When 3G or 4G or the next big thing finally gets going at top speed in Thailand, expect a few changes, particularly in pricing.
Statistics show the average Thai has more than one mobile phone, so citizens are used to a standard pricing scheme. Today's phone plans are either pre-pay or monthly billing, and with promotions and the like probably work out to something like one baht per minute for most callers, figuring talking and texting together.
3G prices are different right from the start. In a way, they are the reverse of today's price plans, which emphasise voice and add texting as a bit of an afterthought. 3G pricing will put data up front and not worry too much about actual phone calls.
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