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  1. Welcome! These Forums are open to anybody but we do have some pretty simple rules to follow when registering. Failure to follow the rules means no admittance, First, read this http://forums.arcr.net/index.php?/guidelines/ OK... Didn't get the link after registering? Check your SPAM folder. Often there are issues if you are using AOL, Yahoo, or Hotmail. We suggest GMAIL. We do NOT permit the use of ANY proxy servers, VPNs etc. when registering nor do we permit ANY inaccuracies. NONE. After you have successfully registered, VPNs etc are just fine. We suggest that you do not register from a cell phone or tablet or from the workplace if they use a VPN or proxy server. If you are in Cleveland when you are registering, don't give an address in San Francisco. All fields must completed accurately and completely. NO phony names, sexual names, etc. YOUR name, spelled correctly. The phone number must be a working number that you answer. We often do call to verify. This should be a number that you answer personally or just fine of an office/company. ANY inaccuracies will be cause for denial. Approvals are done by volunteers who are not ble to sit by and wait for you to regsiter. Approvals are normally granted within 3-4 days. After that, please feel free to inquire. We get MANY fake registrations every day. Many wish to do harm to the Forums or its Members. This is how we protect us. TG
  2. TicoGrande

    Forums Broken?

    Your Forum Master... that would be ME, may have broken these forums not allowing new posts for the past few days. This is a test post to see if I have fixed the prob. Thanks to T&VSmith for bringing this to my attention. Sorry for any inconvenience! TG
  3. to Seaturtlewoman $600 is just a stupid price to pay and the monthly fee quoted is even dumber. Please review: http://blog.therealcostarica.com/2017/10/18/iptv-how-it-works-and-the-skinny/ I pay about $7.00 per month and it is worth every penny. Eleanor uses something different and while it works for her on her laptop and is cheap. I want high quality hi-def and I want to watch on my TV. I like th "catch-up" feature that allows me to go back a week on many networks to see a show I missed. I tried the Europe thing for sports and it was truly awful and I could never find the games I wanted to see. Hope this helps! TG
  4. Hi Eleanor... sounds good. Free is good Questions. Are also getting all MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL games as well and for free? Do you get ION, Oxygen, Hallmark, Spike, etc as well? Do they all work on your TV or must you use your PC? TG
  5. A couple of comments. First, to call these services IPTV is, while technically correct, really is not accurate. Netflix, YouTube, and Hulu are incredibly restrictive not offering content that cannot be obtained at a fraction of the cost or even one of these services. Subscriptions to MLB, NFL etc can and do cost hundreds of dollars per year more. The Blog entry that I wrote a couple of weeks ago explains true IPTV in detail: http://blog.therealcostarica.com/2017/10/18/iptv-how-it-works-and-the-skinny/ For approximately $7 - $8 per month, I receive every single major network not only in the USA but in Canada and the UK. The vast majority are not available here even with the highest end cable or satellite subscription. In addition, nearly every one is in HI-Def resolution. These include: ALL US networks including NBC. I also have access to every show on those networks for the past week, so should I miss an episode of xxx or yyy, I can easily watch it at any time. I can also wait a day and see ALL the shows with the ads removed. Sports networks, ie MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL and ALL games are FREE. No subscriptions. ALL ESPN channels. All European soccer (Futbal) leagues and their private club channels World Cricket matches (I am into Cricket). Sky sports from many countries BT sports ALL BBC channels. Fox everything (not just news) CNN All the Hallmark channels... totally unavailable here in Costa Rica to my knowledge. I can go on and on... but you get the point. 1,200 channels (though I do not watch much from India or Pakistan). The provider that I use for my service (see the Blog post) has simply incredible customer support. If channel is down or just reloading, the normal response time to to fix is less than 10 minutes. I can use the service either on my big screen TV via ROKU (though the ROKU option sucks) and others or with a Set Top Box (STB) that costs from $50 and up.This is a one time purchase offering services (like free first run movies in hi-def) and many options. The service also works just fine on my computer using a browser... though no favorites option. I tried ROKU and learned my lesson. Apple TV might work better but I do not own their STB. Using an STB allows me to select and add to a group called "favorites" so I need not mess around within those 1,200 channels to select the ones I want o use. Anyway... hope this helps! TG
  6. TicoGrande

