I'd like your help to make a decision between investing in mobile broadband, (the (dongle) modem) or to find accomodation (with free wifi in the room). I am going to be in/out of Thailand over a 3 month period, and I like the comfort, and convinience, of having relatively good Internet (surfing speed) sitting on my bed in my room. Finding a room with free Wifi in the room may not be easy since I'm looking for budget accomodation (in the Sathorn area, Bangkok). I'm looking to rent a simple, studio room for 1 month. I don't like the idea of going to the lobby to access the Wifi network, or visiting Internet cafes (with my laptop in tow). I need to download large files daily, and like to have my laptop downloading through the night. So, which route should I go? Wifi in room, or mobile broadband? I've heard some mobile broadband services are slow, the modem itself is expensive, and I maybe can't use it in other countries? I'm leaning toward Wifi in room. What do you think?
All internet here is shoddy as fook. A True Dongle will cost you 1000 baht and I think you pay 1000 a month?
Sounds about right Tommo.
If the op is starting an internet porn business he will need broadband though?
I also am dependent on the internet for my livelihood, and want to know if I can--and should--rent a mobile broadband dongle from the airport in addition to the in-room wifi.
Last edited by Tungsten; 1st October 2012 at 06:50.
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Having a cap of bandwidth is usually a trait of mobile broadband, i may need to download 1GB in one day, the actual speed of download is not important for me, as I will be downloading overnight. It's the speed of surfing throughout the day (inc. peak hours) that's important.
My budget is low-medium, so whatever accom I get, the WIFI will be a crucial factor. Will they let me connect to the WIFI, to check its speed before I rent the room? Also, i would need to check the WIFI actually works in the room, and not just downstairs in the common area.
I've also thought about getting this: Xcom Global revolutionizes global data: one MiFi to serve 195 countries -- Engadget . Anyone have experience with it?