|Thailand to World Calling Card - Bolo Card|
Prices and availability of Bolo Card in Thailand
Bolo Card is available in 100 THB, 300 THB and 500 THB versions and usually there is a discount on the selling price. For example, you can buy a 500 THB Bolo Card by paying 400 THB only and still get some talk time bonus over and above 500 THB. Home delivery of 500 THB Bolo Card is possible in Bangkok by calling their number 02-696-9574. Other denomination Bolo Cards need to be purchased at stores. Like I said earlier, try an Indian restaurant first and if you do not find it, call Bolo Card helpline 02-696-9588 or email email@example.com and ask them where you can find Bolo Card in your area.
How to use Bolo Card
|Thailand to World calling card - Bolo Card instructions|
Ring back Service
See instructions like in the picture above on the back of a Bolo Card. Use the Ring Back Service if you are using a mobile phone because that will save you local call charges. Call one of the ring-back numbers and hang up when you hear the busy tone. A few moments later, you will get a call back asking you to enter your PIN. If you have already registered your PIN with your mobile phone number, you will not need to enter your PIN. After verifying your PIN, Bolo Card will prompt you to enter your desired international phone number starting with the country code without any 00. Your ISD/IDD call will be connected.
If you do not want a call back or are using a fixed phone, call a Direct Call Bolo Number and when prompted, enter your PIN and thereafter your desired international phone number. In this case, you will be paying local call charges too.
Register PIN for PIN-less calling
The PIN registration number, something like 111# (see back of the card), needs to be called. After you validate your Bolo Card PIN, your phone is paired with that particular Bolo Card. Later, you may top-up your balance by pairing another Bolo Card. When you have paired a Bolo Card with your phone, you do not need to enter PIN while making a call.
Bolo Card International Call Rates
Indicative Bolo Card international call rates (THB Per Minute) for a few countries are as under. Actual rates may depend on the offers valid at the time of call:
Sri Lanka: 4.00
For a complete list of Bolo Card calling rates, please visit this link: http://www.bolocallingcard.com/index.php?page=rate
Where to Buy Bolo Card
Bolo Card can be purchased at South Asian restaurants in Thailand (particularly Indian restaurants), Family Mart outlets, and at several other stores listed in this page: http://www.bolocallingcard.com/index.php?page=store
Now go ahead and save on international calls from Thailand with Bolo Card. If you are looking for a local Thai SIM card, try DTAC Happy Tourist SIM. While you buy your local SIM card in Thailand, try and avoid this Thailand SIM Card Scam. Enjoy your holiday.
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