    Registration Problem

    WELL THAT was fun! I think it is fixed. Problems? EMAIL ME. Do not post here please. TG webmaster at ARCR.net
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    Registration Problem

    All new users require admin or moderator approval. Sadly, at this time we are receiving blank registration forms (no name or other info) and we can see only the email. I am working on this and when I have a fix, I will notify by email those affected users to re-register. I am sorry for the problem! TG
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    I am not a Very satisfied Aerocasillas(AC) customer but I have not found another company yet. They are brutally expensive but as said, not sure others are not. They also have a huge list of things you cannot bring into CR, but it is incredibly unclear and has lots of room for "gotchas" Example... I ordered some cartridges for my sister that contain needles and are used for drawing blood for diabetes test. They tried to tell me that that is a restricted item, but it is nowhere on their list. They wanted a doctor's prescription, but the doctor said that was pure nonsense and told them so, They wanted a medical import permit to bring them in. More nonsense,. Customer service is atrocious. Refused to return the product to the vendor so I could get a refund. I suspect that if you bring in only mail, you will be happy. I have had no problems with their mail service, but be real careful of a LOT of hidden expenses when a package is coming! I am currently looking very closely at https://www.boxcorreos.com/home Free to join. I will probably give them a try just to test service/support. One thing! I have been with Aerocasillas for years and a change will require a lot of screwing around notifying banks, card companies. etc. So whichever you use, your kinda in bed with them after a year or so. TG
  9. TicoGrande

    Dogs near Multiplaza long time back

    Thanks everyone!
  10. OK... this one is for the old timers here. Maybe 12 or more years ago, every weekend (Saturdays I think) folks came to the old traffic circle rotunda thingy near Multiplaza Escazu to sell dogs... mostly puppies. It has been gone for years I know, but does anyone know if it has resurfaced anywhere? Thinking of getting another dog though not necessarily a puppy. Just wondering! TG
  11. RR pensions used to be as good as SS. No letter required. May have changed, but really this questions best answered by a Costa Rica residency attorney. tg
  12. TicoGrande

    flu shots

    Shots will not be available until late May or June per my drugstore. Also... if over age 50 or so, consider this: http://www.prevnar13.com/ tg
  13. FYI. All versions of Windows can be affected. Microsoft says that users who are running a Microsoft says that users who are running a fully up-to-date Windows 10 system with Windows Defender running the latest virus definitions are completely secure.Windows 10 system with Windows Defender running the latest virus definitions are completely secure. Note: "running a fully up-to-date Windows 10" and "Windows Defender running the latest virus definitions are completely secure." Gotta love those folks!
  14. This is an urgent and critical message to all of our members. Over the weekend, a massive cyber attack took place worldwide affecting 200 countries and several hundred thousand people. The initial attack, known as “WannaCry,” paralyzed computers that run Britain’s hospital network, Germany’s national railway and thousands of other companies and government agencies worldwide in what is believed to be the biggest online extortion scheme ever recorded. If you or your company use Microsoft Windows products, it is imperative that you upgrade your systems and apply patches released by Microsoft over the past 2 months. This "ransomware" can infect your computer or your business network. It locks all data on the computer and demands between $300 to $600 ransom to be paid via Bitcoin. When the workweek starts, you can be infected by opening an infected email or browsing an unknown web site. We urge all of our users to address this matter immediately. This ransomware affects only Windows products. Especially vulnerable are older version of Windows, ie XP If you do not know how to upgrade or install the patches, I suggest getting technical assistance. Anti-virus programs may or may not be of assistance.

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