Traveling to and within the US

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  1. AkoSiBatMan

    AkoSiBatMan Active Member

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    I'm not sure if License Certification can only be done at LTO, East Avenue. You can check with your nearest LTO satellite office to verify.

    You can get the License Certification at the licensing area (if my memory serves me right, Window 10). Prepare a photocopy of the expired license card and OR. One certification, one photocopy (I requested for 2 copies - 1 for National and 1 to bring along during the drive). Fill-up the form that they'll be giving you, and pay Php 100.00 per certificate at the License Fee Cashier window. I applied last Thursday, and will get it on Tuesday. All in all, the whole application process took me around 30 minutes.

    Hope this helps! ;)
     
  2. Juice

    Juice PhilMUG Addict Member

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    You can also get an international driver's license.
     
  3. mcarlos223

    mcarlos223 New Member

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    Good day! I just want to inquire if some of you have tried/used buying prepaid pocket wifi in US? We will be staying mostly in CA and AZ states. Unfortunately, my iP7 is locked to Globe.
     
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    Juice PhilMUG Addict Member

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    I was going to say T Mobile, but they really have bad coverage in Arizona especially in the Grand Canyon. You might want to take note of that.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. I can understand why they have bad coverage in the canyon. Anyway, maybe we'll just see there, when we get there! :)
     
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    Were you able to rent a pocket wifi? Which one did you get to try in CA? Will be travelling there next week, planning to get a pocket wifi too.
     
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    I didn't bother looking for a pocket wifi. I just brought with me an unlocked phone and bought the T-mobile tourist sim. $30, valid for 21 days.
     
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    Yes, that's what I'm also planning to do, though now I have to look for a spare phone to use, LOL. Will be getting that too :)
     
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    what is included in the tourist sim from t mobile?
     
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    T‑MOBILE TOURIST PLAN

    3 weeks of talk, text, and data for $30
    Visiting the U.S.? This affordable, hassle-free 3-week plan gives you 1,000 minutes of talk, unlimited texts and data, with up to 2GB of 4G LTE data. No more hunting for Wi‑Fi, paying for roaming fees or paying for a full month’s service!

    https://prepaid-phones.t-mobile.com/prepaid-international-tourist-plan
     
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    Thanks, 2gb seem small...
     
  12. Roman

    Roman Let's hug it out!
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    I usually get an AT&T prepaid SIM. Their plans are all good for 30 days.They also have unlimited texting and calling within the US, plus unlimited texting to the Philippines as well. Their plans:
    • $65 with 22GB of data
    • $45 with 6GB of data
    • $35 with 1GB of data
     
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    In our experience, 2GB is small, we consumed that in about 2 weeks, but you still have internet after 2GB of usage. T-Mobile staff said they usually throttle the speeds after 2GB, pero mas mabilis parin compared to our normal speed here in PH. :)
    So, I can say na sulit ang $30 for 21 days.
     
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    Same plan i used on my 3 week stay. Very reliable signal a nd 6gb are adequate for FB/IG use during my stay.
     
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    Sounds good! Enough to share with the family? My kids are on youtube a lot, true, 2GB isn't much :(
     
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    Roman Let's hug it out!
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    Yeah, Doc! The 6GB should be good na siguro!
     
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    i will bring my unlocked pocket wifi going to the US this weekend, which telco prepaid sim do you recommend that has a data only plan that can last me 2 weeks (5 Gb?)
     
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    will a huawei E5377 pocket wifi work in the US? Better yet what huawei pocket wifi can you recommend for US use. Thanks!
     
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    We weren't able to consume the 2GB :ROFLMAO: Got one for my wife, too, so we each had one in case we had to divide and conquer (amusement park, malls, outlet). It was just enough for our 14 day stay. When at a hotel or at home, we just shifted the wifi, but didn't really use that much outside, even if we had to trek 5 hours each way, San Francisco to Los Angeles.
     
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