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Re: EU Roaming Charges

Tim Sagar
 

Even Smarty have 12gb fair use limit. I understand there is a payg sim you can buy from le clerc, that doesn't require you to be domicile in france.

On 8 May 2022 14:53, "Steve via groups.io" <vancamping@...> wrote:
02 are advertising that they will not be reintroducing roaming charges.

A friend who has a house in Portugal but is not resident has been getting hassle from Vodafone for excessive use while abroad. He has just bought a Smarty sim with unlimited calls & texts and 60 GB data for £10/month and no limits to use abroad. Smarty is part of Hutchison/Three. 


Re: EU Roaming Charges

David Scholes
 

Hi
The last information i had from 3 said that everything remained normal until about July when free roaming in the EU would end completely
And be replaced by ‘a simple daily charge for roaming’.
As far as i understood the others of the big 4 were doing the same but a little earlier.
All of this they claimed was because of brexit. As we are outside of the EU they no longer HAVE to do it so they aren’t.

David

On 8 May 2022, at 16:49, Alan Morris <alan.g4ens@...> wrote:

On Sun, 8 May 2022 at 13:07, Brian Reay via groups.io
<g8osn@...> wrote:

We have three Three contracts, 2 mobile phones and an internet one which predate the deadline. I'm counting on the old rules applying- I took the internet contract out specifically for the motorhome. I have a 4G router in the motorhome, plus a switch, a NAS, and a media server etc to use with a Firestick.
I did have two PAYG phones with Three and both are still active,
however mainly used only for receiving phone calls. One is our SMS
number registered with everyone that needs to text us. Mainly
delivery companies but also our GP.

The Three phone on a £5 a month contract was cancelled when it's cost
was increased (see previous posting in this thread) and is now on iD
(piggybacked on Three) at £6 a month, which is not unreasonable. But
the 4GB data with Three was lost at the end of the month. Now with
iD, it's still 4GB a month but overflows to the following month. So
effectively 8GB a month.

For all of our BB, I have a B535 4G Mi-Fi at home running on mains
with a 12 volt PSU. Could be used in the motorhome, but I also have
two battery (3G and 4G) Mi-Fis.

Don't count on the old rules applying as the T&Cs have been changed
with Three. It will now cost MORE !

Alan.





Re: EU Roaming Charges

Alan Morris
 

On Sun, 8 May 2022 at 13:07, Brian Reay via groups.io
<g8osn@...> wrote:

We have three Three contracts, 2 mobile phones and an internet one which predate the deadline. I'm counting on the old rules applying- I took the internet contract out specifically for the motorhome. I have a 4G router in the motorhome, plus a switch, a NAS, and a media server etc to use with a Firestick.
I did have two PAYG phones with Three and both are still active,
however mainly used only for receiving phone calls. One is our SMS
number registered with everyone that needs to text us. Mainly
delivery companies but also our GP.

The Three phone on a £5 a month contract was cancelled when it's cost
was increased (see previous posting in this thread) and is now on iD
(piggybacked on Three) at £6 a month, which is not unreasonable. But
the 4GB data with Three was lost at the end of the month. Now with
iD, it's still 4GB a month but overflows to the following month. So
effectively 8GB a month.

For all of our BB, I have a B535 4G Mi-Fi at home running on mains
with a 12 volt PSU. Could be used in the motorhome, but I also have
two battery (3G and 4G) Mi-Fis.

Don't count on the old rules applying as the T&Cs have been changed
with Three. It will now cost MORE !

Alan.


Re: EU Roaming Charges

Carol Weaver
 

There is a limit abroad.  They use 3

Carol

On Sun, 8 May 2022 at 15:53, Steve via groups.io <vancamping=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
02 are advertising that they will not be reintroducing roaming charges.

A friend who has a house in Portugal but is not resident has been getting hassle from Vodafone for excessive use while abroad. He has just bought a Smarty sim with unlimited calls & texts and 60 GB data for £10/month and no limits to use abroad. Smarty is part of Hutchison/Three. 

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Re: EU Roaming Charges

Steve
 

02 are advertising that they will not be reintroducing roaming charges.

