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by johnincrete
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Uk/Crete Postal Service
Replies: 14
Views: 1572

Re: Uk/Crete Postal Service

I allow about 3 weeks from placing an Amazon order with standard delivery to receiving an email from the post office in Athens to be followed by one from the local post office at Mournies. It seems that the size of the package makes no difference - the other day I picked up a small package (DVD) and...
by johnincrete
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: How to Watch UK TV Abroad
Replies: 19
Views: 3501

Re: How to Watch UK TV Abroad

I use https://robssatellitetv.com/ which I subscribed to in order to watch 6-nations rugby and quizzes like Eggheads, Mastermind, University challenge etc (oh what joy when I get just one answer right!!). The modest cost is much less than the British TV license. Why do expats want to watch British T...
by johnincrete
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Sands Across the Sea
Replies: 13
Views: 1930

Re: Sands Across the Sea

I am somewhat concerned that the air we breathe is the same air that deposits dust everywhere. For the first time in my 77 years, I had a cough in November which periodically comes back but is relieved using an inhaler that is normally used by people with asthma. A friend also has this cough and man...
by johnincrete
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Being pestered by 13888
Replies: 9
Views: 1524

Re: Being pestered by 13888

After several attempts to get an English speaking person at 13888 (after responding by entering a digit in the opening menu to speak in English), I was asked to supply my phone number (why when I had already said I was using the phone) but then asked for my AFM number. Why, I asked. It's policy, I w...
by johnincrete
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Being pestered by 13888
Replies: 9
Views: 1524

Being pestered by 13888

I am receiving 5-6 phone calls every day from these pests. If I answer it is someone jabbering away in Greek who instantly shuts up when I speak in English. It is one thing getting calls in the morning but entirely different when I am woken from the afternoon siesta - a much need nap for one who doe...
by johnincrete
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: A 5-digit phone number is stealing
Replies: 0
Views: 568

A 5-digit phone number is stealing

I queried my high mobile phone bill only to find that there are 5-digit numbers who send SMS messages that cause a charge to be made on your phone bill even though you delete the message un-read. Last month there were 12 such messages and I was charged 22 Euros. The assistant at Cosmote was helpful ...
by johnincrete
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Get a phone picture printed professionally
Replies: 3
Views: 765

Re: Get a phone picture printed professionally

Thanks filippos Eyeland gave excellent, if a bit chaotic, service. I had five smaller pictures to fit existing frames and to send to UK and they would not take any money!!! The big one in a frame was magnificent and was given to my daughter as a mother's day present - she was absolutely thrilled. I ...
by johnincrete
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Get a phone picture printed professionally
Replies: 3
Views: 765

Get a phone picture printed professionally

I have a taken a photograph of my grandchildren and I want to get it printed professionally i.e. to a higher standard than |I can get from my Ink-jet printer.

Can anyone suggest someone in Chania who can do the lob for me? It is stored on my phone as a .jpg and I have copied it to a USB stick.
by johnincrete
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Good Old Lidls
Replies: 12
Views: 1888

Re: Good Old Lidls

One thing that never ceases to amaze me at Lidl (and other super-markets too): the number of Greek senior citizens buying the horrible (and expensive) packaged, frozen or tinned foods when the locally grown fresh product is available. Yesterday I bought some Lidl seeds for vegetables that I hope to ...
by johnincrete
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: IKA Renewal Heads Up
Replies: 80
Views: 8078

Re: IKA Renewal Heads Up

Last year I forgot to renew IKA until March when my request for a prescription was denied by the system (also at the Kalives surgery). As usual, I went to Kep in the Court Square in Chania and they got it renewed. While I was waiting, I "borrowed" the medication from the local pharmacy and...
by johnincrete
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Firefox thinks I am Greek
Replies: 9
Views: 1526

Re: Firefox thinks I am Greek

Thanks Kilkis but why don't I get the problem with Chrome? I have never got a site in Greek using Chrome. The problems I have had with Firefox were mainly downloads of programs that I lost when the computer was reformatted to change back to Windows 7 from the ever-problematic Windows 10. I used the ...
by johnincrete
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Firefox thinks I am Greek
Replies: 9
Views: 1526

Firefox thinks I am Greek

There must be some setting in Firefox that causes so many web sites accessed through it to be in Greek. This does not happen with Chrome so my system is OK. Is there any way I can download Firefox so that it does not screw things up!
by johnincrete
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: One Drive on not-so-smart Samsung phone
Replies: 9
Views: 1874

Re: One Drive on not-so-smart Samsung phone

Thanks Kilkis but One Drive is not listed in the application and the stupid message is still making life difficult. Incidentally, one reason I got the phone was to have a portable Bible application to replace my large Bibles when I am at church. IT has disappeared from the phone. Maybe I should ditc...
by johnincrete
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: One Drive on not-so-smart Samsung phone
Replies: 9
Views: 1874

One Drive on not-so-smart Samsung phone

I understand that On Drive is a Microsoft offering and is intended for storage. I have no reason to use it. Somehow it has installed itself on my phone but I get a warning every few seconds "One Drive has stopped" and it makes using the phone very difficult because you have to click OK. IT...
by johnincrete
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Key ring torch
Replies: 6
Views: 1398

Re: Key ring torch

took a print of the e-shop page to the shop where a very helpful man placed the order. picked up the torch this am used it tonight - great!
thanks as ever

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