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by susiedillon
Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Wireless internet dongles / cards in Chile - cell networks
Replies: 43
Views: 12010

Re: Wireless internet dongles / cards in Chile - cell networ

Thanks both of you. I am not particularly adept at things "techie", so maybe I should try to find an "unlocking shop" in Curico (near where we live). El Gatito, I don't have access to another SIM card to test whether or not it is locked, but my suspicion would be that it is. I will soldier on and re...
by susiedillon
Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Wireless internet dongles / cards in Chile - cell networks
Replies: 43
Views: 12010

Re: Wireless internet dongles / cards in Chile - cell networ

Success. We leapt into 21 Century with a Huawei Broadband 3G modem (260a) from Entel and have been happily surfing and watching Netflix since November ... thanks, Zeronz! How far we have come in this little valley over the past 5 years from no phone and definitely no Internet to ... well, this! Yeah...
by susiedillon
Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: Travel in Chile
Topic: Best bus company for Santiago to Mendoza trip
Replies: 20
Views: 8001

Re: Best bus company for Santiago to Mendoza trip

Wonderful! Great help. I will book right now.
by susiedillon
Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: Travel in Chile
Topic: Best bus company for Santiago to Mendoza trip
Replies: 20
Views: 8001

Re: Best bus company for Santiago to Mendoza trip

Thanks ... but one further question. Can I be sure that I will get the Andesmar bus (rather than the El Rapido) if I book my tickets online using the Andesmar website? Is there a "trick" to getting the right bus?
by susiedillon
Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: Travel in Chile
Topic: Best bus company for Santiago to Mendoza trip
Replies: 20
Views: 8001

Best bus company for Santiago to Mendoza trip

TurBus, Andesmar, CATA ... or other company. Which is best (safe and efficient) for a Sunday (daytime) trip across the Andes from Santiago to Mendoza this month? Recommendations, please!
by susiedillon
Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: Rhubarb and/or Gooseberry plants
Replies: 17
Views: 2089

Re: Rhubarb and/or Gooseberry plants

Sorry Donnybrook, I did make a mess of your name, didn't I?
by susiedillon
Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: Rhubarb and/or Gooseberry plants
Replies: 17
Views: 2089

Re: Rhubarb and/or Gooseberry plants

Thanks, Donneybrooke. I saw gooseberry bushes in the deep, deep south when we were travelling along the Caretera Austral a few years ago... A bit far to go back to take a cutting, though! The ruibarbo link seems to be dead, sadly. Will keep on looking.
by susiedillon
Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: Food in Chile
Topic: Rhubarb and/or Gooseberry plants
Replies: 17
Views: 2089

Rhubarb and/or Gooseberry plants

Does anyone know where I can buy either of the above-mentioned plants ? ... Somewhere near Curico would be heaven-sent, but a mail-order nursery , if there is such a thing here, would be good too.
by susiedillon
Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Why did you move to Chile?
Replies: 50
Views: 4161

Re: Why did you move to Chile?

Like many other Canadians on this forum, we spend the summers here and go back to Big C just in time for summers there. A very nice life if you can manage it. Ain't retirement grand? But of course, that isn't the case for all who come here. If you have already lived in a foreign country it will help...
by susiedillon
Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Entel PrePago number to call to find out your balance
Replies: 3
Views: 4771

Re: Entel PrePago number to call to find out your balance

Thank you so much, Gringalais, seems as though it might be the same number as we used with our Movistar PAYG before. Never thought to try it. But, how nice to know there is always a helping hand here on the forum!
by susiedillon
Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Entel PrePago number to call to find out your balance
Replies: 3
Views: 4771

Entel PrePago number to call to find out your balance

Does anyone know the number that you have to phone ( from your cellphone) to ascertain your current PrePago balance and the expiry date of that balance? Have looked all over this site and the Entel site to no avail. Thanks!
by susiedillon
Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:39 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Denied Movistar Satellite TV Contract???
Replies: 29
Views: 2729

Re: Denied Movistar Satellite TV Contract???

Thanks, Zeronz. Good idea but is it really something you can install yourself? How do you find the satellite? And then how do you sign up for the contract? Certainly it is our next step ... And from what I have heard, DirectTV are much easier to deal with (after we conquer the installation of dish e...