Lauren: We've already talked about how hard it is to get a package, but we've had other difficulties in doing even the most basic things, one of which is getting cable.
Aneya: And we're not talking about TV cable. We figured we'd be out and about all the time, we wouldn't even have time to watch TV (How wrong we were). No, this was only for the internet, and a landline phone (which I eventually had to unplug from the wall, since all the calls were tele-marketers asking for Daniela, and they were driving me crazy!)
Lauren: Because we do not have a RUT we cannot sign up for almost anything, including cable. So we needed to share Daniela's (which was very generous of her). Chileans are in no way punctual, so our first waiting for the cable guy took nine hours, more than a full day at work of just waiting in at house without internet, and a TV that has 4 barely visible channels. It was excruciating.
Aneya: Just not having Wi-Fi is excruciating, for an internet junkie like myself. We waited around all day for the guy to come, and then there was a big mix up, because we had accidentally set up two accounts! So a MovieStar guy arrives, and we were so excited. Finally! But he strangely hasn't brought any tools. Turns out, it was the wrong guy. Oh, the torture.
Lauren: The first time all three of us were necessary because Aneya and I had to make the decisions of where to put the cable, sign the form, Daniela had her RUT, and we both talked to the guy. Then we had to wait for the cable guy at Daniela and Stephen's house. Another five hours, although this was broken up into two more manageable days. I was there to talk to the guy, Stephen was there to make the major decisions, and Aneya was there to keep us both company. Basically if any one of us had full-time employment getting WiFi would be totally impossible.
Aneya: The second time was even worse, because the guy had such an attitude! When he finally did arrive (just in time, he said between 2-6, he arrived promptly at 6. Lauren and I had brought over many snacks, movies and reading materials, because we knew it would take all day. And it did!) The guy gave Stephen's MacBook a look of disgust, then walkie-talkied his friend to tell him his bad misfortune. "He has a Mac" he sighed. Well, we knew this couldn't be good. He drilled into the wall, stomped around and generally made a mess, then told us he'd have to come back in the morning. What?! Thank god he actually did arrive in the morning, with his friend in tow, and they eventually did the impossible- their job. Oh, the things we do for WiFi.
-- Aneya & Lauren