After September 1, 2006:  Thailand mobile phones are on a 10 digit system.  After September 1, 2006 the digit 8 must be inserted after the first 0 (assume business #s are landline)

Thailand land / wire telephones remain on a 9 digit dialing system.  These change only effect Thai mobile telephones.

International calls, to land or mobile, omit the first 0

  1. mobile example 1:  05 555 5555  >>   011 66 85 555 5555

  2. mobile example 2: 09 555 5555   >>   011 66 89 555 5555

  3. landline example: 02 555 5555 >>    011 66 2 555 5555 (= no change!)

Stored numbers in Thai mobile phones should be manually changed.  The phone center software can alter phone numbers that are correct as stored!

Domestic calls

  • Mobile: 05 555 5555

>> 085 555 5555

  • Mobile09 555 5555

>> 089 555 5555

  • Landline: 02 555 5555

>> 02 555 5555

 

 

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Thai Land line phone numbers have not changed .. remain 9 digit

 

International calls to Thailand  .. calling from outside Thailand

The initial 0 is omitted when calling into Thailand .. when calling from outside Thailand omit the initial 0.

International calls to Thailand mobile phones example 2:

  • 07 555 5555 was 66 7 555 5555 is now 66 87 555 5555

International Calls to Thai Land Line the 1st 0 is ommitted.

  • 07 229 4681 is dialed: 66 7 2294681

  • Acceptable voice quality and total ease of use are provided by modern computer telephones .. we use daily & highly recommend skype!

  • During the Thai Coup in 2006 land lines & mobile lines were so congested as to be mostly unusable for over a week .. skype worked fine! :-)

  • Calls to Thailand from the US are 2.46 per minute using skype .. call a friend, make an appointment, discuss options with Thai provider, call hotel to confirm .. cost under 50 for a 20 minute call!     Doh!

 

 

I watched the lead guitar player of Soi Dog Blues Band, Khun Dant, check his mobile between songs last week!

 

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 You will see Thai text messaging to each other while in the same restaurant or club!

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Steven Colbert / The Colbert Report on Comedy Central showed a video clip of the Thai UN Delegation text messaging during Bush's speech at the UN .. of course there was a military coup happening at that instant..

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Other Useful Thailand Telephone Information

To make an international call  from Thailand: Dial 001 then country code & number

Useful Thailand phone numbers:

Directory Assistance in English metro Bangkok : dial  13

Directory assistance in English outside Bangkok: dial 183

To report Lost or Stolen credit cards:

Visa: 273-1199, 273-7449

American Express: 273-0022, 273-0044

Diners Club: 238-3660

 

Thailand City / Provincial  Codes:

Bangkok                      2


Burirum                    44


Chanthaburi             39


Chiang Mai              53

Chiang Rai              53


Kamphaengphet      55


Lampang                   54


Nakhonsawan           56


Nongkhai                   42


Pattani                        73


Phattaya                     38


Ratchaburi                  32


Saraburi                      36


Tak                               55


Ubon Ratchathani       45

 

 

Country Codes

Canada             1

China               86

France             33

Germany          49

Hong Kong    853

Japan               81

UK                    44

US                      1

Thailand          66