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« Reply #17480 on: October 26, 2022, 09:02:11 pm »
Whatís the deal with roaming charges on mobiles these days? Do I need to do anything before I go/when I land to avoid being stung for anything?

And as long as youíre on the hotel wifi are you ok?

There is a fair usage cap on most networks, but unless you go mad you'll be OK, just use the free WiFi

We're in Turkey so switched everyone's data off but WiFi in the hotel and in the pub we are watching the Ajax game in is ace, so kids are happy
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« Reply #17481 on: October 26, 2022, 10:13:04 pm »
There is a fair usage cap on most networks, but unless you go mad you'll be OK, just use the free WiFi

We're in Turkey so switched everyone's data off but WiFi in the hotel and in the pub we are watching the Ajax game in is ace, so kids are happy

Cheers Rob (and others). Iím on the same plan Iíve been on for ages so will probably be ok. My son has a new sim only deal I pay for so might make sure his roaming is off to be safe. :D

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« Reply #17482 on: October 27, 2022, 01:58:33 pm »
Any Americans (or anyone who's recently been) know if its easy to get a pre-paid sim card for your phone once there? Anything to look out for?
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« Reply #17483 on: October 27, 2022, 02:00:31 pm »
Any Americans (or anyone who's recently been) know if its easy to get a pre-paid sim card for your phone once there? Anything to look out for?

Generally not a good idea to wait...

https://thesavvybackpacker.com/best-usa-prepaid-sim-card-data-plan/
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« Reply #17484 on: October 27, 2022, 02:40:24 pm »
Generally not a good idea to wait...

https://thesavvybackpacker.com/best-usa-prepaid-sim-card-data-plan/

Thanks, that is good to know! I thought it was like here, where you just walk into any shop and buy a sim...  seems not!
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« Reply #17485 on: October 27, 2022, 02:54:09 pm »
Generally not a good idea to wait...

https://thesavvybackpacker.com/best-usa-prepaid-sim-card-data-plan/
Reading that it seems these are all just for data only. What about for making calls? And how do you switch between them?
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« Reply #17486 on: October 31, 2022, 09:33:21 pm »
Looking for an electric blanket for my Mum. One that she can use when on sofa rather than bed. What's the best out there?

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« Reply #17487 on: October 31, 2022, 09:50:03 pm »
Looking for an electric blanket for my Mum. One that she can use when on sofa rather than bed. What's the best out there?

No idea what's the best, but randomly saw some in  Lidl today. They'll at least be cheap!

Otherwise, I'd look for safety certificates (Lidl's should have CE marks), because there have been fires started from those things.
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« Reply #17488 on: October 31, 2022, 09:53:54 pm »
Looking for an electric blanket for my Mum. One that she can use when on sofa rather than bed. What's the best out there?

They're all pretty much the same,the more you pay,the nicer the cover really.I'd get one from Lidl or Aldis because you get a 3yr warranty with most of their electricals.
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« Reply #17489 on: October 31, 2022, 11:34:26 pm »
Reading that it seems these are all just for data only. What about for making calls? And how do you switch between them?

Recent iPhones (would imagine Android phones are the same) allow you to run two sims at the same time, one physical sim and one esim and you can use both at the same time so you can receive calls on both numbers and when your making a call chose which one to use or you can set a default.
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« Reply #17490 on: November 1, 2022, 07:27:20 am »
Recent iPhones (would imagine Android phones are the same) allow you to run two sims at the same time, one physical sim and one esim and you can use both at the same time so you can receive calls on both numbers and when your making a call chose which one to use or you can set a default.

I've got an Honor 10 lite, had it about 5 years and its got dual sim cards. Never bothered putting a second sim in the phone though as when I've been outside Europe I've only made one phone call.
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« Reply #17491 on: November 1, 2022, 06:09:37 pm »
Recent iPhones (would imagine Android phones are the same) allow you to run two sims at the same time, one physical sim and one esim and you can use both at the same time so you can receive calls on both numbers and when your making a call chose which one to use or you can set a default.
Thanks.

Right that explains the switching, but still, all those US sim deals linked to above seemed to be data only. So do you need to get two sim cards when you visit the US? One for calls/texts and one for data?
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« Reply #17492 on: November 1, 2022, 10:31:32 pm »
Thanks.

