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Free WiFi now available at 25 airports

By The Nation

 

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Passengers can now use WiFi hotspots at 25 airports in Thailand to connect to the Internet free of charge for three hours a day.

 

Ampawan Wannako, director general of the Airports Department, said the project to provide free Wi-Fi services was completed in cooperation with her department and the Advance Wireless Network Co Ltd.

 

Ampawan said passengers simply need to register and identify themselves for the first time via Facebook of DOA WiFI AIS to use the free services. Passengers do not have to use AIS mobile phone services to be eligible for the free Internet connection, she added.

 

Only three airports run by her department have no free Wi-Fi services because the department has surveyed and found that passengers do not use WiFi. The three airports without free Wi-Fi are Pattani, Mae Sariang and Tak.

 

The 25 airports with free Wi-Fi services include Krabi, Khon Kaen, Udon Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Ubon Ratchathani, Surat Thani, Mae Sot, Chumphon, Trang, Hua Hin and Pai airports, she said.

 

She said an initial survey found that passengers were happy with the speed of Internet connection of the free Wi-Fi services, which were provided as part of the department's plan to turn its airports smart airports in line with world standards.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30366700

 

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Ampawan said passengers simply need to register and identify themselves for the first time via Facebook of DOA WiFI AIS to use the free services. 

Which you have to be online to do!!!!!!!!!!!!! Chicken and egg

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oh well... time to bury oneself in heaps of Encryption!

 then if they take it, at least they can't get the use of it

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2 minutes ago, tifino said:

oh well... time to bury oneself in heaps of Encryption!

 then if they take it, at least they can't get the use of it

You'll be forced to give-up all the passwords too, or miss your flight.

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Only three airports run by her department have no f ree Wi-Fi services because the department has surveyed and found that passengers do not use WiFi. The three airports without free Wi-Fi are Pattani, Mae Sar iang and Ta k .

 

Thai logic again.

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Never managed to get it work in Swampy airport, but obviously it's me and my phone and absolutely not the inefficient wifi.:welcomeani:

 

Also agree with a fellow poster above, that any corrupt cop or officer at the airport, can steal confiscate one's phone,  on some phony grotesque ground.

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1 hour ago, CeeGee said:

Ampawan said passengers simply need to register and identify themselves for the first time via Facebook of DOA WiFI AIS to use the free services. 

Which you have to be online to do!!!!!!!!!!!!! Chicken and egg

Yeah, it's pretty much useless for tourists.

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2 hours ago, toenail said:

Whenever I’m using a free wi-fi connection at any airport around the world I can almost assume it will be a weak connection most of the time. 

Turn your VPN on !

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1 hour ago, Banana7 said:

Don't forget, the new law: any device connected to the internet can be confiscated at the discretion of the internet police, without a court order. So if you have a nice new iphone and one of the boys needs a new phone, yours might get confiscated, especially if you're in the departure lounge. Either you won't have time to appeal and  challenge the confiscation, or you'll miss your flight.

 

When did this law come in ? 

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1 hour ago, CeeGee said:

Ampawan said passengers simply need to register and identify themselves for the first time via Facebook of DOA WiFI AIS to use the free services. 

Which you have to be online to do!!!!!!!!!!!!! Chicken and egg

Connect to the wifi network then log in with facebook

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About two weeks ago I was at BKK airport, the free connection was pretty bad so I paid 25 baht for AIS internet, took an hour to click on. I think AIS knew I was at the airport, figured I was outbound, so delayed for an hour to turn my internet on. Never again.

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Buy a local SIM with data.

I have SIMs for Thailand/Vietnam/Philippines/Cambodia.

As I enter the country, I insert the SIM in my phone.

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