Sunday, January 14, 2018

The Net


Internet Connection in Yuma

8:09am:
When the Scampy Team arrived in Yuma, Arizona late yesterday afternoon, we found that our internet connection was terribly slow. We were unable to publish our Nite Camp Location Link until around 10pm!

Then, for some unexplained reason, the internet got going fast!?

Right now here in Yuma, the net is performing very well! 😎




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8:21am:
International Roaming
This morning, T-Mobile support instructed how to activate International Roaming [IR]. With IR activated, we should be able to make our Blog posts after we pass thru the International Border at Lukeville, Arizona.

Lukeville is about 3-hours south of our present location in Yuma, Arizona, where we are right now.

PS: Although I've traveled across the IR many times, and all over Mexico as well, I find myself very excited about crossing into Mexico today!


2:30pm:
First attempt to enter Mexico
The last time we entered Mexico at the Lukeville, Arizona crossing, it was necessary to travel to Kilometer 21 in order to obtain our immigration papers.

However, now there is no lomger a Kilometer 21 office! The immigration office is now at the International Border at Lukeville/Sonoyta. We had to travel all the way back to the International Border to find that tiny office.

Because it is so late in the day, we no lomger have time to obtain these papers and then travel to the Town of Santa Ana 150 miles to the east. Then find a place to stay the night.

Instead, we re-entered the United States and are camping for the night at the campground at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.

Tomorrow, we shall make a second attempt to enter Mexico.

Sometimes it's necessary to do things more than once to get it right.

Entrance to Mexico at Sonoyta Border Crossing






Nite Camp Location Map
Elevation: 1,710 feet

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10 comments:

  1. We're excited too, George! We'll be following every post! Buen viaje.

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    1. Hi Lee,

      The internet connection is so very bad, that I am taking too much of my time attempting to publish my Blog and reply to comments.

      I am hoping that this connection will improve.

      George

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  2. Good luck and enjoy your stay in Mexico. Looking forward to your Blog

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    1. Hi Vera,

      I am looking forward to easily publishing my Blog. Right now, it's a mess.

      George

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  3. I've found that sometimes my phone will get "stuck" on a tower with poor performance. Powering it off and back on will make it search again for service and it will usually find a better tower, especially in a populated area. Sometimes going from no service or 1-2 bars to full 5 bars.

    Maybe the same thing would work with your hotspot?

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    1. It's more than that, Lou.

      l know about powering off and on. That has not worked.

      George

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  4. Hi George, we also switched to T-mobile. You might want to check to see if the IR needs to be turned on in the USA before you cross into Mexico, or after in Mexico. Not sure if it matters, but I am curious to know. And yes, I have been following you since almost the beginning. Both my wife and I are really happiest when traveling in our rv. Hard to explain to our non-rv friends. We have a home in Michigan and a home in Naples, FL., yet spent 10 weeks in our rv on 5 trips in year 2017. I will be 80 in August.
    Like you, we are really "at home" in our 2001 Monaco.
    Have a memorable and safe trip. Please help us all understand more about Mexico and the people I am sure you will meet. Food too.

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    1. International Roaming was turned on in the United States.

      George

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  5. I'm with Verizon and I never have trouble with internet connections in Mexico using my IR. I used my IR while traveling in Canada too. I'm sure as you travel further south you'll encounter more cell towers so internet might improve.

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  6. George, what is the reason you didn't enter Mexico in Yuma and take highway 2 to Sonoyta? I'm not sure if you traveled through Gila Bend....just wondering.

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