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Everything posted by johanson

  1. My old modem was OK but had a weak WiFi signal. The new Telmex modem has a much stronger WiFi signal and at 4 to 5 meters, my WiFi signal is almost the same as my wired signal. Thank you Telmex
  2. Telmex just messaged me and told me it's time to upgrade my (very old) modem. When it didn't arrive me they messaged me again asking me to call a phone #. Only being so-so with my Spanish, I dropped by the Telmex office and was told to bring in my old modem and the power cord to their office for the new one. I will be picking it up later today. More later
  3. For me, an old man who takes all kinds of meds, the best solution is to bring a 90 day supply of meds that are mostly paid for by Medicare, three times per yea (I go north three times per year)r. Now 90 days of pills purchased three times per year up north turns out to be 270 days not 365 days of meds. However several of the meds I take, vary upon how high my blood pressure is or how fast my heard beat rate is and I am given a higher dose with instructions to cut my pill or pills in have, much of the year. Other meds are so cheap down here that I pay less retail in Mexico than I pay up north after Medicare has paid their share of the cost.
  4. The pictures did not show up on my screen. I guess I don't have Visar, whatever that means :). I went to Mr. Google and he said Search & Rescue History In 1988, at the request of the Government the group of people running the informal search and rescue service was ... VISAR - Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org › wiki › VISAR en.wikipedia.org › wiki › VISAR Cached Similar VISAR may refer to: Acronyms. Velocity interferometer system for any reflector, a velocity measurement system; Video Image Stabilization and Registration,
  5. I did a speed test and I was getting 3 mb/sec down, even though when I went into the modem it was still set at 19 down. I would usually get about 15 or 16 down, but not today Well a little Telmex is better than no internet
  6. Mine was down too and I was connected to my back up ISP, IZZI cable. Because of what was posted here, I rebooted my Telmex modem, and instead of a red light, I got a green light. Thanks for the tip Alpha1.
  7. I'm in upper West Ajijic. And my Telmex Infinitum has been off most of the time since I got back to Mexico Sunday Morning.. The phone works fine. And like I posted above, I have IZZI cable as a backup, which I am using now.
  8. How about Opiere Solar at 376-766-6148. At that is the Tel # in the phone book. They are a good company
  9. You folks do keep me entertained. I say that with a friendly smile on my face.
  10. Leaving from Seattle this morning. I will be traveling from the Guadalajara Airport to Ajijic this evening. If they are on the road at that time, I will post what happens. Can hardly wait to get back to what I now call home, Ajijic.
  11. An interesting fact about how the Corona Virus is already impacting many retail store in Seattle. I went to three stores looking to buy Corona Beer, so I could play a practical joke on my GP when I visited him later this afternoon. All of the stores were sold out of Corona Beer. I guess there are a lot of practical jokers out there.
  12. Up here in Seattle, I am told that a maid service charges you $30 US or so per hour for cleaning. When friends in my Condo ask me how much I pay in Mexico, I say about 60 per hour. I don't mention that I m talking pesos. And whether I get 17 to 1 or 20 to 1, it's darn cheap compared to Seattle, where I have to clean my own condo
  13. I just checked Spot rate (half way between buy and sell) at the peso seems to be getting stronger when comparing to a US dollar. At this moment it is 18.4323. Gosh, a while back, we were getting more than 20 pesos per US dollar.
  14. I remember the Swine Flu lakeside very well. Before I could check in at the airport to fly up for a visit to Seattle, they had to take my temperature. No problem, I passed and flew for a visit in Seattle. What I remember most was that Mexico actually had people at the airport checking ones temperature. (At least that was so at the Guadalajara Airport)
  15. Yes, I too have had great experiences with Dr. Haro and his staff.
  16. Yes, I am rather scared, after what has been happening with some banks in Mexico, and that is why I am allowing my Mexican Brokerage account to get smaller and smaller. And I am keeping more of my brokerage retirement account up north.. That is I am drawing funds only from Mexico and not from the US and only wire small amounts when the exchange rate is above 20. I got 20.4 or 20.5 last time, So you know it was a while back
  17. Same here, happyjillin. No more ATMs for me, I hope. I opened up a checking account at Actinver Bank. They also have a brokerage branch. And I am able to wire funds from my US Merrill Lynch brokerage Account, to my Actinver brokerage account free of charge and am able to get a slightly better rate of exchange than I did at this and other bank accounts. I get almost the spot rate. Oh, and the last time I wired money down, maybe a year ago, I got 20.5 or 20.4 pesos per dollar. I don't remember which. And I am waiting for another good exchange rate for the Mexican Peso before I send down more funds. Oh and I forgot to say Go Millet Oilers, or is it Edmondchuck Oilers,. My Calgary relatives said I should always say/write that, when communicating with folks from the far north.
  18. We have got to get our spellcheckers to correct capital letter errors as well .
  19. I'm curious. I was told to take 80 mg of Lipitor for one month and then revert back to my normal 20 mg per night for the rest of my life. Might you mean 80 mg rather than 800?
  20. I guess I am just lucky. I almost never get robo calls on my Mexican Telmex number which I have had since 1997 nor my Telcel # which I have had for maybe 15 years. In Seattle, I get about 2 or 3 per week on my landline # which I have had since 2006 and none on my Seattle Ooma (internet) phone which I take with me when I am in Mexico. No, I have not taken any special action to stop robo calls. For some reason, I almost never get them.
  21. Hey, that's a very good point, MtnMama. I never would have thought of that.
  22. A few months ago, they were talking about Nov. or Dec. Maybe they meant 2020, not 2019. All kidding aside, the local contractors are almost always late at completing a job. I don't blame the Doctors. I bet they are just passing on what they were told by the overly optimistic contractors
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