A friend who has a house in Portugal but is not resident has been getting hassle from Vodafone for excessive use while abroad. He has just bought a Smarty sim with unlimited calls & texts and 60 GB data for £10/month and no limits to use abroad. Smarty is part of Hutchison/Three. 


Re: EU Roaming Charges

Brian Reay
 

As I understand it, the same applies (may be with different dates) to Three. 

We have three Three contracts, 2 mobile phones and an internet one which predate the deadline.  I'm counting on the old rules applying- I took the internet contract out specifically for the motorhome. I have a 4G router in the motorhome, plus a switch, a NAS, and a media server etc to use with a Firestick. 



Brian


Re: Awful!

Mike
 

Reminded me of a friend’s Oh so perfect & extremely highly educated & pampered daughter who lost her 10day old car to the tides at Pendine 3 days after passing her driving test – still struggle to stifle a grin

 

Mike Kemp

 

From: motorhome-list@groups.io <motorhome-list@groups.io> On Behalf Of Brent
Sent: 29 April 2022 07:57
To: motorhome-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [motorhome-list] Awful!

 

Hi David/All
Not very nice for those concerned but surely only an idiot would drive a 3T+ vehicle that far out on soft sand!!?


Re: Awful!

timsinc Sinclair
 

When I saw this, I thought that's an old news story. Then seeing the
paper's date realised I must have been remembering a very similar
report and photo from a few years back.

Like seeing photos of motorhome roofs taken off under a low bridge...
"idiots" is an understandable instant judgment.

But I've been stuck in sand. Luckily on a Spanish campsite where a
fellow camper helped to dig me out. I've taken a rooflight off when I
missed seeing a low barrier at a supermarket entrance. Thirty years
ago on my second outing in my unuse-to-handling first van, I slipped
down a country ditch and part demolished a farmer's wall.

TimS

On 29/04/2022, Alan Morris <alan.g4ens@...> wrote:
On Fri, 29 Apr 2022 at 06:57, Brent <brentiow.c@...> wrote:

Not very nice for those concerned but surely only an idiot would drive a
3T+ vehicle that far out on soft sand!!?
That was my initial thought Brent, but decided not to comment in fear
of getting told-off. Even the cameraman could not stand upright!

It possesses the question: is the driver fit to hold a driving licence?

My previous motorhome was a 4x4 with central difflock and off-road
tyres. It also had a winch with a 'ground anchor' that could have
been used to pull my vehicle out of difficult situations. With my
extensive off-road skills I would never have gone onto soft sand.

Note: A 'ground anchor' is a device that digs into the sand and goes
deeper if the ground is soft. So something for the winch to pull
against.

Alan.





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Re: Awful!

kenny.macdougall
 

Hi All
Wee all do silly things, i put the front of my MH over the embankment i put my foot on the throttle instead of the break what a plonher, it was a mile from my home the locals thought it was very funny so they put it on face book for all to see. I have a HGV and psv me all do strange things in life.
Kenny
Skye

-----Original Message-----
From: motorhome-list@groups.io [mailto:motorhome-list@groups.io] On Behalf Of Alan Morris
Sent: 29 April 2022 16:11 Subject: Re: [motorhome-list] Awful!

On Fri, 29 Apr 2022 at 06:57, Brent <brentiow.c@...> wrote:

Not very nice for those concerned but surely only an idiot would drive a 3T+ vehicle that far out on soft sand!!?
That was my initial thought Brent, but decided not to comment in fear
of getting told-off. Even the cameraman could not stand upright!

It possesses the question: is the driver fit to hold a driving licence?

My previous motorhome was a 4x4 with central difflock and off-road
tyres. It also had a winch with a 'ground anchor' that could have
been used to pull my vehicle out of difficult situations. With my
extensive off-road skills I would never have gone onto soft sand.

Note: A 'ground anchor' is a device that digs into the sand and goes
deeper if the ground is soft. So something for the winch to pull
against.

Alan.


Re: Awful!

Alan Morris
 

On Fri, 29 Apr 2022 at 06:57, Brent <brentiow.c@...> wrote:

Not very nice for those concerned but surely only an idiot would drive a 3T+ vehicle that far out on soft sand!!?
That was my initial thought Brent, but decided not to comment in fear
of getting told-off. Even the cameraman could not stand upright!

It possesses the question: is the driver fit to hold a driving licence?

