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dtac Unveils Thailand’s 1st Ever “Prepaid SIM Card Vending Machine” 3 Easy Steps for Tourists’ Smooth Connection in Thailand

February 2, 2016 - dtac recently revealed the first-of-its-kind channel to distribute “Happy Tourist” SIM card via Thailand’s first prepaid SIM card vending machine. Currently available at Suvarnabhumi Airport, the machine allows tourists to conveniently grab SIM card and go with 3 easy steps “select – register – pay” in as little time as 3 minutes. The company believes that, with the machine, high volume of transaction during high season will be effortlessly handled, having machine capacity of 1,000 SIM cards/day and 30,000 ones/month. This is to ensure first impression of tourists towards Thailand and smooth connection along their journey in Thailand. 
Supavas Prohmvitak, Vice President - Head of Prepaid Division, Total Access Communication PLC or dtac, said “dtac’s prepaid SIM card vending machine is the latest innovation initiated by the voluntary “Innovation Thursday” team who normally gathers every few months for brainstorming and developing the ideas. “Monetization Innovation” is our area of focus this year – complicated process and communication limitation of technologies will be fixed to offer the most convenient customer experience. This has led to the idea of the advanced prepaid SIM card vending machine for tourists with 3 easy steps “choose – register – pay”.

1. Select – Select one of the 2 prepaid SIM cards by dtac – Happy Tourist 299 baht and Happy Tourist 599 baht.
2. Register – Register SIM card simply by scanning passport right at the machine
3. Pay – Conveniently choose the preferred payment method -- either credit card (Visa and MasterCard accepted) or cash in Thai baht. Changes are available. 
As an attempt specifically for tourist segment, this SIM card vending machine is Thailand’s first-ever smart machine that bundles functions including SIM card selling and SIM card registration via passport as required by NBTC. The SIM card is automatically activated after purchase. Two prepaid SIM cards are available for grabs: “Happy Tourist 299 baht” for 1.5 GB Internet at maximum 4G speed and 100-baht call credit (valid for 7 days) and “Happy Tourist 599 baht” for 4 GB Internet at maximum 4G speed and 100-baht call credit (valid for 15 days). Purchase dtac prepaid SIM card as convenient as it gets today at any time for 24 hours at dtac service center, gate 7, arrival hall, Suvarnabhumi Airport. For further information, please visit www.dtac.co.th.