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Its even more frustraiting at the red light when a bus
comes up next to you and it can go through the red
light while you still need to wait for a all cycle.
Try it, pass in front of the main Migros store in
Centro Lugano at 11:30 pm or 23:30 on a Tuesday night
going downtown/lungolago toward the UBS office.
The good news is that if you turn right on red and you
show them your California drivers licers you may get
away with it. I did it once, I have not tried it
:) have fun.
I bet also that the post office is closed from 11:59
to 13:31 everyday?
--- Chris Cavigioli <chris-c_at_attglobal.net> wrote:
> Here is some of the learning I have experienced so
> PHONE CARDS (fixed network)
> I still haven't found the right calling card.
> The comparis.ch web site doesn't touch calling
> cards, but it's a great site for other info.
> DESK PHONES
> I re-discovered that the Swiss STILL don't have
> phones that can do Touch-Tones [DTMF or MF-Wahl]
> during a call in progress!!
> ...especially not in office PBXes!!! Can you
> believe it in 2004???
> HOTEL BROADBAND
> My hotel (Villa Sassa) has no DSL.
> My hotel does offer an 802.11b WLAN in the lobby,
> but you need to buy 2-hr or 24-hr units that begin
> once you first connect and
> don't stop until they run out! (e.g. they are
> billing by time, whether or not you even use it ...
> what a rip off)
> My hotel can dial-up with a modem, but ... the hotel
> still doesn't offer worldwide standard RJ-11 USA
> style phone jacks!! Can you
> believe it in 2004??? So you have to drive down to
> the Migros at the airport in Lugano (or maybe
> another such store) and stock up on
> adapters for AC power and phone jacks.
> GPRS is working here in Lugano with a local
> "sunrise.ch" GSM phone that I am borrowing.
> I can purchase SIM $$ refills easily at the PTT post
> office in either CHF50 or CHF100 denominations ...
> but the PTT doesn't take
> credit cards Can you believe it in 2004??? (Almost
> any other store or restaurant is taking credit cards
> so far...)
> I haven't yet tried roaming with GPRS, but the
> sunrise.ch and comparis.ch sites claim it's no
> problem ... doesn't say anything about
> data roaming charges ...?
> For voice roaming, it's just expensive, that's all
> ... nothing new there ...
> By the way, I think I remember that it's illegal in
> CH to drive while speaking on the phone ... not sure
> ... rental car agency has
> no warning signs ... so I bought a "handsfree"
> headset but it doesn't work well.
> -chris ... so far in Lugano
> P.S. Oh yeah, I now remember how frustrating it is
> to sit at a red light in CH at night time (when
> everyone has already gone to
> sleep) and you still can't turn right on red!!
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Received on Wed Feb 11 2004 - 03:38:34 PST