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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Uganda
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I've been on Verizon for eons and have always been happy with the coverage (if not the prices). Looking at options for my fiancé once he makes it to this side of the pond, though, I see that MetroPCS has some really affordable no-commitment plans. They're so affordable that I'm tempted to switch myself (once my contract runs out in 2082, that is).

Can anyone who has a phone with them weigh in on the signal quality or lack thereof, particularly once you get out of the heavily populated urban centers? We'll both be spending most of our time in Boston, which (judging from MetroPCS's coverage map) seems to have excellent coverage. But if coverage is spotty outside the northeast corridor/FL/CA, then it would probably make more sense for me to keep my Verizon access so that at least one of us will have signal when we travel.

Anyone?


Joy (& Aaron, who doesn't read/post here yet)

Dec. 27, 2010: First met each other in Entebbe, Uganda while I was visiting my friend/his cousin (12/27/10 - 1/10/11) (visited again Jul. 2-9, 2011 and Dec. 24, 2011 - Jan. 9, 2012; engaged 1/7/12)

K-1

Feb. 18, 2012: I-129F sent (delivered 2/21 per USPS & USCIS; NOA1 notice date 2/23/12; check cashed/email/text 2/24)

Aug. 9, 2012: NOA2!!! [NOA1 +168 days] (reached NVC 8/17, left NVC 8/20; @embassy 8/24; embassy confirmed receipt 9/5)

Oct. 24 - Nov. 8, 2012: I visited again (Nairobi: medical 10/31; interview 11/5 [NOA1 +256 days]; result--APPROVED!!!!!!!)

Nov. 15, 2012: Visa in hand (was ready for retrieval 11/12/12)

Nov. 20, 2012: POE, Boston!!! (legal marriage 12/12/12; family/friends wedding ceremony 1/12/13) (276 days)

AOS/EAD/AP

Feb. 4, 2013: AOS packet sent (delivered 2/6, NOA1 text/email & check cashed 2/11 midnight)

Feb. 11, 2013: NOA1 notice date for I-485, EAD, AP (I-485/EAD NOA1 hard copies & biometrics appt letter arrived 2/16, badly mangled AP NOA1 arrived 2/27; biometrics done 3/4/13)

Apr. 3, 2013: EAD & AP approved (received card 4/11)

Aug. 16, 2013: I-485 approved & green card production ordered!!!! (card arrived 8/26/13) (193 days)

ROC

2015 sometime? I've slept since then.

Naturalization

Dec. 20, 2019: N-400 submitted online (Boston, MA field office)

Jan. 9, 2020: Biometrics

Feb. 4, 2020: updated wait time = 4 months (estimated case completion June 2020)

Aug. 7, 2020: interview scheduled (!), but no idea when

Sept. 16, 2020: interview, Boston (approved)

Sept. 24, 2020: oath ceremony, Boston---DONE!!! (279 days from submission)

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Whether it's with Verizon or another carrier, you should look into one of the "family" plans. I added a second phone and phone number on my Verizon account that was for my fiancé, so when he was in town, he would have a local phone to use rather than getting charged to death for using his UK phone. Once he's here for good, he'll just keep the phone on my second line, but we'll do the "family" plan where you share a pool of minutes, etc.


Part One: The K-1 Visa Journey:

USCIS Receipt of I-129F: January 24, 2012 | Petition Approval: June 15, 2012 (No RFEs)
Interview: October 24, 2012 - Review | Visa Delivered: October 31, 2012



Part Two: Entry and Adjusting Status:

POE: November 18, 2012 (at SFO) - Review
Wedding: December 1, 2012 | Social Security: New cards received on December 7, 2012.
AOS Package (I-485/I-765/I-131) NOA1: February 19, 2013 | Biometrics Appt.: March 18, 2013
AP/EAD Approved: April 29, 2013 | Card Received: May 6, 2013 | AOS Interview Appt.: May 16, 2013 - Approved Review Card Received: May 24, 2013

Part Three: Removal of Conditions:

Coming Soon...

