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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: New Zealand
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To have a home phone and a cell phone is ridiculous amount to pay every month so we're disconnecting our home phone, we only use it for dial up internet and 1 phone call a month home to NZ.

Does anybody know the best calling cards out there to ring internationally? I've been looking online and there are SO MANY i'm totally confused now. I trust my fellow VJers more, SO here I am asking for your advice.... :help:


May 20 03 - Entered US via Bahamas. I-94 90 days visa waiver

July 18th 2003 - Married!!

July 20 03 - I-94 expired

Feb 28 05 - 3 sponsors pulled out.

March 1 05 - Friend earns enough to sponsor

March 11 05 - Joint sponsors papers recieved, ALL GO

March 11 05 - Medical Exam complete $180 Bakersfield CA

March 23 05 - 10.45am Infopass appt Fresno Office - File AOS

March 23 05 - Didn't accept legal birth cert, Need more info & new appt

March 30th 05 - AOS appt 1pm

March 30th 05 - 5 hour wait EAD authorised

April 15 05 - Fingerprinting letter received, Bakersfield

April 21 05 - SSN applied for

April 21 05 - Fingerprinting appt..

April 26 05 - SSN Letter of receipt received

April 30 2005 - SSN Card received

June 10 05 - CoA sent to Fresno

June 13 05 - AOS Interview letter received

June 17 05 - CoA confirmation letter received, File transfered to KC Office

June 27th 2005 - New interview date KC -July 27!

June 27th 2005 - AOS APPROVED IN 15 MINS!!!

Nov 1 05 - Letter sent for status

Nov 4 05 - Letter back, case still pending

Jan 17 06 - Official Letter of Approval for Perm Residency!

Feb 11 06 - I-171 Notice of action letter for approval. Online status approved I-181

Mar 1st 06 - GREEN CARD ARRIVED, expires 2016!!! HOORAY its over!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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We use CTA African Dream. The 5 dollar card last aprox 30 minutes. I do not know if they have them for your area though.

Regards


K3

10-xx-04 I129 sent

05-xx-05 NOA1 from USCIS - Aproved - Abandoned for Cr1

CR1

11-15-04 I-130 sent

12-10-04 NOA 1 fee changed had to resend info with new fee

12-11-04 Resend case with new fee

02-14-05 NOA 2 I-130 Case aproved and sent to NVC

02-25-05 NVC received case

03-21-05 Received I-864 fee bill

03-22-05 Sent $70 I-864 payment to

04-16-05 Received IV fee bill

04-17-05 Sent $ 380 IV payment to NVC

05-02-05 Received I-864 packet from NVC

05-02-05 Sent I-864 packet to NVC

05-11-05 NVC received IV payment

05-16-05 NVC sent third packet

05-25-05 Received DS-230 and third packet instructions

06-06-05 NVCReceived DS-230 per fed ex confirmation

06-07-05 NVC Enters DS-230 information in system

waiting waiting waiting

06-20-05 Case Completed!!!!!!!yipee.

waiting for interview date.............

7-26-05 Baby born!!!! yaya

8-15-05 Interview set for 9-29-05

9-29-05 Interview suck they want more proof

10-20-05 second interview

10-24-05 yaya haleloujhya finally got it.

10-28-05 going to meet husband in New York. yayayaya

10-30-05 Home!!!!

Lifting Conditions

7-28-07 Mailed form I751 and supporting documents. $275 (Old fee!!!!!Yipee!!!)

8-17-07 Check cleared my account.

8-20-07 Touched

8-30-07 Received Biometric apointment letter.

9-11-07 Biometrics Apointment

9-22-07 Received letter of approval

9-24-07 Received GC Whoo hoo done for 10 years!!!

09-20-09 Sent N-400 for Citizenship

11-01-09 Bio

01-11-10 Passed Interview

01-16-10 Received notice for swearing in ceremony

02-03-10 Swearing in ceremony

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We bought an AT&T international card from Sam's, think it cost about 25 bux.

Its still ticking too, and he's made several calls back to England/N. Ireland so far.


C & S in Texas

Bodyluxe by Shawna - Affordable Luxury

23 Sep 2005 - Interview in London - APPROVED!!!

05 Jan 2006 - C's Arrival in the US!!! <3

07 Mar 2006 - C applies for SSN

14 Mar 2006 - C receives SSN by mail

17 Mar 2006 - Wedding in Vegas

07 Apr 2006 - C gets his TX Driver's Licence

09 May 2006 - D.O.R.A AOS appointment - 9:45am - Successful

18 May 2006 - NOA Arrived

30 May 2006 - Biometrics Appointment Letter Arrived

02 Jun 2006 - Biometrics Appointment

03 Jul 2006 - Email that says Welcome Letter in the mail! :)

05 Jul 2006 - Email that says Card has been ordered and is incoming!

12 Jul 2006 - Greencard Arrived! WOOHOO!

31 Mar 2008 - I751 Packet mailed

07 Apr 2008 - Check Cashed

14 Apr 2008 - Biometrics letter arrived

07 May 2008 - Biometrics

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Filed: Timeline

I always used a card called Payless...1 cent a min to the UK, 75c connection fee. This is the rate to landlines only.

