Do you carry an extra phone for travel? Say for going through police states?

Do you carry an extra phone for travel? Say for going through police states?

Do you pay for roaming (like a normal person) or do you fumble around with multiple SIM cards like streetshitter because you're so cheap you buy one for voice and one for data?

  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >he doesn't need a local number to give out to qt3.14s

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >implying you need a local number touse iMessage, which works on normal people's iPhones (not used by autistic incels)

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Sir, please do the needful and take your shilling back to sighsee, sir.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          You realize android is by far the largest cell phone in India?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        we're all using whatsapp mong

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Using an app that looks like it never got an update after 2014

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Caring about graphics on a messaging app

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              >Using a messaging app developed by garden gnomes and owned by the zuk
              Enjoy your NSA reading your messages.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                Good. Hope ~~*they*~~ like all my uncircumcised dick pics

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        People don't use iMessage outside of USA and Canada.
        European iPhone users will use Whatsapp, iPhones in the former USSR will use Telegram, in Japan, Taiwan and Thailand it's Line, in Korea Kakaotalk, in China Wechat, etc.
        People aren't aware of iMessage and the whole "green vs blue bubble" thing because they think it's just plain text messaging due to the seamless integration on iPhones.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          This is only true for the bottom tiers of each society. In all of the places you mentioned, the top 10-20% of the population use iMessage simply by virtue of having iPhones

          Keep on being poor

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            >too poor to leave his hick town
            >can barely afford an iPhone on a payment plan
            Go back to sighsee.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            That's not true for anywhere outside the US.
            t. uses two iPhones to travel

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            >This is only true for the bottom tiers of each society. In all of the places you mentioned, the top 10-20% of the population use iMessage simply by virtue of having iPhones
            I live in one of the richest parts of Europe, use an iPhone, and correspond with dozens of friends locally. I use WhatsApp with 90% of these people (most of whom are high-paid white-collar expats, so a weird subset of the population, but definitely not bottom-tier), including nearly all of those who also have iPhones. It’s damn near ubiquitous. I also have friends in Asia, the States, and Africa who use it.

            I think my crowd prefers it in part because it seems easy for people who juggle a lot of international numbers, although in reality it doesn’t make a difference for most which platform you use. My sister-in-law, who lives in the States, does use it to call us, but she’s broke, so it’s a legit cost savings for her over a normal international call.

            I am ambivalent about it as a platform, but it’s my most commonly used communication app. Second is Signal, mostly to appease those of my friends who either really hate Zuck or wear tinfoil hats. I only iMessage/normal text on a regular basis with my wife and a small number of people I don’t actually know that well.

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              It's amazing how little use Whatsapp gets in the US because its a great service. Nobody has heard of it except for people who have family in Mexico, where it's popular, or europe where its also popular. I use it because I talk to people in europe. Telegram also because its popular with gay kinkk communities but the voice calling and video compression on Whatsapp is much better.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                Can you send scheduled and/or silent messages on Whatsapp nowadays?
                Haven't used it since it got majorly zucced.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            my well-off Hong Kong ex would only use apple phones and laptops on principle (we were not compatible), she was using 95% Whatsapp and maybe 5% FB Messenger. I didn't even know iMessage was a thing. You send SMS with a slightly better interface than what my Nokia had 20 years ago, because someone told you that your special bubble color is superior?

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              >too poor to leave his hick town
              >can barely afford an iPhone on a payment plan
              Go back to sighsee.

              People don't use iMessage outside of USA and Canada.
              European iPhone users will use Whatsapp, iPhones in the former USSR will use Telegram, in Japan, Taiwan and Thailand it's Line, in Korea Kakaotalk, in China Wechat, etc.
              People aren't aware of iMessage and the whole "green vs blue bubble" thing because they think it's just plain text messaging due to the seamless integration on iPhones.

              Rooting your phone takes like maybe 30 minutes. I run MIUI on my devices but still know I have the ability to run a custom rom should I want to later on. It's a feature for the brand vs. what you could do as an itoddler or samshit.

