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The Very-Many-Questions-Not-Worth-Their-Own-Thread Thread 36

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Cutlass, Dec 11, 2018.

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  1. cardgame

    cardgame Sensual Kitten

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    Look up Google Voice, that might do it.
     
  2. Synsensa

    Synsensa Warlord Retired Moderator

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    Doesn't work in Canada.

    I used Fongo back during the days of no phone service. If you have spotty wifi it's going to be miserable, but it... works...

    Of course, that's assuming you have a smartphone.
     
  3. aimeeandbeatles

    aimeeandbeatles watermelon

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    No, unfortunately. That's one of the things that came up when I searched myself, and I was rather disappointed.
     
  4. yung.carl.jung

    yung.carl.jung Hey Bird! I'm Morose & Lugubrious

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    have you considered WhatsApp wifi calls?
     
  5. Synsensa

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    If you can manage to hide money away from your mother for long enough (I know how hard this can be, so don't worry about telling me it's not possible), 7-11 in Canada sells really cheap smartphones and SIM cards. $150 altogether, possibly a bit cheaper. They also recently increased their minutes expiration to a year instead of 30 days. Their flip phones are cheaper but they're not smart so you won't have access to apps and you'd be fully reliant on the Pay-As-You-Go SIM.
     
  6. peter grimes

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    Doesn't Google Voice allow this? Or maybe I'm not understand your question entirely...
     
  7. Synsensa

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  8. Owen Glyndwr

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    Apparently airsoft is a thing. There are butloads of videos on youtube of this genre:



    IIRC this guy's airsoft group runs out of The Netherlands/Belgium
     
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  9. Silurian

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    There are four places near me used to be five, but I do live in a holiday area.
     
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  10. peter grimes

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    VPN location services to US?
     
  11. Synsensa

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    The issue is less geolocation and more access. To get Google Voice and activate its wifi features you need a US phone number for verification. That can be circumventable if you have American friends or a functional US presence. Most of the time, though, if you're in a position to get that sorted, you're probably also in a position to just get normal Canadian phone service.
     
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  12. Takhisis

    Takhisis is it fall yet

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    Well, it's true, I tend to test the features of the forum more than others do.
     
  13. aimeeandbeatles

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    The Google Voice thing seems kind of silly even for Americans, if the reason you're using it is because you don't have a phone.
     
  14. Synsensa

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    You can still use it to contact other Voice numbers without verification, IIRC.
     
  15. cardgame

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    I would be that American friend, but my number's already linked. :(
     
  16. Samez

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    Skype allows calls for really cheap. Calling to the US is $2.99 a month.
     
  17. aimeeandbeatles

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    New question: I have a personal PayPal account that's connected to the joint bank account that I share with my mother. If I disconnect it from that and connect it to a new personal account, will there be any way for her to detect that?
     
  18. Takhisis

    Takhisis is it fall yet

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    Presumably there might be a notification? I don't have a PayPal account.
     
  19. Synsensa

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    Not unless she uses your PayPal account.

    It may be best to just make another PayPal account, though, once you have a phone number of your own to attach to it. Just to be on the safe side.
     
  20. aimeeandbeatles

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    No, she doesn't have access; I changed the password to be on the safe side. I only use it once in a while to buy a game on Steam.
     
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