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Text and calls for an iPhone 5 in four countries

I have an unlocked iPhone 5 with Verizon. (It is verifiably unlocked for foreign SIM card use -- and yes, even though it is Verizon it does have GSM as well as CDMA). I'm looking for advice on how to travel with it to four countries, with the ability to receive/send calls and texts. I'd like to buy and use one SIM card only. And I want to be sure that I don't use any data, which gets expensive. So the question boils down to: (1) Keep the iPhone or ditch it for my unlocked travel phone? (2) Use the Verizon international plan, or buy an offering from Telestial, Global, etc.? More inside. [more inside]
posted by bchaplin on Jul 21, 2013 - 15 answers

Are there full service movers that do very small moves in Stockholm?

This would be an international move, Stockholm to San Francisco. I do not have very many things, but some of it is unwieldy enough that I'd love to have movers treat it right, and I will get some relocation money to do so. In the states, this isn't too hard to find, but I'm not sure who to contact out here. I'd really appreciate any suggestions. I'm asking anonymously because I haven't given my notice yet.
posted by anonymous on Jul 18, 2013 - 5 answers

Cheap(er) international book/media shipping?

I need to ship a bunch of books internationally; is there a better option than USPS M-bags? [more inside]
posted by beerbajay on Jul 16, 2013 - 5 answers

What should I see in Seattle's International District?

I have a day to kill in Seattle. I want to try the International District. What are your favorite things there? [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants on Jul 14, 2013 - 21 answers

Accidentally travelling through Vietnam: please explain visas to me!

I'm flying from Australia to Europe with Vietnam airlines. I think I might have a hidden domestic leg of the flight in Vietnam on the way there, or maybe on both routes. My travel agent says I don't need a visa for this domestic flight. I suspect he is wrong. Has anyone done this flight before who can give me more info? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Jul 6, 2013 - 17 answers

F'in international areas, how do they work?

So Edward Snowden is presumably stranded in the international transit area of the Moscow Airport. I understand this, and understand what international transit areas are (mainly) and why they exist. What I don't understand is how they actually work... [more inside]
posted by wrok on Jul 4, 2013 - 9 answers

A phone smart enough to cross the Atlantic?

I am in the U.S. and in need of a new smartphone. Catch is that I am temporarily relocating to Europe in a few months, for 9-18 months. Do I sign a contract? Buy a phone and switch to a European provider when I get there? What kind of phone do I get? [more inside]
posted by ista on Jun 29, 2013 - 8 answers

In need of advice to start my job search in economics/commerce jobs.

I've just finished my masters in International Relations and am going to kick off my job start in earnest from next week. I have questions about where I should be looking for work, what options might be open to me, and would appreciate some advice. [more inside]
posted by tokaidanshi on Jun 16, 2013 - 4 answers

Help me pick an awesome travel destination

I'd like to go someplace new - what country/region should I explore this summer? Time, money, and the need to get away and rethink some things are all coming together for me right now. I've never planned my own international travel. [more inside]
posted by squasher on Jun 15, 2013 - 8 answers

Cheapest way to get UK cell service with US phone

My husband and I are traveling to London later this week for a 10-day trip (yay!). For part of the trip I'm going to be at a conference, and he will be doing some work things, so we need to be able to get in touch with each other, either via voice calls or text. I'm trying to figure out the cheapest way to accomplish this. [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker on Jun 10, 2013 - 10 answers

Third Culture Kid Syndrome

Mid-20s male in the US but with origins elsewhere. I feel at home in both countries, but also in neither, and recently I've really started to feel a kind of melancholy, sentimentalism, or restlessness about my situation as a 'third culture kid', and whether I've made the wrong life choices. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 31, 2013 - 19 answers

International Freelance Taxes -Canadian in Berlin /w US clients?

Calling all internationally mobile, 'creative-class' freelancers- how do you determine who taxes you, if your design clients are in one country (for me, USA) you live in another country (Germany) but are a citizen of yet somewhere else (Canadian)? Does everyone get a piece of my income? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 23, 2013 - 17 answers

International postage stamps from a domestic source

I have a bunch of postcards I'm mailing out from within the US to people in the US, UK and Switzerland. I can put domestic stamps on the cards sent from within the US to our US address, so that the recipients can just drop it in a mailbox. Does the USPS or another entity within the US sell stamps that I can put on the postcards sent from the UK and Switzerland, such that the recipients don't need to buy their own stamps?
posted by Blazecock Pileon on May 10, 2013 - 10 answers

International Pension Problem

International pension is trying to get compensation of a 2-year old over payment to my late mom. What are the consequences of ignoring them? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 7, 2013 - 11 answers

Ship a laptop from US to Poland

I have an old laptop I'd like to send to my relatives in Poland. How would I go about this? Does this even make economic sense? [more inside]
posted by echo target on May 3, 2013 - 8 answers

I need to buy a phone in the US for somebody else to use in Mexico.

