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I hope the info I am posting is useful to some of us here. If this should have been posted eslewhere, please move it for me, Mods! Thankyou!

The Thai govt. has allowed free WiFi use throughout Thailand for 120 mins a day, although each session only lasts 20 mins. I am not sure if any visitor from abroad can get this generous allowance! Below is the link which is in Thai. The pictures should guide you through the registration process easily enough. I have not yet tried it, But first of all you pick the link according to the Thai province you are in. Then register as per the illustrated guide.

Once you have reached the 'result' stage, you can log in using your username and password! Then choose 'TOT WiFi Service' and sign in.

To log out, type http://logout.tot and press Enter at the'Address Bar or click on http://logout.tot

Please note that I am unsure if you need to re-register if you move to another province. I would not be surprised if you do.


Here is the link with the guide:

駢Ǵ ͧѰ WIfi - Ladyinter Club

If you have been aware of this already then, my appologies.

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Will try it tonight.
Can use it as a back-up for my regular internet-connection.

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Will try it tonight.
Can use it as a back-up for my regular internet-connection.
I will do the same.

Let us know if it is worthwhile! Cheers!


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I registered, but from home my laptop can't find a ToT hotspot. It doesn't work for me.

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Oh, no! It possibly will only work in WiFi hotspots such as police stations, supermarkets, etc where you sometimes pay for the service or even get it for free already. I think you are supposed to have got a limited use of free WiFi outside 7-11 stores even before the govt policy was made!


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been noticing lots more free wi-fi areas here, in the city the whole park around the lake is signposted as a free wi-fi area, and in our little town three cafes, a bookshop too. Unsure re local 7/11 stores.
The way of the future?
Back from a 10 day trip in Malaysia, found it hard to find internet cafes - spoke to a man who ran a restaurant in Malacca he told be they'd gone the way of the vinyl record - history! as Malaysia had such high % users of smartphones/tablets and free wi-fi locations. I am therefore a dinosaur, travel without laptop, and use an internet-capable phone that does not have wi-fi capability.

referring back to the first post - a Bangkok Post story from Dec 2011
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ICT set to unveil WiFi hotspots
The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Ministry says it will introduce free public WiFi at 20,000 locations around Greater Bangkok starting tomorrow.

An additional 20,000 WiFi hotspots are expected by October next year, said ICT Minister Anudith Nakornthap.

The 40,000 WiFi hotspots, under ICT's fiscal budget for 2012, will have an average speed of 2 Mbps.
Suvarnabhumi Airport is a wi-fi area, and they also have free kiosks for people without laptops - used one two weeks ago and so painfully slow, seemed as if they were on dial-up rather than broadband. Or maybe just having a bad day.

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Q: As I've never used wi-fi here - what is the range usually. If our police station (under 200m in a straight line) has it - will we be too far away?

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this one appears aimed only at tourists on a eg one week holiday - if that figure of free 'five hours per three months' is correct

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Pattaya Plans Free WiFi At 1000 Spots
August 29, 2012
Pattaya city has contracted with an online service provider to open more than1,000 free WiFi service spots, to increase the city’s worldwide tourist attraction potential. Users will be granted 5 hours of internet access in renewable three-month periods.
The service will be offered through the TrueMove H wireless network, at the highest speed of 2 Megabytes.
Mr. Ittipol said that as envisioned, the wireless internet access throughout the city will be available 24 hours a day for people with portable computers, or even mobile phones.
Residents and tourists can use the free WiFi for 5 hours per 3 months, by registering through the page of WiFi True Move H in Pattaya. They will receive a password on the page, and would register again every three months.

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been noticing lots more free wi-fi areas here, in the city the whole park around the lake is signposted as a free wi-fi area, and in our little town three cafes, a bookshop too. Unsure re local 7/11 stores.
The way of the future?
Back from a 10 day trip in Malaysia, found it hard to find internet cafes - spoke to a man who ran a restaurant in Malacca he told be they'd gone the way of the vinyl record - history! as Malaysia had such high % users of smartphones/tablets and free wi-fi locations. I am therefore a dinosaur, travel without laptop, and use an internet-capable phone that does not have wi-fi capability.

referring back to the first post - a Bangkok Post story from Dec 2011


Suvarnabhumi Airport is a wi-fi area, and they also have free kiosks for people without laptops - used one two weeks ago and so painfully slow, seemed as if they were on dial-up rather than broadband. Or maybe just having a bad day.

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Q: As I've never used wi-fi here - what is the range usually. If our police station (under 200m in a straight line) has it - will we be too far away?
I am looking into this myself, as apart from my iPad, everything else takes ages using Truemove H signal. Truemove is my only realistic choice. 3G (real or fake) is not working well for my other devices, I am focusing on WiFi.

I did try desperately to get WiFi signal to download a software upgrade. I could not do it within 30 metres of the local police station in a straight line.

I guess you use internet SIM or you can get one. You can boost that into a WiFi hotspot for a few computers or just make it faster. The costs:- SIM (0-99 Baht), phone topup or monthly fee (from 300-800 Baht per month), MiFi box or stick which is a bit like a SIM dongle, AKA aircard in Thailand (from 1500-4500 Baht ).

I am no expert and still waiting for some advice I requested. In the mean times, if anyone has got any suggestions, be my guest!

BTW, don't you miss watching English programs? I do miss CSI (the gorier, the merrier for me!), Top Gear and Sci-Fi stuff. Heard of UnoTV? Much cheaper than Sky and the likes. Approx $4-10 USD per month? Not sure if they have programs from Oz or NZ though. I am seriously thinking about trying it. It could be useful for my English class. I will never have a perfect English accent. LOL


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^ off topic! but US crime shows - about 2 months ago we gained an extra channel on our cable tv service, Universal Channel Asia, which shows endless US crime shows - Law And Order, Monk, Criminal Minds and so on, plus some comedy shows. Not recent I think all a few years old but doesn't matter. And we have one movie channel that is about 90% English but sometimes plays Russian or French language movies. I don't watch much tv, but sometimes it is good just to do nothing and watch a silly 'whodunnit' show.

Lucky to have good broadband and I can search out the latest shows from UK and US - often I get to see them before friends can in NZ.

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^ off topic! but US crime shows - about 2 months ago we gained an extra channel on our cable tv service, Universal Channel Asia, which shows endless US crime shows - Law And Order, Monk, Criminal Minds and so on, plus some comedy shows. Not recent I think all a few years old but doesn't matter. And we have one movie channel that is about 90% English but sometimes plays Russian or French language movies. I don't watch much tv, but sometimes it is good just to do nothing and watch a silly 'whodunnit' show.

Lucky to have good broadband and I can search out the latest shows from UK and US - often I get to see them before friends can in NZ.
I also think that my way forward is possibly broadband. I don't think I spend more than 20 mins a day watching TV. Even if I tried to, I don't think my mum would let me as she is so hooked on ASTV. I just cannot stand hearing the same rants every hour, even though they could be good rants.

I have to say my quality of life has improved as soon as I started to stay away from TV. I love haing one TV in the house now! My husband always thinks we need more but he hardly watches anything.

I do love all those shows you mentioned. I see a lot of myself in Mr Monk (possibly not the intelligence level). There must be some good NZ and Oz whodunnit programs. Please don't say Neighbours; soaps bore me to death in any language.

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