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Egypt
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I've been on Verizon for eons and have always been happy with the coverage (if not the prices). Looking at options for my fiancé once he makes it to this side of the pond, though, I see that MetroPCS has some really affordable no-commitment plans. They're so affordable that I'm tempted to switch myself (once my contract runs out in 2082, that is).

Can anyone who has a phone with them weigh in on the signal quality or lack thereof, particularly once you get out of the heavily populated urban centers? We'll both be spending most of our time in Boston, which (judging from MetroPCS's coverage map) seems to have excellent coverage. But if coverage is spotty outside the northeast corridor/FL/CA, then it would probably make more sense for me to keep my Verizon access so that at least one of us will have signal when we travel.

Anyone?

Did u look at Virgin Mobile they are even cheaper and their coverage is good


K1 visa process
06/08/2011 I-129 sent
06/11/2011 I-129F NOA1 (Receipt)
09/23/2011 I-129F NOA2 (Approved)
10/11/2011 Package Received By NVC
10/11/2011 Package Left From NVC
10/16/2011 Received By Consulate
10/20/2011 Rec Instructions (Pkt 3)
11/09/2011 Complete Instructions (Pkt 3)
01/21/2012 Rec Appointment Letter (Pkt 4)
02/21/2012 Interview Date (K1 Visa)
02/21/2012 Interview Result Approved
02/29/2012 K1 Visa Received

03/16/2012 US Entry
03/19/2012 Marriage

Our AOS process
03/29/2012 AOS I-485/ EAD I-765/ AP I-131 filed
04/04/2012 NOA1 for AOS/ EAD/ AP
04/23/2012 Case transferred
05/08/2012 Biometric Appt Date for AOS and EAD
06/01/2012 EAD and Ap approved
06/09/2012 EAD and Ap combo card received
08/24/2012 AOS Approved
09/09/2012 Green Card received with no interview

Removing Conditions

05/27/2014 I-751 sent to Vermont Service Center

05/30/2014 Package Received

06/02/2014 NOA1

07/07/2014 Biometrics Appointment

12/01/2014 case transferred for California service center

01/13/2015 Second Biometrics appointment

01/23/2015 case approved

01/31/2015 Card Received

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Uganda
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Thanks everyone!

Whether it's with Verizon or another carrier, you should look into one of the "family" plans. I added a second phone and phone number on my Verizon account that was for my fiancé, so when he was in town, he would have a local phone to use rather than getting charged to death for using his UK phone. Once he's here for good, he'll just keep the phone on my second line, but we'll do the "family" plan where you share a pool of minutes, etc.

The last time I checked, Verizon's family plans didn't really save much if you have only 2 phones, and I'd rather get something that he can start out with right out of the gate easily but that he isn't locked into for years. I'm planning to start the plan before he gets here, so I can bring him the phone to use during his trip to the US.

Did u look at Virgin Mobile they are even cheaper and their coverage is good

Good idea! So far I've checked Verizon, Boost, Sprint, MetroPCS, and now Virgin Mobile, and the MetroPCS plan I'm considering for him (it's a limited-time special) is the lowest price I've seen. Any other ideas?


Joy (& Aaron, who doesn't read/post here yet)

Dec. 27, 2010: First met each other in Entebbe, Uganda while I was visiting my friend/his cousin (12/27/10 - 1/10/11) (visited again Jul. 2-9, 2011 and Dec. 24, 2011 - Jan. 9, 2012; engaged 1/7/12)

K-1

Feb. 18, 2012: I-129F sent (delivered 2/21 per USPS & USCIS; NOA1 notice date 2/23/12; check cashed/email/text 2/24)

Aug. 9, 2012: NOA2!!! [NOA1 +168 days] (reached NVC 8/17, left NVC 8/20; @embassy 8/24; embassy confirmed receipt 9/5)

Oct. 24 - Nov. 8, 2012: I visited again (Nairobi: medical 10/31; interview 11/5 [NOA1 +256 days]; result--APPROVED!!!!!!!)

