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  1. #21
    Justin
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    Re: "Senior Plans"

    sms wrote on [Tue, 16 Jul 2013 07:40:41 -0700]:
    > outrageously priced though. I don't care much about data when traveling
    > since there is so much free Wi-Fi available.
    >


    Oh bull****. Now you are trolling.




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  2. #22
    sms
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    Re: "Senior Plans"

    On 7/14/2013 11:21 AM, Janet Wilder wrote:
    > On 7/13/2013 9:15 PM, sms 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/>

    >
    > That will not work for me. Since we cruise, we are in many different
    > countries on the same trip. This summer we'll be in UK, France,
    > Denmark, Sweden, Russia, Estonia,
    > Finland, Iceland, Faroe Islands, Ireland. And all places for as little
    > as a day or at most 4 days.
    >
    > If I were going to spend a good amount of time in one particular
    > country, then I agree about the SIM, but for me it's not useful.


    There are multi-country SIM cards that are still much cheaper than
    international roaming. <http://www.travelsim.com/> is one of many and
    incoming texts and incoming calls are free and outgoing calls are about
    25% of the cost of international roaming on a U.S. carrier. Data is
    outrageously priced though. I don't care much about data when traveling
    since there is so much free Wi-Fi available.




  3. #23
    sms
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    Re: "Senior Plans"

    On 7/14/2013 11:23 AM, Janet Wilder wrote:
    > 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.


    For open Wi-Fi you don't need the device just the VPN service, but it's
    nice to be able to use a public computer at a hotel since often these
    are connected to a printer.

    In China, I would install Cisco VPN on a computer at a hotel so I could
    use my VPN but it would be gone the next day. Without VPN, Facebook
    isn't usable in China, plus I would never use a public Wi-Fi or public
    computer for anything where I log into any sort of account.




  4. #24
    sms
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    Re: "Senior Plans"

    On 7/14/2013 5:13 PM, willshak wrote:

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


    LOL, it's the western U.S. where you most need Verizon because the other
    carriers are so abysmally poor, especially outside urban areas. In some
    places you'll be roaming onto other CDMA carriers which is fine (though
    on Verizon MVNO Page Plus you won't get data service).

    In the east, where it's more developed, you can get by with the other
    three carriers.




  5. #25
    sms
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    Re: "Senior Plans"

    On 7/15/2013 6:50 PM, Janet Wilder wrote:
    > 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


    That's where you really glad to be on Verizon's network. We did a trip
    from California to Minnesota a couple of years ago and even out in the
    boonies of South Dakota we had coverage while some friends from
    Minnesota that came with us part way had T-Mobile and had no coverage
    much of the trip. What happened is that a lot of the smaller rural
    carriers went with CDMA because CDMA can cover a much greater area per
    tower so even though the equipment is a bit more expensive the total
    cost is much less.





  6. #26
    Paul Miner
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    Re: "Senior Plans"

    On Mon, 15 Jul 2013 20:50:42 -0500, Janet Wilder <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >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


    Thanks, Janet. Good to hear.

    --
    Paul Miner



  7. #27
    khalimpong
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    Re: "Senior Plans"

    it takes time to plan this thing .. Mom won't let me until I get graduated..



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