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by at46
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Argentina power outage
Replies: 36
Views: 439

Re: Argentina power outage

Entire country grids do not go down on their own, unless the operators are so thoroughly incompetent they did not ever plan for that. I keep seeing the Argentina power company repeat that it was an "automatic" cut because the frequency of the lines were not in 50hz; like they had no say in it. It i...
by at46
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Coyhaique Most Polluted City in the Americas
Replies: 24
Views: 2091

Re: Coyhaique Most Polluted City in the Americas

It's not only the poor who have shitty insulation and use green wood, because some of the most dirty belching chimneys are from houses that are clearly not short of pesos . Most of the island is ABC1 families and even they can't switch to mildly polluting efficient pellet stoves. The mentality is p...
by at46
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Coyhaique Most Polluted City in the Americas
Replies: 24
Views: 2091

Re: Coyhaique Most Polluted City in the Americas

It's not only the poor who have shitty insulation and use green wood, because some of the most dirty belching chimneys are from houses that are clearly not short of pesos . Most of the island is ABC1 families and even they can't switch to mildly polluting efficient pellet stoves. The mentality is p...
by at46
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Argentina power outage
Replies: 36
Views: 439

Re: Argentina power outage

Whatever it was, it wasn't random. Not after Venezuela and not after the US threat to attack the Russian grid just 24 hours prior to the Argie grid actually going down. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/15/us/p ... -grid.html
by at46
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Moving to Chile
Topic: Internet Connection
Replies: 337
Views: 58480

Re: Internet Connection

Movistar fiber is great, never had any issues at all in the last couple of years. Their customer service is shit though, but, again, I've had no reason to talk to them lately. VTR is great, too, when it's on, but I keep getting service interuptions every few weeks for no reason whatsoever. Their cus...
by at46
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Cellular phones
Replies: 14
Views: 194

Re: Cellular phones

Thank you guys for all the info. I went to willmyphonework.net but since I'm not a techy, to me it looks clear as mud. My cell is unblocked and dual ( is it the same thing?) Samsung J5 (2016) yeah.....I know.... I have Whatsapp, Skype and FB messenger so if it works I'll be golden or going to plan ...
by at46
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Cellular phones
Replies: 14
Views: 194

Re: Cellular phones

Thank you guys for all the info. I went to willmyphonework.net but since I'm not a techy, to me it looks clear as mud. My cell is unblocked and dual ( is it the same thing?) Samsung J5 (2016) yeah.....I know.... I have Whatsapp, Skype and FB messenger so if it works I'll be golden or going to plan ...
by at46
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Cellular phones
Replies: 14
Views: 194

Re: Cellular phones

Gloria wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:06 pm
Do cellular phones bought in Chile work in the US?
https://willmyphonework.net/
by at46
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: inheritance how to transfer valevista money to usa
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Re: inheritance how to transfer valevista money to usa

Perhaps this is crazy...but couldnt one just cash the value vista at the bank that it was drawn against? Sure stil have to be here physically and then deal with western unioning the money to the US. Or converting it to US currency and declaring it at the airport with the inheritance documentation I...
by at46
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: What comes next? Chile peso, and economy 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 1717

Re: What comes next? Chile peso, and economy 2019

yeaaa, i'm not sure how to read that, and it seems neither are they. economy is not great, seen better, but no one is jumping out of buildings. the chilean stock market seemed to like it today. think the tea leafs the Chilean central bank is reading is the fed is going to cut, europe is just screwe...
by at46
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: New Users Start Here: FORUM NEWS
Topic: inheritance how to transfer valevista money to usa
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Re: inheritance how to transfer valevista money to usa

I moved to the USA from Chile 30 years ago. I am a U.S. citizen but also have a valid Chilean passport and RUT card. My portion of the inheritance from the sale of our original family home in Santiago is about to be issued in the form of a valevista, which I understand is equivalent to a registered...
by at46
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Chile Investment, business, and Money Issues
Topic: AFP: Opening the black box
Replies: 19
Views: 2178

Re: AFP: Opening the black box

Interesting article on the Peruan AFP system: https://www.df.cl/noticias/internacional/ripe/casi-95-000-afiliados-peruanos-que-retiraron-sus-fondos-de-la-afp-ya-se/2019-06-10/103033.html They changed their laws about 3 years ago to allow for you to get up to 95.5% of your AFP savings at the time yo...