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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Australia
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Hey Guys,

Just thinking ahead on when I actually move over (fingers crossed I hear from Sydney soon).

My mobile phone plan has just finished and my iPhone 4 is still in really good nick. Is it worth me bringing it over to the States and use it over there once I move? Or will it be better to just get a new phone on a plan?

I'm not sure how the CDMA/GSM stuff works.


14 Jan 2011 - Fiance sent me a message on a dating website

14 Jan 2011 - I added him on Facebook

26 Jan 2011 - Had a 5 hour long conversation that changed my life!

05 Feb 2011 - We decided to be an exclusive relationship

29 Jun 2011 - We met for the first time. It was exactly as I knew it would be!

14 Jul 2011 - He had to leave to go back to USA

17 Jul 2011 - Booked flights for me to go to USA for 3 months on VWP

29 Nov 2011 - Arrived in USA

25 Dec 2011 - HE PROPOSED!

21 Feb 2012 - Left USA for Australia

K1 Visa Process

16 Apr 2012 - NOA1

08 Aug 2012 - RFE

11 Sep 2012 - CSC received RFE documentation

11 Sep 2012 - Did Police Clearance

18 Sep 2012 - NOA 2

26 Sep 2012 - NVC sent case to consulate

16 Oct 2012 - Packet 3 received

18 Oct 2012 - Sent DS-230 off to Sydney Consulate

01 Nov 2012 - Medical completed

07 Nov 2012 - Packet 3 Sent to Consulate

08 Nov 2012 - Packet 3 Delivered

15 Nov 2012 - Packet 4 Received

18 Dec 2012 - Interview APPROVED!

28 Dec 2012 - Entered USA POE:- LAX

09 Jan 2013 - Married

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Australia
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Aussie iphones use sim cards so I'm not sure it will be usable in the states. :(


02/11/12 - I-129F submitted

02/21/12 - NOA1 received

08/22/12 - Applied for NPC

08/29/12 - AFP processed NPC fee

09/11/12 - NOA2

09/11/12 - NPC complete & mailed to me

09/15/12 - NOA2 received by mail

09/19/12 - NVC received petition and allocated case number

09/24/12 - NVC shipped case to embassy

09/25/12 - medical

09/28/12 - Embassy received case

10/02/12 - Packet 3 received

10/03/12 - Packet 3 mailed

10/18/12 - Packet 4 received

11/06/12 - Interview at Sydney embassy - APPROVED!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Australia
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Hey Guys,

Just thinking ahead on when I actually move over (fingers crossed I hear from Sydney soon).

My mobile phone plan has just finished and my iPhone 4 is still in really good nick. Is it worth me bringing it over to the States and use it over there once I move? Or will it be better to just get a new phone on a plan?

I'm not sure how the CDMA/GSM stuff works.

I'd just get a new phone here... as it is the Iphone 4 are now practically Free with new plans. Hey and guess what!! I got my NOA2 today!! 181 DAYS later! Haha, wishing you the best hope you hear soon from Sydney Soon!! i'll cross my fingers with ya! :dance:

Aussie iphones use sim cards so I'm not sure it will be usable in the states. :(

Some service providers here use sim cards as well :) But i'm not sure on how that works... I think you'd probably still need to get the phone unlocked and not to sure how that works. :wacko:


USCIS

03/31/2012: I-129F sent to Dallas Lockbox

04/03/2012: I-129F recieved and sent to VSC

04/06/2012: NOA1 text/email.

04/09/2012: Touched.

04/12/2012: NOA1 hardcopy.

09/06/2012: Service request placed- They advised I should hear something by 9/21

09/17/2012: Received letter from USCIS just to be told i'm within' normal processing time bleh.

10/03/2012: NOA2 text received - Best part is it's our 2nd year anniversary!! Great Gift! :)

Sydney Consulate

10/21/2012: Packet 3 Received

11/30/2012: Sent packet 3

12/27/2012: Received packet 4 Interview date :)

01/22/2013: Medical completed

02/05/2013: Interview date status: APPROVED 306 Days!!

02/22/2013: Visa in Hand

02/24/2013: POE- Dallas, TX- then connecting flight home!

Total Time it took to complete our K1 process- 10 months and 3 weeks!!! INSANE! (325 days)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia
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Hey Guys,

Just thinking ahead on when I actually move over (fingers crossed I hear from Sydney soon).

My mobile phone plan has just finished and my iPhone 4 is still in really good nick. Is it worth me bringing it over to the States and use it over there once I move? Or will it be better to just get a new phone on a plan?

I'm not sure how the CDMA/GSM stuff works.

Service providers like AT&T still use SIM's. You can also get a pre-paid SIM. You would need to get some sort of plan with data though.

What I would suggest is looking at the websites for the major companies and deciding based on that. I personally had an iPhone as well but it was too hard for me to get a plan here using the "old" phone, rather than just get a new phone with a plan. That and we're with Verizon who doesn't use SIM's anymore (except in certain global phones, and even then it's just a backup SIM from Vodafone for when I'm in another country but I use Verizon CDMA while I'm in the US).

The major companies are:

- Verizon;

- AT&T;

- Sprint;

- US Cellular; and

- T-mobile.

There are a couple of other ones but these are the main "big ones". Also when looking on their sites they're called "wireless" plans. You'll want to look at how many minutes you will get (as opposed to a $$ amount that you get as value), text (most are unlimited) and of course data. I also have an international calling plan on my phone so I can call overseas (my husband doesn't so he can't call overseas). However I only use that for emergencies as most of my family/friends have smart phones and the app called "Viber" so we can text and call for free (only uses data or WiFi if available).

Find out what carrier your fiance uses and ask him what his plan is so you can see whether it would be cheaper to get a family plan, or whether it would be cheaper to go with another company to his, or whether it would be cheaper to get your own plan.

Good luck!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia
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I-129F Sent: Sometime in February 2012

I-129F NOA1: 13th February 2012

I-129F NOA2: 6th June 2012

P3 Received: 26th June 2012

P3 Sent: 16th August 2012 (delayed by police check)

P4 Received: 23rd August 2012

Visa Interview Date: 9th October 2012 - Approved!

Visa Received: 17th October 2012

POE: 29th October 2012 - DFW - In country!

SSN: 3rd December 2012

AOS filed: 6th December 2012

Bio Appointment: 7th January 2013

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