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Old 10-27-2016   #226 (permalink)
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The roads in Playa certainly can be confusing. Look at 38th calle. It exists on both sides of the highway, but it's a completely different road that doesn't connect. And in Ejido, it isn't uncommon to not have road signs for a few blocks. Also the 1 way roads in the Centro can can mean they'll drop you off a block away (so they don't have to drive an extra mile to drop you at the door); this can be confusing to someone who doesn't know the area.


I've had to wait more than 5 minutes to find a taxi on Constituyentes at a restaurant on the other side of the highway multiple times. These services are great when you have a group of people and it's raining. Just buzz the taxi, hide inside, at your doorstep.
Yep, where you'll find all the tourists. Well not all, how about most? Well not most, how about a few?. Well not a few, how about .....

Don't really think your frame of reference, (nor mine), applies here, do you?
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I've had to wait more than 5 minutes to find a taxi on Constituyentes at a restaurant on the other side of the highway multiple times. These services are great when you have a group of people and it's raining. Just buzz the taxi, hide inside, at your doorstep.
Indeed, we were staying around La Joya and there wasn't always taxis around. A better case was when we were at Carmen Beer Co. Send a message, finish up your beer while you wait for the one they call to come pick you up.

Overall the drivers via Whatsapp seemed better overall, probably because it's a voluntary service.

Anyways, I thought it was a decent service.
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is the chart still up to date?


Also where exactly does centro end in terms of street/avenue? On the north sides its 34th street. But what about the south side?


What about where office depot is to walmart? Is that still zone 1 to zone 1?
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is the chart still up to date?


Also where exactly does centro end in terms of street/avenue? On the north sides its 34th street. But what about the south side?


What about where office depot is to walmart? Is that still zone 1 to zone 1?
Yes, still current.

I'm not 100% certain if the zone 2 begins on the south side of the street or not, (although I'm guessing it does). However at a little less than 2 1/2 cents difference between zone 1 and zone 2, will the added cost effect your lifestyle much? But why simplify your life when you can complicate things?
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Yes, still current.

I'm not 100% certain if the zone 2 begins on the south side of the street or not, (although I'm guessing it does). However at a little less than 2 1/2 cents difference between zone 1 and zone 2, will the added cost effect your lifestyle much? But why simplify your life when you can complicate things?


Hi. No none of that affects it. Cabs here are cheap. I was just curious where exactly centro ends on the south end.
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The chart from Zone 1 to Playacar says 90, but the chart at Chedraui says 50/60/120 to Playacar depending on if you're worker/local/tourist.


So I don't know if the chart is out of date or if the chart at Chedraui is a scam.
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The chart from Zone 1 to Playacar says 90, but the chart at Chedraui says 50/60/120 to Playacar depending on if you're worker/local/tourist.


So I don't know if the chart is out of date or if the chart at Chedraui is a scam.
As far as I know, there is one rate structure for all passengers. Again, I believe the chart and map to be current.
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As far as I know, there is one rate structure for all passengers. Again, I believe the chart and map to be current.
Yes, but here's an oddity I hadn't noticed before that makes me wonder if it's true for all types of passengers:

Going from Zone 1 (for example, the Farmacia Similares on the NE corner of Av 30 and Calle 34) to Zone 5 (Playacar) is 90 pesos. If you walk across the street (Calle 34) north from the Farmacia Similares so you're standing on the SE corner of Av 30 and Calle 34 (a block north of the far El Fogon on Av 30), which puts you technically in Zone 2, and farther away from Playacar, the rate is only 55 pesos. The only reason I can think of for the great disparity is that there are more tourists going from Zone 1 to Playacar than from Zone 2 - and what better way to earn a buck than to help lighten a tourista's heavy wallet? I'm surprised I'd never noticed that before. Anybody got a good explanation?

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Yes, but here's an oddity I hadn't noticed before that makes me wonder if it's true for all types of passengers:

Going from Zone 1 (for example, the Farmacia Similares on the NE corner of Av 30 and Calle 34) to Zone 5 (Playacar) is 90 pesos. If you walk across the street (Calle 34) from the Farmacia Similares so you're standing on the SE corner of Av 30 and Calle 34, which puts you technically in Zone 2, and farther away from Playacar, the rate is only 55 pesos. The only reason I can think of for the great disparity is that there are more tourists going from Zone 1 to Playacar than from Zone 2 - and what better way to earn a buck that to help lighten a tourista's heavy wallet? I'm surprised I'd never noticed that before. Anybody got a good explanation?
I think you answered your own question.
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Yes, but here's an oddity I hadn't noticed before that makes me wonder if it's true for all types of passengers:

Going from Zone 1 (for example, the Farmacia Similares on the NE corner of Av 30 and Calle 34) to Zone 5 (Playacar) is 90 pesos. If you walk across the street (Calle 34) north from the Farmacia Similares so you're standing on the SE corner of Av 30 and Calle 34 (a block north of the far El Fogon on Av 30), which puts you technically in Zone 2, and farther away from Playacar, the rate is only 55 pesos. The only reason I can think of for the great disparity is that there are more tourists going from Zone 1 to Playacar than from Zone 2 - and what better way to earn a buck than to help lighten a tourista's heavy wallet? I'm surprised I'd never noticed that before. Anybody got a good explanation?
More Playacar workers live in Zone 2 than Zone 1 - obviously.
It's a fare break for locals, not so much a punishment for tourists.
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More Playacar workers live in Zone 2 than Zone 1 - obviously.
It's a fare break for locals, not so much a punishment for tourists.
Good point.
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Trying to understand Whatsapp service

Trying to understand if the service will work when I'm on the street & don't have WiFi.

My US phone includes Mex for voice text & data. Will whatsapp work with a cellular connection or do I need WiFi.
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Trying to understand if the service will work when I'm on the street & don't have WiFi.

My US phone includes Mex for voice text & data. Will whatsapp work with a cellular connection or do I need WiFi.
Cellular. Most people don't have wifi walking the streets trying to get a taxi.
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Trying to understand if the service will work when I'm on the street & don't have WiFi.

My US phone includes Mex for voice text & data. Will whatsapp work with a cellular connection or do I need WiFi.
Wondering what this has to do with taxi fares��

WhatsApp will work over wifi or data. If your US plan includes Mexico, why would you use WhatsApp to make calls?

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