The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications (NBTC) has announced criteria to register for 10 gigabyte (GB) of mobile broadband data per person to promote working from home during the Covid-19 outbreak.
The campaign starts on Friday (April 10) at 8 am and the free data will be available for 30 days from the day of approval. The last day for registration is April 30 at 11.59 pm.
To be eligible, users must be Thai nationals and one person can register for only one telephone number. The number must have been registered for use before March 31.
To get your free 10GB data, simply send *170*(13 digits of your ID card number)# from your mobile phone, and in 3-5 minutes the operator will send you confirmation.
Users of home internet will get free upgrade of their data package up to 100 megabits per second (Mbps) without having to register, as the operators will automatically upgrade starting April 10 at 0.01am and it will be valid for 30 days. It is notable that the 100Mbps limit is available for fiber internet only, while ADSL and copper wire-based internet will get free upgrade to the maximum capacity that their technology can provide.
NBTC expects the free upgrade of home internet campaign to benefit up to 1.2 million households.