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  1. 5 hours ago, TelsZ4 said:

    Now the story changes .
    You didn’t pay it all to Ana. you paid on line. Probably to one of the many 3rd party payment sites out there. Now I understand why she was unable to help  you.. although I bet she tried.

    In case you don't know Telcel has a website and that is what I used. Scam people and companies my my!

    Ana must be giving you a percentage or maybe you are related?

  2. I have all of the receipts even the one Ana gave me and can verify all of the ones I paid online.

    I am not going to spend my days trying to get refunds from Telcel.

    I left Mexico and will leave it completely behind.

    I just left a warning for other expats not to us her for internet modems and service.

    Even the best of people will grab cash if the vault is left open sometimes.

    End of story good bye.

  3. ATT Ajijic are bad apples for sure. The first year was fine then I opted for the 2 year for the next go around. After 1 year in on the 2 year contract the service ended with no resolution.

    Telcel Ana is another scam. The Telcel Internet en Su Casa service with Ana at the Telcel store near Alex's.

    Bought the modem from her then she asked for first and last month cash. I could not activate the modem until I paid another 2 months of service. I figured I would get things corrected by her later since I needed internet to work online at least I had internet. She just played dumb so I just ate the cost. I felt I had no choice.

    I no longer need Mexico internet so I let the plan expire after 2 years. I had a supposed 2 year contract.

    Now I am getting emails from some lawyer in Joco about delinquency with Telcel and "Don't ruin your credit"

    So much for first and last month paid.

    Scammy people around those parts!

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  4. 9 hours ago, Amigo Alex said:

    Depending on how much your asking for your suv, I can probably purchase it from you and bring it back to jalisco. At the same time I would be more than happy to give this other member a ride down. My email is marquezamo@hotmail.com.

    That is another solution! I may work out a trade with the OP Mad_Max for a car swap but whatever works the best.

    I had trouble looking up the value since I'm not sure what the Mexican bluebook equivalent is but we can probably work out a deal. If you are reselling that might make a difference on what you would like to pay but I'm not greedy on money. You could deduct some expenses too since it would save me from making the trip.

    I actually like driving in Mexico but can't spare the time or money right now.

    Closing on the New Mexico house is set for May 2. So if nothing goes wrong I can get a new state license and register a replacement car in the state. 

    I will send you an email so we can stay in touch. Either way it looks like she has a ride. I may have met you Amigo Alex when you brought something to Ajijic for a friend of mine.

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  5. A possible solution??

    We have a Jalisco plated car here in New Mexico that will need to go back. We bought it Lakeside Dec 2019 but have an offer in on a house here. If we close on the house the first week of May then according to New Mexico state law we have 90 days to register the car. We cannot register the car in the USA because it does not meet EPA emissions standards. It is a 2013 Honda CRV 111,000 Kilometers or approximately 66,600 miles. If anyone comments or asks questions about all of the legalities of keeping this car in the USA I simply won't answer. I will be selling it south of the border by the end of July regardless. Very very good car with a surprising amount of cargo room. Uses no oil between changes. We would definitely keep it if we could. If this doesn't work for you, and I don't expect it to, then I will put an ad at some point in the proper thread on this forum.

    Feel free to PM me but be patient since closing on a house is so time consuming!

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  6. No it is to ask why the contract was cancelled in one year when I paid for the two years special. I do remember that the card reader was down and had to pay cash. Gee I wonder where that went?

    I had something similar happen with Telcel Anna a block over I think? She wanted first and last month on a modem I purchased all cash. I had to pay another month online to get it started. Gee, I wonder what happened to that cash?

    I have no problem with my USA AT&T service I keep for my work.

  7. 3 hours ago, lcscats said:

    Something to add about Mexican route 2.  It is a two lane road with large shoulders with dashed lines next to the regular lane.  If a car in the opposite lane is passing someone you are expected to move over to the shoulder.  A bit of a shock until one figures it out. 

    It is the same from Zacatecas to Saltillo if I remember correctly. The ones that don't figure it out quickly aren't here to tell us about it.

    Once I saw what was happening it was kind of shocking but it works well and it adds a passing lane for just the cost of wide shoulders.


