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Virtual phone number in Thailand

Have your own phone number in Thailand for a few dollars per month. Incoming calls can be forwarded anywhere worldwide at the cost of a local call.

In this article we will explain how it works and how you can get a virtual phone number in Thailand now.



A virtual number is a real phone number

A virtual phone number is actually a normal, real phone number. The only difference is that a virtual number isn’t connected to any physical phone line or to any SIM-card.

You can make and answer calls with free apps for Android and iOS or your laptop.

People calling your Thai virtual phone number will have the same experience as if calling a regular local number.

When you make calls from your number – people you call will see your number before answering.

You can get your Thai phone number here.



Different types of numbers

In Thailand, there are four types of numbers that you can purchase as virtual phone numbers.

  • City numbers
    These phone numbers are related to a city, such as 2 for Bangkok.
  • National numbers
    These numbers are not related to any city and are mainly used by businesses. National numbers start with 60
  • Mobile numbers
    Regular mobile numbers – but not connected to a SIM card. These numbers start with 8.
  • Toll free numbers
    These numbers are free for the caller to call – as long as they are calling from within Finland. Toll free numbers start with 1800. The owner of the phone number pays an extra per minute fee for all calls received.



Who can buy a Thai phone number?

Anyone in the world can buy a phone number in Thailand. You do not need to be a citizen of Thailand or live there to buy one.

We are required by our providers to know who our subscribers are. Due to this, you are required to submit your address – anywhere in the world – and an ID-number.  In some cases, you may be asked to provide proof of address and ID.

For Thailand city numbers, details of intended usage of the number needs to be shared.



What does it cost?

The cost for having a virtual phone number in Thailand is based on the following components.

  • Monthly cost
    From $7.99.
  • Calls and call forwarding
    Costs as a local call
  • Optional add on services
    Voice response, call recording requires that you have a paid plan (starts at $9.95 per user and month). This includes free calls, call forwarding and free phone numbers.



Features of having Sonetel’s Thailand Virtual Phone number

Sonetel offers a variety of features to make your Thai phone number more versatile and efficient. These features not only enhance your communication but also make doing business in Thailand straightforward.


Area Codes and Numbers

Understanding the area code of Thailand is essential. Especially when making local or international calls, or even when setting up a business. With Sonetel, you can choose a Thai phone number with city-specific (2 for Bangkok), national (beginning with 60), mobile (starting with 8), or toll-free (starting with 1800) prefixes. This can give your business a local presence, even if you’re based far from Thailand.

To give you a Thailand phone number example, a number can look like this: 2-xxxx-xxxx or 60-xxxx-xxxx, depending on whether you have a city or national number, respectively. It’s all about making connections in the Land of Smiles.

  • Show local. Customers are usually more comfortable dialing local numbers. Choose a Thai telephone number with the desired area code. It can help improve your customer engagement.
  • Be reachable. With a Thai phone number, you can receive calls from anyone, anywhere in Thailand. It’s simple and easy.


The Power to Choose

The power of choice can be a game-changer. Sonetel offers a range of flexible and affordable subscription options, with each offering different benefits. Free plans are available with the Premium and Business packages that include phone numbers and additional services. Staying connected with Thailand has never been more accessible.


SMS and Call Recording

Sonetel is more than just a Thailand number carrier. It’s your business toolbox. While most virtual numbers do not offer SMS capabilities, with Sonetel’s Thai mobile virtual number, you can receive SMS directly to your email. Call recording is another feature you can leverage, but remember to use it as per the local laws to avoid any legal snags.


User-friendly Call Handling

Another strength of Sonetel is its call-handling features. Calls to your Thai telephone number can easily be forwarded to another number. Moreover, calls can be answered via free apps for iOS, Android, and even your precious laptop. Remember, any calls you make will display your Thai number, reassuring your contacts that it’s you on the line.

Foolproof Security

We at Sonetel take security seriously. We require you to submit your address and an ID number. In some cases, proof of address and ID might be necessary. Rest assured; these precautions are to ensure the continued integrity of our services.


Voice Response

Enhance your interaction with the customer using the Voice response feature. With the power of text-to-speech, you can create your own custom messages for callers. Voice response is a small step towards a personalized, welcoming experience for your Thai callers.

As you explore the world of virtual numbers with Sonetel, remember that you make a significant impact on your business growth. Whether you get a Thai telephone number for personal use or to boost your company’s presence in Thailand, the benefits are clear. Say “Sawadee” to better communication, more convenience, and significant cost savings with Sonetel’s Thailand Virtual Phone number.


Answer calls

The easiest way to answer incoming calls to your Thai phone number is to forward all calls to your regular mobile phone number or to a landline number.

When you receive a forwarded call, you can see the number of the caller – or the virtual number they called – depending on your settings.

Call forwarding worldwide costs like a regular local call.

There are many other options available for call forwarding, such as answering calls with voice response, sending calls to team members, etc.



Make calls

You can make calls from your Thai number by using our free Android, iOS, or web app. You can import your regular mobile contacts into the app and call anyone you know with a click.

The person you call can see your number. You can choose if you want to show one of your Sonetel numbers or your regular mobile number.

You will be charged local call rates for the calls you make.





SMS is supported on mobile number. Other types of numbers do not support SMS. You will get incoming SMS delivered by email to your email address.

You cannot send SMS. This is not yet supported.



Voice response

If you want to add voice response to your phone number (“For sales, press one…”.) you need to have a paid plan. This gives you access to the “Voice apps”.

You can easily create menus for callers, announcements, or voicemail boxes.

Text-to-speech can be used to create the messages to be played to callers. Simply type in the message you want to be converted into an audio message. You can also upload audio files or record new messages with your phone.



Call recording

Call recording is available if you have a paid plan.

Only use call recording if you can do it without breaking any laws in the country of the phone number, or in the countries where you – and the person you are talking to – is in.




Subscription options

Here are the options for subscribing.

  • Free with Plans
    Premium and Business are optional “all-inclusive” plans that are charged per user and month. They include free phone numbers for every user in your team.
  • Pay for it
    You can subscribe with monthly renewal, or 1-year or 3-years. The longer the subscription – the lower the monthly cost. You pay in advance for the entire subscription period. You can turn off auto-renewal whenever you want.


Are there any limitations?

Yes, there are different limitations, depending on what type of subscription you have.




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