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  1. If you do qualify for the money under any situation you can call the IRS consumer hotline and give them your banking info to receive it quicker. Unless they already have it. Especially if one does not have a USA address. Or if it would be difficult to get it sent here from that address. Fortunately I already have my Federal return by direct deposit so I should be good to go.
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  3. I have one bank that will email the code to log in, the other bank sends a text without the option for anything else except I assume a phone call. I purchased a sim from AT&T usa and ported my Verizon number before I moved here. Works great and I have 15 gigs a month hot spot that I pay extra for which saved me muchas dinero at the resort in Manzanillo a couple of weeks ago.
  4. I was in Intercam today just to change some paperwork. It was unusually crowded. Some said it was because of the exchange rate. Now 1 U.S. dollar to 20.81peso CAD 1 to 15.81
  5. I really like my new Ilox too! It was a five hour install because of the maze of tubes in the complex and no one understood the layout until the tube installer/electrician arrived and showed us a hidden hole cover. We probably used about 100 meters of wire and with the longest run the new tubes were longer than the fish tape so some digging and cutting had to be done. Jose could not have been nicer and showed up the day scheduled for install. I only paid for 40MG. My computer is approx. 8 meters from the modem and I get 30MG wifi.
  6. Well I did get out of the contract. Yes I did have to pay an installation fee that was waved when I signed a one year contract. I said all the tech did was bring a new modem to replace the old one that an expat left behind is all he did for installation. She said no we have to charge you for running a wire from our server to your house. I said that wire has been there for years but it is worth it to pay the fee to be done with Telmex. All done with a smile of course. Ok the horse is officially dead, 🐫 Alright it is a camel.
  7. My Telmex has been out for six weeks. When I get back from Manzanillo I will take the modem in and see if I can get out of the contract. They fixed everyone else in the complex but mine two weeks ago. Just facts. I am no longer looking for a solution. I refuse to keep paying for a service that isn't provided.
  8. Carlos at Servicio Auto Electrico Hidalgo # 440-1 Riberas rebuilds alternators amoung other things.
  9. Good advice. And for any first timers always always disconnect the battery before changing an alternator or it will be toast.
  10. Thanks I will try that. Is that Alejandro? If so I have dealt with him for minor maintenance. I needed to get rid of all my tools to fly in under the luggage weight restrictions.
  11. Gracias Rick, They replaced the wires coming in from the street about 200 feet worth yesterday. The 10 condo unit was all down. Mine worked a couple of hours after the new wires were installed then went down again. Everything is underground and in this case it is DSL so phone wires. The complex owner manager is in contact with the techs at Telmex so I think it will be resolved soon.
  12. His son also a mechanic tried auto zone. I don't know if he tried Orma. I looked online at Autozone but they are different.
  13. My last post on this thread about Telmex. It is down again but since it is such a common and persistent problem it is a waste of time to discuss it. Thank you for your comments.
  14. I have a Mexican friend that needs an alternator rebuilt for a 1996 4.3 engine GMC Sonoma. He tried to get a new one from here to Guadalajara. It appears it is an old imported from the USA or Canada vehicle because the new ones for that year have different connectors and no fan type thing inside front like the ones I looked at in the USA parts store websites and the one on his vehicle. He is a mechanic but now blind for the last six years. His daughter drives him around. He asked me to import one for him but I would rather try and get him going with local options first. Anyone?
  15. Alright it is only fair to report that after three weeks I now have Telmex again hurray! That makes three Internets including my hotspot. Now waiting on #4 from iLox...................................but at least I can work and YouTube while waiting.
  16. Today marks 21 days with Telmex down. Telmex requested that the property manager install about 200 ft of tubing which has been done. I guess before they were running it on a wall. Ok Telmex the ball is in your court! Glad I got the Telcel modem when I did and help two others set theirs up.
  17. For those of you waiting to hear if the stickers are in Chapala before you go or have already paid the stickers are in. If you have already paid and have your receipt or paper with all the info on it just go to the right and speak to the officer or show that to him and you will be asked to stand in front of one of the two offices on the west side or go right in if no one is in there. Even though the line was out to the sidewalk today we were able to bypass that and were out in five minutes. You show your paper and the nice lady looked up our info on the computer and printed the blank form with sticker and card right up for us.
  18. Points well taken for sure. While you tube is important to us my work online is essential. To be up to date on Telmex our complex handyman said today that Telmex was here and tried to pull wires through a long length of driveway through the tubes and it got stuck so maybe another week. Maybe I should get a couple hundred feet of phone wire for a temporary patch?
  19. Going on 12 days without Telmex now. Three of us in the small complex without. The tech was here last Friday and told the maintenance guy he had to run new wires along a wall. Ok so why not do it then? Purchased a Telcel modem at a well recommended store downtown Ajijic. Works almost all of the time after I paid a bill from May 2019??? Supposed to be a new modem. Paid about 2500 peso for the modem and 399 deposit and 399 for rent but was told those were the first and last month on a year contract. Ok so how does that get applied? OK maybe I am the dumb one here but the Telcel people are as smart as Einstein when you are signing up but dumb as a donkey when you question them about anything. I must have internet so I won't rock the boat for now. That was Telcel store number 3 that I went to. Since I am only Temporal i believe that comes into play. Just a heads up.
  20. Still no Telmex on Lazaro Cardenes. Six days down so far. I know no one but a tech can fix it and yes a work order has been placed with Mexico City and the Ajijic office. Will I get a reduction in my next bill? He He. Others in the complex have the same issue but not all. I will eventually have four Internets counting my cell hot spot, then after a year the weakest will be cut loose.
  21. Still no Telmex...but my new Telcel modem is kick'in it! 10-12 up and down
  22. Thanks everyone for all the help. Before I read the latest comments I went down the hill to Telmex and the pleasant young lady said the tech would call today. Ok I'm not holding my breath. The local ATT office does not offer the internet modem any longer so I went next door to ANA at Telcel and signed up for a modem. She said she has customers on my street that have it and it works good. I go back at 2PM to pick it up. When I am done I will have four Internets counting my 15 GIG monthly USA ATT hot spot. Do you think that is enough? :) I m still working online and really really need internet!
  23. My Telmex is still out. Their office was closed Saturday AM and I couldn't make heads or tails out of it when I called Mexico city. Going to the office here tomorrow. I am using my phone hot spot now - ATT. I will have two more Internets soon. Ilox and an ATT modem hot spot.
  24. Telmex/Infinitum out since 3 PM today Friday Lazaro Cardenas upper Ajijic. Anyone else? It is about 9 PM now.
  25. To be clear though Ana at the hospital stated that it wasn't insurance . I went in to see someone about insurance but she was not at her desk and there were a couple of people waiting already. I had other places to be but will return.
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