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by gerryh
Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:19 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: internet access
Replies: 15
Views: 4724

Hi Karen OK the figures you quote are in the Spanish, i.e continental format The first figure is near enough 90 Mb the second 264 Mb a total of 354 Mb. Your contract allows you 1 Gb which is 1024 Mb, so you have only used approximately ¼ of your limit. You can surf the net nearly 4 times as much wit...
by gerryh
Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:10 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: moving to adalucia
Replies: 3
Views: 2612

Hi Martin
I assume you are talking about the village and not the costa part of Benagalbon?
I live fairly near Benagalbon, went there once, seems a typical small Spanish village.
Is there anything particular you want to know? I could try and foind the answer for you.
Cheers
Gerry
by gerryh
Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Treasured Possessions
Replies: 16
Views: 6459

pwwm wrote:
gerryh wrote:We brought our dog.
Is there a more treasured possession?
:D

Cheers
Gerry
Yes, two dogs :lol:
OK I lied! We also brought our cockateel w :D but I didn't include him in my first message as I'm not sure how to spell cockateel and my spell checker doesn't know either k :oops:
Cheers
Gerry
by gerryh
Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:40 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: internet access
Replies: 15
Views: 4724

Hi Karen
There are 1024 Kb in a Mb
There are 1024 Mb in a Gb

Not sure which convention you are using regarding . and , in your number
126.722,1484Kb
Are you using the , or the . as the separator or decimal point?
Cheers
Gerry
by gerryh
Fri Jan 25, 2008 6:34 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: internet access
Replies: 15
Views: 4724

Why not just include it in a post? I would like to know too! I just noticed that vodafone have launched a USB 3G modem. Not had experience of either of these. I can confirm that the Vodafone 3G modem works very well provided you can get a 3G signal.Also works if you can only get HSPDA signal or a G...
by gerryh
Fri Jan 25, 2008 6:28 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Treasured Possessions
Replies: 16
Views: 6459

We brought our dog.
Is there a more treasured possession?
:D

Cheers
Gerry
by gerryh
Fri Jan 25, 2008 6:23 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: arrived and gone home
Replies: 28
Views: 5161

So many people come here and have decided to 'give it a year' to settle in. I think you need at least 3 years to really feel at home. :D We've lived here now for nearly 4 years. After we been here for a year we went back to the UK for a holiday to see family and friends we hadn't been there long wh...
by gerryh
Fri Jan 25, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Banking in Spain
Replies: 62
Views: 16590

It does beggar belief however that in this day and age we can't just make an internet transfer bank to bank any where in the world, also how does it take days and days for the money to be transferred???? :twisted: I believe I am correct in saying that you can "make an internet transfer bank to bank...
by gerryh
Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:28 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Spain Unemployment Up By 117,000
Replies: 11
Views: 3654

JAKE M wrote:To sunkissed --stop the scaremongering/doom and gloom scenario.
don't just grab the headlines, look into the facts and figures.
Why let the facts get in the way of a good story? :lol:

Cheers
Gerry
by gerryh
Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:41 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Vodafone 3G
Replies: 33
Views: 14899

Re: Vodafone 3G

[quote="filmfan"] Question. does the new software work on XP or is it only for Vista?
The latest versionworks OK on XP
Couldn't find it on Vodafone website.
I couldn't findit on the Spanish Vodafone website but found it on the UK Vodafone website.

Cheers
Gerry
by gerryh
Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: nie or nif number
Replies: 6
Views: 2364

Re: My NIE has an expiry date

Liz Fox wrote:My NIE has an expiry date on it - glad you mentioned it cos I just looked and it runs out on 30 Jan 2008. Thanks!!!
Are you mixing up your NIE with your Resedencia?
NIEs are for life, Resedencia is for 10 years.
Cheers
Gerry
by gerryh
Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:59 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Keyboard- accents
Replies: 14
Views: 9787

An excellent, and free, utility for accents, special characters etc is allchars available at:- http://allchars.zwolnet.com To use it you prees the Ctrl key followed by 2 characters that make up the special character e.g Ctrl ? ? gives ¿ Ctrl 1 4 gives ¼ and a huge range of other special characters. ...
by gerryh
Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:36 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Will castration solve my dog's wanderlust?
Replies: 8
Views: 2772

Yes. Any responsible pet owner should have their pet nurtured. Cuts down on wandering, humping your visitors legs etc but more importantly reduces the number of unwanted litters. I help out at an animal refuge, this week we had another 11 puppies brought in. The owners did not see why they should ha...
by gerryh
Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:25 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: House sales
Replies: 133
Views: 36072

Hi Alan
I thought we, foreign residents, could only vote in Local elections and not National elections.
Cheers
Gerry
by gerryh
Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:32 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Freesat to launch in March-April
Replies: 53
Views: 15309

Here, in Spain, we already have a " ... available free of charge a satellite tv service similar to Freeview terrestial in the UK. " A lot of people think that the only way of recieving sattelite tv service in Spain is via SKY. Not true. You just need satellite dish and digital box. I have a Humax di...
by gerryh
Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:46 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Scaffold
Replies: 8
Views: 3887

Thanks for the info. I know steel is cheaper but aluminium is a lot lighter. In the UK it costs £9 +vat a metre so it is cheaper in Spain.
Another advantage of living in Spain :D
Cheers
Gerry
by gerryh
Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:50 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: tacky costa del sol
Replies: 7
Views: 1969

I've only recently joined these forums. There is much of interest on them but there does seem to be a troll under the name of Scarlet. I think it's time you left these forums and trolled somewhere else. If you genuinely believe what you say then it's time you left Spain and went somewhere else. Chee...
by gerryh
Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:38 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Scaffold
Replies: 8
Views: 3887

Hi I read and replied to your PM before I saw this. I'm now involved with a theatre group. Scaffolding pole is the universal standard, except it seems in Spain, bar used for hanging spotlights. That's why I'm after some scaffoling poles, preferably aluminiun as they are lighter than steel ones. Chee...
by gerryh
Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Rough Camping in Andalucia area
Replies: 5
Views: 2110

I would have thought, given the general lax attitude to rules and regulations, that wild camping shouldn't be too much of a problem. This is assuming that:- You are talking about yourself and not a large group of people. You only stay one night or two. You do not light fires or barbecues. You do not...
by gerryh
Sun Jan 20, 2008 9:44 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Vodafone 3G
Replies: 33
Views: 14899

Hi Karen 1024Mb = 1Gb :P I you really want to know why it is 1024 and not 1000 then read up on binary arithmetic. On your Movistar desktop do you have a SMS button? There is with the Vodafone desktop. When I reach 80% of my limit Vodafone sends me a SMS message. When I reach 100% thy send me another...