Right that explains the switching, but still, all those US sim deals linked to above seemed to be data only. So do you need to get two sim cards when you visit the US? One for calls/texts and one for data?

I canít help too much with that, the costs of those SIM cards were surprisingly high, it might be worth checking what roaming offers UK providers offer, Iím not a customer myself but I think Three have some good roaming perks.
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« Reply #17493 on: November 1, 2022, 11:06:09 pm »
Thanks.

Right that explains the switching, but still, all those US sim deals linked to above seemed to be data only. So do you need to get two sim cards when you visit the US? One for calls/texts and one for data?

We found a US sim that you could buy here, and activate once there. Think its calls and data, but I'm not the one going. It is a lot more expensive than what you'd pay here, but from what I've read, it just is in the US. We also check roaming charges (tmobile), but they were even worse.
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« Reply #17494 on: November 2, 2022, 12:23:24 am »
Thanks chaps. I'd honestly just assumed that you could rock up there and buy some dirt cheap sim only deal, so I'm glad I saw this

Wasn't this hard when you just stuck a nickel in call box slot
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« Reply #17495 on: November 2, 2022, 01:08:59 am »
Thanks chaps. I'd honestly just assumed that you could rock up there and buy some dirt cheap sim only deal, so I'm glad I saw this

Wasn't this hard when you just stuck a nickel in call box slot

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« Reply #17496 on: November 2, 2022, 04:12:06 pm »
Thanks chaps. I'd honestly just assumed that you could rock up there and buy some dirt cheap sim only deal, so I'm glad I saw this

Wasn't this hard when you just stuck a nickel in call box slot

Itís always worth checking in advance as the rules in the UK regarding SIM cards are much more relaxed than some other countries. When I go to India I have to call a cousin and tell them to get one ready for me before I arrive because itís that complicated to get one as a foreigner itís not really worth the hassle.
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« Reply #17497 on: November 2, 2022, 06:27:18 pm »
No idea what's the best, but randomly saw some in  Lidl today. They'll at least be cheap!

Otherwise, I'd look for safety certificates (Lidl's should have CE marks), because there have been fires started from those things.
They're all pretty much the same,the more you pay,the nicer the cover really.I'd get one from Lidl or Aldis because you get a 3yr warranty with most of their electricals.
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« Reply #17498 on: November 3, 2022, 03:14:41 pm »
Anyone recommend a good Radio Show

I have been listening to Scott Mills on demand for years and just have it on during the day when working. I like the chit chat and like the music selections. Most of the presenters I've liked at R1 in the past years have all left and Scott was the last I cared for. I want to keep up with current popular music and am pretty sure I won't be happy with the R2 music list

Any recommendations of either Radio 1 people or other on demand shows that will be something similar to Scott.

Cheers.

I've checked out most of the current Radio 1 DJ's and find that I really can't stand almost all of them. Even Greg James who is clearly an interesting guy, I find a bit juvenile. His daily game is to call people and see if they are standing up or sitting down. WTF is that about, its not even funny.

I do really like Arielle Free though. She does the early breakfast show but as I listen on demand it makes no odds. She does the simple job of being nice and funny and informative between songs well and not hamming it up or dumbing it down.

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« Reply #17499 on: November 3, 2022, 05:21:13 pm »
Always wondered if famous/well known people use alter egos on their utility bills etc for their private homes.

Like if Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson was getting Gas and Leccy bills addressed to him then surely the address would get leaked and he'd be receiving turds in the post on a daily basis.


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« Reply #17500 on: November 3, 2022, 05:25:49 pm »
Always wondered if famous/well known people use alter egos on their utility bills etc for their private homes.

Like if Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson was getting Gas and Leccy bills addressed to him then surely the address would get leaked and he'd be receiving turds in the post on a daily basis.


These days i'd rather get a turd through the post than a leccy bill!  :o

But I know what you mean. Does Mo Salah phone up to wrangle about his mobile phone bill? I guess a lot of rich pople have PAs and management companies dealing with all those things.

And I think most famous people's addresses are known anyway - except to Everton fans, of course.
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« Reply #17501 on: November 3, 2022, 06:47:44 pm »
I've checked out most of the current Radio 1 DJ's and find that I really can't stand almost all of them. Even Greg James who is clearly an interesting guy, I find a bit juvenile. His daily game is to call people and see if they are standing up or sitting down. WTF is that about, its not even funny.

