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Old 07-31-2009, 08:13 AM   #7976
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50mbit ftw imo, oh and there seems to be 3g afew places now in bkk, i get up to 1.5mbit using my iphone as modem(sathorn with true), usable as backup.

Sick, is this only available in BKK, or can I get this in Phuket and Chiang Mai?

I also learned recently on ThaiVisa that they are updating the internet all over beginning August
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Old 07-31-2009, 09:07 AM   #7977
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Which vpn do you use. I live in Koh Pha Ngan and i use Maxnet (indy) , i can not connect whit Pokerstars or Skype.
My connection was good but since 1 month it realy s@cks
I use teamviewer, it is free but you need to have a computer in your home country or somewhere else to use that service. If you are from UK, then forget about it since I have the same problem as you and it only seem to be a problem using UK IPs atm.
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Old 07-31-2009, 09:26 AM   #7978
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Which vpn do you use. I live in Koh Pha Ngan and i use Maxnet (indy) , i can not connect whit Pokerstars or Skype.
My connection was good but since 1 month it realy s@cks
Started about a month ago for me too. I use my computer back home as a vpn and have a few web servers that I use as a socks proxy. Skype quality sucked too but once I forced TCP for skype (disabled UDP) everything was crystal clear without using a proxy.
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Old 07-31-2009, 10:15 AM   #7979
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ok thanks for the quick respond
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Old 07-31-2009, 11:52 AM   #7980
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Are there any Australians who have gone and lived in Thailand for an extended period of time? Im thinking of going and living there for a year or so, was wondering if anyone had any troubles getting Visas?
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Old 07-31-2009, 01:04 PM   #7981
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there are a lot of aussies here

should not be a problem to get a visa
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Old 07-31-2009, 09:10 PM   #7982
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Im Aussie.

No problem getting visa. Only problem is the place is full of poms. Dont go there while the ashes are on.
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Old 07-31-2009, 10:16 PM   #7983
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Im Aussie.

No problem getting visa. Only problem is the place is full of poms. Dont go there while the ashes are on.
Aussie -> English translation plz
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Old 07-31-2009, 10:40 PM   #7984
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place is full of english people whilst the cricket series is on

ted would love it
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Old 08-01-2009, 03:35 AM   #7985
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Just got TTT interwebz installed in my new place in Phuket Town.

I'm on premier 2/1 and it's running fine.
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Old 08-02-2009, 04:53 AM   #7986
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Anyone know how much a pair of cheap prescription glasses should be in Phuket?
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Old 08-02-2009, 04:59 AM   #7987
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Just got TTT interwebz installed in my new place in Phuket Town.

I'm on premier 2/1 and it's running fine.
ship teh house in Ptown. What made you move there?
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Old 08-03-2009, 01:46 AM   #7988
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ship teh house in Ptown. What made you move there?
well, busto 1BR in kata 12k/mo.

New 3BR in Ptown 9K/mo.


WOOT!



Also much nearer the hospital for widdle won.
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Old 08-03-2009, 05:02 AM   #7989
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Nice Lon. Pics?
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Old 08-03-2009, 06:03 AM   #7990
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Nice Lon. Pics?
mai mi khap. Kor tort khap.
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Old 08-03-2009, 10:44 AM   #7991
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Im Aussie.

No problem getting visa. Only problem is the place is full of poms. Dont go there while the ashes are on.
What type of Visas do you all have? Are they tourist visas where your always applying for extensions and dong border runs or w.ever or do people who live there for a while have a type of visa that allows you to live in the country for "x" number of months or years or w.ever?
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Old 08-03-2009, 11:02 AM   #7992
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What type of Visas do you all have? Are they tourist visas where your always applying for extensions and dong border runs or w.ever or do people who live there for a while have a type of visa that allows you to live in the country for "x" number of months or years or w.ever?
most are here on tourist visas. it is not that big of a hassle in the end

with one entry you get stamped for 60 days when you arrive and you can extend it for further 30 days for 1900 at any immigration office. after the 90 days total you have to do a border run.

i am not sure how bkk people do these usually but from phuket i usually fly to kuala lumpur. from departure to landing(phuket to phuket) it takes 5 hours so about 8-9 hours door to door.

you can get a non-immigrant visas too for various reasons like being married to a thai, have a child with a thai or for learning thai for example. they are usually valid for a year but you still have to leave the country every 90 days
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Old 08-03-2009, 12:31 PM   #7993
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No matter what kind of visa you have, you have do a border run every 3 months at the absolute best. The regular tourist visa gives you 2 months before you have to fly out and reapply.
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Old 08-03-2009, 01:49 PM   #7994
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The regular tourist visa gives you 2 months before you have to fly out and reapply.
wut?

first of all you can extend each entry on a tourist visa so you can stay 3 months per entry (60+30 days)

second, you can get multiple entries per visa. i've got a triple entry so i can stay almost 9 months with it without applying for a new visa, just do a border run twice
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Old 08-03-2009, 03:11 PM   #7995
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No matter what kind of visa you have, you have do a border run every 3 months at the absolute best. The regular tourist visa gives you 2 months before you have to fly out and reapply.
with the ed visa there are no border runs, just three 90 day extensions at immigration
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Old 08-04-2009, 04:45 AM   #7996
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Sorry for asking again but I got no reply the first time: did anyone do some quad biking anywhere in Thailand? Where, how much, how fun etc.
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Old 08-04-2009, 09:22 AM   #7997
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No matter what kind of visa you have, you have do a border run every 3 months at the absolute best. The regular tourist visa gives you 2 months before you have to fly out and reapply.
there is something called non-immigrant visa. no runs. harder to get.
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Old 08-04-2009, 09:44 AM   #7998
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there is something called non-immigrant visa. no runs. harder to get.
Still have to do a border run every 90 days, unless I have been doing a massive FAIL over the last 1.5 years
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Old 08-04-2009, 10:16 AM   #7999
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Still have to do a border run every 90 days, unless I have been doing a massive FAIL over the last 1.5 years
there are some non-immigrants visas that give you 1 year stay but the ones you guys have get stamped 90 days when you arrive so you have to do border runs every 90 days
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Old 08-04-2009, 10:55 AM   #8000
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Still have to do a border run every 90 days, unless I have been doing a massive FAIL over the last 1.5 years
With my non-immigrant visa i dont need to do runs. I just need to send a confirmation about my whereabouts every 3 months. only once per year i must go the the office in Nan.

me and the wife are coming your way next week. CM!!!
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