              >Life is too short to be shitting around some landroid piece of junk that doesn't work and only half works after you've wasted untold amounts of hours installing streetshitter code from XDA
              While he posts on sighsee

              Easy to root, large custom rom support, phones work well internationally, NFC bands are right for Japan/China/Korea subways, FM radio+headphone jack, dual sim, etc.

              go back to spg with the stupid shit

              Android fags still gay as hell kek

              That's not what I meant. It shows your time is worthless and you have some autistic fetish over "customization" (or as they say on sighsee, ricing).

              What is wrong with you people that you cant accept products for what they are, and make choices accordingly? Absolute mental illness...

              Life is too short to be shitting around some landroid piece of junk that doesn't work and only half works after you've wasted untold amounts of hours installing streetshitter code from XDA

              This

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          they also don't know about "green vs blue" because outside of minorities in california, new york, and chicago, 95% of people don't buy or care about iphones.

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Do you carry an extra phone for travel? Say for going through police states?
    I don’t and I have never bothered. I have historically paid for data through whatever carrier I was using at the time, although that can be punishingly expensive; in situations where it has felt like an unnecessary expense I have used WiFi wherever possible.

    Nowadays I have a plan that includes unlimited data in the countries I visit most often; when I go beyond those borders I just shell out extra.

    I don’t spend a lot of time anywhere I would consider a police state, but in the authoritarian countries I have visited I have just sucked up data fees like I do anywhere else. I don’t think I have much to hide, and certainly don’t have anything that would get me arrested, even by the nosiest of secret police.

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah I have two phones. One is an emergency phone for work Incase I lose the first
    >For going though police states
    No? Why the fuck would that be a reason? I'm going there as a tourist. Not a spy. Stop watching CNN.

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Do you pay for roaming (like a normal person)
    Not paying for roaming is what normal people do. Most EU phone companies offers free roaming in rest of Europe and in many countries outside.

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    For my last trip I just downloaded the Google maps I'd need and turned off data entirely. I only used wifi at bars and hotels and had zero issues.

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    get a 2 SIM phone and get a sim for the country your'e in and you can use data through that. Google fi and tmobile also have affordable itnernational plans

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Google fi
      dont get this. even on their unlimited plan you'll eventually get a 30 day notice saying your data will be disabled since youre abroad too much; calls and text will still work though. to reset, you need to bring back your device and stay in the u.s for 30 days

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        https://www.reddit.com/r/digitalnomad/comments/x3m4lf/your_google_fi_account_is_a_ticking_time_bomb/

        forgot the plebbit thread

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >doesn't know what a VPN is
        I've used it abroad for 90ish days. 0 issues though I don't do like every single complainer on plebbit does and use Fi for all internet services.

        besides not like you can't use Google Voice/text on a normal data sim, your computer, etc.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          i have Fi and been abroad since May, just got the 30-day warning from them a few days ago. i didn't use it for all internet services, just when ubering around and shit like that. the rest of the time wifi.

          when you have your vpn enabled, where does your gps/map app say you are, or do you have location disabled? i configured wireguard on my home router and have my phone as a peer but i guess i fucked someshit up kek. phone shows my home IP though.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Dunno I spoof the GPS location all the time sometimes I'll pop myself at home or not, use it to pre plan tinder. Tons of apps out there for spoofing the locations

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              You think I fully support getting back at the FAGMAN at all costs but do you really think that Google of all companies doesn't have a way to detect GPS spoofing?

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I carry a burner phone, which is just my older phone. Google Fi doesn't charge me for Data sim's so it works out. Use to rock my old Asus phone for backup purposes and then carry my Xiaomi around for daily driver. Saved my ass a few times where an accident happened and fucked overseas with some shit.

    I just keep it in my backpack/luggage most of the time, actually helped me out last month my bag was lost by the airport locate exactly where it was via GPS.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >xiamomi

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Easy to root, large custom rom support, phones work well internationally, NFC bands are right for Japan/China/Korea subways, FM radio+headphone jack, dual sim, etc.

        go back to spg with the stupid shit

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Easy to root, large custom rom support,
          Your autism is showing

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Rooting your phone or installing a custom rom isn't by any means hard assuming you aren't a mouth breather.

