It looks like I'll accept an offer from Cisco now that I've been down to
their campus these last few days. Sounds like lots of work but a
significantly better lifestyle.
So given that I'll be moving to the Bay Area soon, I have some questions
for you Valley pros out there since I'm fairly in the dark about the
o What's the skookum Cell Phone company to use? Especially given
that I'll be roaming a fair amount through the US? Is Digital good
enough or will I need a bulkier Dual Mode phone? (YECH!)
o What's the skookum TV option? I'll wanna watch lots of hockey and
I'll need ESPN2. Do I go PrimeStar? TCI? What? Do any of them
carry Canadian channels like the CBC (don't hurt me!)?
o What's the ISDN service like in the Bay Area? Do they assign regular
SPIDs to each B-channel so that I can use it for telephony? Does it
include the full enhanced services package like CLID and Name
o What's car insurance like? Do they have a monthly automatic bank
withdrawal plan like here in BC so you can spread the payments over
12 months? How expensive is it?
o Are the prices at Fry's indicative of the cost of consumer
in the Valley in general? If so, make me a list and I'll buy you
stuff up here, because by comparison, A&B Sound in Vancouver is dirt
cheap compared to Fry's.
o Is downtown San Jose a bad place to live? Is $1500 USD too much to
spend on an apartment? Where's the ideal place given that CSCO is
in Northeast San Jose? I'm looking for a short commute from a place
near water and cultural stuff (pubs, playhouses, cabarets, etc.)
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Ian Andrew Bell email@example.com
BC TEL Interactive (604) 482-5708
"Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot."