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Forum: USA
Jul 21st 2022, 8:29 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,040
Posted By wtkp0u

Re: Free UK Number

Also, roaming in the US on a T-Mob PAYG SIM in a cheap dumb phone, texts are 8p each
Forum: USA
Jul 21st 2022, 8:16 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,040
Posted By wtkp0u

Re: Free UK Number

Not free ($6.50/month) but you can get a UK Skype number https://www.skype.com/en/features/online-number/
Jan 26th 2022, 4:41 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 234
Posted By wtkp0u

Amazon Photos UK - does it have people search?

Hi,
Does Amazon Photos in the UK have the option to enable face recognition or is that not permitted under UK law?
...
Aug 19th 2021, 12:33 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,019
Posted By wtkp0u

M & S Now Shipping

https://www.retailgazette.co.uk/blog/2021/08/ms-food-products-are-now-available-in-150-countries-amid-new-partnership/

M&S has launched an expansive range of its food products on worldwide export...
Aug 6th 2021, 3:08 pm
Replies: 87
Views: 4,526
Posted By wtkp0u

Re: Standby Generators

Re: Tesla Powerwall, not really doing the same job as a backup generator. Batteries are horribly inefficient at energy storage (compared to hydrocarbons) and you can't pour in more sunshine to keep...
Forum: USA
Aug 5th 2021, 11:00 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 4,040
Posted By wtkp0u

Re: Current wait time for UK passport renewal

From Chicago, little over three weeks

July 13th Application received
July 20th Old passport received
August 1st Application approved
August 2nd New passport on the way
August 5th New passport...
Forum: USA
Jul 16th 2021, 4:14 pm
Replies: 471
Views: 49,488
Posted By wtkp0u

Re: Current Travel Situation UK to USA?

If you have a good reason - "Foreign nationals aren’t eligible to enter Canada to visit, or for tourism at this time"
https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/wizard-start
Forum: USA
Jul 16th 2021, 3:14 pm
Replies: 471
Views: 49,488
Posted By wtkp0u

Re: Current Travel Situation UK to USA?

Transiting through DUB I was initially asked for proof of a hotel reservation (which is a red list requirement, not amber) before boarding the BHX flight but I showed I was staying with family and...
Forum: USA
Jul 13th 2021, 3:58 pm
Replies: 471
Views: 49,488
Posted By wtkp0u

Re: Current Travel Situation UK to USA?

You do have to take the day 8 test even if day 5 is negative
Forum: USA
Jul 13th 2021, 3:08 pm
Replies: 471
Views: 49,488
Posted By wtkp0u

Re: Current Travel Situation UK to USA?

My day 2 and 8 tests arrived in the same package. I assume you can do what you like once you get the day 5 clearance, you are not required to remain in quarantine.

If the result for your day 5...
Forum: USA
Jul 9th 2021, 3:05 pm
Replies: 471
Views: 49,488
Posted By wtkp0u

Re: Current Travel Situation UK to USA?

Hmm

Grant Shapps warns of major problems bringing back quarantine-free travel from the US as there are '50 different systems' for proving whether Americans are double-jabbed and some are...
Forum: USA
Jul 7th 2021, 3:55 pm
Replies: 471
Views: 49,488
Posted By wtkp0u

Re: Current Travel Situation UK to USA?

Agreed. Initially sounds like they will check the vaccine status against the testing results and also see if the queue is too slow.
Forum: USA
Jul 7th 2021, 2:54 pm
Replies: 471
Views: 49,488
Posted By wtkp0u

Re: Current Travel Situation UK to USA?

BBC story that I can't currently find said they are trying four BA/Virgin routes and will take a CDC card or state level electronic proof.

EDIT: this https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-57743038...
Forum: USA
Jul 6th 2021, 7:47 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 543
Posted By wtkp0u

Re: Covid test site in downtown Chicago for UK trip?

Ended up with https://physiciansimmediatecare.com/ - 15 minute RT-PCR test for travel.

You can't walk up to the Walgreens drive-thru (!)
Forum: USA
Jul 6th 2021, 4:18 pm
Replies: 471
Views: 49,488
Posted By wtkp0u

Re: Current Travel Situation UK to USA?

I got back from the UK at the weekend, ORD-DUB-BHX-DUB-ORD. My experience -

IRE requires an RT-PCR test 72 hours beforehand and you have to fill in the Irish passenger locator form both ways - it...
Forum: USA
Jun 14th 2021, 2:05 pm
Replies: 471
Views: 49,488
Posted By wtkp0u

Re: Current Travel Situation UK to USA?

I'm trying ORD-DUB-BHX this week (thanks, Stobart). I emailed the Irish Border Management Unit as the website advice for transit passengers doesn't seem conclusive. The reply -

As a transiting...
Forum: USA
Jun 8th 2021, 7:37 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 543
Posted By wtkp0u

Covid test site in downtown Chicago for UK trip?

Hi,
See subject. Tests are available at the airport but it would be nice to bank one downtown the day before. Know a place?
Thanks
May 24th 2021, 5:45 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By wtkp0u

Re: USPS delivery time to the UK

Agreed, seems to be pretty random now. Used to be able to count on under a week. Maybe a shortage of transatlantic flights from Covid? Being nice to the USPS there.
Forum: USA
May 20th 2021, 11:57 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,421
Posted By wtkp0u

Re: Moving a BBQ from Texas to London

One of these maybe?
https://www.gasproducts.co.uk/gaslow-usa-to-uk-propane-adapter.html
Forum: USA
Dec 1st 2020, 4:14 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 8,137
Posted By wtkp0u

Re: Where Do Y’All Get Your British Food From?

As suggested above, thoroughly search the supermarkets. Some have sections, some have a few items - e.g. locally Walker's shortbread, Colman's mustard, chocolate orange.
Dec 1st 2020, 4:10 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,111
Posted By wtkp0u

Re: Parcels to the UK

I'm trying out https://www.pirateship.com/ to print labels at home, supposedly slightly less than USPS rates and no pandemic post office trips. Can't recommend yet, nothing has arrived so far!
Forum: USA
Oct 22nd 2020, 4:13 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 12,791
Posted By wtkp0u

Re: Maintaining a UK mobile number while in the US long term

Maybe give someone you trust in the UK a burner phone?
Forum: USA
Oct 21st 2020, 8:49 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 12,791
Posted By wtkp0u

Re: Maintaining a UK mobile number while in the US long term

If you use your phone in the US to send a text while international roaming that doesn't reset the timer (for a fee obvs)?
Forum: USA
Jun 11th 2020, 4:54 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,136
Posted By wtkp0u

Re: Best US Mobile Network for calling UK

Google Fi ? https://fi.google.com/about/plans/

Google Voice and Skype are also good options. I use Skype on my phone to call UK numbers
Jun 15th 2019, 2:17 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,978
Posted By wtkp0u

Re: Google Voice; second phone numbers.

Yes, been using one since before Google bought them (2007?). Works fine, only issue is some automated systems and two-factor authentication can't send SMS to Google's numbers.

Another option is a...
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