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Old 01-15-2010, 10:17 PM   #10051
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Where is the best place to buy a phone in bangkok? what network is best, does it matter?

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Old 01-15-2010, 11:03 PM   #10052
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if you are only in bkk i dont think it matters much. but outside bkk dtac is the best afaik.
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Old 01-16-2010, 12:22 AM   #10053
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anyone know where in bkk theres an all u can eat sushi place for 200 baht? i read somewhere its near chit lom, but dont remember name.

also anyone ever go to korat? i have an inclination to go for a few days
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Old 01-16-2010, 01:52 AM   #10054
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"tame" girl pulled my d out whilst miriam gave me a wtf look while this girl started working the shaft, now im in my condo and dont remember anything except miriam telling me they are in another karaoke place, and its 7am, kaaaaaaap
Last thing I remember is opening my eyes to find out I've been sleeping in the karaoke place, I look across to alex and he's also passed out and with like 4 girls sat around looking pretty bored! Pretty terrible idea to go to that place at 7am imo
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Old 01-16-2010, 02:06 AM   #10055
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Old 01-16-2010, 03:20 AM   #10056
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Can someone clarify how to get GPRS/EDGE mobile data access on 1-2-Call? Is it as simple as setting the APN to "wap" or do I have to register for a plan by dialing *138?
im using my '1-2-call' card right now as the 'dtac' net is down atm. you just use 'mwconn' tool with APN: NONE, thats all. but first u need to activate that card.

activate = *120
top-up = *120*PIN#
checkcredit = *121
checkbonus = *121*1#

i played my first session yesterday (12 tables) with the dcat card and its totally playable. just opening tables and seating takes some time. also sometimes a table is sent to bottom out of nothing. but definitly better than expected and maybe all you need.

unfort my stick doesnt support cdma, so i cant get the cat-telecom cdma card. i think the price for their stick was 6k baht. but is it also sim lock free and supports gprs/edge/hdspa... ? also what are the costs for the card + 1 month? and is everything available in their shop in the central festival shopping center? i dont want to drive to phuket town for nothing.
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Old 01-16-2010, 03:44 AM   #10057
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I've never left my passport with a rental agency, and never had any of my friends do it either, and we've rented tons of motorbikes.
as my room is 1k baht a day and i need to find a cheaper place quickly, i gave my passport away for two days. got it back. today i rented another bike with just a passport copy from a massage girl for 800 for 4 days to test it. i could rent it for 5k a month. fair price for a suzuki automatic plus helmet?

different ppl told me i should avoid driving the traffic circle between chalong/rawai/karon because police would stop falang for driver license. is that true? im not able to show a license. but i accidently drove there 2 times without getting stopped.
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Old 01-16-2010, 03:49 AM   #10058
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wtf? why only give shoutout to German peoples?

two weeks till I'm in LOS
I tried a more general approach first but no response

Anyways, to everybody out there in Phuket I'll be flying to phuket this evening. Would be great to meet up and a have a drink and share some information. I'll buy...

You can also call or text me. my thai number is:0852293568
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Old 01-16-2010, 03:49 AM   #10059
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Last thing I remember is opening my eyes to find out I've been sleeping in the karaoke place, I look across to alex and he's also passed out and with like 4 girls sat around looking pretty bored! Pretty terrible idea to go to that place at 7am imo
lol i thought everyone left. i was walking out the door and realized i still wanted karoke so i booked the room for myself for another 4 hr before miriam showed up.

have dvd player with karaoke. anyone know where to get microphones in cm?
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Old 01-16-2010, 03:54 AM   #10060
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hey,

a friend and i (we are 21 and 23 from germany and play NL400+) are in Thailand now ...we were one week in Bangkok and now we are in Krabi and in 4 days we go to Phuket.......
PM me with a phone number if you are looking for a quit place and wanna stay until end of march. im german too and would like to share a house/appartment.
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Old 01-16-2010, 03:59 AM   #10061
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anyone know where in bkk theres an all u can eat sushi place for 200 baht?
MBK shopping center. i think the floor where the cinema is at. 239 baht i think.
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Old 01-16-2010, 04:11 AM   #10062
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as my room is 1k baht a day and i need to find a cheaper place quickly, i gave my passport away for two days. got it back. today i rented another bike with just a passport copy from a massage girl for 800 for 4 days to test it. i could rent it for 5k a month. fair price for a suzuki automatic plus helmet?
150/day or 3k/month is pretty much the max I would pay for a Honda automatic in good condition. I'm not familiar with suzukis, but I assume they're the same since there aren't really any bigger automatic bikes.

.. except the new Honda PCX, which looks like a huge improvement for those of us who don't like to drive a manual. Can't wait to rent that one.
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Old 01-16-2010, 05:11 AM   #10063
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lol i thought everyone left. i was walking out the door and realized i still wanted karoke so i booked the room for myself for another 4 hr before miriam showed up.

have dvd player with karaoke. anyone know where to get microphones in cm?
i started driving home, got super lost, finally pulled up to 2 working girls in some weird thai back alleys, they are thinking i want to take them home but i just ask for directions. when i tell them where im living they laugh kinda and point to the moutains, light bulbs go off and i find my way back. Pretty sure i was driving for like an hour too
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Old 01-16-2010, 06:08 AM   #10064
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i could rent it for 5k a month. fair price for a suzuki automatic plus helmet?
Are we talking about step or hayate?

steps shouldn't cost more than 3000/month in any case. hayate is a bit bigger and the bigger bikes like honda airblade, yamaha nouvo, suzuki hayate are usually max 4000/month and somewhere you could get them under that.

