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  1. EPL is the English Premier League and is at the root of what this is all about. The premier league - fairly understandably want to protect their very lucrative TV deals a round the world including here in Thailand. True Visions, as the rights holder here in Thailand no doubt encouraged the junta to act on illegal streaming. What is annoying is that all the UK channels like BBC2 and Channel 4 have disappeared with them as they seem to have operated by the same people.
  2. It looks like Expat TV is just collateral damage in the governments main desire to close down 365 Sport so that their friends and relatives who own Untrue can keep their football income stream going. I'm not bothered about live football and never watched 365 Sport - I can go to the pub to watch any games I want, but I like watching the Beeb and Channel 4. This I am now doing for free using UKTV. It has great quality and catch up. So why have I been paying for Expat TV for the past few years? Answers on a postcard.....
  3. So we don't know whether this fiasco is the fault of the Brits, the European Court of Justice or the Thai junta. Not much progress on this after 142 posts on this thread. Like most things in Thailand - time will tell!
  4. Thanks to Thai Visa forum contributors to this thread, I do at least have a few options for watching BBC2, my favourite channel by a mile. None of them have the 9 day catch up or ease of use of Thai Expat TV. I hope it comes back because as Sparkles says, Thai Expat TV set my viewing patterns. I would happily buy a UK TV licence from over here in order to get the service back.
  5. That's the clincher really isn't it! The waters off their Sattahip naval base are too shallow for subs to operate invisibly. That rather blows the navy's argument for the subs out of the water. Peua Thai are quite right. The money should be spent compensating those who lost their livelihoods when the junta shut down their streetfood and market stalls so that rich developers could cash in. It should be spent on increasing the minimum wage which hasn't risen since Peua Thai raised it several years ago. And it could be spent on providing soft loans for small businesses now that there has been a clampdown on loansharks.
  6. Completely unreasonable to enforce the pick-up and minibus rules until the unelected government provides affordable subsidised public transport for the masses who can't afford to get home any other way.
  7. cementing forces with a newspaper owned by fat-cat Thai elite shareholders is hardly a progressive move for TV, I feel. Fine to use their news content, but I'm sure most of us preferred George's stable-ish hand in charge.
  8. But I am assuming (maybe naively) that as you have found your way onto ThaiVisa and posted over 100 times, you are not a clueless tourist. Clueless tourists will always be ripped of to some extent the world over. Sure there are some rogue drivers - with anything up to 200,000 taxis in Bangkok there are bound to be a few. All I can say is that I've never had any problems. I speak rudimentary Thai, but not enough to win an argument. I've taken taxis home after a good skinful and although drivers uniformly refused to use the meter I could always find one for 100 Baht whereas the meter fare is 70B and I usually give a 20B tip, that's only 10B more than the meter. As I used to be a minicab driver in London maybe I'm a bit biased in favour of the taxi drivers.
  9. If you stand in the official queue and get a ticket you can report any driver who refuses to use his meter. I have never had a taxi from either airport refuse to use his meter in 20 years. In downtown Bangkok it happens all the time and in Chiang Mai you can't get them to use them for love nor money, but from the airports no problem.
  10. You can't really call the meter plus 50 Baht 'fleecing'. There can't be many airport to city centre journeys of equivalent length that are cheaper.
  11. Thank you all for your answers. In the end I was amazed to find that their online help lady typed excellent English and talked me through the whole process step by step. The trick as Jase the Base says is to find the not too obvious English language button. anyway all installed. Thanks all!!
  12. I have been using LibreOffice since I bought my new computer last October, but now I want to download Office 365. The problem is when I reach their website it is only in Thai and if I switch to UK-English or US-English, it won't let me enter my credit card details without a UK or US address. Does anyone know of it is possible to by Microsoft Office in Thailand and in English? Many thanks
  13. Thanks for that. I do have close relatives in UK, but they love my wife and would make no claim on my estate.
  14. My wife says that as she is my lawful wedded wife she doesn't need me to get a will as she can get probate on the strength of our marriage in order to access my bank accounts. Is she correct?
  15. I have been resident in Thailand for 10 years and yes, they offered their product to us. I was insured with them on several trips. but no longer.