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You're locked in to the package you sign up for for 12 months, after that if there's a better package available you can get the TOT service centre people to make the switch.

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You're locked in to the package you sign up for for 12 months, after that if there's a better package available you can get the TOT service centre people to make the switch.

TOT will sometimes allow you to switch packages (promotions) for 1,000 baht fee.

Also, when I asked about switching from our 15/1 package (no longer under 12 mo contract) to the "New Aspire" package/promotion I was told I would have to agree to an new 12 month contract.

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Well if it's a promotion, yes, they'll want to lock you in for 12 months.

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TOT uses the word "promotion" to mean current subscription offer or package, not in the western sense of special discount or subsidized offer.

In my case the addition of a 12 month contract term isn't offsetting any additional cost encumbered by them (those costs would have been settled with the previous contract period).

It's just standard business practice, an attempt to negotiate a sustained/continued revenue stream over a longer period of time. A good tactic for them so, long as their customer base continues to be willing to agree to that and no other viable alternatives are available.

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TOT in Phrae is telling me it's a 2 year contract. Same prices and speeds as on the flyer.

Installation is 119 baht, and the modem/router is 1650 bht.

I've been undecided because my ADSL is 10mbps and mostly problem free for the past 5 years.

Is it worth making the switch?

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TOT in Phrae is telling me it's a 2 year contract. Same prices and speeds as on the flyer.

Installation is 119 baht, and the modem/router is 1650 bht.

I've been undecided because my ADSL is 10mbps and mostly problem free for the past 5 years.

Is it worth making the switch?

New Fiber Optic Service is subject to a 2 year contract, switching existing Fiber Optic package is subject to a 1 year contract.

They want to make sure their capital outlay to install Fiber Optical infrastructure to serve you gets paid off.

If your existing ADSL service is trouble free then you probably won't see any improvement with Fiber (unless you desire higher in-country speed (20, 25, 35, 45, 55 mbps), though it's unlikely that those higher speeds would equate with higher speeds through the International Internet Gateways to access content abroad. You usually have to switch to a Business Package (if available), or conjure up your own VPN/VPS route to use IIG with less contention.

The issue I've found is that ADSL service is being run over a way-older existing copper infrastructure (old phone cable), which is oxidizing in place and causing signal integrity issues. But if the Fiber Optic infrastructure is already in place nearby then new FO service could be established for you with a few days notice.

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Thank you, RichCor!

I get excited about FO, but the voices in my head keep saying, "if it works, don't fix it".

No doubt, I will eventually make the switch.

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New Fiber Optic Service is subject to a 2 year contract, switching existing Fiber Optic package is subject to a 1 year contract.

It was 12 months switching from ADSL to Fiber Optic in Hat Yai, so it must be dependent on where you live.

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When I switched to Fiber2U from ADSL it was a 12 month contract. I then upgraded the package after 10 months, and all they did was reset it to a new 12 month contract.

Then again TOT in my experience can play a little fast n loose with T&C's. Ask 2 people on 2 days about something and you can well get a totally different answer

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Ask 2 people on 2 days about something and you can well get a totally different answer

That seems to be the case for most things in Thailand. If you don't get the answer you want, go back another day and ask a different person, or try a different outlet/branch/service centre.

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Thank you all for the heads-up. I had 15 Mb download, 2 Mb upload and 1 TOT-IPTV for 890 Baht. Changed it into a 20 Mb, 7Mb and 1 TOT-IPTV for 750 Baht.

IPTV works reasonably well when connected trough wifi but sometimes it needs time to buffer. It seems to be perfect when you connect through ethernet.

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Just a quick question for those who already use one of those "Fiber2U" package: Do you now have a static (permanent) IP, or still a dynamic one (usually changing every 24 hours)?

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Just a quick question for those who already use one of those "Fiber2U" package: Do you now have a static (permanent) IP, or still a dynamic one (usually changing every 24 hours)?

Still dynamic. Static IP is available is you're willing to sell a kidney (ie: expensive).

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Just a quick question for those who already use one of those "Fiber2U" package: Do you now have a static (permanent) IP, or still a dynamic one (usually changing every 24 hours)?

Dynamic. Why would you want to have a static IP?

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Just a quick question for those who already use one of those "Fiber2U" package: Do you now have a static (permanent) IP, or still a dynamic one (usually changing every 24 hours)?

Dynamic. Why would you want to have a static IP?
Tons of reasons.

Reach all your equipment at home from outside home.

CCTV, webservers, ftp server, remote login etc etc.

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