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  1. #11
    Janet Wilder
    Guest

    Re: "Senior Plans"

    On 7/14/2013 1:02 AM, tlvp wrote:
    > On Sat, 13 Jul 2013 19:15:49 -0700, sms wrote:
    >
    >> <http://nordicgroup.us/internationalcalling/>

    >
    > Very OT, now, but I might add one printing tip to those your site offers.
    > Recently I needed to print boarding passes for me & my spouse for our
    > flight home from Milan. Hotel refused to let me connect to their printer,
    > refused to insert our USB stick into their system, and had no fax service.
    >
    > Instead, they said: if it's just PDF files, send them to us as attachments
    > on an email. We'll scan them against viruses, and then print them for you.
    >
    > That worked a treat :-) . Cheers, -- tlvp
    >


    Thanks. That is great info for travelers.

    I have purchased a Surf Easy so I can use it on public computers and
    where there is open WiFi. It creates a VPN.

    --
    Janet Wilder
    Way-the-heck-south Texas
    *****ing doesn't count. Cooking does.



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  2. #12

    Re: "Senior Plans"

    On Sat, 13 Jul 2013 19:15:49 -0700, sms <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On 7/13/2013 4:47 PM, Janet Wilder wrote:
    >
    >> Not very bright. I use my VZW global 4G phone in Europe and the first
    >> thing I do before boarding the plane is to turn off data roaming. The
    >> phone will do calls and texting......that's it! No picture sending, no
    >> email, no Facebook. Cruise ship and ports have WiFi and that will have
    >> to do. I just check email when away anyway. Pictures can wait until I'm
    >> home.

    >
    >The best thing to do is to get a foreign prepaid SIM card. You can
    >always forward your existing cellular and home numbers to your foreign
    >number if you really must be reachable (see the link below for
    >inexpensive ways to do this). If you are going to multiple countries you
    >can get a multi-country SIM card before you leave the U.S..
    >
    >The first thing we did when we got to China last year was to buy four
    >SIM cards, one for each member of the family. But we were not on an
    >organized tour or a cruise and we sometimes didn't all want to do the
    >same thing so we wanted to have phones more for local use than anything.
    >It was super cheap to make calls and send texts.
    >
    ><http://nordicgroup.us/internationalcalling/>


    Your link lost me at "Assuming you want to be on Verizon in the U.S.
    (since it would be exceedingly foolish not to be)".



  3. #13
    willshak
    Guest

    Re: "Senior Plans"

    [email protected] wrote:
    > On Sat, 13 Jul 2013 19:15:49 -0700, sms <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> On 7/13/2013 4:47 PM, Janet Wilder wrote:
    >>
    >>> Not very bright. I use my VZW global 4G phone in Europe and the first
    >>> thing I do before boarding the plane is to turn off data roaming. The
    >>> phone will do calls and texting......that's it! No picture sending, no
    >>> email, no Facebook. Cruise ship and ports have WiFi and that will have
    >>> to do. I just check email when away anyway. Pictures can wait until I'm
    >>> home.

    >> The best thing to do is to get a foreign prepaid SIM card. You can
    >> always forward your existing cellular and home numbers to your foreign
    >> number if you really must be reachable (see the link below for
    >> inexpensive ways to do this). If you are going to multiple countries you
    >> can get a multi-country SIM card before you leave the U.S..
    >>
    >> The first thing we did when we got to China last year was to buy four
    >> SIM cards, one for each member of the family. But we were not on an
    >> organized tour or a cruise and we sometimes didn't all want to do the
    >> same thing so we wanted to have phones more for local use than anything.
    >> It was super cheap to make calls and send texts.
    >>
    >> <http://nordicgroup.us/internationalcalling/>

    >
    > Your link lost me at "Assuming you want to be on Verizon in the U.S.
    > (since it would be exceedingly foolish not to be)".


    Verizon is a little spotty in the western half of the US.
    Check their coverage map.
    It's dominant where I live.

    --
    Bill
    In Hamptonburgh, NY
    In the original Orange County. Est. 1683
    To email, remove the double zeros after @



  4. #14
    Janet Wilder
    Guest

    Re: "Senior Plans"

    On 7/14/2013 7:13 PM, willshak wrote:
    > [email protected] wrote:
    >> On Sat, 13 Jul 2013 19:15:49 -0700, sms <[email protected]>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>> On 7/13/2013 4:47 PM, Janet Wilder wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Not very bright. I use my VZW global 4G phone in Europe and the first
    >>>> thing I do before boarding the plane is to turn off data roaming. The
    >>>> phone will do calls and texting......that's it! No picture sending, no
    >>>> email, no Facebook. Cruise ship and ports have WiFi and that will have
    >>>> to do. I just check email when away anyway. Pictures can wait until
    >>>> I'm
    >>>> home.
    >>> The best thing to do is to get a foreign prepaid SIM card. You can
    >>> always forward your existing cellular and home numbers to your
    >>> foreign number if you really must be reachable (see the link below
    >>> for inexpensive ways to do this). If you are going to multiple
    >>> countries you can get a multi-country SIM card before you leave the
    >>> U.S..
    >>>
    >>> The first thing we did when we got to China last year was to buy four
    >>> SIM cards, one for each member of the family. But we were not on an
    >>> organized tour or a cruise and we sometimes didn't all want to do the
    >>> same thing so we wanted to have phones more for local use than
    >>> anything. It was super cheap to make calls and send texts.
    >>>
    >>> <http://nordicgroup.us/internationalcalling/>

    >>
    >> Your link lost me at "Assuming you want to be on Verizon in the U.S.
    >> (since it would be exceedingly foolish not to be)".

