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by Smiley G
Fri 21 Aug 2015 16:05
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: New scam I think
Replies: 23
Views: 7845

Owens88 wrote:If you have a computer then the likelihood is that you have a computer problem.

What is the likelihood of an 'expert' solving it? Never mind some randomer who just rang you without credentials.
Did an Internet Bot write this post?
by Smiley G
Tue 18 Aug 2015 13:16
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: New scam I think
Replies: 23
Views: 7845

They've tried us twice this week. The number they're calling from is either;
04.62.40.00.00 or
04.65.45.00.00
Mrs. Smiley told both callers to f*** o** :x
by Smiley G
Thu 06 Aug 2015 21:32
Forum: Anything about Anything
Topic: Blue kerbs
Replies: 2
Views: 1505

Allan, this might be your answer; Blue Zones In many cities and towns there are ‘blue zones’ ( zone bleue), indicated by blue street markings. Here you can park free for one hour between 09.00 and 12.00 and from 14.00 or 14.30 until 19.00 from Mondays to Saturdays, with no limit outside these hours ...
by Smiley G
Thu 06 Aug 2015 15:41
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Avis d'impôt 2015 Now Online
Replies: 19
Views: 7263

Update: In letter box today :evil:
by Smiley G
Tue 04 Aug 2015 17:47
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: UK Referendum on continued British membership of the EU
Replies: 98
Views: 32039

Latest "Brexit" Poll based on the question "Would you stay in the EU on current terms?" 41% Leave 37% Stay 20% Don't know I haven't a clue about the missing 2%, presumably didn't understand the question? Amazing that 1 in 5 of people polled didn't know. They will be the targets of the in and out cam...
by Smiley G
Tue 04 Aug 2015 10:23
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Avis d'impôt 2015 Now Online
Replies: 19
Views: 7263

Avis d'impôt 2015 Now Online

If you can't wait for the postman to arrive, the tax demands are online. :evil:
by Smiley G
Mon 03 Aug 2015 08:41
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Lighter fuel
Replies: 12
Views: 4769

lighter fuel

last one we bought was from the Tabac at Argeles Plage "essence à briquet"
by Smiley G
Sat 01 Aug 2015 16:31
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Internet speeds
Replies: 31
Views: 10949

I've just had to re-boot my Livebox (slow and poor wi-fi signal) and noticed an immediate improvement to 2.12Mbps download and 0.85Mbps upload although the Orange server had changed from Perpignan to Marseille.
This seems to happen a lot. Are Orange re-working the Perpignan server (old-linux.com)?
by Smiley G
Thu 23 Jul 2015 09:30
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: ** BEWARE FREE VPN FOR UKTV **
Replies: 32
Views: 8571

DONT FORGET..... you can watch UK TV on a Computer (without the need for any VPN etc.) via Filmon. for Windows 8,1 there is a neat 'app' Filmon HDi Player which is excellent. The new FilmOn app. for iOS is excellent, no SD buffering, the App. is stable and with easy channel selection. Linked to our...
by Smiley G
Tue 21 Jul 2015 09:09
Forum: Health
Topic: Broken tooth
Replies: 1
Views: 1389

Broken tooth

Can anyone recommend a dentist in the Argelès area please?
I've broken a front incisor and my usual dentist in Elne (Institut denture Lavoisier) has an exceptional closure until Thursday at 4PM?
by Smiley G
Mon 20 Jul 2015 14:46
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: ** BEWARE FREE VPN FOR UKTV **
Replies: 32
Views: 8571

Fair enough!
Boomshanka, never be afraid to provide a link to another site, I do it a lot!
by Smiley G
Mon 20 Jul 2015 14:30
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: ** BEWARE FREE VPN FOR UKTV **
Replies: 32
Views: 8571

Post by Boomshanka

neil mitchell wrote:I'm not entirley sure that I believs that.
Perhaps Boomshanka would like to provide the link to the forum he obtained the information from.
I haven't found anything that comes close to the portrayal of events alleged to have happened as a result of using a free VPN.
8) :shock:
by Smiley G
Sat 11 Jul 2015 20:20
Forum: Travel
Topic: Perpignan. 14 July
Replies: 1
Views: 1406

Depending on which direction you're travelling from, I'd recommend using the Rocade Sud and avoid the city centre.
by Smiley G
Sat 04 Jul 2015 18:35
Forum: Property & Accommodation
Topic: Council Tax equivalent?
Replies: 22
Views: 7082

Not to do with property tax but I note that you both have some years until state retirement age (that is if you are British) and as such will not be entitled to Medical cover unless you are going to take up some sort of employment. In a separate topic area, NigelS has stated that they have "an inte...
by Smiley G
Thu 02 Jul 2015 16:10
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Cheap international calls
Replies: 9
Views: 2912

