Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Phone Bill

It seems like everybody who has the internet has to make this mistake once while staying in Thailand.

One day, when my dial-up internet (DSL down as per usual) wasn't connecting to the local Pattaya number, I switched temporarily (for one day only, that is) to the Bangkok connecting number. Yes... of course, there would be a little bit of long-distance charge, but at least I was working, right?

The only problem is, of course, I eventually forget I was connected to Bangkok, and just stayed connected to the internet all day long. Fortunately the next day, I switched back to the Pattaya number when it was working again.

Total phone bill this month? 6,000 baht, \$150 dollars. (That's compared to about \$18 last month.)