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Alerts and News about the Region and the World / Re: BATTLE OF LONG TAN
« Last post by wynnum on August 19, 2018, 08:55:39 PM »
Mate did you sail with any of these navy blokes

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Re: another over-educated Aussie
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2018, 06:25:25 PM »
mate I spent 25 years security at the Reserve Bank of Australia in Sydney had 6 x navey chaps on the guards with me.

Len Wagner=w o  bill brown d/head/guard jack pitchford boris tiley[x uk navy] pat slattery and ted sharkie. Ted played aussie rules for sydney navel. Boris was in the shore patrol  H Q near the old rock and roll hotel. :)

Services for the home / Re: True Vision/True Mobile and their "Bait and Switch"
« Last post by fceligoj on August 18, 2018, 06:27:46 PM »

******************LATEST UPDATE*********************
Of course, my wife took them to task as to why we were losing certain items, higher speed, landline, SIM card, when we have always paid our bill on time.  Told them if this is how you treat a good customer, then unless we get back our promotions as was promise by your salesman when he said the promotion and monthly price would NEVER change, then we would seriously consider cancelling our account.

The person online said she would discuss this with their head office.  Came back and committed to providing us all that we have on our account, and to\o please accept her apology.

So now it is back to normal!  I doubt if you or I, as farangs, would have been able to negotiate this back to status quo.
Open discussion / Re: Bangkok Bank Debit Cards With Visa Logo
« Last post by kowpot on August 18, 2018, 10:48:51 AM »
I myself have given up on the idea that BKK bank will revert back to Visa cards. I only use BKK bank to transfer money from the states to Thailand. I then transfer it to my account with Krungthai bank. Totally worth the 35 baht. Krungthai uses Visa. I asked if they were considering changing to Union cards. They laughed and said, no. They were getting too many customers from BKK bank to do that.
Open discussion / Re: Bangkok Bank Debit Cards With Visa Logo
« Last post by Savannah20 on August 17, 2018, 07:14:49 PM »
The real Giants: San Francisco. Tight race this year. My son lives in Diamondbacks country.
Services for the home / True Vision/True Mobile and their "Bait and Switch"
« Last post by fceligoj on August 17, 2018, 02:55:48 PM »

A little over 2 years ago, we bought into True's fiber promotion.  The promotion included 50Mbps internet, a free SIM card, a Landline with 100 baht of free calls, and a basic cable.  All for one Price.  Their sales(wo)man said the package was forever, never an increase.  They had come back several times for added services which my wife declined.  This month, they sent her a notification that this promotion package has now expired and the package would revert back to 30Mbps, no phone and loss of the SIM Card.

Well, after 5 or 6 phone calls back and forth and my wife telling them if this was the case, we would cancel and find another service provider, they have come back and have committed to carrying this promotion forward.  I guess they do not want to lose a valued customer to another competing service.  Since we already have 3BB fiber, we would have to go to someone like AIS (IT'S SAD REX!)
Open discussion / Re: Bangkok Bank Debit Cards With Visa Logo
« Last post by fceligoj on August 17, 2018, 02:44:49 PM »

Savannah20, thank you the info.  I hated that screen on the BBL ATM machines.  We (she) has one of the older "[font=]Be 1st Visa debit cards" without the chip so I guess we will be forced to get one of those TPN cards if we want to continue dispensing funds from ATMs.  We don't use the debit card for anything else but ATM processing.  We use my wife's credit cards for everything else that we want to charge.[/font]

[font=]So, which "Giants" are you supporting? SF or NY?  I am an "Indians" and, sad to say, "Browns" fan myself.[/font]
Alerts and News about the Region and the World / Re: BATTLE OF LONG TAN
« Last post by russell17au on August 16, 2018, 11:04:41 PM »
wynnum, you are correct in that it is 52 years this Saturday since the battle of Long Tan but you have the date wrong it is the 18/8/2018 not the 18/9/2018.Normally a friend Doug Merritt and I would try and arrange something as we did on Remembrance Day at Blue's Bar but unfortunately Doug is back in Australia for medical reasons and I will not be in Khon Kaen on Saturday. Doug and I are both ex-navy and we both served in Vietnam
Open discussion / Bangkok Bank Debit Cards With Visa Logo
« Last post by Savannah20 on August 16, 2018, 07:34:15 PM »
I was at a Bangkok Bank in Khon Kaen today, near G9 Condo/Fitness, and asked about the message on Bangkok Bank ATM machines about getting a new ATM/Debit card by the end of the year. What I think I heard is: If your card is like mine, a Be 1st Visa debit card that has the magnetic stripe on the back and a chip on the front nothing to worry about. If your card is like my wifes, a Be 1st Visa debit card that only has the magnetic stripe on the back you must get a new debit card that has the magnetic stripe on back and chip on front by the end of the year. The down side is they no longer have the Visa debit card. You will get the TPN (Thai Payment Network) / Union Pay debit card. The lady is not sure but has heard rumors that a Bangkok Bank Debit Card with Mastercard Logo will be available in the future. So my card expires in 2021 and I will need a new one then. My wifes card expires in 2025 but she must replace hers this year to get one with the chip in it. The chip is supposed to increase the security of the card which is a good thing. The down side, based on my experience a year or so ago, is the places I go to don't accept the TPN / Union Pay card. The places include Big C, Lotus Tesco, local golf courses and gas stations. Maybe the card is accepted in more places now. You might want to check your card to see where you stand.  Go Giants.....
Alerts and News about the Region and the World / BATTLE OF LONG TAN
« Last post by wynnum on August 16, 2018, 06:55:35 PM »

ON saturday 18/9/2018 52 years since the battle of long tan

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