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Two quick questions: Money & Photo's

Postby jwillis50 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:30 pm

Sorry if they seem completely separate categories, but I didn't want to start 2 new threads when 1 would suffice.

Basically, when I go away, I was going to take my google nexus tablet (which I'd bought especially for going away) in order to keep in touch with those at home via skype and to keep up blogging. However, that doesn't take external sd cards.
As I'm taking a digital camera, is there an easier way to get pictures on my nexus for blogging and stuff than having to carry my tablet everywhere with the rather more awkward and lower quality camera app?

2nd question, with regards to money, what cards do people recommend? Is there a particular prepaid cash card that people prefer? I'm going to Thailand, Australia, USA, Mexico, Guatemala and Belize.
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Re: Two quick questions: Money & Photo's

Postby markmol » Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:01 pm

hi

with regards to transfering your photos, you can purchase an SD card reader which has a USB cable with it. I don't know much about pre paid cards.
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Re: Two quick questions: Money & Photo's

Postby alicia_jill » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:49 am

I'm with markmol on the card reader. I've seen some basic ones which would do the job for about $10aus, but I guess it depends on brand and how many styles of cards you want it to read.

As for the money, I have always just taken my normal bank card. On my first holiday, before I was old enough for a credit card, I was told pretty much every will take my card as long as it had either the Mistro Cirus, Visa or Master Card logo.

A friend I have travelled a bit with has used travellers cheques, which neither of us recommend, and prepaid visa cards in other currencies. They worked out pretty good, because she could transfer fund into it while on the move, so they never ran out. Just remember to sign the back of them. They were picked up from her bank, but different banks had different currencies. Thats in Australia anyways, but I imagine banks everywhere would have some basic ones.

Hope that helps.
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Re: Two quick questions: Money & Photo's

Postby jwillis50 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:53 pm

I've got an SD card reader/adapter that goes to USB but there's no USB adapter on the nexus 7, that's why I asked. I'll have to see if there's a USB to Nexus adapter as well.

With regards to money, I would take my bank card but I wasn't sure if it was safe enough for that. Although I suppose I could call the bank if anything happened to my card.

Are there any specific prepaid cards that you'd recommend?
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Re: Two quick questions: Money & Photo's

Postby whatcher » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:20 pm

Hello,

One of the prepaid cards I use is called Green Dot. I've used it in places such as the USA, India, Germany, and Qatar. Their web address is greendotonline.com.

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Re: Two quick questions: Money & Photo's

Postby alicia_jill » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:05 am

For the SD cards, this might be something to look into http://www.gadgetguy.com.au/hands-on-with-the-eye-fi-wifi-sd-card

On the money front, I went to my post office today and they had a visa prepaid card just called a load and go. It only has a few currencies that you can load on to it, but you can spend it anywhere. It's looking like that might be the go for me this time.
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