I do really like Arielle Free though. She does the early breakfast show but as I listen on demand it makes no odds. She does the simple job of being nice and funny and informative between songs well and not hamming it up or dumbing it down.



6 Music is hands down the best station,Riley aside it's full of top DJs as well.

Absolute has a no repeat guarantee as well which makes for a decent day.
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« Reply #17502 on: November 4, 2022, 09:45:44 am »


6 Music is hands down the best station,Riley aside it's full of top DJs as well.

Absolute has a no repeat guarantee as well which makes for a decent day.

Would have to agree that the DJ's are really good and I did like Mary Ann Hobbs the other day. I find the music on 6 can be a bit esoteric, but overall, yes it is the best BBC station if you like music and over 30.

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« Reply #17503 on: November 4, 2022, 10:02:23 am »
These days i'd rather get a turd through the post than a leccy bill!  :o

But I know what you mean. Does Mo Salah phone up to wrangle about his mobile phone bill? I guess a lot of rich pople have PAs and management companies dealing with all those things.

And I think most famous people's addresses are known anyway - except to Everton fans, of course.
I more meant paper mail to be honest. Surely it requires their actual name on any correspondence so they can use it for ID purposes etc. You need to verify your address even for a bank account. I always thought they get given some kind of special permission to use a different name or a PA though like you say.


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« Reply #17504 on: November 7, 2022, 01:18:43 pm »
Has anyone got experience with those heated clothes hangers.

Are they useful? Expensive to run?

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« Reply #17505 on: November 7, 2022, 03:03:12 pm »
Has anyone got experience with those heated clothes hangers.

Are they useful? Expensive to run?

Reviews I read said they are shite - only dry the bits they touch
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« Reply #17506 on: November 7, 2022, 03:40:58 pm »
Reviews I read said they are shite - only dry the bits they touch

Well, less material to dry in toto on the shorts, so, maybe...
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« Reply #17507 on: November 8, 2022, 02:47:36 pm »
I don't travel much.

Is there any pattern to the price of booking flights? We're all travelling on the same flight to a friend's wedding in April. I couldn't book mine at the weekend, so having to do it now. I start looking, the prices are around £150. I carry on looking and get told they've gone up.

I'm on incognito mode etc as I heard this helps, but are they likely to go down at all? If I randomly check back tonight or later in the week will I get it cheaper, or should I just get one now before it goes up again?

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« Reply #17508 on: November 8, 2022, 03:08:36 pm »
I don't travel much.

Is there any pattern to the price of booking flights? We're all travelling on the same flight to a friend's wedding in April. I couldn't book mine at the weekend, so having to do it now. I start looking, the prices are around £150. I carry on looking and get told they've gone up.

I'm on incognito mode etc as I heard this helps, but are they likely to go down at all? If I randomly check back tonight or later in the week will I get it cheaper, or should I just get one now before it goes up again?

I use Skyscanner when checking flight prices.
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« Reply #17509 on: November 8, 2022, 03:35:10 pm »
I don't travel much.

Is there any pattern to the price of booking flights? We're all travelling on the same flight to a friend's wedding in April. I couldn't book mine at the weekend, so having to do it now. I start looking, the prices are around £150. I carry on looking and get told they've gone up.

I'm on incognito mode etc as I heard this helps, but are they likely to go down at all? If I randomly check back tonight or later in the week will I get it cheaper, or should I just get one now before it goes up again?

It's all based on how fast tickets are selling compared to how they expect. If they're selling too fast, they jack up the price. If they're selling too slow and they risk not selling all seats, they drop prices. There is apparently an optimum time to book flights in terms of how many days/weeks/months in advance but can't remember what time it is (but it isn't as far in advance as is possible, as you might expect).

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« Reply #17510 on: November 8, 2022, 03:41:30 pm »
It's all based on how fast tickets are selling compared to how they expect. If they're selling too fast, they jack up the price. If they're selling too slow and they risk not selling all seats, they drop prices. There is apparently an optimum time to book flights in terms of how many days/weeks/months in advance but can't remember what time it is (but it isn't as far in advance as is possible, as you might expect).

