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Posted By boberonicus

After getting the 3/11 IHG Ambassador letter...

After getting the 3/11 IHG Ambassador letter indicating that there was no cancellation penalty for stays between 3/9 and 4/30, I canceled a pre-paid reservation for a Holiday inn in Mill Valley that...
Feb 27, 20, 8:28 am
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Posted By boberonicus

Different use case. The Lumos mask will...

Different use case. The Lumos mask will supposedly help you adjust to a different time zone. That being said, the one you linked to looks more comfy!
Feb 20, 20, 1:04 pm
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Posted By boberonicus

Only 2+ years later and the mask has arrived;...

Only 2+ years later and the mask has arrived; gotta love crowdfunding. The marketing is significantly slicker than the product itself. They claim to have an app but there's only a beta version that...
Feb 20, 20, 12:15 pm
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Posted By boberonicus

Good catch! Hard to beat either price.

Good catch! Hard to beat either price.
Feb 19, 20, 11:25 pm
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Posted By boberonicus

Or you could buy a brand new Android phone for...

Or you could buy a brand new Android phone for $40 on Amazon that does all that stuff. I tried the BLU Advance A4 2019- Unlocked Dual Sim, 16GB -Black and it was perfectly serviceable for my one-off...
Jan 30, 20, 10:23 am
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Posted By boberonicus

Rats! And I had such a perfect self righteous...

Rats! And I had such a perfect self righteous answer! But it looks like the Airalo eSIM for Spain is country specific, whereas the one I bought isn't. And my trip included Germany. Would one Airalo...
Jan 30, 20, 3:10 am
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Posted By boberonicus

OK, I'll bite. 1GB with Stork is $6. 3GB is $16....

OK, I'll bite. 1GB with Stork is $6. 3GB is $16. So I could have saved $4.50 with your physical SIM. But then I wouldn't have connectivity on the plane. Then I'd have to find an open store with just...
Jan 27, 20, 11:16 pm
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Posted By boberonicus

5GB LTE for $24

While still in the US, I bought a Stork Mobile eSIM online. No SIM to remove/insert, no store to visit, no passport required. Covers 50+ countries. Initialized and installed the eSIM the day before...
Jan 11, 20, 11:19 am
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Posted By boberonicus

Cool! And this helpful calendar...

Cool! And this helpful calendar (https://www.iberia.com/us/iberiaplus/using-my-avios/) shows the peak days in red. So now I know exactly how many Avios to transfer (32k). Thanks!

Oops, moved the...
Jan 11, 20, 9:58 am
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Posted By boberonicus

Sorry about that! And thanks for your reply. The...

Sorry about that! And thanks for your reply. The route is SFO-BCN (non-stop) in Premium Economy. I could shift 1000 BA Avois over, but I'd still get the same error until I hit the correct number of...
Jan 11, 20, 1:02 am
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Posted By boberonicus

Determine required Avios

How can I determine the number of Avios required for a given itinerary?

My newly created Iberia account has zero miles. My plan is to shift BA Avios into the Iberia account and purchase a...
Dec 7, 19, 2:37 am
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Posted By boberonicus

Does your phone support eSIM? If so, here's the...

Does your phone support eSIM? If so, here's the Truphone eSIM (https://www.truphone.com/au/iphone-dual-sim-plans/#choose-plan). If you buy this virtual SIM, you don't have to visit any booth and your...
Nov 1, 19, 10:50 pm
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Posted By boberonicus

Well, iPhones all use Li-ion batteries. Click on...

Well, iPhones all use Li-ion batteries. Click on this article (https://www.apple.com/batteries/maximizing-performance/) and read the paragraph titled "Store it half-charged when you store it long...
Oct 16, 19, 2:15 am
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Posted By boberonicus

Sorry, I was unclear. What I meant to say was...

Sorry, I was unclear. What I meant to say was that Verizon does not have coverage in places where Stork does not have coverage. Like in the mountains, remote villages, etc. And these are just casual...
Oct 14, 19, 12:22 pm
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Posted By boberonicus

Probably; I'm not sure what the best...

Probably; I'm not sure what the best organizational methodology would be. I get the sense that there are really good regional eSIM choices in asian countries, so listing and rating those vs....
Oct 13, 19, 2:51 am
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Posted By boberonicus

I don't have any quantified measurements, but my...

I don't have any quantified measurements, but my wife burns about 1GB per day, so that probably ain't 3G. We have been in the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, and Italy, Both hiking (7 miles around...
Oct 12, 19, 3:01 am
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Posted By boberonicus

Nope. The phone is both SIM locked and eSIM...

Nope. The phone is both SIM locked and eSIM locked. And according to a nice Verizon supervisor, there is no way to get around this, including paying off the loan, giving them a deposit, noting my 10+...
Oct 8, 19, 3:09 pm
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Posted By boberonicus

> You can buy Ubigi eSIMs in the US or...

> You can buy Ubigi eSIMs in the US or anywhere...I've done it several times. I just bought two 500 MB day passes on Ubigi in the US because I ran out of data on Verizon. Also not sure what you mean...
Oct 8, 19, 6:12 am
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Posted By boberonicus

Stork Mobile eSIM

I know we already have an eSIM thread, but that thread's been filling up with strategies to convert your US SIM to an eSIM. And that's not what I'm up to, so I thought I'd start a new thread.

My...
Sep 3, 19, 1:25 pm
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Posted By boberonicus

Yes! And then I can send them monthly reminders...

Yes! And then I can send them monthly reminders to take a small monthly fee from my credit card. And also, I'll have them setup a portal just for me to change my payment info / amount as needed. I'm...
Sep 1, 19, 10:51 am
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Posted By boberonicus

Suggestion: Get money from me, not ads

Did you know?

Instead of begging me to disable my ad blocker, I'd be delighted to subscribe to FT and pay 10X whatever measly revenue you might get from banner ads.

Can you help me? Thank you...
Aug 4, 19, 11:08 pm
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Posted By boberonicus

I'm interested in how you prop up your iPhone. I...

I'm interested in how you prop up your iPhone. I have an iPhone X and have become enamored of Netflix downloads. But I don't have a good stand.
Jun 19, 19, 2:19 am
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Posted By boberonicus

Instagram stories. You tell her.

Instagram stories. You tell her.
Jun 18, 19, 3:01 am
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Posted By boberonicus

Traveling through Switzerland, Austria, Hungary....

Traveling through Switzerland, Austria, Hungary. Bought the Europe-wide $59 10GB Ubigi package for my wife. She’s a data monster and ate through the entire allotment (half through tethering) in 5 or...
Jun 5, 19, 12:23 pm
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Posted By boberonicus

I don't answer any calls I don't recognize. But...

I don't answer any calls I don't recognize. But in the last year or two, I've been amused by pre-recorded message, which often use casual language and vocal ticks: I like the idea that someone is...
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