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  1. There is Google Voice (voice.google.com). You can get a free US based number that will accept text messages. GV will forward the text to another US number or send an email. GV does not allow forwarding to international numbers.
  2. As a tourist, no. You do not go to the INM window when departing.
  3. Your wife needs to appear the the INM window with a passport, temporal/permanente card and a boarding pass. My routine is to download the boarding pass onto my phone, stop at the INM window then to the airline desk to check my bag or I head straight to the gate if I’m carrying on.
  4. My primary has been iLox, with a 250/50 service. I’ve been a subscriber for over two years. I would say the first year was more up/down than I cared for. The last 12 months has been pretty good. I like the free bump from 150/25 to 250/50 at the beginning of this year. Telmex DSL 30/10 has been my backup. No complaints. Seems a little faster now that a lot of the DSL subscribers switched to fiber. I’ll be phasing Telmex out in favor of Starlink.
  5. I've been paying, automatically, my Telmex bill with a US credit card for over a year.
  6. Here's clarification on syncing between Apple devices. There's no direct syncing between these devices, i.e. an iPhone and iMac. Synching is managed through Apples' iCloud service. For an explanation see https://support.apple.com/guide/icloud/introduction-to-icloud-mm74e822f6de/icloud.
  7. Check out voice.google.com. You can obtain a US based number that will accept text messages. Google Voice will then email you the message.
  8. Agreed, I should have added that my return will be through GDL and, as in all things Mexico, it could be a different experience returning through any other port of entry.
  9. I have a permanente and flew up to Portland last week. You need to fill out the bottom portion of the salida and present it to INM at the airport before airline checkin. The top portion of the salida is no longer required when you come through INM up on return.
  10. Ditto with Centro. I received over a dozen warning emails yesterday from my inverter/battery backup system….
  11. My wife and I have been going there once a week for over a year now. Never disappointed. They always have good specials. My go to is PLATILLOS CAMARÓN a la diabla (hot!) with mashed papas and salad.
  12. I contracted with STI. Excellent experience.
  13. Hola Chop, From your threads it seems you have a technical inclination. If you have that itch to set it up yourself, a reasonable budget and willing to have some ethernet cabling done I would recommend: 1. UniFi Dream Machine pro SE (https://ui.com/consoles) Note, the SE version is just coming out, essentially same as Unifi Dream Machine pro. 2. Depending on your coverage needs, several UniFi Access Points (https://ui.com/wi-fi/) that would be wired to the Dream Machine. Properly installed you'll get mesh coverage through your entire casa. With this setup, if inclined, you can have two internet providers (e.g. iLox and Telmex) hooked up, add a NAS (network addressable storage) for video and photo storage and surveillance cameras. Good luck, Don
  14. Ferret, AndyPanda, Thanks for the replies. Despite cut and paste (to avoid a miskey) I obviously entered the wrong number in WhatsApp. Beto has contacted me via WhatsApp...
  15. Thanks. Fyi, Beto isn't registered in WhatsApp with +52333170741 nor 52333170741.
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