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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: 1218

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: 1218

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: 1218

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: 876

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.
by thisisreallycomplicated
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: problem with Banco Estado's online banking
Replies: 33
Views: 876

Re: problem with Banco Estado's online banking

Play pathetic dumb foreigner with the plus of being a gringo and let the BE ladies help you (this could also be an opportunity to meet a chilena buena :wink: :wink:). Remember, this is a governmental entity that somehow managed to quickly put up a website in Haitian creole before fully doing Mapuch...
by thisisreallycomplicated
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: problem with Banco Estado's online banking
Replies: 33
Views: 876

Re: problem with Banco Estado's online banking

It's hard for me to get to the bank during banking hours, otherwise that would've been easier. Serviestado might work, if this is something they can help with. I'm just not sure what they can and can't do.
by thisisreallycomplicated
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: problem with Banco Estado's online banking
Replies: 33
Views: 876

Re: problem with Banco Estado's online banking

I got my cell phone working, and entered it into my account. But I'm still getting the same error:( So I'm not sure what to try next, except calling the help line again. Find somebody for whom it works. Then compare every detail to see what is different. I think I have it narrowed down to the last ...
by thisisreallycomplicated
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: problem with Banco Estado's online banking
Replies: 33
Views: 876

Re: problem with Banco Estado's online banking

I found this on Banco Estado's website: ¿Cómo puedo registrar mis Datos de Seguridad? Accede a tu Banca en Línea con tu RUT y Clave de Internet y sigue los siguientes pasos: * En el menú selecciona la opción “Transferencias” y luego “Datos de Seguridad”. * Registra tus datos de contacto donde deseas...
by thisisreallycomplicated
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: problem with Banco Estado's online banking
Replies: 33
Views: 876

Re: problem with Banco Estado's online banking

I tried entering my cell phone on a different screen, and finally got past the first problem. Now it says this: Para realizar esta operación, debe completar la validación de sus Datos de Seguridad llamando al 600 200 7000. Al finalizar, podrá recibir su Tercera Clave cada vez que la necesite. So I c...
by thisisreallycomplicated
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: problem with Banco Estado's online banking
Replies: 33
Views: 876

Re: problem with Banco Estado's online banking

I got my cell phone working, and entered it into my account. But I'm still getting the same error:( So I'm not sure what to try next, except calling the help line again.
by thisisreallycomplicated
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: cheapest easiest way to get a cell phone
Replies: 53
Views: 1218

Re: cheapest easiest way to get a cell phone

Me neither. Or Facebook. Or LinkedIn. Or WhatsApp. Or any of the other crap that keeps people compulsively fumbling with their phones all the time. I spend way too much time on my laptop already, so the last thing I need is to have it with me everywhere I go, sending my coordinates to some spy agen...
by thisisreallycomplicated
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: cheapest easiest way to get a cell phone
Replies: 53
Views: 1218

Re: cheapest easiest way to get a cell phone

If Big Internet is a problem, then buy a flip phone geared to the grandpa crowd (like the tiny Alcatel). Much cheaper than a smartphone and you still get your 3rd key calls, etc. If I start with one of those basic phones for old people, should 2g be ok? Do networks here always support 2g? Or would ...