Nov. 15, 2012: Visa in hand (was ready for retrieval 11/12/12)

Nov. 20, 2012: POE, Boston!!! (legal marriage 12/12/12; family/friends wedding ceremony 1/12/13) (276 days)

AOS/EAD/AP

Feb. 4, 2013: AOS packet sent (delivered 2/6, NOA1 text/email & check cashed 2/11 midnight)

Feb. 11, 2013: NOA1 notice date for I-485, EAD, AP (I-485/EAD NOA1 hard copies & biometrics appt letter arrived 2/16, badly mangled AP NOA1 arrived 2/27; biometrics done 3/4/13)

Apr. 3, 2013: EAD & AP approved (received card 4/11)

Aug. 16, 2013: I-485 approved & green card production ordered!!!! (card arrived 8/26/13) (193 days)

ROC

2015 sometime? I've slept since then.

Naturalization

Dec. 20, 2019: N-400 submitted online (Boston, MA field office)

Jan. 9, 2020: Biometrics

Feb. 4, 2020: updated wait time = 4 months (estimated case completion June 2020)

Aug. 7, 2020: interview scheduled (!), but no idea when

Sept. 16, 2020: interview, Boston (approved)

Sept. 24, 2020: oath ceremony, Boston---DONE!!! (279 days from submission)

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I've been on Verizon for eons and have always been happy with the coverage (if not the prices). Looking at options for my fiancé once he makes it to this side of the pond, though, I see that MetroPCS has some really affordable no-commitment plans. They're so affordable that I'm tempted to switch myself (once my contract runs out in 2082, that is).

Can anyone who has a phone with them weigh in on the signal quality or lack thereof, particularly once you get out of the heavily populated urban centers? We'll both be spending most of our time in Boston, which (judging from MetroPCS's coverage map) seems to have excellent coverage. But if coverage is spotty outside the northeast corridor/FL/CA, then it would probably make more sense for me to keep my Verizon access so that at least one of us will have signal when we travel.

Anyone?

I was with Verizon for 8 years and I just switched to MetroPCS ... I get EVERYTHING I had with Verizon but for 1/3 less ... It's worth it. I even did an early termination fee. PLUS I get a subscription to Rhapsody so I can create playlists in music. I am a very satisfied customer --- ALSO, you only pay for what you want ... not these big package deals of bells and whistles you don't use.

GO FOR IT --

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Filed: Other Country: Brazil
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I have metro PCS and I am using in New York without any problem almost four years.I used my phone in Boston several times when I was visiting there,Conecticut, Washington DC, California and Miami as well. I can call 120 countries FREE,unlimited phone call(you must call land phone tho), but I have unlimited national and international text messages, unlimited internet. I pay just $60 monthly. I am having a blast. I call my mom in Brazil at least twice per week for hours,lol, I call my sisters in Australia and London every week ftoo and I don't pay one extra dollar for that.It's great!!!

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Egypt
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I have metro PCS and I am using in New York without any problem almost four years.I used my phone in Boston several times when I was visiting there,Conecticut, Washington DC, California and Miami as well. I can call 120 countries FREE,unlimited phone call(you must call land phone tho), but I have unlimited national and international text messages, unlimited internet. I pay just $60 monthly. I am having a blast. I call my mom in Brazil at least twice per week for hours,lol, I call my sisters in Australia and London every week ftoo and I don't pay one extra dollar for that.It's great!!!

what plan is that? 60 4G or just 60 cuz I cant find anywhere saying u can call international calls?


