Originally Posted by Lessu
CDMA should work in samui too, right?
have you even tried it there pokerspiv&dardo?
CDMA works in Samui but I don't think you get EV-DO speeds, you only get about 160kps or so.
I had a regular internet connection with TOT 2Mbits, and it was ok for 4tabling.
Where did you stay? Was it a hard line connection or wireless?
Even a TOT hardline is generally ok, the real problem is that most places that offer wireless don't have amplifiers or anything, so you get a very weak wireless signal. It's the standard Thai "mai pen rai" thing. Their customer want wireless, so they get it. The fact that their wireless is useless 90% of the time is irrelevant.
If you have a place with a hard connection to a LAN, then you should be fine. But not many hotels/apartments offer this, it's usually up to you to connect it yourself.
My connection in my apartment last time was unusable. I tried GPRS/EDGE but it would disconnect every 10 minutes or so. Eventually I just went to the Outback Bar in Lamai and used his LAN to play there every day(TOT 2mbit). I could 9 table sitngos on it, very rarely timed out. I usually stopped playing when the rain came, in case of blackouts.
Fine for me because I know the owner and his daughter makes the view worthwhile, but not everyone will be able to do this.
GPRS/EDGE is good if you just want email/web access though, it's basically free and don't need any special hardware, just a mobile phone which you probably have already.
If you are planning on using wireless in Thailand, it might be a good idea to look into getting a wireless boosting antenna. You can get a 9db gain antenna for around $150 and they will turn 1 or 2 bars into 5 bars. The only problem then is carrying it around with you.
Last edited by PokerSpiv; 08-29-2009 at 07:46 AM.