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In Topic: Itsmedave Arriving Soon

18 June 2018 - 01:04

View PostSpecialist, on 17 June 2018 - 19:18, said:

It isn't that simple.

The Thai GSM system uses completely different radio frequencies than the various US systems.  These days, pretty much all phones will work on all frequencies, but this was not always the case.

Are you sure about that?

GSM/GPRS/EDGE is 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz in USA same as the rest of the world, UMTS/HSPA+is different 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz Global, 850, 1700, 1900 MHz in USA

In Topic: Itsmedave Arriving Soon

17 June 2018 - 13:05

View Postradioman, on 17 June 2018 - 10:08, said:

Just be aware that if you are using a non-stupid phone and require data access then SOME U.S. phones will not necessarily work on ALL of the available service providers networks.

And that should be made illegal.

If you pay your money for a device it SHOULD not be tied to a carrier

One good thing about Thailand is iPhone (don't know about Android coz don't use) are all unlocked just pop a local SIM in and you are away

In Topic: T Minus 30 Days And Counting...

17 June 2018 - 12:59

Claim, Claim.  ...  what the hell is a Claim. Sod that for a game of soldiers.

I have AON Gold Card, fortunate never to had to use it my self but one guy I work with slipped and busted his thigh bone, straight to Hanoi and Titanium splint applied, another was smashed in the face, fractured jaw, medivac to Singapore and neither of them had to dip hand into pocket, the gold AON Card is just like a Credit Card.

I think it cost my company around USD6,000 per annum for my cover, I am only paid 47% into my bank of what Stuttgart invoices Ha Noi, but Health Care, Accommodation, Utilities Bills and Transportation etc forms part of "The Expat Package"

PS.  13 Days but not Counting, 14th trip back to Thailand in 56 Months

In Topic: Itsmedave Arriving Soon

17 June 2018 - 09:31

View Postitsmedave, on 17 June 2018 - 08:13, said:

would you guys recommend we bring our us cellphones and gt a power adapter/converter,

No adaptors required, Thailand uses Type A and B same as. USA as well as Type O sockets. Chargers for mobiles / laptops operate between 100-240VAC

In Topic: T Minus 30 Days And Counting...

17 June 2018 - 04:10

View PostBelgianBoy, on 17 June 2018 - 02:51, said:

OTOH if I am an expat ( a retired one) with health insurance in Thailand, I now need travel insurance to travel to Belgium......
How about that ?

traveling in 2 weeks

That is Health Insurance and not Global Health Care, I doubt your Thailand Insurance has cover for Medivac to say Singapore if required