  8. 1 hour ago, AlanMexicali said:

    The only way to get from TJ or Mexicali is that highway. It is very busy at times. Some trucks drive too fast and cause accidents. Drunk ranch hands come onto the highway at night without stopping. There are accidents along that route sometimes. Robberies are not a problem. Driving at night might be more problematic than driving during daylight. I would just take it easy. It is a flat staight highway along the desert floor and some drivers drive too fast is the only thing I have ever noticed. Mx. 3 from Tecate to Ensenada goes through Valle de Guadalupe which is wine country and I haven't driven it in a couple of decades but when I did it was beautiful to see everything once you got into the valleys.

    OK thanks Alan, pretty normal stuff then 🙃 I hit the hotels before dark so driving at night is a non issue.

  9. On 7/8/2021 at 11:13 AM, Mainecoons said:

    I am told that section of Ruta 2 west of Sonoyta is very hazardous and many accidents as well as bandit problems.  I would take the long way around through the U.S. if it were me.  However you might run into complications about your load of household stuff when you recross into Mexico.  Should be no problem on the U.S. side but they may want to look through the stuff for contraband.


    3 hours ago, AlanMexicali said:

    I lived in Mexicali. If you want to stay in Mexico and save a few hours crossing the border twice and many miles you can get off the Mx. 15 at Santa Ana onto the Mx. 2 and go straight towards Mexicali on a good highway. Bypass Mexicali  just a short distance from town and take the Mx. 2D to the Mx. 2  45 miles ahead which joins at the foot of the mountains on the west side of Mexicali and take this called La Rumorosa which is  a divided 4 lane freeway with many curves and hairpin turns to Mx. 3 in Tecate. Take this into Ensenada. It might save you 6 or more hours.

    Thank you for the caution about Ruta 2 Maincoons!

    AlanMexicali, your route is the preferred one but in your opinion is Ruta 2 very dangerous or just normal for being next to the border?

    I have a few months to make the decision and I do want to play it safe but I don't want to be paranoid either. We just completed a driving trip to mid Illinois and back without a single problem. I know each day and route can be different.

  10. This November We will be driving from Ajijic to Baja North. Would it be best to stay along northern Sonora or cross at Nogales to Tucson then head west to the San Diego crossing?

    We aren't concerned with the crossings as we have a Jalisco plated Mexican made car and are Temporal Residentes. This time we will have a car load of household stuff. Will I be taxed at USA border?

    Last week we returned from a road trip through Texas for a vaccine then on to mid Illinois to see family and friends. The only delay was 10 extra minutes crossing into Texas at Laredo. My wife had forgotten that she had packed a couple of apples which she declared so they were confiscated without a fine. Funny that she told the border agent that they probably originally came from Washington state which he got a chuckle about.

    So what do you think?

    A link to Google maps of northern border.




    2 hours ago, jrod said:

    Also, check your Jalisco auto insurance: usually the coverage is collision only, only up to $100K USD. That does not meet the minimum TX limits. You can go to segurogringo.com and up your collision coverage to meet the minimum; very inexpensive and you do it all online. (Of course, you may have a TX agent who will cover your vehicle for the period you are there.)

    Thanks everyone. I had the insurance part covered in the thread linked above. I just thought I should start a new thread for a specifically different subject. 

  12. Me and the Mrs. are driving to and from Texas and beyond next week. Our first time crossing the border by car. We both have "temporal residente tarjetas" and driving a Jalisco plated car. 

    Is there anything we need to be aware of especially on the re entry to Mexico? I know there are extra steps when flying but since we are driving and have the temporal cards do we need to stop at INM at all. I know the car should be good to go too right?


  13. 1 hour ago, Mostlylost said:

    Read your policy. Many have USA liability included.

    Two agents, my own and Francisco mentioned above confirmed that my policy does not include USA insurance.

    Francisco started out well then disappeared. I am sure he is a fine agent but after waiting several hours and his phone not taking calls I went with segurogringo.com mentioned by Out1 and purchased a policy. Go to go now. Thanks all for your input. I have many things to do to get ready so now I don't have this hanging over my head.

  14. Hello,

    Can anyone tell me if a local agency is capable of selling me the right amount of car insurance for driving through Texas all the way to Illinois?

    The company I am using for Mexican insurance on the vehicle will sell me a USA policy but told me it isn't enough and there is no way they can up the coverage.

    They told me that there are agents on both sides of the border but I would like to get the coverage before we leave.

    Any help in this matter will be appreciated, Thanks

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