My previous motorhome was a 4x4 with central difflock and off-road
tyres. It also had a winch with a 'ground anchor' that could have
been used to pull my vehicle out of difficult situations. With my
extensive off-road skills I would never have gone onto soft sand.

Note: A 'ground anchor' is a device that digs into the sand and goes
deeper if the ground is soft. So something for the winch to pull
against.

Alan.


Re: Outer Hebrides

Andy Clarke
 

Thanks Su & Yvonne - all useful info!

Andy Clarke

On Wed, 27 Apr 2022 at 21:05, Su James via groups.io <su_d_james=yahoo.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:
We spent a couple of weeks travelling south to north in April 2018, so things may have changed significantly since then, particularly with the influx of vans during Covid… We wild camped some of the time, but used sites when we could to support the local economy. Some were not cheap even then.
Recommended:
Barra: Kisimul café in Castlebay. Site at Borve, lovely position on coast but exposed if the weather's rough. Visit to the airport, to see little planes using the beach as a runway.
Vatersay island hall has toilets and showers for motorhomes, and a volunteer-run café.
South Uist: wild camped at a beach side car park in on the west coast and Loch Druidbeg.
North Uist: site at Cairinis/Carinish (Moorcroft).
Berneray: wild camped at beautiful beach on East coast.
South Harris: Liceasto - quirky site with facilities in a couple of old 'black houses'.
Horgabost: lovely site in dunes, amazing views.
Harris: Huisinis - campervan spot with hook-ups, and spots at the Gateway by lovely beach.
Lewis: Cnip/Kneep - site in dunes by another lovely beach.
Callanish stone circle - quiet on Sundays as visitor centre closed.
Dun Carloway broch.
Blackhouse museum.
Great Bernera: Bosta beach.
Stornoway: scones at the Lews Castle Museum were wonderful, like eating clouds…
 
We really enjoyed it, though the weather was sometimes very rough and cold. The views were often fantastic, especially when the sun came out! There's loads to see. Have a great time!
 


Re: Awful!

ssheppard100
 

That’s simply shocking, how dreadful.

I thought everyone knows that the tide rises below the sand before it’s visible above the sand… clearly not, very sad and frightening situation!


Re: Awful!

Brent
 

Hi David/All
Not very nice for those concerned but surely only an idiot would drive a 3T+ vehicle that far out on soft sand!!?


Awful!

David
 


Re: Outer Hebrides

Su James
 

We spent a couple of weeks travelling south to north in April 2018, so things may have changed significantly since then, particularly with the influx of vans during Covid… We wild camped some of the time, but used sites when we could to support the local economy. Some were not cheap even then.
Recommended:
Barra: Kisimul café in Castlebay. Site at Borve, lovely position on coast but exposed if the weather's rough. Visit to the airport, to see little planes using the beach as a runway.
Vatersay island hall has toilets and showers for motorhomes, and a volunteer-run café.
South Uist: wild camped at a beach side car park in on the west coast and Loch Druidbeg.
North Uist: site at Cairinis/Carinish (Moorcroft).
Berneray: wild camped at beautiful beach on East coast.
South Harris: Liceasto - quirky site with facilities in a couple of old 'black houses'.
Horgabost: lovely site in dunes, amazing views.
Harris: Huisinis - campervan spot with hook-ups, and spots at the Gateway by lovely beach.
Lewis: Cnip/Kneep - site in dunes by another lovely beach.
Callanish stone circle - quiet on Sundays as visitor centre closed.
Dun Carloway broch.
Blackhouse museum.
Great Bernera: Bosta beach.
Stornoway: scones at the Lews Castle Museum were wonderful, like eating clouds…
 
We really enjoyed it, though the weather was sometimes very rough and cold. The views were often fantastic, especially when the sun came out! There's loads to see. Have a great time!
 


Re: Outer Hebrides

Yvonne Hickman
 

Hi Andy
That sounds about right, take your time with so much to see and do.
Campsites are few and far between but plenty of place to stop overnight
Enjoy
Yvonne

On Mon, 18 Apr 2022 at 10:11, Andy Clarke <andyclarke1050@...> wrote:
So who's been to the Outer Hebrides?