K1 visa process
06/08/2011 I-129 sent
06/11/2011 I-129F NOA1 (Receipt)
09/23/2011 I-129F NOA2 (Approved)
10/11/2011 Package Received By NVC
10/11/2011 Package Left From NVC
10/16/2011 Received By Consulate
10/20/2011 Rec Instructions (Pkt 3)
11/09/2011 Complete Instructions (Pkt 3)
01/21/2012 Rec Appointment Letter (Pkt 4)
02/21/2012 Interview Date (K1 Visa)
02/21/2012 Interview Result Approved
02/29/2012 K1 Visa Received

03/16/2012 US Entry
03/19/2012 Marriage

Our AOS process
03/29/2012 AOS I-485/ EAD I-765/ AP I-131 filed
04/04/2012 NOA1 for AOS/ EAD/ AP
04/23/2012 Case transferred
05/08/2012 Biometric Appt Date for AOS and EAD
06/01/2012 EAD and Ap approved
06/09/2012 EAD and Ap combo card received
08/24/2012 AOS Approved
09/09/2012 Green Card received with no interview

Removing Conditions

05/27/2014 I-751 sent to Vermont Service Center

05/30/2014 Package Received

06/02/2014 NOA1

07/07/2014 Biometrics Appointment

12/01/2014 case transferred for California service center

01/13/2015 Second Biometrics appointment

01/23/2015 case approved

01/31/2015 Card Received

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Uganda
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I have metro PCS and I am using in New York without any problem almost four years.I used my phone in Boston several times when I was visiting there,Conecticut, Washington DC, California and Miami as well. I can call 120 countries FREE,unlimited phone call(you must call land phone tho), but I have unlimited national and international text messages, unlimited internet. I pay just $60 monthly. I am having a blast. I call my mom in Brazil at least twice per week for hours,lol, I call my sisters in Australia and London every week ftoo and I don't pay one extra dollar for that.It's great!!!

Hmmm, I don't see any plans with 120 countries free, but his country probably wouldn't be one of them anyway. Good to hear about the coverage, though! The plan I'm looking at is $25/month unlimited talk and text, which would work just fine for me, at least (haven't joined the smartphone century yet and not eager to, and he's not accustomed to internet on his phone either, so I'm thinking he can do without it initially, or at least until he's working and we have more money to work with). I'm currently paying ~$45/month for 450 daytime minutes & 250 texts (I never exceed either of these, but I do have to think about it) and roadside assistance.

So, MetroPCS would save me a bunch. My family is on Verizon but they rarely call and then only in the evening, which is free for them whether I'm on Verizon or not. Hmmm.

I was with Verizon for 8 years and I just switched to MetroPCS ... I get EVERYTHING I had with Verizon but for 1/3 less ... It's worth it. I even did an early termination fee. PLUS I get a subscription to Rhapsody so I can create playlists in music. I am a very satisfied customer --- ALSO, you only pay for what you want ... not these big package deals of bells and whistles you don't use.

GO FOR IT --

Sounds good to me! Where have you used your MetroPCS phone, exactly? Any comments about the coverage?


Joy (& Aaron, who doesn't read/post here yet)

Dec. 27, 2010: First met each other in Entebbe, Uganda while I was visiting my friend/his cousin (12/27/10 - 1/10/11) (visited again Jul. 2-9, 2011 and Dec. 24, 2011 - Jan. 9, 2012; engaged 1/7/12)

K-1

Feb. 18, 2012: I-129F sent (delivered 2/21 per USPS & USCIS; NOA1 notice date 2/23/12; check cashed/email/text 2/24)

Aug. 9, 2012: NOA2!!! [NOA1 +168 days] (reached NVC 8/17, left NVC 8/20; @embassy 8/24; embassy confirmed receipt 9/5)

Oct. 24 - Nov. 8, 2012: I visited again (Nairobi: medical 10/31; interview 11/5 [NOA1 +256 days]; result--APPROVED!!!!!!!)

