When I first heard about Happy.com.my which uses the DiGi network, I was quite fascinated by it because it was cute and young and fun. It was supposed to be the brainchild of some people at DiGi or so I heard/read.
Then, I went to Bangkok at the end of last year, and at the checkout of a supermarket, saw that they were selling reload coupons for a Happy mobile network. The cashier spoke no English and I speak no Thai but I did not buy it and I later forgot about it.
Then, a colleague went to Bangkok and bought a prepaid card for use there and when he returned, he showed it to me. It distinctly said “Happy” with that smiling logo. I started to get intrigued.
I asked around but no one seemed to be able to tell me if Happy in Thailand is the same or affiliated or in any way similar to the Happy of DiGi here in Malaysia and in fact, most people I asked professed that they had no knowledge of the Happy network in Thailand.
The Happy prepaid service in Thailand uses the Dtac mobile network while the Happy prepaid service in Malaysia uses the DiGi mobile network. They are both called Happy, and they both share a smiley logo, and both their mobile providers start with D
Separated at birth maybe?Â Are there more Happy mobile networks elsewhere in the world?
Would someone like to explain this?