We're just at the stage of booking ferries and wondering how much time to spend on the Uists and Harris/Lewis. Thinking maybe a week on the Uists and a couple of weeks on Harris & Lewis?

Andy Clarke


Re: Hymer for Sale

David Scholes
 

I sold mine a couple of weeks ago. The man paid the first thousand in cash and the rest later by bank transfer. The cash was a worry. Back around the millenium somebody showed me a forgery of a twenty pound note. I spent 40 years or so as a printer but it took an awful lot of examining before i could tell it was a forgery. That scared me. Today with the plastic notes and the see through bits forgeries will be more difficult but somebody will be trying, even as we speak (in South Korea perhaps).
Like i said, cash worries me.

David


On 18 Apr 2022, at 09:29, Bennett Family via groups.io <martin.bennett47@...> wrote:


I sold an American RV to a guy in a pub car park in Scunthorpe - he paid via a Banker’s draft plus a bag of money! He’d arrived from Germany via the ferry to Hull and was taking the van back that night after a round of golf - which he seemed more interested in than details of how the van worked. 

It wa all a bit odd but we found a bank open (Saturday) and paid the money in ok.  Never heard anything from him afterwards either.  He got a pretty good deal £23k for a 5 year old RV in excellent condition. We had a new Hymer on order.  1995 I think - doubt if I’d find a Bank open on a Saturday these days. 

Martin

On 18 Apr 2022, at 09:16, gary gennett <g_gennett@...> wrote:


Take cash or do an electronic transfer as it should register in your account straight away. Bankers draft should be OK but I've heard they can be forged.






-------- Original message --------
From: Alan Morris <alan.g4ens@...>
Date: 17/04/2022 17:06 (GMT+00:00)
To: motorhome-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [motorhome-list] Hymer for Sale

On Sun, 17 Apr 2022 at 11:40, Bennett Family via groups.io
<martin.bennett47@...> wrote:

> Advertised yesterday afternoon sold and gone this morning!

That's good news.  My concern about private selling is getting seculy
paid without risk.

Any suggestions?

Alan






Outer Hebrides

Andy Clarke
 

So who's been to the Outer Hebrides?

We're just at the stage of booking ferries and wondering how much time to spend on the Uists and Harris/Lewis. Thinking maybe a week on the Uists and a couple of weeks on Harris & Lewis?

Andy Clarke


Re: Hymer for Sale

Bennett Family
 

I sold an American RV to a guy in a pub car park in Scunthorpe - he paid via a Banker’s draft plus a bag of money! He’d arrived from Germany via the ferry to Hull and was taking the van back that night after a round of golf - which he seemed more interested in than details of how the van worked. 

It wa all a bit odd but we found a bank open (Saturday) and paid the money in ok.  Never heard anything from him afterwards either.  He got a pretty good deal £23k for a 5 year old RV in excellent condition. We had a new Hymer on order.  1995 I think - doubt if I’d find a Bank open on a Saturday these days. 

Martin

On 18 Apr 2022, at 09:16, gary gennett <g_gennett@...> wrote:


Take cash or do an electronic transfer as it should register in your account straight away. Bankers draft should be OK but I've heard they can be forged.






-------- Original message --------
From: Alan Morris <alan.g4ens@...>
Date: 17/04/2022 17:06 (GMT+00:00)
To: motorhome-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [motorhome-list] Hymer for Sale

On Sun, 17 Apr 2022 at 11:40, Bennett Family via groups.io
<martin.bennett47@...> wrote:

> Advertised yesterday afternoon sold and gone this morning!

That's good news.  My concern about private selling is getting seculy
paid without risk.

Any suggestions?

Alan






Re: Hymer for Sale

gary gennett
 

Take cash or do an electronic transfer as it should register in your account straight away. Bankers draft should be OK but I've heard they can be forged.






-------- Original message --------
From: Alan Morris <alan.g4ens@...>
Date: 17/04/2022 17:06 (GMT+00:00)
To: motorhome-list@groups.io
Subject: Re: [motorhome-list] Hymer for Sale

On Sun, 17 Apr 2022 at 11:40, Bennett Family via groups.io
<martin.bennett47@...> wrote:

> Advertised yesterday afternoon sold and gone this morning!

That's good news.  My concern about private selling is getting seculy
paid without risk.

Any suggestions?

Alan





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