Haad Rin Beach Committee on Koh Phangan Island increases internet prices by 150%!



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Internet Fee Koh Phangan Island

Island officials from the Hadrin Committee recently announced the increase for internet service charges from formerly 1-2 Baht per minute to a final 5 Baht per minute.

This has been the largest growth in price elevation in recent months at world famous Haad Rin beach and might also show negative side effects on the fragile tourism industry on Koh Phangan, island economic specialists stated.

Compared to other places like Thongsala where the internet service charge is still an average of 1-2 Baht per minute, Hadrin Committee has decided for a new policy to protect their rights of interest. The Phangan Had Rin Committee was originally founded by local business associates to compensate for the recent low numbers in the tourism sector and to finally guarantee a strong and stable income if tourist numbers will not increase in the near future.

Local businesses, travel agencies and internet shops have therefore bundled together and agreed on a price fixing system to prevent further damage to the sensitive local economic infrastructure, a Had Rin Committee member public announced.

“This step had to be taken! We are aware of the possible negative impacts but we do our best to keep this delicate situation stable and under our control”, another Hadrin Committee member said.

Shortly after the recent Hadrin Committee meeting all members were invited to celebrate a religious ritual at the Buddhist temple in Thongsala to ensure the success of the new agenda.

Any Hadrin Committee associate who disobeys the new agenda and offers prices below the fixed pricing system will be penalized with a fine and furthermore the business will be shut down for approximately 15 working days, a reliable source added.

Another anonymous Hadrin Committee member added, “This new agenda can only be successful if all members of the Had Rin community stick closely together and act as a whole unity. Only then success will be guaranteed!”.

After many up and downs in the local price fighting about internet service charges the Phangan Hadrin Committee has finally taken a very unconventional step and hereby has probably become the most expensive internet service provider for the tourism industry throughout the whole nation of Thailand.

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Internet Fee Koh Phangan Island
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Internet Fee Koh Phangan Island

9 thoughts on “Haad Rin Beach Committee on Koh Phangan Island increases internet prices by 150%!

  • December 10, 2007 at 5:55 am
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    It is very good news. Because all travel agents agree to collect 5 baht per minutes.

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  • December 10, 2007 at 6:26 am
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    When we have free internet, why you don’t advertise on Koh Phangan news.

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    • December 10, 2007 at 11:09 am
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      why don’t you advertise by yourself with just submitting an article and spread the good news?

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      • December 12, 2007 at 5:35 am
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        Good responce Beckman… I’m just as guilty for not submitting any news.. If someone has a note book and can pick up a wireless site it will open opertunities for tourists to make a buck.. I guess they haven’t figured that one out yet..

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      • December 12, 2007 at 2:27 pm
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        Because I am not concern with the business on Koh Phangan, If I concern with the business on Koh Phangan. I will advertise it by myself.

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  • December 17, 2007 at 5:04 pm
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    What a fucking scam! Thats like 10 times more expensive than internet cafes in the rest of Thailand.. sooner or later this kind of behaviour will kill the goose that lays the golden eggs.

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    • December 17, 2007 at 5:06 pm
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      yeah, I strongly suggest any long term traveller with a laptop just get a mobile phone and local SIM (50B) and use bluetooth internet (999B unlimited per month)..

      bye bye HaadRin internet mafia

      it was 20B per hour in a hotel near MBK centre in Bangkok

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  • January 2, 2008 at 11:34 am
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    anyway, there is no reason to stay in haad rin anymore, everybody getting mad there, and also the prices…! i pay in tongsala 30baht/hour…have a nice day 😉

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  • April 3, 2009 at 12:18 pm
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    ไอ้พวกหัวควย ทำแล้วไม่รวยจะทำไปทำควยอะไรวะแม่งนาทีละบาท ให้ขอทาน 1 บาทนึงแม่งเอาเหรียญเฟียงหัว แล้วมึงจะให้พวกกูทำนาทีละบาท แม่ง!ไอ้พวกฝรั่งขี้นก!!

    from the richer farang!!

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