Sunday, 25 November 2007

How did I ever live without the internet?

Can I just say that internet in Thailand bites the big one! I concede that in the big cities it probably rocks, but being in the village, I am not happy jan. 2 days have passed without my sacred beloved net connection (back on 5 minutes ago woohoo...not that I'm checking every 10 minutes!). It’s karma for my addiction. It’s the universe helping me to cleanse, to purge the demon, to release. But come on man, I’m getting the shakes! Apparently there’s been a problem in 3 or 4 provinces which means that thousands have been internetless for a couple of days! That’s just ridiculous…Where I am, we only have a choice of one phone company, so that doesn’t leave me with too many options. We pay for the fastest connection but 9 out of 10 days we don’t get the speed we pay for! It’s also exceptionally good for business not having an internet connection when your business IS the internet. Grrr, the frustrations of Thailand!

3 commentaramas:

Rune said...

I know the feeling. Just got my ToT IPstar sat dish installed after 2 months up here in my Isaan village. I survived (barely) on GPRS trough my mobile phone. But now I am in heaven, and can even chat with my friends on MSN again. Yoooohooo!

Carol and Chris said...

I have to say that it's not fantastic here either!! I once went two weeks with no internet connection (TWO WEEKS!!). Every time there is a thunderstorm it goes......

*sigh*

C x

Mel said...

Yep, I know everyone in country feels my pain, there is no good connection! Rune - I had a sat dish for 6 months and every time it rained it didn't work! Drove me nuts.
C- oh, 2 weeks without net would just be the end of me! I'm so sad.