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Jun 24, 20, 1:16 am
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Posted By der_saeufer

Hotels as such are pretty low risk--you spend 30...

Hotels as such are pretty low risk--you spend 30 seconds ~2m away from the front desk clerk and then don't have to interact with another human being at all should you choose not to.

I don't know...
Jun 20, 20, 9:53 am
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Posted By der_saeufer

You've already got it set correctly. A SIM used...

You've already got it set correctly. A SIM used only for calls and SMS will have the X for data, because you're using the other SIM for data.
Jun 20, 20, 2:05 am
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Views: 61,680
Posted By der_saeufer

Not sure if this was directed at a particular...

Not sure if this was directed at a particular poster, but you can get USB-C car chargers that put out way more than the 18W max charging rate of an iPhone.

18W "phone" chargers are all over the...
May 31, 20, 2:13 pm
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Views: 1,256
Posted By der_saeufer

See this thread about airalo.com...

See this thread about airalo.com https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/travel-technology/1990904-online-esim-shop-decent-prices.html

It may have changed since I used it 6 months ago, but my $3 for 7...
May 26, 20, 2:21 pm
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Posted By der_saeufer

Fi is a unique service and a really cool concept,...

Fi is a unique service and a really cool concept, but when I was living in the US and using it as my regular carrier I couldn't help but feel like I was paying to be a beta tester sometimes.

Glad...
May 26, 20, 1:15 pm
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Posted By der_saeufer

You can't have Voice and Fi on the same account....

You can't have Voice and Fi on the same account. But you can use Hangouts to make calls and send/receive SMS from your Fi account. On the phone with the Fi SIM, you can't use it to receive calls,...
May 26, 20, 3:08 am
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Posted By der_saeufer

That workaround is only necessary if you want to...

That workaround is only necessary if you want to receive calls in Hangouts (or if you want to keep a number alive while Fi is paused). If you're interested mainly in making calls, you can simply...
Forum: Europe
May 19, 20, 1:35 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,276
Posted By der_saeufer

Lounges are currently closed, though I suppose so...

Lounges are currently closed, though I suppose so are UA's BRU flights and all SN flights so this must be a question for a trip a ways in the future.

Under normal circumstances, arriving from the...
May 8, 20, 7:35 am
Replies: 54
Views: 8,000
Posted By der_saeufer

If you pause Fi, you can't make or receive calls...

If you pause Fi, you can't make or receive calls or SMS while paused, but you're active immediately when un-pausing.

If you cancel Fi, you have the option of porting out to Google Voice. To come...
May 8, 20, 2:08 am
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Views: 790
Posted By der_saeufer

They appear to be selling it alongside a plan...

They appear to be selling it alongside a plan that offers worldwide data for $6/gb, which is an OK deal in some places and highway robbery in others. Nothing special about the device that I can see,...
May 8, 20, 12:26 am
Replies: 54
Views: 8,000
Posted By der_saeufer

For the vast majority of use cases, it's best to...

For the vast majority of use cases, it's best to leave your number with GV permanently. When you're back in the US, get the prepaid that works best for you and either set up GV to forward to your new...
May 5, 20, 3:38 pm
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Posted By der_saeufer

The rates EU carriers can charge each other are...

The rates EU carriers can charge each other are capped by regulation and they tend to be relatively cheap anyway.

I guarantee you Free pays significantly more per gb to AT&T than they pay BASE,...
May 5, 20, 3:32 pm
Replies: 204
Views: 78,870
Posted By der_saeufer

There's no person, it's a touchscreen device. ...

There's no person, it's a touchscreen device.

And that address isn't fake. I just don't live there :)
May 5, 20, 3:57 am
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Views: 165,015
Posted By der_saeufer

Yeah, the only reports I've heard of Free busting...

Yeah, the only reports I've heard of Free busting people for excessive roaming are people who are really abusing it and costing them money (e.g. using the whole 25gb in Canada for a couple months). I...
May 5, 20, 1:29 am
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Posted By der_saeufer

See the other thread--it's a monthly contract...

See the other thread--it's a monthly contract plan. You can't just pay a couple months and then let it go--you get a bill for €20 every month until you send a registered letter to cancel (on paper,...
May 4, 20, 8:40 am
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Views: 165,015
Posted By der_saeufer

See discussion in the French SIM thread:...

See discussion in the French SIM thread: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/travel-technology/1447534-prepaid-sim-france-14.html#post32152361

tl;dr it's not prepaid, so it's not a good option if you...
May 4, 20, 1:53 am
Replies: 1,209
Views: 165,015
Posted By der_saeufer

Like everything slightly outside the box with Fi,...

Like everything slightly outside the box with Fi, it's not supported but they take no steps to block it. If it works, great, but if it doesn't work, don't expect any help.

We used to suspend and...
Apr 23, 20, 11:39 am
Replies: 42
Views: 4,008
Posted By der_saeufer

No, and the 6S or old SE. Apple removed the...

No, and the 6S or old SE. Apple removed the headphone jack with the introduction of the iPhone 7.
Apr 19, 20, 10:56 am
Replies: 42
Views: 4,008
Posted By der_saeufer

Ten years of Android, over several phones...

Ten years of Android, over several phones including the Nexus 4 and 5 and a couple Motorolas I mostly regretted. I got the Pixel in late 2016 (thanks Best Buy mistake sale!) and replaced the battery...
Apr 18, 20, 8:11 am
Replies: 42
Views: 4,008
Posted By der_saeufer

I'm seriously considering jumping ship on ten...

I'm seriously considering jumping ship on ten years of Android and buying the new SE to replace my original Pixel.

As Android phones have segregated farther and farther into nice $700+ phones and...
Apr 16, 20, 12:40 pm
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Views: 165,015
Posted By der_saeufer

I've never bothered, but you're right: backups...

I've never bothered, but you're right: backups only work on Android. https://support.signal.org/hc/en-us/articles/360007059752-Backup-and-Restore-Messages

Looks like the developers came down...
Apr 16, 20, 5:01 am
Replies: 1,209
Views: 165,015
Posted By der_saeufer

IMO the only advantage of WhatsApp is that more...

IMO the only advantage of WhatsApp is that more people use it. Given the choice I always use Signal but WhatsApp is so popular that I'll never convince everyone to switch.
Apr 15, 20, 6:53 am
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Views: 165,015
Posted By der_saeufer

I'm not sure what you mean. The messages are...

I'm not sure what you mean. The messages are sorted by time sent just like any other messaging app, so they stay in the same order. (cf. SMS, which are not time-stamped so they display in the order...
Apr 15, 20, 5:48 am
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Views: 165,015
Posted By der_saeufer

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/undefined I...

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/undefined

I downloaded Signal onto my laptop just out of curiosity. Messages appear to arrive instantly on both devices and to update immediately on a device when...
Apr 15, 20, 12:08 am
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Views: 165,015
Posted By der_saeufer

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/undefined ...

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/undefined

With a Surface Book (running Windows) yes, with an iPad, no. Signal doesn't have a web client, only a desktop or mobile application.

Also worth noting...
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