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1. Posted by Emmett70 (Travel Guru, 534 posts) 1 Jan '09 18:38

I'm heading to Koh Phi Phi in a couple of weeks and was just wondering if anyone knows if there's any wifi spots there? Also, the internet was a standard 2 baht per minute at every internet cafe when I was there last year - is it still the same price?

2. Posted by Diver_Josh (Budding Member, 12 posts) 2 Jan '09 03:58

You might need to unplug man have a holiday

3. Posted by Emmett70 (Travel Guru, 534 posts) 2 Jan '09 07:33

Heh, heh. Yeah, that's generally good advice, but over the next few weeks I need to keep in touch with a mate back home to do with business stuff, and I have all my files on my netbook so hopefully there'll be a wifi spot. Just cos it's more convenient using my netbook, rather than having to transfer stuff to a USB and then use the PCs in internet cafes.

4. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru, 1295 posts) 2 Jan '09 19:34

Quoting Emmett70

I'm heading to Koh Phi Phi in a couple of weeks and was just wondering if anyone knows if there's any wifi spots there? Also, the internet was a standard 2 baht per minute at every internet cafe when I was there last year - is it still the same price?

Here is a link for some wifi spots.

http://www.stickmanweekly.com/WiFi/KoPhiPhiWirelessInternetWiFi.htm

Is there a McDonalds there? McDonalds in Thailand have free wifi now.

Good luck.

5. Posted by Emmett70 (Travel Guru, 534 posts) 3 Jan '09 00:17

Cheers for the link.

There wasn't a McDonalds on Phi Phi last year so I would imagine it's still the same.

6. Posted by Valdamir (Budding Member, 15 posts) 5 Jan '09 04:24

Its quite develop there now at ko phiphi
You would surely be able to find lots of wifi access at hotels or near bars and restaurant

7. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru, 1295 posts) 6 Jan '09 12:54

Quoting Emmett70

I'm heading to Koh Phi Phi in a couple of weeks and was just wondering if anyone knows if there's any wifi spots there? Also, the internet was a standard 2 baht per minute at every internet cafe when I was there last year - is it still the same price?

I wouldn't call 2 baht a minute a standard price. Here is a Stickman link on wifi:

http://www.stickmanbangkok.com/wifi/KoPhiPhiWirelessInternetWiFi.htm

".....I need to keep in touch with a mate back home to do with business stuff, and I have all my files on my netbook so hopefully there'll be a wifi spot. Just cos it's more convenient using my netbook, rather than having to transfer stuff to a USB and then use the PCs in internet cafes."

About 4 or 5 years ago I started taking a flash drive with me that pretty much matches my home computer. On this flash drive I downloaded a free portable Firefox app. I matched what I have on my home computer Firefox home page to that flash drive.

I have the same favorites that I have at home, the toolbar is the same, the exact same layout that is on my home computer. On this flash drive I also have Notepad, ClamWin anti virus and a second browser Opera. I copied and pasted a lot of info that I need overseas to the Notepad on the FD. I use Opera for Google checks and other research, saved links and some files. I also use the Opera browser for tuning into my hometown radio station and listen for a while to catch up with the news while using the Firefox browser. You can also copy and paste a lot of info you need to an email that you send to yourself. When you need that info you can just recall that email. I keep a lot of stuff this way that I may or may not need when I am out the country.

Take the time and see if you an use something like this for your files and other data. Takes the worry out of having your laptop broken or stolen. This flash drive is password protected just in case I forget it in a computer or drop it somewhere.

This type of FD: http://www.u3.com/

Works for me.

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 6, 2009, at 12:57 PM by karazyal ]