Did hear one of the staff in a TUI shop tell someone not long ago that they no longer sell the last remaining seats dead cheap, if its unsold, so be it. Something to do with them having made the profit they need on the flight so happy to leave the seat empty.

Missus likes to get things booked early and she's found with package holidays lately that they do go up just before we go, she's yet to see one sell for less than we paid. We were looking at Cyprus with Jet2 while we were away in Turkey, when we got back it had gone up over £500. EasyJet were later flights but it was £700 cheaper, so booked with them. She'll now monitor the Jet2 price and if it drops back again, we will book with them, cancel the EasyJet one and transfer the deposit to our Crete holiday.
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« Reply #17511 on: November 9, 2022, 10:21:55 am »
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« Reply #17512 on: November 9, 2022, 02:03:10 pm »
Whats more economical, boiling enough water in a 3kw kettle to fill a flask and then using that to make drinks during the day, or boiling the min level in the kettle each time I have a brew? .
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« Reply #17513 on: November 9, 2022, 02:31:15 pm »
Whats more economical, boiling enough water in a 3kw kettle to fill a flask and then using that to make drinks during the day, or boiling the min level in the kettle each time I have a brew? .

If you don't need all the minimum level water for your brew, you'll have boiled excess water each time, which is wasted energy. So boiling enough for a flask once (and using all of it) is more efficient.


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« Reply #17514 on: November 9, 2022, 02:37:17 pm »
If you don't need all the minimum level water for your brew, you'll have boiled excess water each time, which is wasted energy. So boiling enough for a flask once (and using all of it) is more efficient.


Now show that to your missus ;D
On the other had if he doesn't use all the water, and just tops up the kettle each time he wants a boil, the start temp of the water will be higher for the minimal boils, so will need less power to reach boiling point, compared to starting with an empty kettle. That might have a meaningful impact on the cost. I don't know.

It's a fairly simple maths problem if you fancy trying it, Rob, because the KWh rate cost of the electricity is known and standard 3KW kettles use the full power from switch-on to switch-off, so it's largely a question of how long in total the kettle is on for in each of the scenarios.

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« Reply #17515 on: November 9, 2022, 05:57:33 pm »
Has anyone here retruned an item to Argos that has been bought in part with gift vouchers? Is it easy enough?

yes - you just get vouchers back (usually on an argos gift card) for the amount paid using vouchers - you'll get the cash back as cash or your credit card payment will be put back on your card

suffice to say, no receipt and then you'll get the full amount on a gift card but that will be down to the judgement of management
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« Reply #17516 on: November 9, 2022, 08:58:17 pm »
Cheers, ended up not needing to return it anyway but good to know

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« Reply #17517 on: November 9, 2022, 11:54:15 pm »
Hye all of the respected lads here and good people of Liverpool.

Is there any way, for me to watch ANY British TV or entertainment online from website OR mobile without attaching my credit card info?

Of course free is much welcomed, if it's exist. It's okay if there is none. Just want to know only.

I am from another part of the globe which is ffuuuulllll of American entertainment, movies and series.

Feels like wanna go full Brits mode this time.

Thank you, all of the beloved brothers and sisters here.  :)  :)  :)
It's there to remind our lads who they're playing for and to remind the opposition who they're playing against!

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« Reply #17518 on: November 10, 2022, 12:50:42 am »
Hye all of the respected lads here and good people of Liverpool.

Is there any way, for me to watch ANY British TV or entertainment online from website OR mobile without attaching my credit card info?

Of course free is much welcomed, if it's exist. It's okay if there is none. Just want to know only.

I am from another part of the globe which is ffuuuulllll of American entertainment, movies and series.

Feels like wanna go full Brits mode this time.

Thank you, all of the beloved brothers and sisters here.  :)  :)  :)
There are loads of jarg sites and things like torrents if you don't mind going that way. No idea about legit sources.

Might be more info in the media and arts section here
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« Reply #17519 on: November 10, 2022, 07:09:14 am »
There are loads of jarg sites and things like torrents if you don't mind going that way. No idea about legit sources.
Might be more info in the media and arts section here
Thank you, mate... Always knew you are the one who is most of the kindest here. Lovely lad.

Appreciate your suggestion, will take a look.
It's there to remind our lads who they're playing for and to remind the opposition who they're playing against!