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Plan to track all foreigners sim cards


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#1 Outlandish

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Posted 09 August 2016 - 10:42 AM

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Posted 09 August 2016 - 11:53 AM

How will Sim be tracked if phone is off?
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#3 HarleyRider

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Posted 09 August 2016 - 02:34 PM

wow, interesting and a little disturbing...the policy assumes all tourist/foreigner are criminals.  I'm sure you will be able to buy regular Thai SIMS at MBK and other places like that for a while. 


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Posted 09 August 2016 - 11:08 PM

Some time back the Thais changed the rules and you needed to show some ID to buy a sim card so you could no longer pick up a sim from a 7/11 store. This is the same in many countries for example Australia where you need to some ID with an address or produce a passport if you are a visitor. In January 2016 they were giving out free sim cards at the airport but these were only valid for a short while once you activated them but this was not happening in May 2016. This sounds like an extension of this scheme but with some added registration. The bad news  was and maybe still is the rates you get on these so called tourist deals are very poor.

 

To work any mobile phone needs to know what cell you are in and even if you use your home country sim they will know your location down to the cell you are in which on the city can be a very small area. The problem is how do you manage or use all the data you are going to collect. I doubt if even the Thais will have the resources to do this unless you contact a known or suspected person of interest. Very useful for putting together what  contacts were made after an incident but you only need to watch the movies to see the bad guys always ditch their cell phones after the deed is done.


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#5 Frosty

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 10:51 PM

Just use your wifi connections ....


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Posted 11 August 2016 - 05:23 AM

Cell towers have always had an ability to measure a distance to a phone based on response time on the signal.
Measure that distance from multiple towers, you get a location.
There are issues with its accuracy (signals going through walls, etc.) But it will still get the general area.
Not sure what special SIM the will be issuing... They can already do this with any SIM assuming the towers are close enough together.
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Posted 11 August 2016 - 10:56 PM

Unless it also has a way to eavesdrop on your conversations as well .. who knows ...


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#8 B10M3CH88

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 08:22 AM

Just grab a lebara in your home country and assign to Thailand. Free sms and a decent data package (enough to for Wechat etc.)


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Posted 14 August 2016 - 04:12 AM

Just grab a lebara in your home country and assign to Thailand. Free sms and a decent data package (enough to for Wechat etc.)


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Just check their website. No Thailand web site. Can you explain?

 

Cheers.


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#10 Rolondo

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Posted 26 August 2016 - 04:00 AM

 

They can track me if they like, hope they like all my boring rants etc.

Or they can tune in to my football texts.

 

I'm not bothered if they track me or not.


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#11 Uzi3L

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Posted 19 October 2016 - 07:14 PM

Just get a bg to buy sim for you.

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#12 Shorty

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 05:53 PM

yeah I had to show id to buy a sim at the 711 problem was they didn't take any details anyway just looked at it then sold me the sim.


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