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  1. Everyone, Sorry I don't know the name of my plan. I started the plan at the phone store next to Alex's Pasta Bar. Lady named Ana runs it. You can get various data packages. I got a cheap plan for $229/month for 1 gig data and unlimited phone and texting. The plan is good for calls and data in MX, USA, and Canada. Supposedly Facebook and Twitter are free in all 3 countries and don't count against your data, but I found this not the case in the US. Originally, I believe I had to sign up for an 18 month contract. Now I'm on a month to month. I pay monthly using a US credit card and the mi Telcel app. Mainecoons, when in CO I didn't download or stream movies but I was constantly on my phone checking emails, Facebook, Utube, uploading photos, looking at maps, getting local info. I tore through data like I was home on wifi. I went thru 16 gigs of data in 19 days, then my billing month ended, and I had to give up the remaining 4 gigs. So I bought 4 more gigs for the remaining 5 days of my trip.
  2. Here's what I do. Get the mi Telcel app on your phone. This is how I pay my monthly Telcel bill. I have a cheap plan where I get my phone plus 1 gig of data monthly since I'm usually on wifi. When I visit my cabin in Colorado I get a compatible AT&T phone signal from a nearby tower, but there's no wifi. To get data I get on my mi Telcel app, scroll down to internet, where I'm shown how much data I have used. Just underneath this it says "I want more data". Click on arrow to the right. This page has buying more data options. Click to move to the right again. Same more data options, but on this 2nd page you're buying for just one month, not for future months. My last visit to Colorado I opted for the 20 gigs of data package for $599 pesos. It showed up on my phone quickly. Its good till the end of your billing period. At the end of my billing period, I got my regular bill plus 599 pesos. Easy. But my trip wasn't over, so I got 4 more gigs for the last few day. On my next bill on mi Telcel, I was charged for my regular bill plus 149 pesos. Hope this helps.
  3. Yep, still down at my place in Centro Ajijic.
  4. My net has been down for 11 hours now. Heard it's down in SJC since 815pm.
  5. 2700 tokens? Where on the Ajijic malecon do you pick up a token?
  6. Finally got my new unrequested Telmex modem delivered. For a few days same old/same old. Tonight I did my regular speed test. What happened? My down speed doubled, my upload speed went up 10x. New speeds: 17.2 down, 4.25 up! Same 389 pesos/month. Did I miss something from Telmex? Any one else?
  7. Of course 15 minutes after posting the power is back.
  8. No power for 13 hours now. On Hidalgo 2 blocks west of Ajijic Plaza. Come on CFE get with the program.
  9. Well, my internet is down again. 3pm sharp I lost my signal. 6 Corners area.
  10. Can someone give me an idea of what a 5 gallon bucket of the red roof sealant might cost? How many coats would a roof in pretty good shape need? Vague I know, but trying to get some idea of costs. TIA
  11. Internet down at 430pm in Central Ajijic, on Hidalgo 2 blocks west of Plaza.
  12. Yep, finally back on around 630pm. Just downloaded 9 movies off Netflix for the next 2 or 3 times the internet is down.
  13. Has anyone had their Telmex internet come back on? Or is it just me. It's been over 13 hours now. I'm near 6 corners.
  14. I did delete the old app CFE Contigo v3.4 and tried to download CFE Contigo 3.5 and 3.6.1. Google Play doesn't even list the CFE Contigo app. If I go to a search on Google for CFE Contigo I get many listings for CFE Contigo APPs. When I click on them I get the App listing/description but in red I'm told "This item isn't available in your country." Any suggestions? Maybe I'm going to the wrong place. There are listings for CFE Contigo APK 3.5 and 3.6.1. When I go there I FEEL ITS A SCAM as they want me to download several other apps that I'm sure aren't good for my phone. Thanks for responding. Any other suggestions would be really appreciated. Oh, this might be a problem because my phone is a Huawei P20 Pro android, but it worked fine with CFE Contigo v3.4. My old phone is a Samsung Galaxy S4 and it has Android 5.0.1. I tried to update it but was told it's the latest one. Is this Lolipop, which I believe is required for CFE Contigo v3.5 or 3.6.1??? I'm lost and could really use some help.
  15. I'm trying to stay home these days as I'm an older diabetic. I need to pay 3 CFE accounts online. Someone suggested XOOM. It set up easily with my PayPal. But when you pay bills with XOOM, even if it knows you are paying a specific CFE account in Mexico, XOOM wants to know the name and address of the business you are paying. What do they need for this? Is it a local CFE office, or the rather long address on the top front of my CFE bill? That address is starts off: CFE Suministrador de Servicios Basicos, Rio Rodano No. 14, colonia Cuauhtémoc, ........ Sure could use some help on this. I know many of you pay your CFE bills with XOOM. Thanks in advance.
  16. Can anyone help me with the CFE Contigo app? My old version, 3.4, quick working. When I click on its icon a pop up tells me there is a new version. When I try to download CFE Contigo 3.5 or 3.6.1 from Google Play I'm told that the app is not available in this country. What the hell? I'm in Mexico, why can't I download it? I've tried hiding my location using a VPN either in Mx City or some place in the US is still doesn't work. Can anyone help me out there? Even if I can't pay CFE with a US credit card, I can view all 3 of my CFE accounts and print them for paying at OXXO. I never get my CFE bills, they never get delivered.
  17. A sunbird friend of a friend sent an email yesterday about their drive a week ago back to Florida. On Sunday, at 9am, she and her husband were stopped by the Federales about 15 minutes after entering the Guad by-pass (exit right after the airport to Zapotlanejo). They started searching through their belongings when one of their dogs got riled up. The Federales asked if the dogs were dangerous. When told "maybe" the Federales stopped searching and let them go. They have Florida plates on their car. This is the same area where Federales, or local police?, were stopping people a couple of years ago and "searching" and stealing valuables from gringos with US plated cars. Has anyone heard of any other similar incidents on the by-pass recently?
  18. What gives?? A good friend went to TelMex this morning and asked about the extra 39 peso charge on her bill. Actually hers was 78 pesos (39x2). She was told it was part of the bill and she had to pay it.
  19. I have a Mx plated car and permanente. I want to drive up to Laredo (and Austin) in a few weeks. With the current construction on Bridges 1 and 2, what sort of problems will I encounter crossing the border? I don't have a TIP to worry about. In the past, with no construction, all I've had to do crossing NOB was show my passport and answer a few questions at a drive up booth. Returning to Mx I've been waved through on Sunday mornings without talking to anyone. I drive to Laredo in 1 day and will stay overnight there.
  20. My one yr old 1.5 hp pump quit running. I use this pump to water my yard. Where can I take it locally (Ajijic-Chapala) to get repaired? I've been told there is a place in Riberas. My Spanish is terrible.
  21. Thanks for the replies so far. I've also been given some info about a man named Chema, and Steve Warwick Constructions. Any other recs or suggestions out there?
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