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              That's not what I meant. It shows your time is worthless and you have some autistic fetish over "customization" (or as they say on sighsee, ricing).

              What is wrong with you people that you cant accept products for what they are, and make choices accordingly? Absolute mental illness...

              Life is too short to be shitting around some landroid piece of junk that doesn't work and only half works after you've wasted untold amounts of hours installing streetshitter code from XDA

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                Rooting your phone takes like maybe 30 minutes. I run MIUI on my devices but still know I have the ability to run a custom rom should I want to later on. It's a feature for the brand vs. what you could do as an itoddler or samshit.

                >Life is too short to be shitting around some landroid piece of junk that doesn't work and only half works after you've wasted untold amounts of hours installing streetshitter code from XDA
                While he posts on sighsee

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Being tech savvy isn't a bad thing, idiot zoomer moroncattle.

            Being proud of being dumb and helpless is a negative trait. You are pathetic.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Go Beavs

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have a throwaway phone with a prepaid card just so I won't have to give my real phone number to girls.

  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Has anyone actually done a wipe and restore after arriving? I'm terrified that my two factor auth apps will fuck up or something and if that happens i will be fucked

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      > Has anyone actually done a wipe and restore after arriving?
      Arriving where? More importantly, why? I know at least a hundred extremely well-traveled people. I know a total of one who has experienced authorities trying to mess with his phone, and he’s a swarthy Canadian of partial Lebanese descent with an Arabic-sounding middle name who was landing in Israel. He got a lot of extra personal attention from immigration.
      >I'm terrified that my two factor auth apps will fuck up or something and if that happens i will be fucked
      Are you more terrified of this, or of some imaginary state bogeyman looking at your browser history? Have to make that calculation yourself, my paranoid friend.

  10. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >land in Oman
    >get taken aside by security after clearing immigration
    >"unlock your phone for us, sir"
    >no
    >they look confused
    >"you must unlock your phone for us, sir"
    >no, I don't. Are you going to arrest me?
    >"you will be arrested unless you unlock your phone for us, sir"
    >ok, arrest me
    >"sir you will go to jail if you do not unlock your phone, you must do it now."
    >ok
    >"sir do you understand you will be arrested if you do not unlock your phone"
    >yes, go ahead
    >"sir there is a fine if you do not comply"
    >no thanks, go ahead and arrest me
    >"sir you must pay the fine or go to jail"
    >that's fine, arrest me, I'll go to jail
    >they are raging and annoyed beyond belief. I don't care, I'm on business and have done this whole song and dance routing before. It's Oman, they aren't the taliban and they won't do shit besides harass and impede me.
    >"Sir this is your last chance. You must unlock your phone for us, so that we can check the contents."
    >No. Am I under arrest now?
    >In comes their supervisor
    >"Sir, you must unlock your phone for us."
    >No I do not. Are you going to arrest me?
    >etc. for about 30 minutes.
    >they go away and leave me in their little room for 3 hours with no water
    >they come back
    >"You must unlock your phone now."
    >No.
    >get 'arrested'. In quotes because I was never booked, and was not taken to jail, just put in handcuffs and led to another room in the same complex.
    >Can I talk to a lawyer?
    >"No, you must unlock your phone if you want to talk to a lawyer."
    >Ok. So you have to let me go in 48 hours if I'm not charged with anything correct?
    >more annoyance, more rage
    >given 1 very small bottle of water and no food over the course of the next two days, left in some sort of temporary holding cell
    >48 hours passes
    >released without a word
    >go get my (thoroughly fucked with) luggage
    >proceed with business

    Arabs.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >land in Oman
      >get taken aside by security after clearing immigration
      >"unlock your phone for us, sir"
      >"Sorry but I do not know the code"

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      You didn't just pay the "fine" and be on your way? Let me guess, fine is $20 USD and $10 USD baksheesh is ok sir? Sorry we can not give you a receipt.

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