Thailand's telecoms regulator has launched a special number to allow mobile phone users to protect themselves from being overcharged for data roaming whilst abroad.
National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) secretary-general
Takorn Tantasit said that mobile phone users can now dial *106# to shut down mobile data services before leaving for trips abroad.
Phone users who use the new service will receive a short message from their mobile phone operator confirming that
data has been switched off and providing a number to call to reactivate data again when they return home.
The free of charge service was conceived after around 1,000 mobile phone users lodged complaints with the NBTC after being charged
extortionate data roaming fees.