If you choose Orange Zen and route your calls through the Livebox you get VOIP. Other options can be added online or in an Orange store. Be careful though, Oranges's Internet TV package will only work if your download speed allows it. Suggest your best option is to visit Orange to organise the line ...
by Smiley G
Tue 30 Jun 2015 15:54
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Free internet
Replies: 7
Views: 2856

malcolmcooper wrote:Everyone I speak to that isn't on Orange is saying the same. The queues in an already busy store in Perpignan but be terrible now. Take water and sandwiches.
Perhaps is a crafty ploy by Orange Fr..........Screw-up the lines of others to get the customers back.
by Smiley G
Mon 29 Jun 2015 17:37
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Free internet
Replies: 7
Views: 2856

Martyn, I know a number of people who have not been happy with Free as an ISP especially with their weak customer service.
All but one have returned to Orange, one to SFR.
There has been NO disruption in Argelès to either telephones or internet since Friday evening.
I hope you get it sorted asap.
by Smiley G
Mon 29 Jun 2015 08:03
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: pound on the slide
Replies: 26
Views: 12649

Currently 1.42890 !
by Smiley G
Sat 27 Jun 2015 08:38
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Fires 26th June
Replies: 3
Views: 1754

thanks Sue
by Smiley G
Sat 27 Jun 2015 07:08
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Fires 26th June
Replies: 3
Views: 1754

Fires 26th June

There were 4 Canadiars picking up water from South Shore Argelès yesterday evening and flying in the direction of Elne / Perpignan, does anyone know where the fire was? The operation went on for several hours so it must have been a big fire yet nothing in L'independent. There was a smaller fire at t...
by Smiley G
Fri 19 Jun 2015 15:27
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Plastic Wood
Replies: 3
Views: 3385

Thanks Allan. :lol:
by Smiley G
Fri 19 Jun 2015 11:22
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Plastic Wood
Replies: 3
Views: 3385

Plastic Wood

Has anyone got an idea what this is called in France? I need to carry out a slight touch-up on an oak bookcase.
by Smiley G
Thu 11 Jun 2015 09:41
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: New FilmOn App. for iOS
Replies: 0
Views: 1124

New FilmOn App. for iOS

On Tuesday I downloaded the upgraded App. from the App. Store and it is far more stable than the original FilmOn Lite app. Functionality is precise with easy channel changes. So if you've got an iPad and are using this to stream UKTV, I can recommend this App. I don't know about other platforms, And...
by Smiley G
Tue 09 Jun 2015 17:43
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Shopping - Summer Opening hours on Sunday
Replies: 14
Views: 5294

Lidl in Argeles is open every Sunday morning, has been for a couple of months it's on Avenue 8th mai. Also Fran Prix, formerly G20 on Avenue Grau at Centre Plage is open all day on Sunday all year round.
by Smiley G
Thu 04 Jun 2015 09:28
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Some remaining channels on Astra 1N are disappearing
Replies: 43
Views: 13064

Our set-up is working perfectly after we re-sited the Orange Sagem Livebox 2. I can only speak for Apple products but to repeat a post of ours elsewhere; We use an Apple iPad Mini with the FilmOn Lite application (from the App. Store) Our iPad mini is connected to the TV via an Apple AV Lightning ad...
by Smiley G
Wed 27 May 2015 18:05
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Van Space Reqd. FROM the UK
Replies: 1
Views: 1403

Van Space Reqd. FROM the UK

If anyone is planning a trip down to the PO and has any spare van space, please get in touch. We would like a new double divan bed and mattress brought over.
Thanks
by Smiley G
Wed 27 May 2015 13:33
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: UK Referendum on continued British membership of the EU
Replies: 98
Views: 32039

I seemed to have opened a debate which is a good thing because it is something that may, at some future date, affect those of us who are resident in France. Personally, I believe that Britain should stay in the EU even though the EU is a different entity now compared with what the UK voted for in Ju...
by Smiley G
Mon 25 May 2015 23:45
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: UK Referendum on continued British membership of the EU
Replies: 98
Views: 32039

"BrExit" Healthcare Cover

Following on from my previous post, if we have any English-speaking non-EU nationals on the forum, I wonder if they might wish to provide some input concerning French Healthcare in respect of; CPAM/CMU membership & URSSAF contributions. This is going to potentially be the most complex area to report...
by Smiley G
Mon 25 May 2015 23:27
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: UK Referendum on continued British membership of the EU
Replies: 98
Views: 32039

If there was a NO vote followed by a "Brexit", UK citizens would fall into the "Non EU Citizens" group. This would mean the requirement of a Residency permit. These are listed as follows; Carte de Séjour temporaire....VALID 1 YEAR AND RENEWABLE Carte de Séjour "compétences et talents...VALID 3 YEARS...
by Smiley G
Sun 24 May 2015 21:34
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: UK Referendum on continued British membership of the EU
Replies: 98
Views: 32039

Kate, I have PM'd you.