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  1. jacko

    The rate on the street.

    Again last night on Beach Rd near soi 7, before the PT Crawl when I lost my ability to work my phone!
  2. Sure, very relevant. My Mrs goes to her home village a lot and switched to the network that had better coverage for data there, from the one that used to have best telephone network coverage.
  3. I haven't researched it, but generally USA phone plans are very expensive and poor compared to what is offered in say the UK. They often tie you in to rather domineering contracts too, along with companies that deliberately restrict the phone's capabilities. (I can get a plan in the UK offering 5000 minute, 5000 texts and a huge 20GB of data at under $25/month, and this will work all over the EU) But you do offer a fair deal for USA guys travelling here.
  4. Yes, if you do not have a bank account in Thailand you could get by without. But how about getting on-line with your phone. Data requires a network number, even Wi-Fi available in Malls often originates from the networks provided free to their customers. Free Wi-Fi is usually crap. There will be a lot of freeloaders on a free WI-Fi, or even managing to get onto a business network. If one Thai knows the password, all her friends will too. As I learned on Soi Chaiyapoon recently. All the girls were on the restaurant opposite's Wi-Fi!
  5. There is also another post saying the place is up for sale.
  6. jacko

    Site downtime today - My bad!

    How did someone get a message to you? I noticed the site was down early this morning, and have been checking back throughout the day. (Actually thinking it was a biggie as the down-time got longer). I realized I didn't have a way of getting a message to you. Perhaps you could give a few of us Mods your phone number or some way of contacting you for the future?
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    The rate on the street.

    Last night at the TT on Beach Rd near Soi 7.
  8. jacko

    The rate on the street.

    People who live out here, and go back to UK for Xmas, say the aches start when they get off the plane!
  9. jacko

    Premier League 18-19

    Well Utd got the result at Wembley , I am sure that pleased you.
  10. jacko

    The rate on the street.

    Friday afternoon. 11 Jan2019.
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    Indian girls

    One works in Little India, The Fisherman Cafe out by the lake has one or maybe two. Almost certainly a member of the owner's family.
  12. Your report reminds me of a line I have used on some very odd occasions, when meeting the same results. 'Excuse me, do you have a menu? You appear to have given me a list of things you don't have!' Of course I usually get the Thai waitress gormless look back, but have a little giggle to myself. (I am a sarcastic sod!) Thanks again.
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    Dining at The Avenue (Updated Jan. 10, 2019

    So this large place is in the Avenue? It is enclosed and has AC?
  14. Qatar were using UTP onto Doha with a stop in Rangoon, but that seems to have been dropped. Can't recall it's demise being mentioned anywhere. More suitable for me as I want to avoid LHR and go straight into Manchester, so a Middle East or other stopover is obligated. Actually the main Bangkok airport is as easy, as I live near to the motorway entrance on the North of Pattaya.
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    Movie Quiz #11

    New start as a dead end reached! Rules Reminder. The first post will be a MOVIE The next person posts the name of an actor/actress in that movie Then the next post is a different movie starring that actor/actress Then repeat in that sequence. DO not use the internet to find the answer. If a day (24 hours) goes by without an answer, then it's fair game to use the internet to find an answer. Actor/actress must be credited & the movie should not be a direct to video or TV movie. New Rule, please note! If an actor has been named for a particular movie in the thread, that actor cannot be used again for that specific movie. (This will avoid repeats and make it harder. Please use quote function so that answers include the original question to help this to be checked.)
  16. Well the text alone is there at the bottom for me..... Why can't I drop a screenshot in here?????
  17. Maybe you are on a phone, I am on a laptop?
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    Movie Quiz #11

    Patrick Macnee.
  19. The text Displayed prices are for multiple nights. Check the site for price per night. I see hostels starting at 200b/day and hotels from 500b/day on agoda. Is unnecessarily at the bottom of the page as well as the top.
  20. Coincidentally I was looking at this only recently. I had been looking at International flights from UTP and what appeared to be a weekly one, every Friday to Manchester labelled TOM (Thompson, or TUI) caught my eye. I did try going to the TUI site and entering some dates but couldn't make it work. The UTP website flight number seemed to represent some completely different routes too. Perhaps have to wait until the situation clarifies. Maybe it is only a charter option or linked to package holidays.
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    Premier League 18-19

    Utd have had a good run but not really against any top flight opponents, so interesting game.
  22. jacko

    The rate on the street.

    There are a lot of guys eking out that bottle of Chang sat on Buakhao stools at the moment. Some make that first one last until 10 am! (Not sure if that is from 9am or 2am!)
  23. jacko

    The rate on the street.

    Yesterday, when I looked up the rate being offered by the Bangkok Bank in the morning, before the first 8am update, I got a bit of a shock as it had dropped below the 40.0...eek! By the first morning update it had manged to cross back over that number. I also have a spreadsheet with a plot on it (I know, get a life), I have had to lower the bottom/ minimum range a few times over the years, but never ever thought 40 would be tested!
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    Bali Café on Soi Buakhao

    Plenty of different types of Nasi rames pops up with a google, here is one pic. Might be off to Bali for a short trip in a few months.
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    The rate on the street.

    Ouch ouch ouch...