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Tech Talk / Re: International Sim Discussion
« on: July 04, 2014, 12:46:25 PM »
Any harm in signing up for a tmobile simple choice plan (w/hard credit pull >:() for the free global data and cheap roaming calls, then cancelling after trip? Has anyone done this without any hiccups?

Up In The Air / Re: Amex-Same Name transfers only
« on: June 19, 2014, 10:41:43 AM »
Any theories as to why they did this? I always assumed that they tacitly endorsed mileage selling, since it drove spending and affected the airlines not them. Perhaps the airlines themselves are behind this, as they finally had enough of business travelers buying from brokers?

Swype is so much better on so many levels. Just the shortcuts alone make it infinitely more efficient than SwiftKey.

Just Shmooze / Re: Interesting Articles...
« on: May 25, 2014, 10:09:03 AM »

Recall is on Office Depot Gibson Leather Task Chairs are armless and adjustable and have five wheels.
 not this one Realspace Briessa Mid-Back Chair, Normally $129.99, Now $40.48 Shipped From Office Depot
I'm well aware, just thought it was funny to see this on the news day after this deal.

Tech Talk / Re: International Sim Discussion
« on: May 14, 2014, 09:32:36 AM »
Just put in my friend's Israel cell number and it came up as Israel Mobile 4.9cpm
Great, so as you see it's over 50% cheaper than GV's 10cpm.

Tech Talk / Re: International Sim Discussion
« on: May 14, 2014, 09:17:19 AM »
Even on that link, I'm not seeing anything CLOSE to the rates you quoted. It seems to be good if you're friend has Vonage too, but not if you're trying to call a non-Vonage number...
(And I have an iPhone so no problem with Hangouts.)
Very strange, as that's what I see... anyway I use it and can assure you that what I quoted for Israel is accurate... Spain, Italy, etc. are cheaper than GV as well. I recommend you install the app, then you can put in any number and it will tell you the exact rate.

Tech Talk / Re: International Sim Discussion
« on: May 13, 2014, 11:37:31 PM »
Found this page to see rates which asks you to first pick the plan you'll be on - I assume the free one is US/Canad Unlimited. And then you pick the countries you want to call. Google Voice in Hangouts is much cheaper than the few I tried - Israel, Spain, Italy other than Israel landlines which is 1cpm with Vonage and 2cpm with Google.
Except that that's the wrong rates page for the Vonage Mobile app. It's here. Many rates are cheaper than Google's. E.g. Israel landline .015 & mobile .049 vs. Google Voice .02 & .10. Also, Hangouts on Android doesn't yet allow Google Voice calls, supposedly they will introduce this shortly after the 3rd party apps are kicked off the service. And to reiterate, Vonage uses your real number, which for anyone who doesn't use GV for their main number is a huge convenience.

Tech Talk / Re: International Sim Discussion
« on: May 13, 2014, 01:31:56 PM »
Gotcha. The Tmobile deal is free to US as well. Was hoping to find a free replacement to GrooveIP so I can call anywhere for free when I'm abroad.
I replaced GrooveIP with Vonage a while ago already, as the real number caller ID is very convenient so recipients know who you are. Best data calling app I've found. The new ReachMe incoming forwarding feature seems cool as well.

Tech Talk / Re: Cell Phones in Israel
« on: May 13, 2014, 11:53:47 AM »
Probably. Its the same sim in the end. So why not
Great, thanks for the info. Updated wiki.

Tech Talk / Re: Cell Phones in Israel
« on: May 12, 2014, 02:32:07 PM »
Yes. I currently use them. I actually got a sim for the car and that works for data in the iPad. So technically i am only paying for one line but use the same number on my cell and my ipad.
Good to know. But until I get the car SIM, will the regular phone SIM work if inserted in the iPad?

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