Thailand is fast becoming a major destination. Whether for business or pleasure everyone will certainly end up making life long friends. Since most people in Thailand prefer to keep in touch by telephone, we have to find a low cost way to make international phone calls to Thailand.
So your best option is to use an international prepaid phone card to call Thailand. But there are many phone cards out there on the Internet so choosing one can be quite tricky.
One way to help you decide on which phone card to choose with what type of budget is to think about whether you will be calling a business associate or just calling to say hello to a friend.
If you are calling a business associate than I would suggest a higher quality phone card. Higher quality phone cards cost slightly more in costs per minute but believe me it is worth it. Because you do not want to have embarrassing dropped calls and poor voice quality especially when you are negotiating. Spending a little more on a phone card for business calls will give you a better peace of mind.
Now if you are calling a friend in Thailand, then he or she will be more understanding if the quality of the call isn’t the greatest. But one word of caution. Most Thai people prefer to chat on their mobile phones. The problem is most prepaid phone card’s advertised call per minute rates are based on making a call to a land line. Not for connecting to a mobile phone. Most first time phone card buyers do not realize this until they start questioning why their airtime is disappearing so fast. It is because if you use a phone card with land line call per minute prices to call a mobile phone, your call can cost up to 300% or more.
So if you know you will be dialing to a mobile phone 100% of the time then make sure the phone card company you are looking at have phone cards with call per minute prices specific for dialing to mobile phones.
A little bit of pre planning before purchasing your phone card to call Thailand will go a long way in saving you money and time.