I stopped using cards ages ago...well, for a long while, I was living there, so no need for one, lol. Then he got a plan to call here 20quid unlimited. So I just usually make his phone ring, and then he calls me back. Somehow, even the 'minute here minute there' calls usually wind up to 40-50 a month for me!

So I started using cards again....for some reason, I can't find the Payless one anymore. So I bought this other one called 'Africa'....8 hours + for 5 bucks, no connection fee! What they didn't say is there;s a DISCONNECTION fee. :lol: and some other fee....so i made maybe 3 calls...two under 20 mins, one about 2.5 hours...so all in all it's still a bargain.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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I use speedypin.com to call the Philippines good connections and cheap and they have them for NZ also


Mailed I-175 .........6-23-09

Rec.NOA I-175C ..... 7-7-09

Rec. I-175 NOA .......7-24-09 Biometrics

Biometrics appt. ......8-13-09 a.m.

Permant Resident Letter 11-04-09

10 year Green card ....... 11-13-09

Sending N-400 May 23 2010

Sent N-400 9-24-2010

10-04-2010 text message saying N-400 was accepted

Biometrics .............. 11-16-2010

Interview ...................01-14-2010

Interview passed ...................

Oath Ceremony ....................MARCH 2, 2011

Mother In Law

UPS'D I-130 ................................ 4-21-2011

Text stating received .................. 4-26-2011

I130 approved .............................. 7-11-2011

AOS Processing Fee ................. 7-18-2011

Choice of agent Paperwork ...... 7-18-2011

The wait 11-23-2011

Medical 2-16-2012

Visa Interview 3-06-2012

Arrived at O Hare 5-14-2012

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: New Zealand
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Thanks everyone!!!!


May 20 03 - Entered US via Bahamas. I-94 90 days visa waiver

July 18th 2003 - Married!!

July 20 03 - I-94 expired

Feb 28 05 - 3 sponsors pulled out.

March 1 05 - Friend earns enough to sponsor

March 11 05 - Joint sponsors papers recieved, ALL GO

March 11 05 - Medical Exam complete $180 Bakersfield CA

March 23 05 - 10.45am Infopass appt Fresno Office - File AOS

March 23 05 - Didn't accept legal birth cert, Need more info & new appt

March 30th 05 - AOS appt 1pm

March 30th 05 - 5 hour wait EAD authorised

April 15 05 - Fingerprinting letter received, Bakersfield

April 21 05 - SSN applied for

April 21 05 - Fingerprinting appt..

April 26 05 - SSN Letter of receipt received

April 30 2005 - SSN Card received

June 10 05 - CoA sent to Fresno

June 13 05 - AOS Interview letter received

June 17 05 - CoA confirmation letter received, File transfered to KC Office

June 27th 2005 - New interview date KC -July 27!

June 27th 2005 - AOS APPROVED IN 15 MINS!!!

Nov 1 05 - Letter sent for status

Nov 4 05 - Letter back, case still pending

Jan 17 06 - Official Letter of Approval for Perm Residency!

Feb 11 06 - I-171 Notice of action letter for approval. Online status approved I-181

Mar 1st 06 - GREEN CARD ARRIVED, expires 2016!!! HOORAY its over!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Moldova
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I use nobelcom.com I've tried speedypin in the past, but hasn't worked as good for me. I guess it depends on the part of the world you are calling.


Love is patient

2003

05/01 - Engagement

10/20 - I-129f sent to TSC

10/24 - NOA1

2004

04/09 - NOA2

04/22 - NVC sent petition to Bucharest

07/20 - interview - APPROVED!

08/13 - flight to RDU

09/18 - Wedding

09/30 - SSN with married name

10/01 - sent in AOS to Charlotte

10/13 - NOA - AOS & EAD

10/20 - Bio

12/02 - received EAD

2005

08/18 - e-filed EAD renewal

10/13 - FP

10/24 - interview letter

11/02 - EAD recieved

12/13 - AOS interview

12/19 - Green Card received

2007

09/14 - I-751 sent to TSC

09/18 - received

10/16 - Check cashed. Transf. to CSC

10/17 - NOA received

12/15 - biometrics

01/25 - permanent Green Card approved

2008

09/16 - N-400 sent to TSC

09/19 - received

09/22 - check cashed

09/23 - NOA

10/23 - Biometrics

11/22 - Interview letter received

01/26 - Interview - PASSED!