Nov. 15, 2012: Visa in hand (was ready for retrieval 11/12/12)

Nov. 20, 2012: POE, Boston!!! (legal marriage 12/12/12; family/friends wedding ceremony 1/12/13) (276 days)

AOS/EAD/AP

Feb. 4, 2013: AOS packet sent (delivered 2/6, NOA1 text/email & check cashed 2/11 midnight)

Feb. 11, 2013: NOA1 notice date for I-485, EAD, AP (I-485/EAD NOA1 hard copies & biometrics appt letter arrived 2/16, badly mangled AP NOA1 arrived 2/27; biometrics done 3/4/13)

Apr. 3, 2013: EAD & AP approved (received card 4/11)

Aug. 16, 2013: I-485 approved & green card production ordered!!!! (card arrived 8/26/13) (193 days)

ROC

2015 sometime? I've slept since then.

Naturalization

Dec. 20, 2019: N-400 submitted online (Boston, MA field office)

Jan. 9, 2020: Biometrics

Feb. 4, 2020: updated wait time = 4 months (estimated case completion June 2020)

Aug. 7, 2020: interview scheduled (!), but no idea when

Sept. 16, 2020: interview, Boston (approved)

Sept. 24, 2020: oath ceremony, Boston---DONE!!! (279 days from submission)

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Egypt
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Hmmm, I don't see any plans with 120 countries free, but his country probably wouldn't be one of them anyway. Good to hear about the coverage, though! The plan I'm looking at is $25/month unlimited talk and text, which would work just fine for me, at least (haven't joined the smartphone century yet and not eager to, and he's not accustomed to internet on his phone either, so I'm thinking he can do without it initially, or at least until he's working and we have more money to work with). I'm currently paying ~$45/month for 450 daytime minutes & 250 texts (I never exceed either of these, but I do have to think about it) and roadside assistance.

So, MetroPCS would save me a bunch. My family is on Verizon but they rarely call and then only in the evening, which is free for them whether I'm on Verizon or not. Hmmm.

Sounds good to me! Where have you used your MetroPCS phone, exactly? Any comments about the coverage?

Where is this 25 $ plan I cant find it?


K1 visa process
06/08/2011 I-129 sent
06/11/2011 I-129F NOA1 (Receipt)
09/23/2011 I-129F NOA2 (Approved)
10/11/2011 Package Received By NVC
10/11/2011 Package Left From NVC
10/16/2011 Received By Consulate
10/20/2011 Rec Instructions (Pkt 3)
11/09/2011 Complete Instructions (Pkt 3)
01/21/2012 Rec Appointment Letter (Pkt 4)
02/21/2012 Interview Date (K1 Visa)
02/21/2012 Interview Result Approved
02/29/2012 K1 Visa Received

03/16/2012 US Entry
03/19/2012 Marriage

Our AOS process
03/29/2012 AOS I-485/ EAD I-765/ AP I-131 filed
04/04/2012 NOA1 for AOS/ EAD/ AP
04/23/2012 Case transferred
05/08/2012 Biometric Appt Date for AOS and EAD
06/01/2012 EAD and Ap approved
06/09/2012 EAD and Ap combo card received
08/24/2012 AOS Approved
09/09/2012 Green Card received with no interview

Removing Conditions

05/27/2014 I-751 sent to Vermont Service Center

05/30/2014 Package Received

06/02/2014 NOA1

07/07/2014 Biometrics Appointment

12/01/2014 case transferred for California service center

01/13/2015 Second Biometrics appointment

01/23/2015 case approved

01/31/2015 Card Received

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Uganda
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Where is this 25 $ plan I cant find it?

I'm guessing their pricing might be regional the way Verizon's is, because the MetroPCS site automatically recognizes your location, but here is a page that describes it.


