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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Thailand to India Cheap Calling Card - Bolo Card - One Baht Per Minute

I came across Bolo Card in Khana Khazana Indian Restaurant at Soi 11. Nothing can beat the rates for calling India using this card. Just 1 THB per minute and no local calling charge. One needs to call a local number from one's cell phone and hang up after hearing a busy tone. Bolo card system calls back and prompts the user to dial his/her home number and connects the call. Only one baht per minute. Call quality is great.  The pin gets stored in the bolo card system along with one's cell number. No need to dial PIN every time. Easy recharge is possible. Many Indian restaurants in Bangkok and Pattaya sell this card. I have been using this card for the last three trips. No hassles. As is printed on the card, it should be possible to call a few other countries in South Asia with Bolo Card. Simple instructions are printed on the back of the card. Different numbers for English, Hindi and Thai. It doesn't get better or cheaper than this. (Pictures below...)
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Thailand to India Calling Card - Bolo Card

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Posted by Narinder Singh

23 comments :

  1. But is it available on the Airport?

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  2. I doubt it. Indian restaurants are best to look for Bolo card both in Bangkok and Pattaya. Bolo card website has listed a few stores where this card can be bought but the list looks old. Check it here: http://www.bolocallingcard.com/store.php

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  3. Bolocards are also available at all the 'Family Mart' shops which are abundant at evenry corner in Bangkok and Pattaya. The only difference is, Indian restaurants provide physical card, while these shops provide cards are printed from a printer, in short it is generated online.

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  4. hi,
    Wanted this info pl...
    Is the bolo card available for use, only with thai sim??
    Thanks,

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  5. Any locally active SIM can be used to use this card. It better be a SIM with free incoming calls because a SIM on roaming will get charged for BOLO Card's call back.

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    1. Thanks for the info..
      Which is the best place to get local sim??
      airport /7/11 stores??
      Thanks

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    2. 7/11 stores do not keep new SIM cards most of the time. There are plenty of shops around Nana BTS Station selling SIM cards but they charge 100 THB for a 49 THB SIM card. I will suggest you look for addresses of DTAC (Mobile Service Provider) Store locations from their website and buy directly from company. Their website contains info on variants of Prepaid Happy SIM Cards. Try www.dtac.co.th/prepaid

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    3. Hi,
      I remember reading somewhere ,that free sims are handed out to tourists at the airport.
      Have you seen that happen in any of your trips to Thailand???
      Thanks

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  6. hey i want to buy a led tv in bkk. and size is 47"
    how much i hv 2 pay to customs and airline service ?

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    1. Indian customs will charge 35% - 40% of the cost of the TV. Some airlines charge for carrying TVs over 32 inch. Some carry TVs up to the baggage weight limit free of cost. Better check with your airline.

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  7. One can also purchase True Intersim to make cheap calls to India.

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  8. How can I top up for Bolo card from 7-11

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    1. Bolo Card top up can be done at Family Mart outlets. These are similar to 7-11.

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  9. I want to buy a sony 40 inch 3D LED from bangkok which might cost me 30-45k INR. If the total free custom duty is 25k per person, do I need to pay the tax on whole 30-45k or just the amount which is in excess of 25k ?? Please Help

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  10. Hello Restless Indian,
    I appreciate your time and effort, in providing very quick answers to questions, posted by fellow travellers...laudable..

    I will be travelling to Chiang Mai, would you know where Bolo card is available there???I did check bolo card website, but does not give info regarding its availability in CNX.
    I noticed that CNX is not very popular with Indians.
    Would you know the answer to my Q??
    Thanks,

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    1. A reader has commented above that Bolo card is available in Family Mart outlets. These are similar to 7-11 and must be present in CNX. You may try there. Also, your best chance of success will be in Indian restaurants (owned by Indians).

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  11. is there any E-portal for bolocard recharge?

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  12. I want to purchase one 1TB External Hard disk in Thiland for my Desk top with windows Xp. Pl. suggest which brand I should go. Do we need to pay customs for this in Indian Air port?

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    1. You can buy it at Pantip Plaza in Bangkok or Tuk-Com in Pattaya. No duty is required to be paid upto Rs. 35,000 worth of shopping except flat panel TVs. But I advise you to buy the drive in India from an online store. You will get it cheaper in India.

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Blog by: Narinder Singh