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Quality Time With The Computer; Travel Phone Stuff

April 27th, 2016 at 05:08 am

This month has been super busy so the various computer problems we have had were not welcome, and just got put to the side until there was time to fix them. B was trying to work out how to print from his phone (wanting to print up work emails etc) and when his friend tried to set it up, not only did it not work but then we could not print at all!

Then B played around with the printer settings a couple of weeks later and got that working. Within a couple of days the keyboard was not working. Grrr. We had to get new batteries but didn't get around to it for a while. Got around to it yesterday.

So tonight I've just seized the moment to print off various tickets, mostly for the upcoming trip. Have found a folder and am starting to get that organised. It always feels good to be organised, and I'm glad to have spent quality time with the computer/printer while it was working!

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Trying to organise to be able to text from my cell phone while overseas, not interested in internet. I had a few minutes free at work so chatted someone online from my phone company (Telechoice). They can set up global roaming but I need to pay $100 bond, which then gets refunded two billing periods after I deactivate it. Not the most thrilling thing - I remember getting it for free with Telstra many years ago. Don't know if it's because my phone company is so low budget, probably is.

I looked at prepaid sim cards through the post office and they have starter packs for $49.95 with $5 call credits - they advise to also purchase a $25 prepaid call pack so you have around $30 available.

So $75 for the prepaid pack and nothing is refunded, or $100 with my phone company and I get the full amount refunded back after I request them to deactivate.... I'm veering towards the $100 bond with my phone company. I just hope I don't have to hound them for the $100 back for months.

If anybody has some tips in regards to this, I would appreciate them.

4 Responses to “Quality Time With The Computer; Travel Phone Stuff”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I know that my parents, sister and other family members used WhatsApp while traveling in Panama. I don't quite know the details, or if they had to change plans.

  2. scottish girl Says:

    Whatsapp is a good idea but you need internet access. I don't have any tips, sorry.

  3. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Thanks guys. I've heard about WhatsApp but don't know much about it. If you need Internet access simply texting might be better for me - with my phone company international texts are only $0.25 anyway. Thanks for your input.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Computers and printers can be so frustrating!

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