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ES1    2

Hey guys,

Don't let the "incredible" speeds (as some have breathlessly claimed) fool you. It's safe to say 3g in Thailand will be like everywhere else. Fast at first....until significant numbers of people start using it. Couple that with TiT and well you get the drift.cool.gif

That Chonburi map sure does look a lot like Pattaya. Railway is about right but Sukhumvit looks a bit off. I'll bet there is signal in Pattaya. AIS executives go there on the weekends too. Maybe just not not built out and tested enough to advertise it but I'm sure it will be up and running soon enough.

I can read Thai and I assure you it is not Pattaya.

Urrum yea, I get that. Perhaps you misunderstood. I was stating that is sure 'looks' like Pattaya. I get that it's not after reading several posts saying it's not.

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David006    259

interesting...we are out in the boonies and just yesterday I had my AIS phone (Nokia) plugged in to my laptop to transfer some pics and decided to check the internet speed therefrom ( have no package or anything ..it just works?)instead of my DTAC edge modem (prepay 100hr) . Up in the 380s down and 90 odd up. Ah! I thought..better! So went back to the DTAC edge connection and checked again..same within a few kbs. Things are on the improve out here...who knows maybe be able to watch a youtube in one hit without 10 minutes of buffering soon...lol

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lomatopo    1,423

interesting...we are out in the boonies and just yesterday I had my AIS phone (Nokia) plugged in to my laptop to transfer some pics and decided to check the internet speed therefrom ( have no package or anything ..it just works?)instead of my DTAC edge modem (prepay 100hr) . Up in the 380s down and 90 odd up. Ah! I thought..better! So went back to the DTAC edge connection and checked again..same within a few kbs. Things are on the improve out here...who knows maybe be able to watch a youtube in one hit without 10 minutes of buffering soon...lol

I suspect those data rates may not be accurate. They appear to be greater than the theoretical limits for the technology.

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kola    0

OK so now I understand why I'm not succeding in getting the 3G signal in jomtien, it wasn't the good map.. OK fine, wonderful..

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kola    0

They sure looked similar, but not quite right for pattaya.. Ah when you want to believe your mind plays tricks on you..

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Phil Conners    594

interesting...we are out in the boonies and just yesterday I had my AIS phone (Nokia) plugged in to my laptop to transfer some pics and decided to check the internet speed therefrom ( have no package or anything ..it just works?)instead of my DTAC edge modem (prepay 100hr) . Up in the 380s down and 90 odd up. Ah! I thought..better! So went back to the DTAC edge connection and checked again..same within a few kbs. Things are on the improve out here...who knows maybe be able to watch a youtube in one hit without 10 minutes of buffering soon...lol

Sure, it will work without a plan, but it will cost you 1B per minute. Leave it on overnight and your balance might be 500 baht less ;)

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Airbus717    4

Can anyone confirm that AIS 3G is availabe around Sukhumvit Soi 31, near Phrom Phong station and beyond? Because when i called to AIS call center they said "3G is everywhere in Bangkok" but my phone only can connect to Edge around this area, but in other areas like Rama 4 i can use 3G, also there is no 3G after On Nut station, only edge..Is it only me or AIS 3G is far from everywhere in Bangkok?

The coverage map for Bangkok shows the blue cloud ending ~ Phra Khanong. Sukhumvit Soi 31 looks 'covered'.

They announced 1,340 base stations in Bangkok. TOT and True have ~ 550-ish each and seem to have broader coverage. Maybe AIS has not turned up all 1,340 yet?

I called AIS customer service about 3G in this area and this is what they answer to me via sms: Regarding 3G problem in Soi 31 area our engineer has checked and inform that we haven't provided 3G through this area, but we're planing to provide it in the future"...

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hullupullo    132

Both AIS and DTAC publicly state that they have nationwide EDGE coverage, i.e. on every single base-station. Have you contacted them to inform that you do not have EDGE? It could be a simple matter to sort out.

Newsflash, email from AIS after one week

We are sorry for a delay in response. According to your email about edge service, as we have checked, on the mentioned location the available service in GPRS only. EDGE is not available.

Same time on AIS webpage...

http://www.ais.co.th/mobileinternet/internet-package/

EDGE+

ครอบคลุม ทุกที่ ทั่วไทย

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David006    259

interesting...we are out in the boonies and just yesterday I had my AIS phone (Nokia) plugged in to my laptop to transfer some pics and decided to check the internet speed therefrom ( have no package or anything ..it just works?)instead of my DTAC edge modem (prepay 100hr) . Up in the 380s down and 90 odd up. Ah! I thought..better! So went back to the DTAC edge connection and checked again..same within a few kbs. Things are on the improve out here...who knows maybe be able to watch a youtube in one hit without 10 minutes of buffering soon...lol

I suspect those data rates may not be accurate. They appear to be greater than the theoretical limits for the technology.