03/13 - Oath

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To have a home phone and a cell phone is ridiculous amount to pay every month so we're disconnecting our home phone, we only use it for dial up internet and 1 phone call a month home to NZ.

Does anybody know the best calling cards out there to ring internationally? I've been looking online and there are SO MANY i'm totally confused now. I trust my fellow VJers more, SO here I am asking for your advice.... :help:

I use Pingo.com. It's easy to understand and to keep records of calls and price. You can recharge easily from the internet.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Turkey
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To have a home phone and a cell phone is ridiculous amount to pay every month so we're disconnecting our home phone, we only use it for dial up internet and 1 phone call a month home to NZ.

Does anybody know the best calling cards out there to ring internationally? I've been looking online and there are SO MANY i'm totally confused now. I trust my fellow VJers more, SO here I am asking for your advice.... :help:

I use mezun calling card


I am now a US citizen.

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Philippines
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To have a home phone and a cell phone is ridiculous amount to pay every month so we're disconnecting our home phone, we only use it for dial up internet and 1 phone call a month home to NZ.

Does anybody know the best calling cards out there to ring internationally? I've been looking online and there are SO MANY i'm totally confused now. I trust my fellow VJers more, SO here I am asking for your advice.... :help:

Checkout www.callingcards.com

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: New Zealand
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Thanks again everybody!

http://www.phonecardsavers.com

I found this site maybe you could all find a cheaper card here too!!!


May 20 03 - Entered US via Bahamas. I-94 90 days visa waiver

July 18th 2003 - Married!!

July 20 03 - I-94 expired

Feb 28 05 - 3 sponsors pulled out.

March 1 05 - Friend earns enough to sponsor

March 11 05 - Joint sponsors papers recieved, ALL GO

March 11 05 - Medical Exam complete $180 Bakersfield CA

March 23 05 - 10.45am Infopass appt Fresno Office - File AOS

March 23 05 - Didn't accept legal birth cert, Need more info & new appt

March 30th 05 - AOS appt 1pm

March 30th 05 - 5 hour wait EAD authorised

April 15 05 - Fingerprinting letter received, Bakersfield

April 21 05 - SSN applied for

April 21 05 - Fingerprinting appt..

April 26 05 - SSN Letter of receipt received

April 30 2005 - SSN Card received

June 10 05 - CoA sent to Fresno

June 13 05 - AOS Interview letter received

June 17 05 - CoA confirmation letter received, File transfered to KC Office

June 27th 2005 - New interview date KC -July 27!

June 27th 2005 - AOS APPROVED IN 15 MINS!!!

Nov 1 05 - Letter sent for status

Nov 4 05 - Letter back, case still pending

Jan 17 06 - Official Letter of Approval for Perm Residency!

Feb 11 06 - I-171 Notice of action letter for approval. Online status approved I-181

Mar 1st 06 - GREEN CARD ARRIVED, expires 2016!!! HOORAY its over!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Serbia
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I switched to Vonage for my home phone for reasons other than long distance rates, and it turns out that their rates are very competative with some of the cards. I use their cheapest plan ($15/mo) and calls to Serbia are only about 10 cents/minute. That was the best I could do with a calling card. I guess it depends on the country, but if Vonage is an option for you, check their rates.


Katie & Steve's Timeline

2004/06/25 - Met on emptyspiral.net

2005/05/20 - Finally met IRL in Novi Sad

2005/10/01 - Another trip, this time with a ring!

2005/10/21 - Mailed I-129F packet to TSC

2005/10/26 - Packet signed for (next time don't use USPS Priority mail!)

2005/11/02 - NOA1 (moved to CSC)

2005/11/04 - Check cashed

2006/01/30 - NOA2!!! YAY!

2006/02/09 - Left NVC

2006/02/20 - Kate rec'd packet 3.

2006/05/10 - Packet 3 sent.

2006/05/18 - Appointment letter.

2006/06/06 - Interview...4 hour wait for a 15 minute interview.

2006/06/07 - Visa received, tickets purchased!

2006/07/17 - Kate arrives! Newark POE

2006/10/06 - Got hitched!

2006/10/13 - Chicago office receives I-485, etc.

2006/10/18 - NOA for I-485, etc.

2006/10/23 - Receive NOA's

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Peru
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I switched to Vonage for my home phone for reasons other than long distance rates, and it turns out that their rates are very competative with some of the cards. I use their cheapest plan ($15/mo) and calls to Serbia are only about 10 cents/minute. That was the best I could do with a calling card. I guess it depends on the country, but if Vonage is an option for you, check their rates.

I was going to suggest this too, as I pay 6 cents a min to peru using Vonage, beats the 20 cent a min i was paying on calling cards(the best i could find)


12/31/07: Sent I-751 packet to Texas, the LONG wait begins once again!

01/03/08: Packed received.

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