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I'm in Bkk at the mo but I will be moving to Issan in a couple of days. In my appartment now I have a laptop and a land line to connect to the internet - I buy time from an ISP and put the password in and I'm connected.

Will it be that simple in Issan - I know some of the ISP only work in Bkk and I have been told that I can buy one that's national. Will this work if my wifes parents get a landline fitted in their house or will I have problems?

Cheers guys and girls

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Isaan is a big place so where you are locating within Isaan makes a huge difference.

If you have land line (which in many parts of Isaan at least is not an easy trick) the dial up will be the same with perhaps the added burden of long distance telephone call.

The other option to long distance is to buy one of the Web 3 kits from Loxinfo and use the 1222 dial up connect process which should be 3 baht per call regardless of time on line, with a call limit of 3 hours.

Good luck and keep us posted on what happens.

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Isaan is a big place so where you are locating within Isaan makes a huge difference.

If you have land line (which in many parts of Isaan at least is not an easy trick) the dial up will be the same with perhaps the added burden of long distance telephone call.

The other option to long distance is to buy one of the Web 3 kits from Loxinfo and use the 1222 dial up connect process which should be 3 baht per call regardless of time on line, with a call limit of 3 hours.

Good luck and keep us posted on what happens.

Hey Fellas

im using normal dial up as well but with 15day Unlimited SHARK BYTE from Ji Net,,cost 179Thb unlimited access next 15 days,,with 3 THB,,,sometimes my comp is on with one dial 10hrs strait with the 1222 number as well.

Some times good some times bad,,,but hey,,thats how it is when u live in Isaan and out of Town

-Marco-

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I'm in Bkk at the mo but I will be moving to Issan in a couple of days. In my appartment now I have a laptop and a land line to connect to the internet - I buy time from an ISP and put the password in and I'm connected.

Will it be that simple in Issan - I know some of the ISP only work in Bkk and I have been told that I can buy one that's national. Will this work if my wifes parents get a landline fitted in their house or will I have problems?

Cheers guys and girls

Hi,

Depends i think where abouts in Issan you are going to be based?

I live in buriram Province and use the monthly 1222 at cost of 349tb per month and dont have connection or speed problems,there are many 1222 monthly providers but for me the XTREME CARD is the best of the bunch.

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I'm going to be living near Maha Chai Chana, 20kms away from Yasothon. My wife says they do not have a phone line yet but they can have one put in for roughly 2000bt. Does that sound right - does anyone know exactly?

She says that it will only take a couple of days for them to come round and do it, but I know what thailand's like and it will probably take 2 weeks!!

This extreme card looks good - I'm only going to be there 5 months so I'll try and give that a go. I live just opporsite Plantip Plaza so they should have it there.

Thanks guys for your help. Any more info always welcome...

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Me Nuts Are On Fire

Getting a line can be tricky. My wife tried first time Jan 2002. The company answered: "We have no numbers".

Oct 2003 we tried again. Same reply. We asked: When do You get numbers?

They answered: "We do not know".

Only by using influental relatives we got telephone at last.

Olaus

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if this means you want a new line here in the Korat, you must order 2, a neighbor should join in it at the same time so that it works

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It turns out that we have to wait 2 months - on a waiting list - to get a phone line connected. Which isn't much help for me as I'm only here for 5 weeks. We have put our name down so her parents can call us when we, eventually leave Thailand and go to the UK. For now I can can connect my pc in the local internet/gaming shop, which is slow but at least I can still keep in touch with things.

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:o You can buy a "Solomon" modem that connects to a USB port on your computer and internet service from AIS. The "deal" I got was 9,900 Baht for the modem and 1,200 Baht per month for the internet connection. AIS had/has a promotion that give you the first 6 months of connection as unlimited connect time and the last six months (one year contract) of 200 hours per month. The connect speed appears to be as good and better than the best landline I have previously used in Kolat. It took me 5 months to get this info and I now connect with my laptop in my village 80 km northwest of Kolat. There are no landlines here and God/Buddha only know when we can get one. And for whatever it is worth, I just told another Falong about the service and he got a better deal. The same modem cost 8,000 Baht and the promotion price from AIS was 999 Baht per month. Good luck.

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JI Quick byte.

A round yellow package.

129 baht for 15 hours. No problems, good speed. I dial 1222. Buy one get one free. I bought 7 packages so I have 7 free too. All works out at 4 baht an hour, cheap enough for me for the next few months.

Check it out, but don't buy them all, I want more.

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I live in an area where a fixed line telephone connection can not be obtained for love nor money!

We operate a small internet cafe in our village with 8 pc's next to our house.

We use IP Star satellite an IPStar Satellite connection and as a back up or when travelling DTAC's 999baht per month GPRS solution.

Been running over a year nw and am pleased with IPStar. Just hope the price drops a bit when Shin Sat launch their own satellite next year!

Works well for me.

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Why don't you try sattelite for internet ? Not that expensive and available in Khorat at I.S.P.

Can't agree enough, I am having Sattelite connection instelled, testing was great, doing it via Singapore, just gotta spend some time there to use it

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:o Call me "thick" I guess, but I see the last two references to "satellite" but I can't figure out where I can get more information concerning this service. "Sounds" really great. Where do I buy? Kolat area?

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