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different ppl told me i should avoid driving the traffic circle between chalong/rawai/karon because police would stop falang for driver license. is that true? im not able to show a license. but i accidently drove there 2 times without getting stopped.
I've lived in phuket for almost 2 years and almost a year now in rawai. I have been stopped at chalong circle exactly once and I drive there more than once a day at different times. If you have any sort of license from home that is enough to get through. If you are staying long term I would suggest getting thai driver's license. takes a day. I have posted a trip report of getting one in phuket. search the thread for that if you are interested
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Old 01-16-2010, 08:32 AM   #10065
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Hey guys

I'm in Thailand for a month on the Australian 30-day visa waiver program. I would like to stay for up to 6 weeks now. Can I get a visa while I'm in Thailand, or will I have to exit/re-enter?

Thanks!
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Old 01-16-2010, 08:35 AM   #10066
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if you have a normal 30 days stamp (not the tourist visa) you will have to leave the country before that date, or you can opt to just pay and stay the overstaying fees (500bht/day) after getting a 7 day extension at the immigration office
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:04 AM   #10067
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different ppl told me i should avoid driving the traffic circle between chalong/rawai/karon because police would stop falang for driver license. is that true? im not able to show a license. but i accidently drove there 2 times without getting stopped.
They only check for licenses at chalong roundabout in the hours late morning and early afternoon.. At later hours they only direct traffic (tho they will still stop you if you are not wearing a helmet)
Luckily for people like you and me there are shortcuts/detours you can take to dodge the roundabout in the police baht collecting hours.

On another but slightly related note me and a friend were driving home from Kamala the other day at like 3 am.
We (well I) managed to piss off a car filled with drunk thai guys and in our getaway attempt (we drive Clicks so it probably wouldve been a short chase.........) I managed to violate a traffic law or two and the police were obviously on the spot to collect a few baht from the farangs.......
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:21 AM   #10068
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Hey guys- 26 yo with gf from NY just checked into a guesthouse in kata- anyone interested in meeting up??? anything going on over the next few days? Feel free to PM me. Also looking to rent a place out here for a few months- anyone looking to rent a loom or looking for roommates? My thai number is 0871012734.
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:28 AM   #10069
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I'm in Thailand for a month on the Australian 30-day visa waiver program. I would like to stay for up to 6 weeks now. Can I get a visa while I'm in Thailand, or will I have to exit/re-enter?

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if you have a normal 30 days stamp (not the tourist visa) you will have to leave the country before that date, or you can opt to just pay and stay the overstaying fees (500bht/day) after getting a 7 day extension at the immigration office
It is true that you can get a 7-day extension to the 30-day visa exempt stamp but immigrations requires a ticket out of the country for inside that time period.

I guess you could also overstay but this MIGHT get you into trouble if you get caught before you get to the airport so i am not suggesting it.

you could exit and re-enter thailand by land and get a 15-day visa exempt stamp or exit and re-enter by air and get the 30-day stamp again. If you are in either phuket or Bangkok airasia has relatively cheap flights to for example kuala lumpur and singapore and they fly there multiple times per day so you don't have to spend a long time on this so called border run. also neither kuala lumpur nor singapore require a visa from you so there won't be any extra fees if you decide to do this.
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:37 AM   #10070
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It is true that you can get a 7-day extension to the 30-day visa exempt stamp but immigrations requires a ticket out of the country for inside that time period.

I guess you could also overstay but this MIGHT get you into trouble if you get caught before you get to the airport so i am not suggesting it.

you could exit and re-enter thailand by land and get a 15-day visa exempt stamp or exit and re-enter by air and get the 30-day stamp again. If you are in either phuket or Bangkok airasia has relatively cheap flights to for example kuala lumpur and singapore and they fly there multiple times per day so you don't have to spend a long time on this so called border run. also neither kuala lumpur nor singapore require a visa from you so there won't be any extra fees if you decide to do this.
Wow you get another full 30-day stamp for an airplane border-run? Thanks man I didn't know that, that opens up my options big time. Singapore it is. Cheers!
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:49 AM   #10071
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Wow you get another full 30-day stamp for an airplane border-run? Thanks man I didn't know that, that opens up my options big time. Singapore it is. Cheers!
happy to help

at the moment there is no limit how many times you can do the 30-day stamp thing in a row. for the land border runs there was a limit of 4 in a row before but that was lifted too
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Old 01-16-2010, 11:12 AM   #10072
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Hey guys- 26 yo with gf from NY just checked into a guesthouse in kata- anyone interested in meeting up??? anything going on over the next few days? Feel free to PM me. Also looking to rent a place out here for a few months- anyone looking to rent a loom or looking for roommates? My thai number is 0871012734.
Thanks,
Steve
i don't know how your GF adjusts what is appropriate for you to do, but i'll be going to Kata Night bazaar tomorrow for Nang's niece's bday if you want to meet up for a few drinks. pretty likely i'll go to a disco somewhere on the island after that. if you want to just meet for food at some point, i can make an effort to invite you the next time peeps head out to one of our regular eateries for lunch. I expect a trip to Red Chair or Larb Kata tomorrow around 2ish, but it's hard to know for sure when/where/what
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Old 01-16-2010, 11:15 AM   #10073
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A bunch of us are going out in Patong tonight. I've sent you a SMS
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Old 01-16-2010, 11:16 AM   #10074
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where in patong? Anders new friend J had motivated him to get more buck than i'm used to seeing from him
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Old 01-16-2010, 11:28 AM   #10075
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hehe ya thats it I thought somebody already contacted you. Johnny is picking up ppl in rawai and then nick+stephen I think? like pretty soon. Im driving though - I think we're meeting at Chang.
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