Joy (& Aaron, who doesn't read/post here yet)

Dec. 27, 2010: First met each other in Entebbe, Uganda while I was visiting my friend/his cousin (12/27/10 - 1/10/11) (visited again Jul. 2-9, 2011 and Dec. 24, 2011 - Jan. 9, 2012; engaged 1/7/12)

K-1

Feb. 18, 2012: I-129F sent (delivered 2/21 per USPS & USCIS; NOA1 notice date 2/23/12; check cashed/email/text 2/24)

Aug. 9, 2012: NOA2!!! [NOA1 +168 days] (reached NVC 8/17, left NVC 8/20; @embassy 8/24; embassy confirmed receipt 9/5)

Oct. 24 - Nov. 8, 2012: I visited again (Nairobi: medical 10/31; interview 11/5 [NOA1 +256 days]; result--APPROVED!!!!!!!)

Nov. 15, 2012: Visa in hand (was ready for retrieval 11/12/12)

Nov. 20, 2012: POE, Boston!!! (legal marriage 12/12/12; family/friends wedding ceremony 1/12/13) (276 days)

AOS/EAD/AP

Feb. 4, 2013: AOS packet sent (delivered 2/6, NOA1 text/email & check cashed 2/11 midnight)

Feb. 11, 2013: NOA1 notice date for I-485, EAD, AP (I-485/EAD NOA1 hard copies & biometrics appt letter arrived 2/16, badly mangled AP NOA1 arrived 2/27; biometrics done 3/4/13)

Apr. 3, 2013: EAD & AP approved (received card 4/11)

Aug. 16, 2013: I-485 approved & green card production ordered!!!! (card arrived 8/26/13) (193 days)

ROC

2015 sometime? I've slept since then.

Naturalization

Dec. 20, 2019: N-400 submitted online (Boston, MA field office)

Jan. 9, 2020: Biometrics

Feb. 4, 2020: updated wait time = 4 months (estimated case completion June 2020)

Aug. 7, 2020: interview scheduled (!), but no idea when

Sept. 16, 2020: interview, Boston (approved)

Sept. 24, 2020: oath ceremony, Boston---DONE!!! (279 days from submission)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Peru
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Personally, I switched to Boost last summer and have been very pleased. When my beloved got here last month, we went the 2nd day and got him on, too. I like that there are no contracts and no games. For 60$/month, he has unlimited calls to his home country (to land lines and cheap calls to cells) along with internt (not used), email access (not used), FB (not used), texting, and the ability to send and receive data (but not internationally). It is WAY cheaper than any other plan we ever had and the price drops every 6 months that it is paid on time, so there is an added incentive to keep track of it. Coverage has been pretty good and I recommend it to everyone. Relatives in Georgia had the same story.

I have had 3 other contract cell numbers before this one and none were as reliable. (Cingular, Sprint, T-mobile). In addition, both Sprint and T-mobile continued to charge me after I cancelled service with them. I am furious about that. Calling, writing, and emailing my cancellation is not enough. Transferring the phone line didn't seem to end the service, either. Sigh. What a rip off.


Perú's K-1 embassy packet can be viewed in our photos.
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Attention NEW K-1 Filers: (2012) Possible 1st year costs = Possibly 3K+$ for first year including fees for mailing, documents, supplies, etc.. NOT including travel costs. Process: 1.)Apply-340$ 2.)RFE? 3.) Med-300??$ 4.)Interview-350$ 5.)Surrender passport. 6.)Get Visa. 7.)Fly here. 8.) Marry in 90 days. 9.) Submit apps to stay, work, & travel-1070$ 10.) Biometrics-More fingerprinting 11.) GREENCARD ISSUED APR 9TH, 2013-11 MONTHS FOR AOS!
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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Kenya
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I've been on Verizon for eons and have always been happy with the coverage (if not the prices). Looking at options for my fiancé once he makes it to this side of the pond, though, I see that MetroPCS has some really affordable no-commitment plans. They're so affordable that I'm tempted to switch myself (once my contract runs out in 2082, that is).

