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by thisisreallycomplicated
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: lost certificado de permanencia definitiva
Replies: 12
Views: 288

Re: lost certificado de permanencia definitiva

When I got my first cedula at the Registro Civil, the nice lady there told me "don't ever lose your certificado de permanencia definitiva". I should have listened to her advice. Actually I didn't really lose it. I know where it is. I had forgotten that I put in a "secret" compartment in my camionet...
by thisisreallycomplicated
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: lost certificado de permanencia definitiva
Replies: 12
Views: 288

Re: lost certificado de permanencia definitiva

I don't believe permanencia definitiva expires but you need the certificate to renew a cedula. Yes, that's correct. I recently did this by going to the PDI a month before the old one expired. The appointment system wasn't necessary once I was able to explain what I needed. The guy I talked to just ...
by thisisreallycomplicated
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: lost certificado de permanencia definitiva
Replies: 12
Views: 288

Re: lost certificado de permanencia definitiva

dmwbmw2 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:47 pm
It is just your carnet Cedula de Identidad expiring.
lost gringo wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:48 pm
I don't believe permanencia definitiva expires but you need the certificate to renew a cedula.
Thanks. I need to get started on this, before I forget again.
by thisisreallycomplicated
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Counterfeit 20k notes
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: Counterfeit 20k notes

So they don't check them before they put them in the ATM's. I was wondering about that yesterday, when I was making a deposit at ServiEstado, and the woman had to double-check one of the 10k bills that I just got out of an ATM.
by thisisreallycomplicated
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Legal Issues
Topic: lost certificado de permanencia definitiva
Replies: 12
Views: 288

Re: lost certificado de permanencia definitiva

Does "permanencia definitiva" expire? Or is it just your "Cédula de Identidad" that's expiring? I'm asking, because my ID expires later this year. And I thought it was just my ID that expired, and not my permanent residency. Thanks.
by thisisreallycomplicated
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Moving to Chile
Topic: Internet Connection
Replies: 349
Views: 60226

Re: Internet Connection

I've got about 52 Mbps through Claro, and it doesn't seem to cause any problems. Its advertised speed was slower than my previous VTR connection (no complaints about VTR) when I got it, but I really haven't noticed a difference.
by thisisreallycomplicated
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: cheapest easiest way to get a cell phone
Replies: 53
Views: 885

Re: cheapest easiest way to get a cell phone

And yes, you can change the SIM as all Chile providers must work on any device sold by a licensed taxed Chile entity. There is even a process to switch carriers and keep the same number. So "liberado" just means the phone doesn't come with a prepaid card attached. It doesn't mean a non-liberado pho...
by thisisreallycomplicated
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: cheapest easiest way to get a cell phone
Replies: 53
Views: 885

Re: cheapest easiest way to get a cell phone

Incoming texts and calls are free. Cheap friends and family used to ring me and then hang up before I would answer so that I would call them back and have to spend my minutes to figure out what they wanted. Thanks. I have an unlimited skype account, so I use that to call people back. Except I still...
by thisisreallycomplicated
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: cheapest easiest way to get a cell phone
Replies: 53
Views: 885

Re: cheapest easiest way to get a cell phone

Need to clarify, any promotional initial credits probably do expire and disappear if not used, the charge that does not expire is pure phone credit that you purchase that is then used to buy data bolsas. The data bolsas do expire and disappear but the phone credit for voice and SMS carryover on the...
by thisisreallycomplicated
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: cheapest easiest way to get a cell phone
Replies: 53
Views: 885

Re: cheapest easiest way to get a cell phone

Are any of these wrong? * The minutes, SMS, and MB's will expire in 30 days, but I'll probably get the unexpired back if/when I do a recharge * The minutes only get used up with outgoing calls, not incoming * SMS's get used up by any outgoing SMS, even if it's a reply to someone else's. But incomin...
by thisisreallycomplicated
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: cheapest easiest way to get a cell phone
Replies: 53
Views: 885

Re: cheapest easiest way to get a cell phone

As for charging with prepaid. You can keep it active by "receiving" an incoming call via say Skype at least once every 90 days and only charge it (Movistar needs 500 pesos minimum) when really needed. Each charge lasts for 30 days but is cumulative if you do not use it all and then charge it again ...
by thisisreallycomplicated
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: problem with Banco Estado's online banking
Replies: 33
Views: 654

Re: problem with Banco Estado's online banking

tiagoabner wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:18 pm
FYI, Serviestado can help with Tercera Clave & Clave Internet-related issues. I usually go there, as it's less packed and they have better work hours.
Thanks, that's good to know. I looked at the banco Estado website, but they don't have everything listed. Either that, or I just couldn't find it.