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Old 09-07-2009, 08:30 AM   #8351
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is that their newest modem? i think the one i used was another model. bet the new one works better.
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Old 09-07-2009, 09:32 AM   #8352
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if i buy a CDMA aircard in thailand can i use it in other countries?
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Old 09-07-2009, 10:08 AM   #8353
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1) Please recommend one decent and one great hotel at Samui with RELIABLE internet connections

2) Is the wireless CDMA or similar reliable and does it work with any 3g usb sticky?
1) http://news.samuiexpress.net/clients/aumpai/aumpai.html

Has a reliable, 4mbit wireless connection. However, if you are going there I recommend telling the owner that internet is important to you, so then he can put you in an apartment where you will get the strongest signal (usually 3rd floor).

As for great hotels? Typically resort-style hotels won't offer decent internet in their rooms. Since they don't cater to business travellers. And there isn't much business travel in Samui.

2) You need a special CDMA aircard, which you can buy from CAT internet in Nathon, on Samui.

However, as far as I know, Samui does not get EV-DO speeds, you will only get a 150k/s connection using CDMA on Samui.
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Old 09-07-2009, 11:14 AM   #8354
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no such thing as reliable wifi imo, id go for somewhere u can get a lan connection.
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Old 09-08-2009, 01:32 AM   #8355
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anyone know if pacific poker and skins (specifically lucky ace poker) work in phuket?
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Old 09-08-2009, 04:27 AM   #8356
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Old 09-08-2009, 07:00 AM   #8357
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Old 09-08-2009, 02:30 PM   #8358
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Question for some of you more experienced travelers. I want to try and make some money on my trip to offset the cost of the trip. I've been two times before. I bought some nice purses and wallets and had no problem bringing them back into the US and made a little profit selling them. I was seached on my second trip back. They didn't really trip about any of the stuff I brought back. My question is, how much stuff are you able to bring back? Is there a number, like say 10 purses, where they say that is too much? Thanks in advance for any input.
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Old 09-08-2009, 04:59 PM   #8359
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Take a look at US customs website, they will spell it out there.

Generally though the worst thing that will happen if you take a lot back is that you will have to pay import duties on their estimated value.
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Old 09-08-2009, 06:36 PM   #8360
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is there some kind of sim card/contract with a flat rate on data (3g?)?
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Old 09-08-2009, 06:56 PM   #8361
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Are there necessary vaccinations before going to thailand and SE Asia in general?
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Old 09-08-2009, 07:30 PM   #8362
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Are there necessary vaccinations before going to thailand and SE Asia in general?
Leaving for SE asia 1rst week of Oct. This info would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-08-2009, 08:06 PM   #8363
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is there some kind of sim card/contract with a flat rate on data (3g?)?
http://www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/1072.asp...CategoryID=152

Just head to the doctor and they will sort you out
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:36 PM   #8364
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hey guys, coming in a week from the USA for 10 weeks, what is the best thing to do regarding a cell phone to call home? get one for $200 and get a sim card? we found a site for 28 cents a minute also

can you skype easily?
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Old 09-09-2009, 12:02 AM   #8365
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hey guys, coming in a week from the USA for 10 weeks, what is the best thing to do regarding a cell phone to call home? get one for $200 and get a sim card? we found a site for 28 cents a minute also

can you skype easily?
Skype is something like $.03/minute to call the US or free if whoever you're talking to is also using it. This is probably your best option unless you need to receive calls.
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Old 09-09-2009, 12:16 AM   #8366
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Are there necessary vaccinations before going to thailand and SE Asia in general?
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Leaving for SE asia 1rst week of Oct. This info would be greatly appreciated.
you need atleast hep a+b shots. you need the first shot atleast 3 weeks before coming in so i would start moving slifdog

i also got something against some japanese fever or something (forgot the exact name)
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Old 09-09-2009, 12:22 AM   #8367
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Skype is something like $.03/minute to call the US or free if whoever you're talking to is also using it. This is probably your best option unless you need to receive calls.
can you use this on your cell phone if you go on the internet or activate that or just at the computer?
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Old 09-09-2009, 12:28 AM   #8368
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coming back to phuket pretty soon to stay awhile this time, couple questions:

how easy/possible is it for an american to open a bank account?
i have health insurance with international coverage, is it worth it to keep it? or is it cheap just to go to the doctor hospital in an emergency, etc
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Old 09-09-2009, 01:18 AM   #8369
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can you use this on your cell phone if you go on the internet or activate that or just at the computer?
One of the cell companies here called True has calls back to the US from your cell phone for like 2 baht (5-6 cents) a minute. Might have been a promotion but I def think you can get better rates than $.28 per minute from one of the cell carriers here.
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Old 09-09-2009, 02:31 AM   #8370
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Yeh the best rates to call back home are through InterSim I believe. Thats part of the TrueMove network or something. You can get them in any 7/11
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Old 09-09-2009, 06:02 AM   #8371
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coming back to phuket pretty soon to stay awhile this time, couple questions:

how easy/possible is it for an american to open a bank account?
i have health insurance with international coverage, is it worth it to keep it? or is it cheap just to go to the doctor hospital in an emergency, etc
It is a good idea to keep the travel insurance. I mean I went to one of the proper hospitals here and I was only there for 24 hours for some minor tests and the bill came out 30k. Another 2p2er was in a minor accident and had to get some surgery on his hand. I think it was like 200+k
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Old 09-09-2009, 06:36 AM   #8372
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ups, i dont think i have insurance.. ur talking phuket right? what about bangkok?i wouldnt mind paying whaterver, but 30.000,00 baht is way too much for thailand for minor tests and 24h, no?
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Old 09-09-2009, 10:19 AM   #8373
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it's the same in bkk as phuket.
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Old 09-09-2009, 02:56 PM   #8374
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If a chic has a line/scar from her belly button down to her box does that mean she is a ladybody?
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Old 09-09-2009, 03:03 PM   #8375
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