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Old 8 Jan 2021, 14:56 (Ref:4027666)   #2491
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Actually salient, since we don't currently know if the roaming agreements are continuing. Not massively important in the general scheme of things but certainly something for holiday makers to consider.
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In the current circumstances, we need to do all we can to help local businesses. With this in mind I suggest we all schedule our visits to the pub so we can keep the 2m social distancing and whilst there get completely slamied for two hours before handing over to the next shift.

It probably won't stop the virus but nobody would care.
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Old 8 Jan 2021, 15:00 (Ref:4027667)   #2492
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Because I often found myself in areas around here that had varying mobile signal strengths for the different providers, I decided at the beginning of last year to purchase a dual SIM Honor phone. And glad of it I was during my sojourn in the hospital, too, as there were some wards that where you could only connect on the O2 network whilst in others only the EE network was available.

I have found that battery life is pretty good with the device, certainly in comparison to my previous Samsung phone.
The dual SIM approach seems to have become almost standard.

I was tempted by one phone that offered dual sims and a microSD card but the one I got has dual SIM OR single SIM and SD card.

I think with 128GB storage and no plans to download large video files I can forego the SD card if I decide the one phone will replace the 2 (for different businesses) that I use currently.

On the other hand having 2 devices does offer some security or backup in the event of breakdown, theft, etc. Not so much service as they both run on the same network.
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Old 8 Jan 2021, 16:51 (Ref:4027685)   #2493
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After several iPhones and some "experiences", we went for Meizu, Wiko View and more recently a Xiaomi redmi note, 128 GO. Two SIM cards, no need for an SD and quite happy with the battery capacity. The price is not a bargain but makes this one quite cost effective.
Impossible to connect them with our MacBooks, but it was already the case with the iPhones!

Is it the right thread, by chance?

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Old 8 Jan 2021, 18:15 (Ref:4027706)   #2494
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Actually salient, since we don't currently know if the roaming agreements are continuing. Not massively important in the general scheme of things but certainly something for holiday makers to consider.

We do know that all the major suppliers have said that they have no plans to change the charging arrangements for roaming. I'm not denying that it is a possibility for the future, of course, but anything is always possible. I used to get a local SIM when I went toTenerife if I needed it for broadband if our on site system went down, but I can actually manage perfectly well without access on my phone as I really only use it for (short) calls and texts.
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Actually salient, since we don't currently know if the roaming agreements are continuing. Not massively important in the general scheme of things but certainly something for holiday makers to consider.
Important for continental racers / pit crew who use a phone and/or tablet for pitwall live timing display. Spa 6 hours burns a lot of data, hence my EE almost limitless data contract.
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Old 8 Jan 2021, 19:04 (Ref:4027717)   #2496
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Seems roaming agreements for most of majors are holding present prices for six months at least.
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Old 8 Jan 2021, 21:22 (Ref:4027732)   #2497
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Important for continental racers / pit crew who use a phone and/or tablet for pitwall live timing display. Spa 6 hours burns a lot of data, hence my EE almost limitless data contract.
Correct. But you can rent a TV inside your box and there are some connections along the old pit wall. A talkie walkie can be worth too, only if it meets the RACB requirements. I seem to remember you have to have an agreement for any system used. Dunno if this rule is followed tho.
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Old 9 Jan 2021, 08:48 (Ref:4027798)   #2498
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Indeed Gerard and it is quite easy to buy a local PAYG sim for data at a reasonable rate although it is less convenient.
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In the current circumstances, we need to do all we can to help local businesses. With this in mind I suggest we all schedule our visits to the pub so we can keep the 2m social distancing and whilst there get completely slamied for two hours before handing over to the next shift.

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Sometimes I wonder why all the onboard systems are not thoroughly checked. Cell phones, connected boxes to the cameras or satellite, all this kind of stuff is not period correct. Not historic. We should go back to the old days with only "panneautage" as we all had. A panel, a piece of chalk and… Bob!

You must have seen in Le Mans films, if not experienced it yourself, when the crew had to give a phone call to Mulsanne, to inform the driver and adjust the race strategy.

If safety is involved, like the Coyote system for LMC, its a good move forward but only if its monitored by the CoC or chief marshals. IMO.
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Not something that tends to affect me as I have only raced at Spa once, although I was hoping to do so again at some point in the future. Does seem to state more expense and paper work for those wanting to race in Europe:

https://www.motorsportuk.org/movemen...csSm04FaK_baag
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Old 11 Jan 2021, 12:38 (Ref:4028145)   #2501
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Will a carnet really be needed if the race car in the trailer is actually road registered, taxed and insured?
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Will a carnet really be needed if the race car in the trailer is actually road registered, taxed and insured?
There is a lot of chat about this on various race/ rally related forums and fb sites in the last few hours and the consensus of opinion so far seems to be, yes. Although CSCC have suggested that they are trying to work on a compromise with their Belgian colleagues for cars with a V5, but no guarantees. Seems to me, however, that “compromises” will need to be worked out at MUK-Govt level rather than individual car club level.
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There is a lot of chat about this on various race/ rally related forums and fb sites in the last few hours and the consensus of opinion so far seems to be, yes. Although CSCC have suggested that they are trying to work on a compromise with their Belgian colleagues for cars with a V5, but no guarantees. Seems to me, however, that “compromises” will need to be worked out at MUK-Govt level rather than individual car club level.
Very difficult to see how that could work. If racing at Spa, the points of entry to EU will be in France at Calais or Dunkirk.

I understand that trailers may need ID documents and insurance also.
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Very difficult to see how that could work. If racing at Spa, the points of entry to EU will be in France at Calais or Dunkirk.

I understand that trailers may need ID documents and insurance also.
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Will a carnet really be needed if the race car in the trailer is actually road registered, taxed and insured?

https://www.gov.uk/government/public...nd-cpd-carnets
This one seems to say that carnets will not be needed for registered cars through most of Europe .
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