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Forum: USA
Dec 29th 2019, 11:53 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,093
Posted By chuckles67

Re: Moving Back to the UK (H1B Holder)

What is the thing here - why should someone not use a US credit card when back in the UK?
I have heard that you should keep no more than 60kUSD (?) in the U.S. after finally leaving - sorry I can't...
Forum: USA
Jul 21st 2017, 12:23 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,011
Posted By chuckles67

Re: USA SIM CARD PLAN Only - with No expiry??

Free cellular service if you have a USA address that qualifies:
https://www.freedompop.com/
Uses Three back-end. I've had a SIM card from them for over 6 months. I get free service for...
Forum: USA
Jun 13th 2017, 2:17 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,875
Posted By chuckles67

Re: Travel insurance for elderly visitors

This company insured my mother, age 75 and UK resident, for a three week USA visit for 112 quid plus an additional 10 quid for a (minor) pre-existing condition.
Flexicover | Travel Insurance | UK...
Forum: France
Oct 2nd 2015, 2:26 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 3,556
Posted By chuckles67

Re: Paying bills in france

I set up an HSBC account in France three months ago through Premier. Form filling and proof needed, but straightforward.
Forum: Singapore
Sep 16th 2015, 11:33 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,197
Posted By chuckles67

Re: Smoke Haze

Visiting Singapore this week. Visibility is not great - city skyline is hazy. The air smells of smoke and is acrid, and some people walk around wearing face masks. A local doctor advised someone I...
Forum: USA
Aug 14th 2015, 2:37 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,415
Posted By chuckles67

Re: Renters Insurance

CostCo offers discounted insurance services from Ameriprise. I see you are not there in person, but do you already have a CostCo account in the US?
Forum: USA
May 29th 2015, 2:42 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,549
Posted By chuckles67

Re: UK scientist to USA

If you study higher education in USA that will give you a path to temporary work experience in USA (via J visa) which may lead to an US employer sponsoring you for an H visa; also USA higher...
Forum: USA
May 8th 2015, 2:01 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,393
Posted By chuckles67

Re: Cell Phone

It is slow - so you can't watch online videos or send email with large photos. But for texting and iMessage and text-based email it is okay. A friend travelling in Argentina used T-Mobile free data...
Forum: USA
May 7th 2015, 3:34 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,393
Posted By chuckles67

Re: Cell Phone

if you have T-Mobile USA subscription for a Simple plan, (slow) data and texts are free when roaming in UK, I think voice calls are 25 cents per minute.
Forum: USA
Mar 22nd 2015, 2:16 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 13,738
Posted By chuckles67

Re: HDTV antenna with UK TV

This was the antenna the local TV technician recommended me to buy (40 miles south of San Francisco transmitters). Apart from occasional interference on Fox Ch2, it has provided a great signal...
Forum: USA
Mar 20th 2015, 2:35 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,786
Posted By chuckles67

Re: How are bonuses taxed in the USA?

No need to worry - these taxes help to pay the 14(?) trillion dollars of debt the US owes. I think the debt is getting bigger too. Then there's the government pension funding deficits. Better keep...
Forum: USA
Jan 21st 2015, 2:23 am
Replies: 9
Views: 891
Posted By chuckles67

Re: Short term car insurance for Brit visiting family in US

I added a visiting friend (non-US resident/citizen) to my policy for a few weeks, without charge.
Jan 1st 2015, 12:00 am
Replies: 9
Views: 880
Posted By chuckles67

Re: UK TV

Really interesting - thanks.

But does this allow you to use BBC iPlayer Downloads?
Dec 24th 2014, 7:53 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 880
Posted By chuckles67

Re: UK TV

Sorry don't know about TunnelBear, but I've been using StrongDNS.com without issue for BBC iPlayer. It's a bit tricky to set up (helmets on) as every time your ISP changes your IP address then you...
Forum: USA
Dec 17th 2014, 2:45 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 773
Posted By chuckles67

Re: how do I dial a UK 0500 free number from USA?

... also this UK web site can help you find alternative numbers to avoid premium rate lines

SAYNOTO0870.COM - Non-Geographical Alternative Telephone Numbers (http://www.saynoto0870.com/)
Forum: USA
Dec 17th 2014, 2:39 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 773
Posted By chuckles67

Re: how do I dial a UK 0500 free number from USA?

Or get an account with localphone.com

Localphone calls to 0500 and all other freephone numbers e.g.: 0800 are free anywhere in the world (providing you have internet access or a cellphone).

You...
Forum: USA
Nov 21st 2014, 4:09 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 824
Posted By chuckles67

Obama's Immigration Announcement - H4 visa and employment authorization?

Does anyone know the impact on H4 visa holders (spouse of an H-1B visa holder working in the USA)?

:fingerscrossed:

Think this is covered in...
Forum: USA
Apr 29th 2014, 1:58 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 665
Posted By chuckles67

Re: Coming from Dubai to US part way through the tax year

I moved from Singapore to California in late 2009. I didn't pay federal tax on prior earnings, but I did have to pay California state tax for Singapore earnings pro-rata (e.g.: arriving 1st October,...
Jan 31st 2014, 2:10 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 11,794
Posted By chuckles67

Re: Branston Pickle equivalent?

Thanks all - found it here at World Market.
Jan 31st 2014, 2:25 am
Replies: 15
Views: 11,794
Posted By chuckles67

Branston Pickle equivalent?

Craving for this - to make devilled chicken. Any USA equivalent?
Forum: USA
Dec 18th 2013, 2:23 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 4,315
Posted By chuckles67

Re: mince pies

Whole Foods. Price sticker shock though!
Forum: USA
Nov 14th 2013, 2:05 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,120
Posted By chuckles67

Re: Want to get rid of my landline

Localphone will provide a local area code number across the UK and forward to your US cellphone. The UK number costs 0.99USD per month and you pay 0.5 cents a minute for the incoming call....
Forum: USA
Jul 17th 2013, 1:44 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,141
Posted By chuckles67

Re: USA to UK money transfer

You just saved 6% (in agents' fees) and, depending on where you live, high property taxes. Nice one !
Forum: USA
Jul 12th 2013, 1:25 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 527
Posted By chuckles67

Re: NI Class 2 varying amount question

Maybe the 13.25 is Class 3 contribution rate, not Class 2.
Forum: USA
Jun 18th 2013, 5:11 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,112
Posted By chuckles67

Re: Cheapest way to call UK mobiles

www.localphone.com

With the USA registered account, they will provide local USA landline numbers that you can map to your UK mobile or landline numbers. You can call these local numbers with your...
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