Date registered: May 9, 2012
Region: North America
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I would like to purchase two of those cubby-style shelves from Ikea second hand. (I don't want to pay brand new price) I want the ones that have the 4 cubbies in them to use underneath a table top to hold it up and make a storage desk. Preferred color: white, but if you have two in any color, we could make a deal.
Is anyone else having extreme connectivity problems with Strong VPN? I've got China Telecom as my ISP and we just upgraded to fiber optic because they thought that would fix it. Nope...terrible connection...can't get onto Facebook, youtube, and other US sites. Really frustrating! Any suggestions?!
I am going to the USA for the summer and would like to get a SIM card for my iPhone 4S. I am not a techie, so once I get a card, what has to happen next? How do you get some kind of calling/data plan set up for just 2 months? I bought the iPhone here in Chengdu, so does it need to be "unlocked" before going back to the US? Any advice would be welcome.
There is also a rather complicated process (maybe not so bad if you have a native speaker help you) where you can go to the nearest post office and pay in cash to "charge up" your account and then the money is available to use to buy on Taobao. I went to a short seminar about how that works but have not actually done it myself. You have to set up an account first and then you go to China Post and someone there can add the money to your account. But, definitely ask someone from here for help if you go that route.
Thanks for the feedback. By "short trips" I mean a round trip from the Tongzilin Carrefour area to the Trustmart on 1st ring road or maybe even shorter. I recently went from Tongzilin to Metro (the supermarket) on a fully-charged battery and I was pretty much limping home.
Thanks for the info about prices and upgrades, etc. That's exactly the kid of thing I was hoping to find out so that I can feel more confident going to the bike man.
We are new to Chengdu and are happy to have Mike's Pizza close by! It will be our Friday or Saturday night family tradition. The choice of toppings is great...I love artichoke, chicken, and goat cheese and many pizza places don't offer those. Friendly, prompt service and great taste. Thanks for this taste of home!!!