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  1. We just moved from Ajijic to San Antonio after prices in Ajijic drove us out. San Antonio is going up very quickly. Best to find a peso house and a landlord who wants you for a long time. Word of mouth is best to find a deal. Certain families here own a lot of rentals and tend to have better prices and value long term tennants who take care of the property well.. We were able to get a large unfurnished, 3 bedroom, four bath newer house with walls, electric fence and 1/4 acre of land for 20K pesos per month. We find the people here to be very friendly but speaking at least spanglish is needed to mix with the population. I will admit to feeling like we are doing to San Antonio what we did to Ajijic years ago but what can I do??
  2. IP4 IP numbers are impossible to get thus ILOX and others have to hand out public IP numbers carefully. They MAY have run out. Long term solution is IP6 which will eliminate the shortage of public IP numbers. This is not an opinion of ILOX but explaining to folks what is going on. I don't know but I would bet for sure the phone and cable companies are sitting on a bunch of unused IP and won't share. Someone else know anything for sure about IP4 numbers and when IP6 numbers will be available?
  3. Two types of service here with Telcel. One amigo plan requires you to put money into it every month if not sooner but it works in can/mex and US. People who put 100 peso every two month have a mexico only cell plan. So if you dont' talk much and don't need to use it outside of mexico get the mexico plan. Be aware I wanted the cheapest service and the Telcel in the mall gave me the expensive plan so you have to ask (demand) the mexico only plan.
  4. No folks. Colima is a 4 on the danger list and Ajijic is a 3. Four is more dangerous than three. Not saying any opinion just pointing out differences.
  5. Agree with Cookj5. I take people to airport going home but let them taxi to my house when they arrive.
  6. Ok so I climbed down into the slot trench yesterday and checked it out. The only thing I found was a three inch conduit. No wires no pull strings to pull wires. Conduit is orange.
  7. My credit cards do not supply insurance when renting a car in Mexico. Check it out before renting.
  8. To be fair Jackie had some health problems a while ago and the office looks empty from time to time. This is why some people think he is out of business so its not just rumors made up but it is from appearance sake. I would rather pay Jackie than doing it myself so I hope things are back to normal.
  9. At the cost of this I would skip doing it and pay off some debt. We have the yellow crosswalks in San Antonio and no one here cares about them. Save the money and do nothing should be an option. Go read the article in the Guad reporter if you don't believe me.
  10. Not the answer I am afraid you want to hear but I gave up on H2O and do it myself. Only tool needed is wrench to remove filters available at any water supply store. Only trick is get a block type carbon (we say charcoal) filter as this is what Jason used. If this is beyond you any plumber can do the work and filters and light (use for year only right?)can do the work. I also add a voltage regulator to light transformer to protect lightbulb and transformer.
  11. I have a Amped access point with SMA type antenna connectors (4) and 800 milliwatts of power. Unit output 2.4 and 5.0 wireless. You can get a variety of antenna that vary from 18 inch tall units to corner loaded units (works like a corner horn from klipsch). I also have a outside unit that has 20 ft antenna wire of higher quality than normal wires. Yes unit was expensive (200 dollars) but worth every penny. Since all my wifi hooks up to the Amped unit instead of the normal modem when I moved I didn't have to change any numbers and since I can never read correctly the stupid too small numbers without a magnifying glass this was great. Connection from Ilox modem to access point is with a cat 6 wire as I have 300 Ilox service. I have found that line of sight is good for the 5.0 network but it is not so good at going thru walls. Be sure to turn off Wifi on modem to avoid taking up bandwidth. It is a button on side of Ilox unit but when power fail Wifi is turned back on beware. Telmex modem Wifi stays off after power fail recovery. Good Luck folks!! Great we have many choices now isn't it!!!!
  12. No! you can filter the water correctly but you don't have a UV light in the fridge . You can buy a small filter system for your kitchen and have drinking water and water for making Ice and stop buying water. Filter in fridge does not kill nasty stuff it only works on particles and chemicals (charcoal removes chemicals). You have to remember to throw out ice made during a power failure as the UV light need power. Lived this way for years but you do have to watch and make sure UV light is on. Filtered and UV light treated water is basically mineral water here. We filter all water coming into house except for outside hose water. Nice to shower in clean water. Not trying to panic you but in Los Salvias in Ajijic I had water tested and it was contaminated with Poop. Do you want to shower in this kind of water?? Ok maybe I am anal but I am an engineer and have thought this out. Also add a voltage regulator to your UV light and do keep a five gallon (20 liters) full of filtered water in case of power fail. You do need to rinse out jugs from time to time. I use a little bit of bleach and set water bottle out in sun so two bottles makes things simple. Big disclaimer!!! If your immune system is compromised do get a whole house filter!!
  13. English is the language of Belize however (stereoetype) poorer folks speak Patois which can be a mixture of many languages and can differ depending which country you are in. Patois is spoken all over the Caribbean.
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