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
>> 085 555 5555
>> 089 555 5555
>> 02 555 5555
Thai Land line phone numbers have not changed .. remain 9 digit
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:
International Calls to Thai Land Line the 1st 0 is ommitted.
I watched the lead guitar player of Soi Dog Blues Band, Khun Dant, check his mobile between songs last week!
You will see Thai text messaging to each other while in the same restaurant or club!
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..
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:
Chiang Rai 53
Hong Kong 853