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by Barbary Coaster
Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Telephone rings
Replies: 8
Views: 3985

Re: Telephone rings

My telephone only rings 4 times then cuts out. There is nothing on the phone to switch for more ringing time. Does this mean a trip to OTE to see if they can change it. Most frustrating, especially in summer when we're outside, phone rings by the time we reached the phone is cut out. :x Sounds like...
by Barbary Coaster
Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: UK Bought DECT Phone.
Replies: 7
Views: 4078

Some UK phones need a third wire for the bell circuit (which is in a BT socket and not in a Greek RJ11 socket), others work without. If in doubt, it is possible to buy a BT to RJ 11 adapter which contains the bell circuit capacitor. We brought a Siemens DECT phone to Greece and the caller ID did not...
by Barbary Coaster
Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Crocodile sighted in Rethymnon dam
Replies: 13
Views: 6365

Sky News showed a video this morning, taken from a helicopter and clearly showing the croc on the surface then diving.
by Barbary Coaster
Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Crete Speed Cameras Being Reactivated
Replies: 11
Views: 7024

mouche wrote:How can they prove who was driving if the car is registered to a man and the picture clearly shows a woman at the wheel?


The cameras face the rear of the car - I got the impression that they were not particularly interested who was driving, as long as someone payed up !!
by Barbary Coaster
Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Crete Speed Cameras Being Reactivated
Replies: 11
Views: 7024

The cameras on the National Road 3 or 4 miles to the East of Heraklion appear to have always been working - we received a nice photo of our car 5 weeks ago, taken in October last year !! Presumably they work on similar technology to hand held cameras as no white lines are on the road. I have also no...
by Barbary Coaster
Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Weather and maps
Replies: 16
Views: 8561

I agree with Paul, some time ago good maps were hard to find, but not nowadays.
There are some excellent ones available from Amazon
by Barbary Coaster
Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Google Street View is now in Greece
Replies: 2
Views: 2228

Our area was taken in 2011, it shows most of the paved roads but certainly not all of them.
by Barbary Coaster
Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Earthquake
Replies: 3
Views: 2412

There have been quite a few minor earthquakes around Crete in the last 24 hours - lets hope its not building up to a big one !!
by Barbary Coaster
Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: New speed (safety ?) camera
Replies: 11
Views: 5175

filippos wrote:
Barbary Coaster wrote:Presumably the government have finally realised what a nice little earner they could be !!
That might depend on how frequently they need to be replaced.


Very true :)
by Barbary Coaster
Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: New speed (safety ?) camera
Replies: 11
Views: 5175

Been told today that engineers have been seen working on several more on the National Road :(

Presumably the government have finally realised what a nice little earner they could be !!
by Barbary Coaster
Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:09 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: internet without landline
Replies: 28
Views: 12950

thanks. looked at the tooway option... nah, that wouldnt be for them. they would want a cheaper option. is there a 20 euro a month option? they just want to use it for facebook, email, games etc. i am in agia. they also dont have a lot of money to invest. they dont even want to pay for a landline. ...
by Barbary Coaster
Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Annual Travel Insurance
Replies: 3
Views: 3948

Over the years we have found that moneysavingexpert.com explain the pros and cons of each policy very well, and point to the best policies.
by Barbary Coaster
Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Price to pay- honesty is best ??
Replies: 43
Views: 14682

We have made many Greek friends here, both waiters and taverna customers. Speaking to them, I would say that the majority frown on folks leaving 10%+ tips, and consider it as being rather "flash". All that is required is a small tip to show appreciation - Cretans never leave anywhere near ...
by Barbary Coaster
Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: ESPN to be cut off
Replies: 6
Views: 3385

I was testing a Sky HD box last week and saw that the 2 new BT Sports channels are already broadcasting. They are carrying adverts for the new programmes
by Barbary Coaster
Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Fatal Stabbing in Malia
Replies: 2
Views: 1845

Fatal Stabbing in Malia


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