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  1. There's a place on Visible's website to determine whether or not your phone is compatible with their service. If it is, then I would assume they'd send you a new sim card, but don't know. Perhaps their website says.
  2. I was looking at their website today and notice an asterisk on the "unlimited data." It says that the unlimited data is for a limited time only and begins on 10/22/2019. Does anyone know whether or not Visible is still offering unlimited data? If so, any idea when it might stop being offered? I'd like to sign up for Visible once our current Verizon contract ends, but that's a little more than a year away, but I wouldn't want to lose out on the unlimited data!
  3. We had a Safe-T-Plus added to the front of our Class C. It really helps with the drag when large trucks pass. It probably helps somewhat with wind, but if the wind is strong enough to start pushing your rig around, it's time to get off the road!
  4. All of those RV parks are a L-O-N-G way from the U.S./Algodones border. Sleepy Hollow, the only RV park within walking distance has been closed for at least a couple of years. From looking at the map, you might think that Cocopah RV & Golf Resort or Lucky Park Del Sur might be close enough, but you can't walk west from there to get to Algodones Road (SR-186) because of the Colorado River. You could park at the casino, but that's still an awfully long way to walk.
  5. So far, the Surface is working out. That'll save me some money which is a good thing as I have some dental work that needs to be completed over the next couple of months. 😪
  6. Quartzsite has a business where you can pick up USPS/FedEx/UPS mail/packages. Ironwood Outpost
  7. We've only been asked to fill out a form for general delivery once -- years ago at a post office in Montana. However, we've run into several post offices that will accept general delivery mail for only 30 days and then require you to get a post office box...Quartzsite being one of them. Several years ago, we had mail sent to Quartzsite. When I picked it up, I got a lecture about how we'd only be able to get general delivery mail for 30 days and then would have to get a post office box. I pointed out to the guy that they didn't have enough post office boxes for all the winter visitors that spend the winter there. It fell on deaf ears. Fortunately, for us, we were moving on and not getting anymore mail there. But we've found over the years that the people at the Quartzsite post office are very unfriendly.
  8. Thanks Bill. The sale is good until later this month, so it will give me some time to play around with my Surface to see if it will work for me.
  9. Okay...it appears that the Surface 3 charges when turned off but plugged in. When I turn it back on, it continues to charge...it just won't charge if it's already on and *then* plugged in. I have no idea why this is, but as long as I can get it to charge, I'll be taking it with us when we head south in the fall. I will continue to experiment with this situation to make sure it always charges when turned off and continues to charge when turned back on again.
  10. No, unfortunately, it did not. I turned on the computer this morning without plugging it in and updated a bunch of files. Ran the battery down to 30% then plugged it in. Got the same message...plugged, no charging. I now have the computer turned off but plugged in. I'll see if it charges while off as it has done before. Looks like I'll be getting a new computer!
  11. But it is not a full version and is useless for my purposes. I ended up deleting it from my phone.
  12. The main reason why I cannot use a Chromebook is because I can't use Quicken on it. That is a MAJOR requirement for me. If and when Quicken comes up with software that works on Chromebook, I'd consider it.
  13. Well, surprisingly, the Surface 3 power cord was delivered today! So I'm going to go give it a try. Will report back later.
  14. Yes, I knew that Ryzen is an AMD processor from what was said previously. But I'd never heard of it (Ryzen) before. I don't really have a particular aspect of performance in mind. As I stated previously, I don't stream movies or TV shows, although I do watch an occasional short You Tube video. I also don't do any gaming...I have some games I play, but they're things like solitaire and mahjong. Mostly I use the computer for Quicken, word processing and spreadsheets, and web surfing.
