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Old July 12th 13, 11:15 PM posted to alt.cellular.verizon,alt.cellular.attws
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I was in a pharmacy this morning and a lady waiting for her prescription
was loudly talking on her cell phone (dumb phone) and explaining that
she just received a cell phone bill for $125 because her "$28 senior
plan" did not have enough minutes and that she had changed her plan to a
more expensive plan. She was asking a relative for money to pay the $125
overage.

I wondered just how much these senior plans cost:

AT&T: $30+taxes/fees for 200 peak minutes (unlimited N&W and MTM)
Verizon: $30+taxes/fees for 200 peak minutes (unlimited N&W and MTM).
20/text.

Sprint and T-Mobile do not offer senior plans.

That $30 would buy you 750 minutes on Consumer Cellular or 1200 minutes
on Page Plus. Or for $12 you could have 250 peak minutes on Page Plus.
No free N&W or MTM though.

Someone should advise seniors about lower cost plans. If someone is not
using a smart phone it's exceedingly foolish to keep service with
Verizon or AT&T.
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Old July 14th 13, 03:08 AM posted to alt.cellular.verizon,alt.cellular.attws
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On 7/13/2013 4:29 PM, William Munny wrote:

You should tell this to his boss. When the big boss sees what a pin head
your boss is, he'll fire him and promote you...


He was my boss about 35 years ago. He is long since retired.

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Old July 14th 13, 03:15 AM posted to alt.cellular.verizon,alt.cellular.attws
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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/
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Old July 14th 13, 07:02 AM posted to alt.cellular.verizon,alt.cellular.attws
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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
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Avant de repondre, jeter la poubelle, SVP.
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Old July 14th 13, 07:21 PM posted to alt.cellular.verizon,alt.cellular.attws
Janet Wilder
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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.

--
Janet Wilder
Way-the-heck-south Texas
Spelling doesn't count. Cooking does.
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Old July 14th 13, 07:23 PM posted to alt.cellular.verizon,alt.cellular.attws
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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
Spelling doesn't count. Cooking does.
 




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