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Old 12-19-2010, 06:49 PM   #1
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ThisOldMan greets everyone with a hearty hello.


Sawasdee krap.

ThisOldMan hails from the Land of Smiles. Been here in Thailand for the last two decades. Bombs exploding in all kinds of unexpected places everyday and bullets flying all over the place but it is still a great place to live in. Here, for just 1usd, I can get a good meal with a drink included. Internet connection starts at 6Mbps for only 20usd per month.

What more can I ask for?
 
Old 12-19-2010, 07:11 PM   #2
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Sounds Good. Howdy aand Welcome.
 
Old 12-19-2010, 08:57 PM   #3
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Welcome to LQ and thanks for the information about Thailand. What is the monthly upload+download allowance for the starter plan and how is it delivered -- ADS over phone line, cable ... ?

What's your Linux life between the meals and the bullets?
 
Old 12-20-2010, 12:31 AM   #4
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Thank you for your responses.

@catkin
The broadband service I use is adsl and works on maximum speed allowed with no traffic limit. So for about 20usd, I can get 6Mbps download and 512kbps upload speed maximum. Of course, maximum speed is not guaranteed speed. atm I am looking at the latest offer from a private isp - I am currently using TOT, the government service - which offers 20Mbps dl and 4Mbps ul for about 100usd per month.

Actually, I don't have to dodge bomb sharpnel and flying bullets because I stay indoors most of the time. The internet is my window on the world. I teach the kiddies here how not to speak Engrish but the main bulk of my income is from my work through internet, now touching 800usd per month. Hope to make it past the 1K mark by New Year's day.

I use Ubuntu on my laptop and Centos on my servers. I have about a dozen vpses all over the place, some for production, some for backup, some for experimentation and some I bought simply because of an irresistible offer. Imagine 9usd per month for an Openvz vps with 2Gb ram, 100Gb diskspace and 1Tb bandwidth!

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Old 12-20-2010, 01:19 AM   #5
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That's a great Internet provision you have in Thailand!

Here in India the packages are more complex and the cost of equivalent service higher. Upload speeds are not specified but in my experience (of the 512 Kbps unlimited packages) are higher than 256 Kbps.
  • The cheapest package on top of an existing telephone plan is USD 2.7. DL: 2 Mbps, Limit: 150 MB. Over limit: 13 USD per GB.
  • The cheapest package including line rental is USD 6.5. DL: 256 kbps, Limit: 150 MB. Over limit: 13 USD per GB.
  • Unlimited packages are finely graded and different for business and home use. I have listed only packages including line rental (no telephone plan) and not listed 90 day promotional packages (the tariff _is_ complex!):
    • Home
      • USD 13.5. DL: 256 Kbps.
      • USD 16. DL: 512 Kbps.
      • USD 19.5. DL: 4 Mbps until 8 GB then 256 Kbps.
      • USD 21.5. DL: 1 Mbps until 15 GB then 256 Kbps.
      • USD 30-. DL: 2 Mbps to 20 GB then 512 Kbps.
      • USD 30+. DL: 4 Mbps to 22 GB then 256 Kbps.
    • Business or Home
      • USD 46. DL: 256 Kbps.
      • USD 71. DL: 512 Kbps until 100 GB then 256 Kbps.
      • USD 129. DL: 1 Mbps Kbps until 100 GB then 512 Kbps.
      • USD 193. DL: 2 Mbps Kbps until 300 GB then 1 Mbps.
      • USD 322. DL: 4 Mbps Kbps until 500 GB then 2 Mbps.
Those USD 13 per GB over monthly limit are punitive, especially as it is the less well off people who subscribe to those plans.
 
Old 12-21-2010, 01:21 AM   #6
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How about migrating to Thailand?
 
  


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