/ Short term storage nr US embassy
Just thought that I think its Vodafone that does charging stations could leave one in there?. Not sure if theres any time restrictions.
Call them.. they must have lockers or a safe box there... i can't imagine every single person going to the us embassy has to leave their phone at home
> Call them.. they must have lockers or a safe box there... i can't imagine every single person going to the us embassy has to leave their phone at home
Judging by the general attitude demeanour of the 'Homeland security' people we've met I wouldn't bank on it.
Why can't she do without her phone for a day?
Until a few decades ago no one had phones and we all manage just fine.
When I went they were handing out little plastic bags for phones in the queue outside then put these in a locker and handed out a number to collect it afterwards. I was in the citizens line but I assume they do it for the other line too.
> When I went they were handing out little plastic bags for phones in the queue outside then put these in a locker and handed out a number to collect it afterwards. I was in the citizens line but I assume they do it for the other line too.
Nope! Just been through the process for my Mum, and had to use the pharmacy. They're poetry clear about it on their website..
I can't remember exactly but I seem to remember around a fiver...
Seems you're right, from the website:
"PLEASE do not bring mobile phones or any electronic devices, such as Blackberries, iPods, or PDAs as they are not allowed within the Embassy. We also strongly advise that you do not bring large bags, such as backpacks, suitcases or packages to the interview as there are no storage facilities on Embassy grounds. Please consult this list of Left-Luggage storage facilities (PDF) for possible locations to temporarily store such items."
Although when I went earlier this year I had a mobile phone (which they stored) as well as a backpack (which they searched) with a book in to read while I was in there. Maybe they've stepped up security in the past few months or maybe I just look very trustworthy.
Many thanks for that helpful reply.
She is Chinese and although her English is probably better than yours she is not very confident, having her phone would be a comfort to both of us.
She would probably manage fine anyway but what if she asked someone like you for help?
thanks for your replies goulds it is, there is actually a 2008 article on them in the, ahem, mail
A bit touchy aren't you? You didn't explain any of that in your opening post so I don't think my question was unreasonable in the circumstances. Your girlfriend apart, I think that society in general has become so obsessively reliant on mobile phones that people regard it as a major crisis when they are without them. They are a great invention and make life in the 21st century a lot more convenient, but as I said everybody managed just fine in the days before they were available, so being without one for a day is hardly the end of the world.
Anyway you have, now, answered my question so far as you and your girlfriend are concerned. Good luck with her trip to the embassy.
> I don't think my question was unreasonable in the circumstances.
Of course there were a lot more pay phones then and they didn't cost a fortune to use!!
Have you tried using a pay phone in London recently!!! i was there for the Olympic rehearsal opening, forgot my phone so tried to call the Hubby who would worry if he didn't hear from me to tell him what happened.... i tried 5-6 different phones before success, and then it is £1 just to talk to say hi, then you need to put more cash in!!!! when did they go up from £0.10 for a call?!?
About 12 years ago a 50p minimum seemed to get introduced.
Incidentally have you ever tried calling a pager service from a payphone? Ouch!
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