Thailand is a very beautiful country with many wonderful sights to see. Leaving the bigger cities is part of the adventure, and you’ll be rewarded with many wonderful breath-taking sights, friendly people, and delicious food. But one thing you’ll need to be prepared for is a loss of connectivity and Internet access.
Although Internet access points and bandwidth capacity have soared in recent years, most remote areas have been left behind. You’ll still be able to find connections, especially at hotels, but many remote areas are still without access. So if you’re trying to watch videos on YouTube, access your Facebook account, or play Poptropica and it’s new Vampire’s Curse Island or other games, you might be out of luck.
If you have an iPhone, there are some simple tricks to getting access via that device. Remember that you’re charged for all air-time, so you’ll want to keep you iPhone in airplane mode unless you’re actively using it. Also, the speed is reasonable for checking email, but not good enough for streaming video or playing online games.
But then, you should ask yourself if you really need to be online while exploring this beautiful country.