Mobile phones on Phi Phi Island
Phi Phi Island Business | Mobile Phones and connectivity on the remote island of Phi P
All mobile phones work on Phi Phi Island at Phi Phi Don Village since the tsunami when they hoisted a new receiver on to the hill. This represents the majority of Phi Phi Island hotels and resorts. There are no places to buy phone cards. There are places to buy mobile covers and carriers.
Holiday Inn Phi Phi Island, Phi Phi Island Village Resort And Spa and Zeavola Resort Phi Phi have a signal. These hotels and bungalows have connections to the mainland. They have main telephone and internet.
Past to the Present
Until 1994 there were only 12 phones with 075 (Krabi Province prefix) relayed to the only antenna at the Phi Phi Cabana Hotel. This meant that all other businesses used old fashioned radio phones that connected to Krabi and the rest of Thailand.
This kept Phi Phi Island in the past for a longtime as the Islands were remote enough to make the news filtering in a slow pace.
In 1999 UBC satellite television arrived and suddenly exposed the island to CNN, BBC but most importantly, Premier League football from England. In the same 6 months internet arrived and then finally another mast was erected to connect mobile phones. The effect on the island was fundamental and now the Phi Phi Island is as connected as the mainland.
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