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    Xoom vs. Western Union - Pros and Cons - Other Options?

    Who would charge me this interest? My credit card?
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    Xoom vs. Western Union - Pros and Cons - Other Options?

    Apologies if this is something that has already been addressed here, but I just attempted to send my husband $500 through the WU website with our credit card and got the fraud alert department. Should I instead try sending to myself? Are we allowed to send ourselves money through WU? THanks!
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    Organic milk/dairy in Entre Rios?

    Anyone know where we can get organic whole milk and other organic gelatin-free dairy products? If not in Entre Rios, then where in Buenos Aires? (I'm going there next month and I may just bring a cooler and bring back organic dairy products with me lol.
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    Keeping US cell phone number for text & talk when moving there

    We used to be avid Magic Jack users and perhaps eventually we will again but for now we're doing a strange combo of things that's working though not for the long term likely.
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    Banking question

    No reason except a couple people mentioned Banco Frances here but it's probably just where they happen to bank. And I'll ask you the same question if I direct deposit to an Argentine bank account from WU is it pesificado? Or do I still get the WU blue rate?
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    Banking question

    Thank you so much! I really appreciate your thorough analysis and experience. So just to clarify, if I use Western Union to direct deposit into our Argentine account, we will still get the blue dollar rate, correct? And then we can use our argentine bank debit card to pay for the...
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    Banking question

    Hi everyone, Our friends and family here are telling us that we should open a bank account with Banco Frances so that we can pay for things like fridges and washer/driers in cuotas sin interes. My questions are the following: 1). Do I need to have a DNI to be on the account with my husband who...
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    Bringing a container with our stuff...

    Yes, we are here for good too (whatever that means as I've learned over the past decade that nothing is ever permanent) and we are bringing everything that we didn't give away in the US. Based on the past two weeks, I know I will be relieved and happy once my everyday luxuries from back home...
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    Bringing a container with our stuff...

    Hi! I really appreciate all the advice and wisdom I've gotten here so far so thought I'd ask about this unfolding situation... Our shipping container is apparently on the way set to arrive in early December. My husband, as an Argentine citizen who lived in US for 20 years has done all the...
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    How to get a DNI?

    So of course we drove the 75 minutes today for my appointment with Migraciones to be told that the only two people who know how to do it are on vacation. When I asked why the system had let me make an appointment they said they must have forgotten to let the system know they were gone. So, we...
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    How to get a DNI?

    LOL I've been coming to Argentina almost every other year since 2000, usually spending at least a month but sometimes up to three. Always wanted to live here and financially we can finally do it especially with the way the dollar is. I've been coming to Gualeguaychú since 2003 and yes I...
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    How to get a DNI?

    Thanks! Does that mean you live in Entre Rios, Brian? I guess it'll be an adventure going there. My husband who is from here will come with, but I'm sure it'll be something for the memoirs;)
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    How to get a DNI?

    Thank you all! I just got a turno through the link you provided however even though I selected Gualeguaychú, Gualeguaychú it gave me an appointment in concepcion de uruguay! Any thoughts on how I can change it? There is no phone number provided of course;)
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    How to get a DNI?

    We just moved here as permanent residents two weeks ago and I was told by the Chicago consulate that I needed to get the DNI process started asap. We're in Gualeguaychú where my husband is from and where it's unclear if anyone from the US has ever settled as a permanent resident from the look...
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    Keeping US cell phone number for text & talk when moving there

    Sorry if this is a dumb question, but do you know which iphones might have that dual SIM capability. That would be ideal! And then we would be able to use the phone easily in either country, have an Argentine # and US # and it would work wherever we are?
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    Keeping US cell phone number for text & talk when moving there

    Thanks, lunar. We do plan to spend some months of the year in the US working and when we are here we will need phones. This is why I'm even considering keeping them. You seem to know a lot about VOIP services so I'm wondering if you know about the answer to my question about the number I...
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    110 Voltage help

    We have imacs and I don't think they have voltage switches, do they? I guess I did use my mac laptop there and plug it in without incident using just a convertor...is this what you mean that we will be able to do the same for our iMacs? And as far as we can tell our Samsung Smart TVs aren't...
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    110 Voltage help

    Curious if anyone can provide links to transformers that have worked great for your desktop computers and tvs brought from the US?
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    Keeping US cell phone number for text & talk when moving there

    I tried a search for this question first but only post I found was from 2009 so I assume the answers have changed;). We are moving there next month and currently both share a Sprint/T-Mobile business plan for our cell phones and have numbers that we have had for over a decade that we want to...
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    Travel health insurance

    Thank you, cafeamericano. I'll check that out. I guess the larger question is for those of you who have health insurance in Argentina from Argentina, do any plans cover you while traveling back to the states? (I'm wondering if I'm worrying about something that I won't even need;)
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