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Is There Access To Usenet (binary Newsgroup) In Thailand?

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#1 cyberbillny



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Posted 2009-02-08 04:29:16

Hi guys,

I have some questions about Binary Newsgroup, hopefully someone here will be kind enough to share his knowledge.

I am moving to Bangkok (from USA) very soon and was wondering about Usenet or Newsgroup access in Thailand.

Usenet/Newsgroup is where I get all of my information needs here in the US, i.e., missed TV shows, radio programs, etc. I am currently subscribed to Giganews, who claims that they provide service in Asia. However, I heard that Thailand actually blocks some websites and there seems to be only a few Binary Newsgroup about Thailand. This leads me to feel uncertain if Usenet/Newsgroup access is entirely blocked or simply not available.

Question 1: Is there access to Usenet/Newgroup in Thailand ? Anyone here use Usenet/Newgroup in Thailand ?
Question 2: If Usenet/Binary newsgroup is accessible, will I be able to access and download from all groups or some groups are not accessible?
Question 3: If Usenet/Newsgroup is not available in Thailand, does anyone know any alternative for Binary downloading?

Thank you very much.

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Posted 2009-02-08 08:09:02

I use http://www.newsgroupdirect.com and have no problems at all


Edited by TOQ, 2009-02-08 08:10:21.

#3 rogerdee123


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Posted 2009-02-08 15:26:43

I've got my favorite usenet groups on a tab/folder on my browser (safari) but when I want to look at a new one I just type the usenet group name (i.e. ..... soc.culture.thai ) into google search and go from there. What's the problem?

#4 PattayaPete


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Posted 2009-02-09 23:35:14

I have been using Giganews for years here in Thailand. No problem at all. All groups can be accessed.

Edited by PattayaPete, 2009-02-09 23:36:39.

#5 cyberbillny



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Posted 2009-02-10 10:49:14

Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge on my questions ! :o

#6 cyberbillny



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Posted 2009-06-26 00:59:16

Thanks everyone for all replies.

- For all of us here who have complete access to usenet binary newsgroup, would you mind sharing which ISP you are using?
- I'll be in Bangkok and people told me TRUE is the dominant ISP. Does anyone know if TRUE block/ban any usenet binary groups, or all groups accessible.


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