 3G and 4G services.

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2. Re: DTAC coverage (without data roaming) in Vientiane

Not unless you are right next to the Mekong,

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3. Re: DTAC coverage (without data roaming) in Vientiane

Thanks for the detailed answer Goodsoil. I may have to resort the the old-fashion paper map for 3 days. 555

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4. Re: DTAC coverage (without data roaming) in Vientiane

There are several map applications other than Google Maps that have decent offline maps.

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5. Re: DTAC coverage (without data roaming) in Vientiane

Just get a Lao SIM for about $1.25

You can then use internet for $1.25 for 250gb, or more gb if you get the internet-only SIM (no calls).

All minimarts & phone shops sell them.

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6. Re: DTAC coverage (without data roaming) in Vientiane

Thanks for that info Bluecramp, I may well do that!

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