Don's Life In Thailand (Chiang Mai)

The Internet options available to you in a condo or apartment

If you are going to live in a Condo or Apartment Building, the Internet service is usually wired into the
building.  Sometimes they will have varying monthly rates to choose from (300Bt; 500Bt, 1000Bt).  The
higher the rate, the higher the speed of the Internet.

If you are not happy with what is available in the building, you can, if available in your area, opt for WIFI or
rent a satellite dish.

The Internet options available to you in your home

This is a list of Thailand's current Internet service providers:

CAT Telecom
Pacific Internet
Jasmin Internet
CS Loxinfo
KSC Internet

Dial-up connection

Many service providers give options for low-use Internet users such as dial-up accounts. These packages
are sold at provider shops (such as 7 ELEVEN) or mobile phone shops found all over Thailand. Users
receive a dial-up number, a security PIN and a limited time of usage. Each package has

ADSL Broadband Connection

ADSL or broadband is available in most cities in Thailand but rural areas may not have access, however,
other options are available for a premium such as satellite and fibre optic dedicated line services.

Following are the ADSL Broadband suppliers:

True Move
CS Loxinfo
Pacific Internet

Getting a broadband connection

Service providers don't have access to all areas of the country. You must check with a provider to see if a
connection is possible.

To establish an account with the provider,  the following documents are required:

Valid visa
A copy of work permit (if applicable) or Certificate of Residence
issued by Thai Immigration or  
Letter of residence from the person's embassy certified and translated into Thai

Note: Usually, a fixed telephone line will be an added bonus when broadband is connected so there is
no need for a second telephone connection.

Wi-Fi Hot Spots

Wi-Fi hot spots are an ever increasing trend across Thailand. Wi-Fi is available in coffee shops and many
other venues such as Central Department Stores and McDonalds and Shopping Malls. Customers access
the Internet for an hourly fee or for free as long as they buy products or services from the supplier. It is
also possible to get monthly contracts or prepaid cards that include Wi-Fi access from the mobile phone
or ADSL companies such as AIS, DTAC, True or 3BB.

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