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benhalterci last won the day on March 8 2011

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  1. Oh no- I'd forgotten I put that on the profile. I live in Turkey (have done permanently for 13 years now) .... but when I went down the list of options - Turkey was not on it, so I put the nearest down instead, meaning to come back to it and try again later. Then forgot all about it. I should alter it ... will do so now. Thanks for reminding me!

  2. Are you really from Turkmenistan??

  3. Thanks for your kind comment on my photo - you look kind of good yourself!!!!

  4. Very nice pic of you:)

  5. What time does noise have to stop here? Is it midnight now? Having suffered a year with the nightclub under my window, the noise of which thank goodness is now within acceptable limits, I've of course got Noisy Neighbours who moved in about the same time the nightclub noise died down! The night they moved in, it sounded as if heavy wardrobes were being hauled across the floor - from 12.30 midnight until the small hours! Now they usually come home about 11 pm or a bit later, as I'm trying to get to sleep so I have to routinely wear ear plugs or else just get woken up. The latest thing is this DIY banging....as is their usual patter they are quiet all day and then wake up at night like vampires:( The trouble is I can't find who it is. This building is a huge rabbit warren of different flats and echos like there's no tomorrow so you can never find out where the noise is coming from...
  6. From sh*tting on my window ledges. They usually do the same place and do very big piles of poo:( Like dogs don't tney smell the area and poo in the same place because of that? Any ideas to put them off? Should I now clean it with bleach?
  7. The You Tube ban is back again it seems. It may be a technical thing but i doubt it. Watch this space. Oops..rebooted my pc and now it does! Strange....
  8. Here's my rant; Turks for some reason don't like rolling their sleeves up and cleaning the house themselves. They'd rather employ a cleaner to do it. Ok..if there is a supply of cheap labour looking for work that's understandable I suppose. But their refusal to get their precious hands dirty even by carrying a very light rubbish bag to the nearby rubbish dumping place when they KNOW there are rats in the house really irks me. As does employing a cleaner to clean the stairs and windows in the stairwell (he never touches the windows and doesn't get rid of the dirt - just redistributes it) who is patently unsatisfactory. I messaged my neighbours that this is the last month I am paying for him and maybe we could clean each part of the stairwells and landings ourselves. As usual I never get a reply from most of them and the only one who replied said she wasn't going to do any cleaning herself as she was busy enough. I am also busy but I know there are a lot of problems with cleaners (the last house cleaner I had I caught putting my precious jar of marmite into her bag and she ruined my best sandals kneeling on the floor and rolling them into the dirt) and therefore prefer to clean the place myself. What are people's thoughts on this? Is it an Istanbul thing or are people like that all over the country?
  9. Ouch! So you did:)Wow Karen you really do have a good online experience. It does depend where you live though. I live Istanbul but have a dodgy phone line and my internet is slow so it just goes to show that just because you live in a city doesn't mean you get good internet or phone services.
  10. Very good and thorough answer from Cukur; I think this guy will change his mind about coming to Turkey if he wants a fast internet:)). Also he probably doesn't know about all the power cuts we get...ah, the season is starting soon:)Only you forgot to answer his last question which is yes he can get a pay as you go phone mobile from all the providersl
  11. Hi Steve, no they don't have that option or indeed any other option to speak english:( My friend has promised to ring them tomorrow before she gets busy at work so we'll see what they say. Another friend says why don't I get cable but we don't have cable where I live:(
  12. Ok Steve, thanks:) Meanwhile I rang D-smart but it is a recorded menu. Only in Turkish. Could someone. Tell me what numbers to press so get through to a live operator pls?
  13. Yes they really are crap. Sunny thanks for the number; Steve can you give me the dream box number? Today a friend of mine said her family has cable and that is dead cheap.
  14. Spoke to Digiturk and she said that she'd contact the tech people but agrees that if they can't help then I can cancel my membership. Sounds a bit defeatist to me. Another question now to Sunny or anyone else who can help: can you give me the names of any other satellite tv companies in Turkey and any links to them? Thanks! Sorry, one last message .... Would like to try to contact D-smart but can't find their link anywhere. Anyone got a link or a phone number? Also, isn't there one called Orio or something? Or is that just a satellite dish without a provider?
  15. Sunny, thanks for your input as I can't even look at the screen (I suffer from migraines and this picture brings it on) these days. I am not technical at all but are you maybe referring to a transmitter or something? Dunno. I can't get near the dish myself. It is on top of the building and the men have to climb up there (I'd be scared stiff) to get at it. Not much fun and maybe why they avoid doing it if possible! Nonetheless, it is the dish or transmitter or whatever (i.e. not the tv or anything in the house) that is causing the problem as before I had this new dish arrangement it was perfect. When I get back tomorrow evening I will ring Digiturk and talk to their English speaking helpline. If I can't get any joy I will have to terminate my contract with them and see if DSmart are any better. They can't be any worse since I've had lots of problems with the satellite signal etc and a Turkish friend of mine I remember saying that DSmart are better. I'd rather be without a telly than have a picture like this. I've tried to put up with it but I simply can't.
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