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About Madgee

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  1. Recently I had a mini-break to Koh Lanta from N-E Thailand and decided to test my Thai I.D card to the max. All flights accepted it, AirAsia and Lion Air. Krabi airport to resort on Koh Lanta by minibus and return at 1/2 the advertised price. (Thai price) Resort and motorbike hire. Local attraction (Thai price) Discount in a restaurant! It has its uses as far as I'm concerned. BTW. I have even opened a bank account with no other documentation apart from my I.D. card!
  2. This is the only site I could find about the books. BTW : Neil formerly at CBA ???
  3. Ok ... I've been to specsavers! Go to the individual contacts list. Choose your contact. Open the menu bar drop down list. (top right) Choose 'set ringtone'. (this will open the ringtone list) Choose the desired ringtone. It can also be done with group contacts. Google is still your friend!
  4. Google is your friend!
  5. Unlike AirAsia, LionAir will not accept a web check-in over 24hrs from time of departure and I'll be away in that period of time. I pretty sure that it takes 15 mins from the plane to the arrivals terminal so a bit of a rush but I don't know my way around the new terminal unlike the old. No check-in baggage, boarding pass required only.
  6. We are arriving at DM with AirAsia and departing with LionAir. How long will it take (approx.) to get from arrivals to the LionAir check-in counter then to the departure gate? With a bit of luck I might be able to use the web check-in for our boarding passes but it looks doubtful as the LionAir service is only available 24hrs before and I might not be able to access a pc or printer during this time. From the time of arrival to the time of departure we have got about 1hr 15mins providing there are no delays. Many thanks in advance!
  7. Several members have had this problem. Just move your cursor to the right hand side within the search box to type. Not obvious and a bad design but it does work .......Sometimes! Hope this cures your problem.
  8. Amazon has 2nd hand GTX 980 cards going for around £300
  9. I'm sorry Joe but I must disagree with you. I changed from a retirement extension with 6 months left to run to a marriage extension. The retirement was cancelled and a new 12 month extension issued. Admittedly, the IMO was not keen as it causes them more work but I insisted (needed the funds to purchase a car). There is nothing in the 'book' that says it cannot be done, just the IMO could be reluctant to do it because of the extra work. JMHO.
  10. Zenphone Max: 1A / 5 volt charger supplied is weak and inadequate. I use fast charge via my Asus laptop. OTG USB adapter cable supplied. Camera has many settings but I still find quality lacking indoors but apparently this issue has been sorted with updates. Maybe me! Video is fine. Maximum volume is a well documented issue with most Asus Zenphones in all departments, especially using the handset compared with Samsung. I noticed last week Banana and ITCity were offering the freebees. I prefer ITCity where we are because they are more knowledgeable and tend to throw in a few more incentives to buy.
  11. I got the Zenphone Max in Feb and I'm quite impressed with it, even my wife jacked her iPhone 6 for one because of the extended battery life, 5000mAh. Excellent phone for the money but has a few downsides. Long, long battery recharge time. Indoor photo quality is not good. (many bad reviews about this aspect) Maximum volume is poor. Some of the constant updates have addressed other known issues. Lots of places now offering 2 year guarantee, free case and screen protection. About ฿6490. For the OP, you will have a problem with the low audio output unless you use a Bluetooth earpiece.
  12. Most PPT fuel stations in larger villages and towns offer a quick and inexpensive method, it only takes a few minutes. Just take your tax disc, Gov. insurance and reg. book. All done in a few minutes and depending how far away the local licensing centre is, next day pick up the new tax disc etc. My local station charges me the usual cost plus 65฿ for the running around.
  13. I've recently used this simple calculator for Thai income tax on several occasions on behalf of several colleagues and it has been 'spot on' every time, providing the correct documentation is submitted. You do not need a work permit to gain a tax I.D. number as a poster above claims. Many retirees actually claim their tax back that they have paid on interest accrued in savings accounts. To do this they must have a tax I.D. number readily supplied by the local tax office, of course they have no work permit.
  14. Does NWI regard you as UK resident or not, please, do they hold a UK address for you on file? Originally, they contacted me (Dec 2015) because I had an old UK contact address only on their files. They wanted me to redo my tax declaration to them because of the new UK tax laws and declare my current country of residence for tax purposes. My accounts have always been changed to my C of R address. I have not been considered a UK resident for 8 years by NWI or NW BS. (or HMRC) I presume my old UK contact address will always be on an archived file somewhere.