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It would be interesting to know just how the fiber would get to the subscribers... I can't imagine that TelMex would allow a competitor to use their poles... The cost of a residential fiber infrastructure is extremely expensive and that coupled with this initiative being outside the company's normal business plan and the company's experience in Zamora does not bode well...

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Clearly everyone can decide to sign up and pay - or not. And we can all agree with and understand how ILOX has chosen to structure this - or not. As I understand it ILOX is primarily interested i

Sorry, optimists, I can't help pointing out the following:  This company, instead of going to the normal lenders, like banks, is asking hundreds of people to give them a no-interest loan so they can p

I don't think they want it to fail so much as they've lived in Mexico a long time and it just sounds too good to be true. Skeptical and cautious? Definitely.

2 hours ago, Honorandfaith said:

What do you mean by company's experience in Zamora?

From their webpage (and Facebook page) it appears that they are based in Zamora, Michoacan and have coverage that extends to Sahuayo and Juquilpan, etc.  And the posted reviews are largely negative, but none appear to be from 2018.    Here is a map of their current and planned coverage, as well as supposed agreements with third parties farther north and northeast.  What I have read on their website doesn’t give me a lot of confidence, or at least not at present.  Will be interesting to see their progress this year.  

http://www.iloxtelecom.com/internet-dedicado

 

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22 minutes ago, kookielendmeyourcomb said:

From their webpage (and Facebook page) it appears that they are based in Zamora, Michoacan and have coverage that extends to Sahuayo and Juquilpan, etc.  And the posted reviews are largely negative, but none appear to be from 2018.    Here is a map of their current and planned coverage, as well as supposed agreements with third parties farther north and northeast.  What I have read on their website doesn’t give me a lot of confidence, or at least not at present.  Will be interesting to see their progress this year.  

http://www.iloxtelecom.com/internet-dedicado

 

I've tried to get Google translate to convert this to English, but it doesn't work.  Could you give me the major gist of it?  Thanks.

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kookie lend me your comb

ILOX does have such an office

three weeks ago,

like a fool i decided to deliver my contract

naturally i got lost

so i hired a taxi which i followed to the office

i was there and saw it

it was new and not really moved into yet

only 2 or 3 people

naturally no english (very little)

but, it is there

 

 

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Reading the comments on facebook , the extremely limited coverage shown on their web page and very little background gives me no confidence to part with my money.

Too many unanswered questions and very debatable business plan and marketing strategy make it a simple descion for me.

 

 

 

 

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7 hours ago, michael2595 said:

Perhaps one should talk to the people on the other side of the lake who have the service. I have talked to one fellow who thinks they are great and he gets great service as promised.

May I ask, which town/barrio south of the lake?  Thanks

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10 minutes ago, barcelonaman said:

Ferret you have summed up my doubts.

I dont want it to fail and once they connect it to my house i will pay a year in advance.

Would rather have a reliable system with all the kinks resolved than be an early adopter with all inherent risks.

 

However, the early adopters/payupfronters don't seem to think it will happen at all unless enough people want it badly enough to pay up front, which leaves the matter going 'round in a circle.

Otherwise, I feel as you do.  I would not be willing to pay  year in advance, though, and many others couldn't do so for budgetary reasons.

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They have enough prepaid subscribers to begin, and they have promised to return monies if it can't go through. Their website is chock-full of contracts indicating their solidity, and explanations of how it will all come together. But is is a leap of faith no matter how one looks at it.

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1 hour ago, ComputerGuy said:

.......But is is a leap of faith no matter how one looks at it.

Sort of like a lot of things when discussing living in Mexico, eh?

While I don’t have a horse in this race, some thoughts.....  Everyone has their own comfort zone (and financials) when it comes to doing things. We make decisions based on, sometimes, no idea of how future decisions will affect them. Wasn’t that long ago that folks felt perfectly comfortable bringing their foreign plated cars to Mexico (forever) only to have Immigration laws change that potentially negated that option. The option of buying a home in Mexico has at least ‘some’ potential of being ‘cause for concern’ in the future. 

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8 minutes ago, RickS said:

Sort of like a lot of things when discussing living in Mexico, eh?

While I don’t have a horse in this race, some thoughts.....  Everyone has their own comfort zone (and financials) when it comes to doing things. We make decisions based on, sometimes, no idea of how future decisions will affect them. Wasn’t that long ago that folks felt perfectly comfortable bringing their foreign plated cars to Mexico (forever) only to have Immigration laws change that potentially negated that option. The option of buying a home in Mexico has at least ‘some’ potential of being ‘cause for concern’ in the future. 

Good points, RickS.  The decision to move to Mexico for retirement is the really high risk gamble. After that, it's a series of leaps of faith right down to the present, where we have no certain assurance that the Mexican government won't do to us non-citizens what the U.S. government is doing to Mexican born non-citizens.  We have no certainty that we won't have to grab what we can throw in the car and head back to the NOB, thus losing the homes we own.  If we're renters, we don't know if our landlord will decide to evict us and put a favored nephew in the house.

However, the matter of little decisions like the fiber optics issue depends on whether one has the extra cash in the first place and whether one wishes to spend it in that way.  Not such a big deal.

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10 hours ago, Honorandfaith said:

Rick S..... Big diff. We are not ILLEGALLY IN THE COUNTRY. 

No, we're not. (No need to shout with caps.)  But the Mexican government can change laws at their will, just as they have already made higher income requirements, regulation about foreign plated cars, rules about non-involvement in Mexican political affairs which, if not followed, can lead to deportation and many, many other matters.  (A friend of mine did get vocal and was deported without recourse).  In other words, don't delude yourself.  We are here on sufferance.

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15 hours ago, Honorandfaith said:

Rick S..... Big diff. We are not ILLEGALLY IN THE COUNTRY. 

Honor and faith.... might want to make sure that you are quoting the right person. I never said you were illegal, but I get your political drift.

RickS

 

 

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31 minutes ago, RickS said:

Honor and faith.... might want to make sure that you are quoting the right person. I never said you were illegal, but I get your political drift.

RickS

I think she was addressing my statement, which I should have clarified further re what governments can do to residents, legal or illegal, depending on and what official policy and rules created may be.

 

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