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by fyfin
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Worms in pool - how???
Replies: 0
Views: 152

Worms in pool - how???

I didn't know whether to put this in gardening or here lol. After the heavy rain there were at least 100 (probably more) lying in the middle of the pool. None anywhere else and I have no overhanging trees or hedges or any soil nearby, all tiles. It's not a big pool and we're not out in the country a...
by fyfin
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: UK State Pension
Replies: 18
Views: 590

Re: UK State Pension

Definitely need it month to month lol
by fyfin
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: UK State Pension
Replies: 18
Views: 590

Re: UK State Pension

Very surprised but it still my preferred option. The timing in your case was unfortunate, probably when the rate was at its lowest.
A huge difference though but look on the bright side , you'll pay less tax on income next year. Lol
by fyfin
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Spanish Postal Service
Replies: 18
Views: 718

Re: Spanish Postal Service

I saw our postman today and we received a letter. Not sure if out little post office is open though
by fyfin
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: exchange rate to use for income on 2019 tax return
Replies: 1
Views: 186

exchange rate to use for income on 2019 tax return

I have seen on a website that the average rate for the year to 31.12.2019 to use on your tax return is €1.1390

I have looked under faqs and there's nothing in there yet - can anyone confirm that I am using the right rate.

Many thanks
by fyfin
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Why some Spanish Bank Accounts are being blocked
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Re: Why some Spanish Bank Accounts are being blocked

No problem with Unicaja once we went in and gave the mobile number. I can log in as normal now and don't receive a text or anything to just look at the account.
by fyfin
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Communal Wifi in apartment block
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Communal Wifi in apartment block

We have a building with 31 apartments and communal wifi has been mentioned. Has anyone any experience of this?

It looks like we might have fibre optic soon via Plusnet.es but top download speed of 100mps . I have thought about repeaters but not sure if there is some other way.
by fyfin
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: the new government
Replies: 3
Views: 471

Re: the new government

I think the reason you'll not see much on here is because we don't think it'll impact very much on most of us. There's not a huge difference in the tax situation between UK and Spain. People get confused because for example the personal allowance in Spain for a pensioner is only €6,700 whereas in UK...
by fyfin
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: 2015 resident tax error - allowances calculation?
Replies: 2
Views: 542

Re: 2015 resident tax error - allowances calculation?

Many thanks Sid, probably the best thing to do. He's already paid someone to send of a letter and they haven't spotted anything but I'm going to take another look myself before I go with him to the tax office. My Spanish isn't brilliant but i think it's good enough if I spot something obvious.
by fyfin
Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: 2015 resident tax error - allowances calculation?
Replies: 2
Views: 542

2015 resident tax error - allowances calculation?

Like many people here in Andalucia or possibly Spain, my friend has received a letter from the Spanish tax office, and it was the same accountant who did his return that had messed mine up re annuities. He is receiving a demand for over €2,000 which is a bit of a shock and he's been to another pract...
by fyfin
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: BEST WAY TO SEND MONEY TO SPAIN FROM THE UK
Replies: 21
Views: 1218

Re: BEST WAY TO SEND MONEY TO SPAIN FROM THE UK

It's a question of trust, but an easy way (and I've done it for a friend) is to find someone you trust, who uses Transferwise, and get them to transfer (by going into a bank branch) £1,000 into the friend's account. Then if the friend has your iban number for the Spanish bank, they can use Transferw...
by fyfin
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: itv Hub - Won't update or open
Replies: 17
Views: 1148

Re: itv Hub - Won't update or open

Sampedrena you are right not to update as it will simply take you to Google playstore and you're back to square one. However, there might come a point where it won't work if you don't update. I had a problem with Google Playstore as Google knows where you are irrespective of vpn. Easy to get around ...
by fyfin
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Android box connecting to "Hotel" wifi
Replies: 13
Views: 708

Re: Android box connecting to "Hotel" wifi

So far so good with Freedome. You can get the app from playstore and a free trial. No card details or anything like that needed.
by fyfin
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Android box connecting to "Hotel" wifi
Replies: 13
Views: 708

Re: Android box connecting to "Hotel" wifi

It's more to do with getting BBC etc. Changing the language, now the signals are digital, is fairly easy for sure. Normally it wouldn't matter if it was only for a couple of weeks but they're staying at a holiday complex for 5 months. A very good deal actually on a 3 bed apartment in a sea front apa...
by fyfin
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Android box connecting to "Hotel" wifi
Replies: 13
Views: 708

Re: Android box connecting to "Hotel" wifi

Thank you. Yes the laptop works fine, I don't think he's tried the phone yet. I suppose he could install the vpn on the laptop and then iPlayer etc would work. It's not a Smart tv so he's need an Hdmi cable but a bit messy. I have an idea that maybe because, at the moment, he has only paid for one c...
by fyfin
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Android box connecting to "Hotel" wifi
Replies: 13
Views: 708

Re: Android box connecting to "Hotel" wifi

Well, he's tried it but no success. None of the apps work and even though it shows connected, it's obviously not getting an internet connection. Here is what the connection shows :- https://www.dropbox.com/s/xr7dcspgckfwvn8/hotelwifi.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/xr7dcspgckfwvn8/hotelwifi.jpg?d...
by fyfin
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Android box connecting to "Hotel" wifi
Replies: 13
Views: 708

Android box connecting to "Hotel" wifi

A friend has rented an apartment for 5 months in a managed apartment block. You rent from the management company and can have wifi if you pay extra. It appears to be controlled by logging in on a web page and if you want more than one connection you obviously pay extra. However, he would like to hav...
by fyfin
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: itv Hub - Won't update or open
Replies: 17
Views: 1148

Re: itv Hub - Won't update or open

I did have a problem at one time and this may not help your situation, but I downloaded the ITV Hub apk file from here and then installed it from a memory stick http://www.uktvapps.com/get-bbc-media-p ... outside-uk . It may still ask you to update though.
by fyfin
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Spanish TV changing because of 5G??
Replies: 4
Views: 1567

Re: Spanish TV changing because of 5G??

There's 31 apartments so that's the total cost to the community to come out of community funds. I dont know if individual houses with standard aerials are affected.
by fyfin
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Spanish TV changing because of 5G??
Replies: 4
Views: 1567

Re: Spanish TV changing because of 5G??

Many thanks. I was told it had to be done before the end of this year as the channels are disappearing soon.
I wanted to wait til January when we would have more funds.

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