    >
    > Verizon is a little spotty in the western half of the US.
    > Check their coverage map.
    > It's dominant where I live.
    >


    I just finished an RV trip from way-south Texas through NM, AZ, NV,
    CA,OR, WA, MT, ID, WY, CO, KS, OK and back home to TX. I had minimum of
    3G and mostly 4G Verizon service everywhere but in one campground north
    of Loveland, CO where I had 1X.

    I must have hit all the right spots. <g>

    --
    Janet Wilder
    Way-the-heck-south Texas
    *****ing doesn't count. Cooking does.



  5. #15
    willshak
    Guest

    Re: "Senior Plans"

    Janet Wilder wrote:
    > On 7/14/2013 7:13 PM, willshak wrote:
    >> [email protected] wrote:
    >>> On Sat, 13 Jul 2013 19:15:49 -0700, sms <[email protected]>
    >>> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> On 7/13/2013 4:47 PM, Janet Wilder wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> Not very bright. I use my VZW global 4G phone in Europe and the first
    >>>>> thing I do before boarding the plane is to turn off data roaming. The
    >>>>> phone will do calls and texting......that's it! No picture
    >>>>> sending, no
    >>>>> email, no Facebook. Cruise ship and ports have WiFi and that will
    >>>>> have
    >>>>> to do. I just check email when away anyway. Pictures can wait until
    >>>>> I'm
    >>>>> home.
    >>>> The best thing to do is to get a foreign prepaid SIM card. You can
    >>>> always forward your existing cellular and home numbers to your
    >>>> foreign number if you really must be reachable (see the link below
    >>>> for inexpensive ways to do this). If you are going to multiple
    >>>> countries you can get a multi-country SIM card before you leave the
    >>>> U.S..
    >>>>
    >>>> The first thing we did when we got to China last year was to buy four
    >>>> SIM cards, one for each member of the family. But we were not on an
    >>>> organized tour or a cruise and we sometimes didn't all want to do the
    >>>> same thing so we wanted to have phones more for local use than
    >>>> anything. It was super cheap to make calls and send texts.
    >>>>
    >>>> <http://nordicgroup.us/internationalcalling/>
    >>>
    >>> Your link lost me at "Assuming you want to be on Verizon in the U.S.
    >>> (since it would be exceedingly foolish not to be)".

    >>
    >> Verizon is a little spotty in the western half of the US.
    >> Check their coverage map.
    >> It's dominant where I live.
    >>

    >
    > I just finished an RV trip from way-south Texas through NM, AZ, NV,
    > CA,OR, WA, MT, ID, WY, CO, KS, OK and back home to TX. I had minimum of
    > 3G and mostly 4G Verizon service everywhere but in one campground north
    > of Loveland, CO where I had 1X.
    >
    > I must have hit all the right spots. <g>
    >


    Perhaps you did. I said spotty, not that there was no coverage.
    I Had Sprint for about 3 days where I live right after Sprint and Nextel
    merged. I had Nextel before the merge. Nextel worked OK until Sprint
    took over. I figured the coverage would be the same. Not so, I had to
    leave my house and go into an area in my back yard to use Sprint. I left
    Sprint and went to Verizon.

    --
    Bill
    In Hamptonburgh, NY
    In the original Orange County. Est. 1683
    To email, remove the double zeros after @



  6. #16
    Jack Myers
    Guest

    Re: "Senior Plans"

    Some years ago a Verizon-droid called me and said that the Senior Plan
    made sense for me in consideration of my advanced age and low billed
    minutes. I was suitably impressed by their proactive recommendation; it
    made sense at the time.

    My next monthly bill was out of sight because most of my cell phone
    time was spent chatting with a very talkative young lady of my
    acquaintance, but the Senior Plan did not comp on-network evening and
    weekend calls!

    My final bill was somewhat reduced due to the service cancellation which
    was probably the Verizon objective all along.