My mom moved to Mexico recently, and I have had a hard time contacting her via phone. She's staying with relatives of her boyfriend, but it seems like she's not able to use their phone to make international calls. I'd like to get her a mobile phone that she can use to call me and her other kids (or anybody else), but I'm a bit overwhelmed by what I'm finding with google - a lot of which seems targeted to making international calls from the US to other countries or just seems spammy. What is a good way to buy a phone here and send it to Mexico? [more inside]
posted by jeoc on May 1, 2013 - 5 answers

Best strategy to improve credit rating

Through a mixture of screwups and missed opportunities, I'm pretty sure my credit rating is either dismal or nonexistent. What's the best strategy to improve it? (Snowflake details inside.) [more inside]
posted by littlegreen on Apr 28, 2013 - 7 answers

what kind of job is this?

Hi Everybody, I'm new here. I'm trying to identify my next steps in life and am looking high and low for options, ideas and answers. I'm still working, but have also taken on more than a couple volunteer roles to try out a different industries. I found MetaFilter a few months ago and tho I haven't posted much, I've been reading and I thought it would be a good idea to put it to you. I want to apologize in advance for any newbie mistakes. And say thanks in advance for taking a minute to read this. Here goes. [more inside]
posted by round_four on Apr 9, 2013 - 14 answers

Calling from Asia over android tablet

Currently in Asia and want to call US cheap. What options besides Skype do I have? Not a big fan of sim cards as they are hard to find here. [more inside]
posted by pakora1 on Mar 25, 2013 - 7 answers

A brief history of Maternal and Child Health in the International arena?

I am looking for a succinct synapses of the history of international Maternal and Child Health (MCH) initiatives since it first became an issue until the present which would be, I think, the Millennium Development Goals? Or is there something more recent? It would, ideally, be an article that outlines that background rather than a complete book that explains it all in detail. Can you help?
posted by lil' ears on Mar 22, 2013 - 4 answers

Texting across the ocean?

My best friend is currently insanely busy. She is in the U.S and I am in Europe. Texting is the best way to stay in touch with her, but I need some help doing it across the Atlantic. [more inside]
posted by colfax on Mar 21, 2013 - 9 answers

Help me calm anxiety about travel to China.

I am travelling to China from Canada in the near future. I have hundreds of questions and concerns but mostly just need reassurance that I'm not forgetting anything. Bonus, what should I do for carry-on? [more inside]
posted by sarae on Mar 13, 2013 - 19 answers

Government of Mexico's Disaster Risk Management Strategy

I know this is a long shot, but does anyone have information on how the Government of Mexico was able to convince it's citizens that investing in disaster risk management (DRM) insurance/cat bond schemes was worthy of their tax money? [more inside]
posted by msk1985 on Mar 8, 2013 - 2 answers

Help me plan a two week trip to Spain in 48 hours!

Due to some last-minute circumstances, I just booked a trip to Barcelona for two weeks starting on Monday. I'm a mid-twenties guy in-between jobs and traveling alone. What can I do over the next 48 hours to make this trip memorable and pleasant? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 1, 2013 - 18 answers

Securing Various Electronics in the South Pacific

What would be the best ways to secure multiple laptops, smartphones, cameras (physically, and also to catch thieves) in a "rustic" foreign country... keeping in mind I need to fit everything in luggage or fashion it out of raw materials in country. [more inside]
posted by DaftMythic on Feb 28, 2013 - 6 answers

How to replace non-ascii characters with HTML entities?

I’m currently working on an international project and need to format documents written in German, Polish and Croatian for use on the web. What is the quickest way to convert all the non-ASCII characters into the relevant character entity? Some sort of web form would be my ideal solution, but I’d settle for a freeware program.
posted by the latin mouse on Feb 27, 2013 - 8 answers

What are the most popular travel guidebooks/websites around the world

I'm trying to find out the most popular guides to NYC (in particular) that people around the world use. In the US, this would include guidebooks like Frommer's or Fodor's. People can also check a site like tripadvisor to find hotel or attraction recommendations. What books or sites would people in Germany, France, Italy, China, India, and countries all around the world use?
posted by meantime on Feb 18, 2013 - 9 answers

Three countries, two brides, one wedding

We've each left our home countries to be able to be together in a third country. It's working out wonderfully, and we want to get married eventually. But how - or rather, where on earth? [more inside]
posted by harujion on Feb 15, 2013 - 22 answers

Need an employments right lawyer STAT

A friend works overseas for a US-based defence contractor. He's been involved in a somewhat work-related incident in his country of work and his employer is, long story short, refusing to advise him, maybe even turning against him. Lots of details we don't want to put on the internet. Need to find a good attorney in the US that has specialization in working with employment rights, particularly in international situations for US based entities (not sure if the defence contractor part is relevant or not). If state matters, pick Texas.
posted by anonymous on Feb 7, 2013 - 4 answers

Calling card for rare use to call UK and maybe Kazakhstan from US

I'm thinking my best option for staying in phone contact with my one or two overseas friends (mainly UK) might be a calling card. Can anyone recommend a specific card? [more inside]
posted by amtho on Jan 30, 2013 - 12 answers

How Can Living in a Multiracial Household Affect an Adopted Child

I am of one race/ethnicity; my partner is of another. No kids. How will adopting a child from a third background impact him/her? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 30, 2013 - 22 answers

Banking in US for an International business

My friend is Italian and living in Milan. He has developed a product that he will sell through Amazon. I want to help and get involved but not willing to risk my future to do it. [more inside]
posted by shaarog on Jan 30, 2013 - 5 answers

English speaking person in Paris (France)

Things to do as an international living in Paris. [more inside]
posted by gunners on Jan 26, 2013 - 11 answers

International move planning for the generally risk-averse!

