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by Tom in WI @, Monday, January 23, 2023, 11:25 (9 days ago)

We want to watch our granddaughters play softball in February and March on the ESPN Plus network which is listed as not available in Mexico. Some research shows that it should be available through Express VPN or others. We haven’t used a VPN here before, so any ideas or suggestions in if this might work would be appreciated. Thanks!

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by JeffMN ⌂ @, Minneapolis MN USA, Monday, January 23, 2023, 13:07 (9 days ago) @ Tom in WI

I faced a similar situation a few years ago with a music streaming service not offered in Mexico. I set up a VPN (I've used Nord ever since) and it worked like a charm. Even lets you choose which country you want vendors to think you're logging in from.

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http://www.OneMansWonder.com

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by Padrino ⌂ @, San Diego/Rosarito, Monday, January 23, 2023, 13:11 (9 days ago) @ Tom in WI

We want to watch our granddaughters play softball in February and March on the ESPN Plus network which is listed as not available in Mexico. Some research shows that it should be available through Express VPN or others. We haven’t used a VPN here before, so any ideas or suggestions in if this might work would be appreciated. Thanks!

A competent VPN should do the trick. Your computer will appear to be located in the United States or whatever country you choose. However, there are a few websites that seem to be able to detect that you are using a VPN and may block you. We use NordVPN and they have thousands of servers located around the world. But somehow, a least of few websites have blocked us from using their service while the VPN was active. Luckily, this has been easy to counter with these few websites. All you do is pause the VPN service for five minutes, go to the website and start browsing, and then allow the VPN to resume, and it seems to work fine. (I am guessing it is just some automatic script their home page uses to detect VPNs but then once you get past the home page, you are clear.)

Good Luck!

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, January 23, 2023, 14:05 (9 days ago) @ Tom in WI

We want to watch our granddaughters play softball in February and March on the ESPN Plus network which is listed as not available in Mexico. Some research shows that it should be available through Express VPN or others. We haven’t used a VPN here before, so any ideas or suggestions in if this might work would be appreciated. Thanks!

Contact my friend Javier at SIDITEL and he can fix you up with an excellent internet TV service called NEO that receives ESPN+, no problem.

SERVICES > COMM. & TECH.

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by Tom in WI @, Monday, January 23, 2023, 23:06 (9 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Thank-you to all who responded! I’m sure I’ll come up with a plan within the next couple of weeks. Rob, I will probably look to you for some more information. Gracias!!

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by Tom in WI @, Monday, January 30, 2023, 10:03 (2 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Hello Rob, back to you! I tried calling Javiar about setting up the NEO but got no answer this morning and could not leave a message. Might there be another way to contact him? I can try texting if that’s his cell number.

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by Little Guy @, Monday, January 30, 2023, 10:22 (2 days ago) @ Tom in WI

I try to avoid anything to do with Meta (Facebook, instagram, etc.). But I have come to accept that in Mexico, often the best way to contact an individual or business is using WhatsApp. I sometimes send an email to someone and wait days for a response. But when I try to contact them through WhatsApp, I will commonly get a response in hours or even minutes.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, January 30, 2023, 11:30 (2 days ago) @ Little Guy

I try to avoid anything to do with Meta (Facebook, instagram, etc.). But I have come to accept that in Mexico, often the best way to contact an individual or business is using WhatsApp. I sometimes send an email to someone and wait days for a response. But when I try to contact them through WhatsApp, I will commonly get a response in hours or even minutes.

Very true!

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, January 30, 2023, 11:31 (2 days ago) @ Tom in WI

Hello Rob, back to you! I tried calling Javiar about setting up the NEO but got no answer this morning and could not leave a message. Might there be another way to contact him? I can try texting if that’s his cell number.

Please try again or send his office a WhatsApp text.

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by Tom in WI @, Monday, January 30, 2023, 11:49 (2 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Gracias!

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by Tom in WI @, Monday, January 30, 2023, 15:30 (2 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I’ve tried calling Javier’s office several times today with no answer. I sent him a WhatsApp text but it said he’s not signed up for the app. I invited him but no response yet to that. Does he have an office available in Zihua?

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by Zihuateco @, Monday, January 30, 2023, 15:51 (2 days ago) @ Tom in WI

Hola, Javi is under the weather. Please call 52 745 108 6306 and someone from his office will respond. FYI, NEO has worked great for me. Feel free to email me if you have any specific questions about NEO.

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by Tom in WI @, Monday, January 30, 2023, 15:55 (2 days ago) @ Zihuateco

Thank-you so much! I will call that number and also get back to you if I have questions! ????