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by fyfin
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Samsung J2 Prime smartphone from India bought in Spain
Replies: 8
Views: 166

Re: Samsung J2 Prime smartphone from India bought in Spain

Yes Elusive, you notice nothing different but it just frees up space on the phone. However, in my case apps like Messenger seem to jump back to the phone after a while.
by fyfin
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Best Android or other TV service box
Replies: 35
Views: 771

Re: Best Android or other TV service box

Believe it or not I just recently signed up for the new Movistar fusion package which came with their cable tv. The reason I did it was because I was already with Movistar and paying more that this new package which gave 2gB and 200 mins National calls on a mobile and 100mb download on fibre optic (...
by fyfin
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Best Android or other TV service box
Replies: 35
Views: 771

Re: Best Android or other TV service box

Sorry Sid, I had no idea, I thought all of Andalucia would get UK channels with a 1.9mtr dish. I didn't realise you could receive UK channels any other way without some sort of decoding device and I think the dish points west instead of east. I know some friends had it at one time but stopped using ...
by fyfin
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Samsung J2 Prime smartphone from India bought in Spain
Replies: 8
Views: 166

Re: Samsung J2 Prime smartphone from India bought in Spain

Weirdly my wife and I both have samsung J5 , I can put apps on the sd card but my wife can't because it is greyed out.
by fyfin
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Problem Movistar line
Replies: 6
Views: 169

Re: Problem Movistar line

Seems the way things are going these days. If they have a Facebook or Twitter account most companies are quick to respond. I'm not great at using twitter and seldom do but I contacted a bank once and got immediate response.
by fyfin
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Best Android or other TV service box
Replies: 35
Views: 771

Re: Best Android or other TV service box

I have a 1.9mtr dish and a Gigablue quad plus box with a terabyte hard disk so can watch / record all UK freesat programmes BBC1 ITV etc. However, I use my android box for box sets and films using the showbox app and there is an app TVTAP which streams UK and other country TV channels free. I also u...
by fyfin
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Best Android or other TV service box
Replies: 35
Views: 771

Re: Best Android or other TV service box

I have bought 3 of these for myself and for friends and so far no problems. Maybe I've been lucky but at under €30 with free delivery from Madrid and turning up in 2 days it's worth a gamble. They're called TX3PRO and I got them on Ebay.es . Then load them with whatever apps you want. I use Showbox ...
by fyfin
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Problem Movistar line
Replies: 6
Views: 169

Re: Problem Movistar line

Another much easier way is to message them on Facebook or via Messenger. If you type in English they answer in English. Never a problem for me and they answer pretty quickly. They will need your details - this is what they sent me when I messaged them "May you please send us your data through p...
by fyfin
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Passporting - what does it all mean re annuities
Replies: 9
Views: 882

Re: Passporting - what does it all mean re annuities

Just an update - I've had a letter from one of the annuity providers, Scottish Widows, who seem bemused by the question I put to them. Their response was "Please note that we currently pay annuity payments throughout the world, and do not envisage any changes in offering this facility going for...
by fyfin
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Passporting - what does it all mean re annuities
Replies: 9
Views: 882

Re: Passporting - what does it all mean re annuities

I've got a UK bank account which everything except the state pension is paid into, but no UK address now. To be honest I'm not really that bothered as I'm sure it'll be resolved before March but what does annoy me is that none of the companies or even the ABI can say anything definite regarding the ...
by fyfin
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Passporting - what does it all mean re annuities
Replies: 9
Views: 882

Re: Passporting - what does it all mean re annuities

Basically Sid that's what I was trying to get them to say but they seem reluctant to even confirm that. I don't know if they are trying to say that as I am a Spanish resident that means the payment is going to a non UK resident and so somehow different. I'm still waiting for an email response. If I ...
by fyfin
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Passporting - what does it all mean re annuities
Replies: 9
Views: 882

Passporting - what does it all mean re annuities

I've been having a battle with 2 providers, Aviva and LV as I have annuities with both of them which provides me with a monthly income here in Spain. Both of these started paying out into my UK bank account before I became a Spanish resident. The ABI (Association of British Insurers) have been warni...
by fyfin
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Moving to UK-
Replies: 120
Views: 30003

Re: Moving to UK-

With Movistar I found the easiest way is to communicate via Facebook messenger. They always answer fairly quickly and in English too.
by fyfin
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Slates, wood or plates?
Replies: 11
Views: 834

Re: Slates, wood or plates?

I suppose while we silently put up with it they will continue. We need to be like my wife although to just hand her a plate, and then she had to scrape it off the slate herself, isn't really good service either.
I'm glad I'm not alone though!
by fyfin
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Slates, wood or plates?
Replies: 11
Views: 834

Re: Slates, wood or plates?

Manchesteral, thank you for your comment and a voice of reason. I happened to mention this elsewhere, and was surprised that there were quite a few who raved about presentation being the most important aspect of the "eating experience". I tried to point out that there are many different sh...
by fyfin
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Slates, wood or plates?
Replies: 11
Views: 834

Slates, wood or plates?

I'm a bit old fashioned so was taken aback when my food was served on a slate instead of a plate in our little town in Almeria. Then in the next village a burger with coleslaw and chips was presented on a piece of wood like a chopping board, you know the type they reckon is unhygienic to chop stuff ...
by fyfin
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Black stain in corner of pool
Replies: 2
Views: 979

Black stain in corner of pool

Two corners of the pool have developed a black stain or dark stain which strangely only affects some of the little tiles. There is one column of a single tile right in the corner which hasn't been touched. I tried brushing and using a nylon scouring pad etc but nothing seems to remove it. I thought ...
by fyfin
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: “Expats” or “Immigrants”
Replies: 9
Views: 984

Re: “Expats” or “Immigrants”

Nonsense! There's no intention of superiority and my original post seems to have disappeared but I mentioned that there may be a negative connotation with the word immigrant because we are getting used to seeing the word "illegal" in front of it. So Jhonie is trying to provoke an argument ...
by fyfin
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Water filter in apartment
Replies: 0
Views: 361

Water filter in apartment

I know you can have a filter system under the sink as some friends have done so but as far as I know it only filters the water to the cold tap. So the cold water supply to the electric boiler is not filtered and I know the water here is "muddy" because the filters at a neighbour's villa go...
by fyfin
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: New Health Decree
Replies: 11
Views: 1312

Re: New Health Decree

It's also on the Citizens Advice Spain website. Andalucia is the first province where it is to be actioned.

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