How do people decide to do and execute big moves abroad? Is it a dumb idea to move abroad without a job in hand first? [more inside]
posted by Papagayo on Jan 20, 2013 - 8 answers

Forwarding a suitcase from Italy to Toronto

Currently I'm in Italy. In March I'll be travelling to Scotland by train and making stops along the way. Then I'll be flying home to Toronto. My problem is that I have a lot of luggage that I needed for an extended professional stay in Italy, but which will only serve to encumber me when I go traveling. What is the best way for me to forward one large (standard checked baggage) suitcase home to Canada from Italy when I head out? I would especially appreciate any advice based on personal experience. [more inside]
posted by Evstar on Jan 12, 2013 - 15 answers

Calling, texting, data for American traveler in Taiwan

I am traveling to Taiwan for about two weeks very soon. I will be there with about 20 fellow students from my university. Being able to communicate amongst us while about Taipei will be pretty important. What do you recommend to use around the city? Inexpensive and easy would be great. [more inside]
posted by Korou on Jan 3, 2013 - 4 answers

Help me plan a last minute international trip to an unknown destination

Emergency Vacation: Help me book a trip from San Francisco to Somewhere Else in the World between Friday 12/21 and Monday 12/31. [more inside]
posted by farmersckn on Dec 19, 2012 - 11 answers

It shouldn't be this hard when Toronto is barely 100 miles from Buffalo, OK?

I want to change the world. Or at least make it easier/faster/cheaper to send my niece and nephew, currently living less than 500 miles from where I live, a flipping Christmas package. Who should I bother to help get this done? [more inside]
posted by SMPA on Dec 19, 2012 - 21 answers

Going back to the US and need mover recommendations

My wife and I up and moved to Europe two years ago. It's now time for us to return to the U.S. and we need help finding movers. [more inside]
posted by melt away on Dec 10, 2012 - 8 answers

Will I make my connecting flight?

I'm flying from the Birmingham (AL) airport to the Manchester (UK) airport next Friday, with a connecting flight at ATL. There will only be 53 minutes between my first flight arriving at ATL and my second flight departing. What are the chances I'll miss my second flight? [more inside]
posted by littlegreen on Nov 30, 2012 - 18 answers

In which I reveal my ignorance about the cell phone landscape...

My husband has a phone I'd like to replace as a gift for him, and I want to be sure I understand what I'm getting into. [more inside]
posted by ersatzkat on Nov 9, 2012 - 6 answers

Which tablet for my mom?

Should my mom buy a Kindle Fire HD or an iPad mini? International edition. [more inside]
posted by Joh on Nov 8, 2012 - 18 answers

International Toll-Free Telephone

What is the best (least expensive) way to setup a toll-free international business line in Canada? [more inside]
posted by rabbitfufu on Oct 22, 2012 - 5 answers

necessary documentaton for international flights and auto travel.

Last minute check list for US citizen with departing flight from Canada to Iceland to UK to Ireland, no return ticket and a car retuning with a different driver. [more inside]
posted by rmhsinc on Oct 20, 2012 - 7 answers

Hosting a guest with limited English?

We're hosting a grad student from Thailand tonight who speaks very little english and has some trouble following conversation. What do we do to be good hosts? [more inside]
posted by elvissa on Oct 19, 2012 - 15 answers

Cross border independent consulting- how's it work?

Cross border independent consulting- how's it work? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 16, 2012 - 3 answers

Learning more about China - where do I start?

Can you recommend me podcasts, books, TV documentaries, articles or journals (in English) where I could learn more about China, such as Chinese politics, history, culture and other important things?
posted by EatMyHat on Oct 15, 2012 - 8 answers

IANAA, RU?

Accounting puzzle: how to log cash transactions for accounts held in a foreign currency? [more inside]
posted by ctmf on Oct 14, 2012 - 3 answers

Small business banking: are great customer service and international wire transfers mutually exclusive?

Seeking new bank for our growing small business. Our priorities are great customer service and seamless international wire transfers. [more inside]
posted by paddingtonb on Oct 5, 2012 - 6 answers

Non-US radio, please

What are your favorite non-American radio stations? Bonus points for stations that are available online, and mostly play music that I am unlikely to hear on American radio.
posted by ocherdraco on Sep 28, 2012 - 44 answers

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