...agree..was tv pinging Singapore...tried to download a book yesterday..2.1 k...gave up...lol

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David006    259

interesting...we are out in the boonies and just yesterday I had my AIS phone (Nokia) plugged in to my laptop to transfer some pics and decided to check the internet speed therefrom ( have no package or anything ..it just works?)instead of my DTAC edge modem (prepay 100hr) . Up in the 380s down and 90 odd up. Ah! I thought..better! So went back to the DTAC edge connection and checked again..same within a few kbs. Things are on the improve out here...who knows maybe be able to watch a youtube in one hit without 10 minutes of buffering soon...lol

Sure, it will work without a plan, but it will cost you 1B per minute. Leave it on overnight and your balance might be 500 baht less ;)

yup I suspected that..still handy when my DTAC prepay contract period runs out because I forgot to top up for auto renewal and need to get online for a few minutes... :D

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lomatopo    1,423

Both AIS and DTAC publicly state that they have nationwide EDGE coverage, i.e. on every single base-station. Have you contacted them to inform that you do not have EDGE? It could be a simple matter to sort out.

Newsflash, email from AIS after one week

We are sorry for a delay in response. According to your email about edge service, as we have checked, on the mentioned location the available service in GPRS only. EDGE is not available.

Same time on AIS webpage...

http://www.ais.co.th/mobileinternet/internet-package/

EDGE+

ครอบคลุม ทุกที่ ทั่วไทย

Apologies. I was merely parroting AIS's recent Q2 Investor Briefing which said:

Nationwide EDGE+

+30%  download speed

Simultaneous voice

&data

They may still be rolling this out? Or maybe not to every base-station.

I honestly assumed they had 100% coverage.

I know DTAC claim EDGE on every base-station ( ~ 8,000-ish).

And True, noticeably week in this area, have made a pretty big EDGE expansion in the Northeast, again according to Company released information.

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justsumhelp    20

AIS 3g works albeit not well, as much as I despise True their 3g(ish) service covers more area's. Leaving Huamak (bangkapi) didnt recieve any 3g/g/H+ until I arrived around Emporium shopping complex, around that area it failed to keep g/3g for more than a few minutes, I was able to get a few speed test in between suk 33 and suk 4 but all were in the range of 25kb-45.

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HardenedSoul    2,311

AIS 3g works albeit not well, as much as I despise True their 3g(ish) service covers more area's. Leaving Huamak (bangkapi) didnt recieve any 3g/g/H+ until I arrived around Emporium shopping complex, around that area it failed to keep g/3g for more than a few minutes, I was able to get a few speed test in between suk 33 and suk 4 but all were in the range of 25kb-45.

AIS 3G is non-existent. I live on Suk 23 next to Cowboy; not a dickie-bird out of AIS 3G. A call to custoemr services gets the usual response. "Yes sir, it is working in your area. Have you switched on 3G on your phone yet, sir? Ok will call technician and call you in 24 hrs, sir."

Haven't heard jack . . . it's been 5 days.

Why the fugg did I bother buying an advanced phone in this comedy sketch of a country ?

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Phil Conners    594

AIS 3g works albeit not well, as much as I despise True their 3g(ish) service covers more area's. Leaving Huamak (bangkapi) didnt recieve any 3g/g/H+ until I arrived around Emporium shopping complex, around that area it failed to keep g/3g for more than a few minutes, I was able to get a few speed test in between suk 33 and suk 4 but all were in the range of 25kb-45.

AIS 3G is non-existent. I live on Suk 23 next to Cowboy; not a dickie-bird out of AIS 3G. A call to custoemr services gets the usual response. "Yes sir, it is working in your area. Have you switched on 3G on your phone yet, sir? Ok will call technician and call you in 24 hrs, sir."

Haven't heard jack . . . it's been 5 days.

Why the fugg did I bother buying an advanced phone in this comedy sketch of a country ?

AIS 3G is 900MHz only at this time. Not all phones support this band. Which phone do you have?

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HardenedSoul    2,311

AIS 3g works albeit not well, as much as I despise True their 3g(ish) service covers more area's. Leaving Huamak (bangkapi) didnt recieve any 3g/g/H+ until I arrived around Emporium shopping complex, around that area it failed to keep g/3g for more than a few minutes, I was able to get a few speed test in between suk 33 and suk 4 but all were in the range of 25kb-45.

AIS 3G is non-existent. I live on Suk 23 next to Cowboy; not a dickie-bird out of AIS 3G. A call to custoemr services gets the usual response. "Yes sir, it is working in your area. Have you switched on 3G on your phone yet, sir? Ok will call technician and call you in 24 hrs, sir."

Haven't heard jack . . . it's been 5 days.

Why the fugg did I bother buying an advanced phone in this comedy sketch of a country ?

AIS 3G is 900MHz only at this time. Not all phones support this band. Which phone do you have?

HTC Desire S. Only works on 900/2100

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