    --
    Jack Myers / Westminster, California, USA



  7. #17

    Re: "Senior Plans"

    On Sun, 14 Jul 2013 20:13:48 -0400, willshak <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >[email protected] wrote:
    >> On Sat, 13 Jul 2013 19:15:49 -0700, sms <[email protected]>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>> On 7/13/2013 4:47 PM, Janet Wilder wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Not very bright. I use my VZW global 4G phone in Europe and the first
    >>>> thing I do before boarding the plane is to turn off data roaming. The
    >>>> phone will do calls and texting......that's it! No picture sending, no
    >>>> email, no Facebook. Cruise ship and ports have WiFi and that will have
    >>>> to do. I just check email when away anyway. Pictures can wait until I'm
    >>>> home.
    >>> The best thing to do is to get a foreign prepaid SIM card. You can
    >>> always forward your existing cellular and home numbers to your foreign
    >>> number if you really must be reachable (see the link below for
    >>> inexpensive ways to do this). If you are going to multiple countries you
    >>> can get a multi-country SIM card before you leave the U.S..
    >>>
    >>> The first thing we did when we got to China last year was to buy four
    >>> SIM cards, one for each member of the family. But we were not on an
    >>> organized tour or a cruise and we sometimes didn't all want to do the
    >>> same thing so we wanted to have phones more for local use than anything.
    >>> It was super cheap to make calls and send texts.
    >>>
    >>> <http://nordicgroup.us/internationalcalling/>

    >>
    >> Your link lost me at "Assuming you want to be on Verizon in the U.S.
    >> (since it would be exceedingly foolish not to be)".

    >
    >Verizon is a little spotty in the western half of the US.
    >Check their coverage map.
    >It's dominant where I live.



    I'm just turnd off when people say others are foolish for not doing
    what they'd do.



  8. #18
    Richard B. Gilbert
    Guest

    Re: "Senior Plans"

    On 7/14/2013 8:13 PM, willshak wrote:
    > [email protected] wrote:
    >> On Sat, 13 Jul 2013 19:15:49 -0700, sms <[email protected]>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>> On 7/13/2013 4:47 PM, Janet Wilder wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Not very bright. I use my VZW global 4G phone in Europe and the first
    >>>> thing I do before boarding the plane is to turn off data roaming. The
    >>>> phone will do calls and texting......that's it! No picture sending, no
    >>>> email, no Facebook. Cruise ship and ports have WiFi and that will have
    >>>> to do. I just check email when away anyway. Pictures can wait until
    >>>> I'm
    >>>> home.
    >>> The best thing to do is to get a foreign prepaid SIM card. You can
    >>> always forward your existing cellular and home numbers to your
    >>> foreign number if you really must be reachable (see the link below
    >>> for inexpensive ways to do this). If you are going to multiple
    >>> countries you can get a multi-country SIM card before you leave the
    >>> U.S..
    >>>
    >>> The first thing we did when we got to China last year was to buy four
    >>> SIM cards, one for each member of the family. But we were not on an
    >>> organized tour or a cruise and we sometimes didn't all want to do the
    >>> same thing so we wanted to have phones more for local use than
    >>> anything. It was super cheap to make calls and send texts.
    >>>
    >>> <http://nordicgroup.us/internationalcalling/>

    >>
    >> Your link lost me at "Assuming you want to be on Verizon in the U.S.
    >> (since it would be exceedingly foolish not to be)".

    >
    > Verizon is a little spotty in the western half of the US.
    > Check their coverage map.
    > It's dominant where I live.
    >


    This should not surprise anyone! Low population *can* mean spotty
    coverage. Believe it or not! Somebody must pay the bills or do without!





  9. #19
    Paul Miner
    Guest

    Re: "Senior Plans"

    On Sun, 14 Jul 2013 19:24:34 -0500, Janet Wilder <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >I just finished an RV trip from way-south Texas through NM, AZ, NV,
    >CA,OR, WA, MT, ID, WY, CO, KS, OK and back home to TX. I had minimum of
    >3G and mostly 4G Verizon service everywhere but in one campground north
    >of Loveland, CO where I had 1X.


    Are you commenting on just the campgrounds, or when you say 'everywhere' do
    you mean during the entire trip?

    >I must have hit all the right spots. <g>


    Somebody has to.

    --
    Paul Miner



  10. #20
    Janet Wilder
    Guest

    Re: "Senior Plans"

    On 7/15/2013 5:34 PM, Paul Miner wrote:
    > On Sun, 14 Jul 2013 19:24:34 -0500, Janet Wilder <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> I just finished an RV trip from way-south Texas through NM, AZ, NV,
    >> CA,OR, WA, MT, ID, WY, CO, KS, OK and back home to TX. I had minimum of
    >> 3G and mostly 4G Verizon service everywhere but in one campground north
    >> of Loveland, CO where I had 1X.

    >
    > Are you commenting on just the campgrounds, or when you say 'everywhere' do
    > you mean during the entire trip?
    >
    >> I must have hit all the right spots. <g>

    >
    > Somebody has to.
    >


    Pretty much the entire trip. I use the phone's apps for several things
    while we are traveling and we had great coverage. We were not on
    Interstates, either. Did a lot of traveling on two lane US highways

    --
    Janet Wilder
    Way-the-heck-south Texas
    *****ing doesn't count. Cooking does.



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