I’m in the process of moving out to the country, where the only internet service is Telmex. After I agreed to lease the house, however, I found out that I would be on a waiting list for internet service because there are very few ports available on the server for that area. Even though there…
If you spend hours cursing at your Telmex Infinitum modem because it drops your internet connection on a whim for hours at a time, here’s a simple trick that seems to work miracles. I discovered it just the other day, and it has worked about six times without fail, so I don’t think it’s a…
One of the first things people do after moving to Lakeside is choose a television service provider. For most people, there is something particular they want to have access to. It may be news, sports, movies, or sitcoms. There are good service options for all of those here, but they all have pros and cons, as described below.
Lakeside residents have an array of choices for watching English language TV programming. In addition to the cable and satellite services for TV sets, there’s a variety of video-on-demand services on the internet for computers. However, those services often disappoint north-of-the-border expats because Mexico changes the viewing content for Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime, and other boutique services, such as BigStar.
Telmex sells three different internet speed plans (in packages that also include telephone minutes): one plan with up to 3 Mbps (megabytes per second) for 389 pesos per month, another with up to 5 Mbps for 599, and the best one with up to 10 Mbps for 999.
No matter which plan you choose, however, you may unknowingly be assigned to a slow node (server) that is incapable of delivering speeds higher than 2 Mbps.
Before moving to another country, most people spend some time online to get information about what it’s like there. There’s lots of glossy travel information about the Lake Chapala area online, for instance, especially on real estate websites. But, to get the real scoop, many people read the local forums or web boards (aside from reading this online magazine, of course).