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31 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.

Are you talking about that Android Box or is it something different? I didn’t like the Android box. Or maybe I just needed someone to program it because it’s a bit complicated. 

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So survey are other AIS customers like me going to call AIS everyday and complain so hopefully we can prevent this??? Please do only we can save our own good service with AIS, if they don’t understand how badly this will effect us their customers than it’s definitely happening. Who else is calling AIS? I just want to see how many people reading this might care because come next month people are going to care for sure when our channels disappear!! Let’s stick together customers and start calling AIS! 

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22 minutes ago, kwak250 said:

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

 

 

In all likelihood, AIS probably really doesn't care, and they certainly don't care about some complaining farangs among their customers. The Thais will get what they want on FB or YT, if they can't find something they want via AIS.

 

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22 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

If I wanted to watch a good selection of U.S. and UK live TV without paying for it, along with other countries as well, I'd probably use the Live Net TV Android app, which works on mobile devices as well as Android and Fire TV devices.  That way, no mucking around with exposing your PC to dodgy websites.

 

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27 minutes ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

 

In all likelihood, AIS probably really doesn't care, and they certainly don't care about some complaining farangs among their customers. The Thais will get what they want on FB or YT, if they can't find something they want via AIS.

 

AIS isn’t big enough to survive this like True was and this is at least 50% of their business and literally their only marketing tool they have, and not only foreigners either. AIS has to care because this is most of their whole business right here!!! At the very minimum if this happens AIS will be lucky to complete with DTAC lol or any company. They will fall way behind at the minimum if they stay in business at all after this.

 

If this happens I give AIS maybe two more years in business if that because if any other company gets that contract AIS is done for sure. They aren’t big enough to survive lol True did, and True still hasn’t recovered from it yet and True is a giant company. 

 

Surely AIS must know that because this contract is what made AIS popular in the first place. Now they can actually compete with True but without this contract AIS can no longer compete with any company definitely not True. Before AIS got this contract they were just a tiny company now they are competing with True, so if they lose this contract for a cheaper one that no one wants to watch AIS will be shooting themselves in the foot and possibly be out of business eventually in the coming years. I’m sure their corporate people must understand that. Or maybe they don’t know enough about western culture to understand how big of a mistake they are truly making business wise. 

 

So AIS kind of has no choice but to care if they you know like making money and having employees. Just little things like that lol. 

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5 minutes ago, RoiEtDale said:

AIS isn’t big enough to survive this like True was and this is at least 50% of their business and literally their only marketing tool they have, and not only foreigners either. AIS has to care because this is most of their whole business right here!!! At the very minimum if this happens AIS will be lucky to complete with DTAC lol or any company. They will fall way behind at the minimum if they stay in business at all after this.. 

 

I'm pretty sure AIS makes the vast majority of their revenue from prepaid and postpaid mobile services... And now lately, a growing but still smaller share from fiber internet services... I'm guessing, the PlayBox TV services aspect is pretty small in comparison.

 

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2 minutes ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

 

I'm pretty sure AIS makes the vast majority of their revenue from prepaid and postpaid mobile services... And now lately, a growing but still smaller share from fiber internet services... I'm guessing, the PlayBox TV services aspect is pretty small in comparison.

 

It’s the only thing AIS has to separate them from any other company it’s literally their only marketing tool is AIS playbox with HBO and all sorts of western television channels all over the world in fact and not just American channels. Without it AIS might as well be DTAC 😳

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4 minutes ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

 

I'm pretty sure AIS makes the vast majority of their revenue from prepaid and postpaid mobile services... And now lately, a growing but still smaller share from fiber internet services... I'm guessing, the PlayBox TV services aspect is pretty small in comparison.

 

AIS kind of has no choice but to care if they you know like making money and having employees. Just little things like that lol. 

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52 minutes ago, RoiEtDale said:

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. 

The service doesn't have a name. It's provided via an individual who, as I wrote, sets the box up. I had to do nothing except plug it in and turn it on.

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31 minutes ago, tomazbodner said:

So you're that 1 monthly viewer of HBO that AIS has...

Lol, Apparently you have not been browsing topics man. 

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I’m sure they’ll be more topics about AIS to after March 12th when it’s too late probably. 

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Well give it time AIS just put the information out yesterday or today even. I’ll be watching for the next month as more people become aware but I’ll be calling AIS everyday as I hope everyone else will do. Let them know it’s gonna take a huge bite out of their revenue!! 

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I’d rather have the Coronavirus than lose my television channels I call it the Kung Flu virus. 

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10 minutes ago, RoiEtDale said:

AIS kind of has no choice but to care if they you know like making money and having employees. Just little things like that lol. 

 

According to AIS's most recent annual report, 94% of their core revenues came from mobile services... Another 3% came from their fixed broadband services.  It looks like their digital services revenue is smaller than their fixed broadband segment. However, they are the largest mobile operator in Thailand with a 48% of revenues market share.  They're not going to live or die over HBO et. al. on Playbox.

 

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