Jump to content
BANGKOK
Pib

AIS TV to Drop Many Western Channels Like HBO Channels Effective March 2020

Recommended Posts

2 minutes ago, Logosone said:

I get HBO via a free app on my Samsung Tab S4. Let me know if you want details.

Sure alternative details would be great. But I don’t want to lose any channels there’s actually a few new TV show series I was really looking forward to watching on every channel they proposing cutting. Including every news channel except CNN. The service we have now is great I don’t want to lose any of it. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 hours ago, worgeordie said:

Go to 123tvnow.com  or ustvgo.tv  and you can get most of

those channels for free ,and they work very well,for me anyway.

regards worgeordie

And you can get a lot of Premier League games on ustvgo.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I understand how it can be annoying to lose channels you had before. 

 

Now it is very easy to connect a tablet to smart tv. There are apps for US, UK, German, Spanish. Amazingly some have the pay channels like HBO, Sky movie channels. And they are free. I now use my tablet as a media centre. For fun I installed vietnamese, thai, mexican and other tv apps. I actually get more channels off the internet now, than I did with my satellite system.

 

If you do not have any joy with AIS you will be amazed what you can get for free online.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Alternative suggestions are great but the purpose of this topic is to warn other AIS customers and to get us all calling AIS ASAP to inquire and complain so they will hopefully not take away our channels. I want to spread awareness and make AIS aware of what a horrible idea this is not only for their customers but for themselves also. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Logosone said:

I understand how it can be annoying to lose channels you had before. 

 

Now it is very easy to connect a tablet to smart tv. There are apps for US, UK, German, Spanish. Amazingly some have the pay channels like HBO, Sky movie channels. And they are free. I now use my tablet as a media centre. For fun I installed vietnamese, thai, mexican and other tv apps. I actually get more channels off the internet now, than I did with my satellite system.

 

If you do not have any joy with AIS you will be amazed what you can get for free online.

I might have to figure out how to use that kind of stuff soon probably with vpn as well. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In the meantime I just hope AIS customers will pull together and try to put a stop to it. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 minutes ago, RoiEtDale said:
20 minutes ago, Bangkok Barry said:

I pay the same as the OP for hundreds of channels via IPTV. It's a brilliant service and I've recommended it to several ThaiVisa members, but not one has taken it up. Paying 600 a month for every channel you could ever want I guess is too much money for them to part with.

Are you taking about AIS or another service IPTV? 

 

Another service, that lets me access UK, USA and dozens of other countries, news, sport, movies, entertainment, catch-up on most channels. I just had to pay for the box, which was programmed for me. Any problems which might occasionally crop up are dealt with promptly. He is so service-minded that he only charges for three months at a time, not annually, in case the service is shut down - as happened to some other providers in Thailand and elsewhere.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I subscribe to AIS Fiber monthly but I have never received any HBO channels before?

 

Mind telling me how to activate it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, Logosone said:

I understand how it can be annoying to lose channels you had before. 

 

Now it is very easy to connect a tablet to smart tv. There are apps for US, UK, German, Spanish. Amazingly some have the pay channels like HBO, Sky movie channels. And they are free. I now use my tablet as a media centre. For fun I installed vietnamese, thai, mexican and other tv apps. I actually get more channels off the internet now, than I did with my satellite system.

 

If you do not have any joy with AIS you will be amazed what you can get for free online.

In fact that will be my alternative if AIS does this because I ain’t switching back to True after they tried to pull the same stuff on us back in 2017 if I recall. I will leave AIS if they do this but I will not go back to True. I’ll start figuring out internet television like you. But it would be great if all of us AIS customers could get together on this and let’s all fight for our television service. That means we all gotta call AIS and threaten to take our business elsewhere. I told them that included all my business such as both iPhones, cable and internet services 4 services I have with AIS all 4 accounts they lose if they take our channels. All of us AIS customers have to be prepared to give AIS that ultimatum now, if we don’t we’re losing all of our channels for sure unless we can all explain to AIS why this hurts their company and their customers! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, EricTh said:

I subscribe to AIS Fiber monthly but I have never received any HBO channels before?

 

Mind telling me how to activate it?

Go to or call AIS and just ask but complain as well because we’re about to lose it in a month!!! I don’t understand because that’s literally the only marketing tool AIS has!!!!! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Re all the western/EN language channels that AIS is dropping....

 

Are they going to end up ultimately being replaced by lots of Chinese channels, I wonder???  Or just more government controlled rubbish?  :tongue:

 

Another "sign of the times" indicator...

 

 

 

Edited by TallGuyJohninBKK

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, RoiEtDale said:

I just got off the phone with an AIS supervisor and I submitted a huge complaint and I asked them to have their marketing department call me back. If they don’t call I will be calling everyday for sure. I think if their marketing department understood more about western culture they would know what a huge mistake they are truly making. I suspect they think a new contract will save them money which it might at first but within a year they will lose at least 50% of their business. True still has not recovered so I suspect maybe True wants their contract back I don’t know. True was a big enough company to survive it though I’m not sure AIS is big enough to survive in the business world if they lose this contract. At the very minimum losing this contract would put DTAC ahead of AIS this will at least put AIS way behind and it could lead to layoffs as well because AIS is no where near as big as True Visions.

 

I don’t think their corporate executives and their marketers are aware or have any idea of the seriousness of mistake they’re about to make simply because they probably don't know enough about western culture to understand that the difference in the television programming is like night and day, it’s like switching to brand X or non alcoholic beer no one wants it I was just trying to explain that to an AIS supervisor for an hour. They’re shooting themselves in the foot! And if anyone else gets the HBO contract like True again it’s over for AIS. As I was explaining that to the AIS supervisor I could tell by her tone of voice that she was understanding I am probably right as I was explaining it to her. I told her this could really hurt AIS and your employees as well not only the customers. And I could just hear the fear in her voice because I was explaining to her how no one wants their alternative channels and they will lose business especially if another company gets that contract AIS is hosed. 

I got to huge complaint then realised you probably haven't been here long.

 

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
23 minutes ago, Bangkok Barry said:

 

Another service, that lets me access UK, USA and dozens of other countries, news, sport, movies, entertainment, catch-up on most channels. I just had to pay for the box, which was programmed for me. Any problems which might occasionally crop up are dealt with promptly. He is so service-minded that he only charges for three months at a time, not annually, in case the service is shut down - as happened to some other providers in Thailand and elsewhere.

What’s the name of the service or box you use? If it’s what I think it is I’ll have to get someone to program it because I think I had that before and it didn’t work. If it’s what I think it is. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, worgeordie said:

You can see a couple EPL games on NBC, what I do is try not to see the scores,

and watch the games the next morning on footballorgin.com , fullmatchesandshows.com

or hdmatches.com. good enough for me.

regards worgeordie

I have no chance 2 teenage sons shouting when Man utd lose another match and the bin dippers forever getting more wins while watching on some crappy facebook stream

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, kwak250 said:

I got to huge complaint then realised you probably haven't been here long.

 

Long enough to know why everyone switched to AIS from True in the first place back in 2017. And much longer than that. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...