Can anyone who has a phone with them weigh in on the signal quality or lack thereof, particularly once you get out of the heavily populated urban centers? We'll both be spending most of our time in Boston, which (judging from MetroPCS's coverage map) seems to have excellent coverage. But if coverage is spotty outside the northeast corridor/FL/CA, then it would probably make more sense for me to keep my Verizon access so that at least one of us will have signal when we travel.

Anyone?

I had Metropcs, $45 a month for unlimited local calls and international text messaging. It didn't work well for me, calls would drop at times and its coverage wasn't good in some parts of my apartment. At my work place i had to go out of the building to make calls. It's wasn't fun during winter :wacko:

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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one thing i hated about cricket and metropcs (i tried both as some testing stuff) is that if you drive outside of yer listed metro coverage area, you have to call and tell them, else the phone is dead when you arrive in that other city.

I switched to Boost Mobile, reprogrammed an HTC 6800 Mogul, and never looked back. I travel all over the USA, Boost uses Sprint's backbone.

If you get a boost-specific phone, that's one thing. If you do as I did, and get yer own phone and have it reprogrammed to work on Boost, that's another thing. I use this phone as a wireless access point when I'm out at some farm area, and it works very well.


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Uganda
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one thing i hated about cricket and metropcs (i tried both as some testing stuff) is that if you drive outside of yer listed metro coverage area, you have to call and tell them, else the phone is dead when you arrive in that other city.

Whoa, really? That doesn't sound good at all: I think I will drop by their office near work and ask how they can possibly have such a dumb system. It would probably still be fine for him, but if what you said is the case, I will keep my Verizon coverage (if nothing else so that he can use my phone to call to let MetroPCS know when we have traveled somewhere!).


Joy (& Aaron, who doesn't read/post here yet)

Dec. 27, 2010: First met each other in Entebbe, Uganda while I was visiting my friend/his cousin (12/27/10 - 1/10/11) (visited again Jul. 2-9, 2011 and Dec. 24, 2011 - Jan. 9, 2012; engaged 1/7/12)

K-1

Feb. 18, 2012: I-129F sent (delivered 2/21 per USPS & USCIS; NOA1 notice date 2/23/12; check cashed/email/text 2/24)

Aug. 9, 2012: NOA2!!! [NOA1 +168 days] (reached NVC 8/17, left NVC 8/20; @embassy 8/24; embassy confirmed receipt 9/5)

Oct. 24 - Nov. 8, 2012: I visited again (Nairobi: medical 10/31; interview 11/5 [NOA1 +256 days]; result--APPROVED!!!!!!!)

Nov. 15, 2012: Visa in hand (was ready for retrieval 11/12/12)

Nov. 20, 2012: POE, Boston!!! (legal marriage 12/12/12; family/friends wedding ceremony 1/12/13) (276 days)

AOS/EAD/AP

Feb. 4, 2013: AOS packet sent (delivered 2/6, NOA1 text/email & check cashed 2/11 midnight)

Feb. 11, 2013: NOA1 notice date for I-485, EAD, AP (I-485/EAD NOA1 hard copies & biometrics appt letter arrived 2/16, badly mangled AP NOA1 arrived 2/27; biometrics done 3/4/13)

Apr. 3, 2013: EAD & AP approved (received card 4/11)

Aug. 16, 2013: I-485 approved & green card production ordered!!!! (card arrived 8/26/13) (193 days)

ROC

2015 sometime? I've slept since then.

Naturalization

Dec. 20, 2019: N-400 submitted online (Boston, MA field office)

Jan. 9, 2020: Biometrics

Feb. 4, 2020: updated wait time = 4 months (estimated case completion June 2020)

Aug. 7, 2020: interview scheduled (!), but no idea when

Sept. 16, 2020: interview, Boston (approved)

Sept. 24, 2020: oath ceremony, Boston---DONE!!! (279 days from submission)

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i dunno - that's how it was in Houston and Dallas metro areas, on both providers, 2 years ago. If things have changed, that's a plus. I Love Boost.


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

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