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by rhys
Thu 05 Jul 2018 16:34
Forum: Travel
Topic: Auto-train
Replies: 3
Views: 1036

I don't suppose they do it from Nantes or other places north/ west of Paris ( for those of us terrified of driving in unfamiliar huge cities ) ?
by rhys
Thu 05 Jul 2018 16:31
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: lovely new shop in Argelès
Replies: 3
Views: 614

argelès toiles du soleil etc

Sounds marvellous. Wish I had known about it earlier this week before my visiting friend left. They are not in a good location for visitors / tourists - but maybe that's not the market they are looking for ? Perhaps someone could do a full descriptive piece with pics for the Magazine ( with a little...
by rhys
Sat 23 Jun 2018 15:39
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: PAYG mobile 'phone sim recommendation ?
Replies: 1
Views: 372

PAYG mobile 'phone sim recommendation ?

Anyone have a recommendation for a current good offer on a PAYG mobile please ? ( Just the simcard, not the handset ).


I.e., not one which you have to cancel, but one which just works so long as you keep it topped up ?
by rhys
Tue 19 Jun 2018 17:30
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: washing machine repair ?? near Argel`es if poss.
Replies: 0
Views: 431

washing machine repair ?? near Argel`es if poss.

Does anyone still repair washing machines ?

My Indesit fills with water, and even seems to heat it, but then the drum won't turn.

It happened all of a sudden : no warning noises like you get if the bearings are broken .

Have checked the outlet thing at the bottom - not clogged with anything.
by rhys
Fri 15 Jun 2018 09:05
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Astra satellite back and running
Replies: 30
Views: 8292

Allan wrote:Have a look at Bouygues, they do unlimited 4G internet without any commitment.
Do you have a link to that offer ?


You mean really unlimited ? And and on a PAYG basis, without a year's sign up ?
by rhys
Tue 12 Jun 2018 12:16
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Occasional Use Data SIM
Replies: 14
Views: 1557

On the subj. of the FREE data sim - do I gather that the only way to obtain this amount of GB at this price is via an annual / ongoing sign up online ? If so, is a UK bank card accepted in the system ? Is it really easy to cancel, or are all kinds of hoops and obstacles put in the way ? I suppose it...
by rhys
Tue 12 Jun 2018 11:59
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Occasional Use Data SIM
Replies: 14
Views: 1557

thanks. useful info.
by rhys
Tue 12 Jun 2018 11:55
Forum: Welcome to the P-O. Life Forum
Topic: Bonjour! Advice on car registration please!
Replies: 11
Views: 1814

registering your Irish car in P.O. ?

Just wondering : did you manage it yet ? The re registering business ? If you managed it I would be v interested to learn what steps you went through , in stages. It's something I tried to do about ten years ago and, to cut a very long story short, ended up giving up on, after many hours and days tr...
by rhys
Tue 12 Jun 2018 11:08
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Occasional Use Data SIM
Replies: 14
Views: 1557

how many hours tv / netflix with 100 gb ?

Could anyone advise roughly how many hours of online TV / Netflix films one would expect to watch with 100 GB ?

Is it a realistic solution for that kind of internet usage ?

Or is there a danger you would go over your limit and end up with a magnificent bill / additional charge ?
by rhys
Tue 12 Jun 2018 10:58
Forum: Health
Topic: Tiger Mosquitoes - Moustique Tigre Natural Repellent Product
Replies: 7
Views: 1259

? 'deet' in French ?

Is 'deet' the same word in French ?

What would be good products with Deet in them ? recommendations please ?
by rhys
Tue 10 Apr 2018 20:32
Forum: Travel
Topic: Perpicat Navette Bus
Replies: 10
Views: 2188

I did it once 10 years ago - it was fine. Just not fast! Out of curiosity I just checked the timetables and it's still viable, several times a day - but 14.48 is the last train to get from Girona to make a connection at Cerbere. Use renfe.com and search Girona to Cerbere for train times - and then s...
by rhys
Mon 09 Apr 2018 13:01
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Astra satellite back and running
Replies: 30
Views: 8292

But would this special decoder still require a larger than one metre dish ? Or would it work with a one metre dish ? My situation is that I would quite LIKE the Freeview channels ( and yes, in the summer months May to Sept ) but not if it would require disproportionate expense. And not anything req...
by rhys
Mon 09 Apr 2018 11:41
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Astra satellite back and running
Replies: 30
Views: 8292

Which satellite is it that requires the sky box again ? And which satellite would work straight off with the sat tuner in my tv, ie without any box ? (domestic) UK TV is broadcast from astra 2e, 2f and 2g at 28.2 east So is that still the case and if so what size dish would work in Argelès ? If it...
by rhys
Mon 09 Apr 2018 09:49
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: No TV - how does it work to not pay for the license?
Replies: 2
Views: 1438

The French system for paying ( or not ) the TV license does seem remarkably simple and effective: the ( reasonable ) assumption is made that 'everyone' has a TV these days ~ but for the small minority who do not a simple honour declaration provides an exemption. And it is collected through the counc...
by rhys
Mon 09 Apr 2018 09:42
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Astra satellite back and running
Replies: 30
Views: 8292

Which satellite is it that requires the sky box again ? And which satellite would work straight off with the sat tuner in my tv, ie without any box ? (domestic) UK TV is broadcast from astra 2e, 2f and 2g at 28.2 east So is that still the case and if so what size dish would work in Argelès ? If it...