  15. It's not that I'm in love with the size, but I already have this one and I'd like something smaller than the 15.6" Dell computer I use at home. I've been taking it (the Dell) with us when we head south in the winter, but the smaller Surface 3 would be more convenient for the space we have where we use our computers in the RV. It would be nice to have something perhaps a bit bigger than the Surface 3, but smaller than the 15.6" computer. However, if I can get the Surface to work with the new cable that's coming and I can get it to stop doing the "plugged in but not charging" thing, I won't have to spend money on a new computer! I'm not sure I really want a computer than doesn't have a keyboard attached. I use my phone for doing a lot of web surfing, reading Facebook, and the like, but if I have any amount of typing to do (like I'm doing here), I want to use a keyboard, not just one finger on a tablet. I doubt very much I'd ever use a computer that had a separate keyboard as a tablet. I do use a wireless mouse (bluetooth) and have turned off the keypad on the computer because I don't like using a keypad and I keep hitting it with a thumb as I'm typing and everything I'm writing suddenly disappears!
  16. Yes, I knew that these computers have been discontinued. But the price is good! See, this is the type of information I need! I've, of course, heard of Intel and AMD processors, but never the Ryzen. I had always been under the impression that AMD processors were not as good as Intel, but I really know nothing about the inner workings of a computer...just how to use them. So this doesn't come with a keyboard, which I would have to buy, right? There's no way I want a computer without a keyboard...defeats the purpose (for me) of having a computer. With a computer, I can type with all 10 fingers, not with just one on a tablet! 😂
  17. Thanks for the link. I'll check it out.
  18. Staples has this laptop on sale through this coming Saturday for $549.99: Lenovo Flex 5, Intel i5 (New Egg wants $974.00 for this laptop) Or there's this one for $649.99, but it has the i7 processor rather than the i5 of the one above: Lenovo Flex 5, Intel i7 Any comments on either of these? I won't be purchasing another computer until after I've received the new power cord for my Surface 3 and have had a chance to play around with it to make sure it works, but if I'm still having problems with it, I'll be buying a new computer.
  19. That might be nice, but there is absolutely no room in our RV for a desktop. We have only one place to sit -- the dinette -- and, thus, only one place to put a computer -- the dinette table.
  20. Yes, it's a Surface 3, not the Pro. I did order a new power supply cord yesterday from Amazon which should be here Monday (being sent by USPS, so who knows when it really will get here). Strangely, yesterday, I shut down the machine, closed it up, but left the power cord attached. When I went to turn it on later in the day, it was at 100% (it had been down to 30-some percent)! I've had that happen to me before -- it won't charge while on, but will if I shut the machine off. Anyway, once I get the new cord, I'll play around with it some more. I'd like to take this computer with me because of it's small size, but I need a reliable computer and don't want to mess around with one that may or may not charge at any given time.
  21. Thanks, Bill. I'll take a look at them.
  22. Thanks for the hint. However, I can't find any way to access the battery on my Surface 3. The bottom of the computer is felt, which is the bottom of the keyboard. When I flip the stand open, I don't see any place that looks like a battery access panel. Anyone know how to access the battery on this computer?
  23. Thanks, RV_! I'll take a look at these in more detail tomorrow morning!
  24. Requirements: Windows 10 Touchscreen 12" - 14" screen (this will be for traveling, thus the smaller size) Under $1,000 I don't need the latest, greatest, fastest, most high-powered laptop. I mostly use it for Quicken, surfing the web, some word processing and spreadsheets (using Open Office), and game playing (solitaire, mahjong, etc.). I don't stream movies or TV shows, but do watch an occasional short YouTube video. I've looked on Amazon and New Egg, but I just don't know enough about all the different specs to make an informed decision. (I have an older Surface laptop that I was hoping to take with me, but it uses a USB charge cable and something must be wrong with the charge port on the laptop because it shows it's connected to power, but not charging. This has actually been a problem from the beginning, but it's gotten so that I can't get it to charge at all. I don't know if the charge port can be repaired, or if it would even be worth doing so.)
  25. I'd add New Horizons to this list, too. They are still in business.
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