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Tom567



Joined: 30 Apr 2009
Posts: 34

PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:19 pm    Post subject: Telephones Reply with quote

I am on a tourist visa. Can I get a prepaid cell phone? Any type of phone? I cannot even call my parents unless I do so from work.

And..

My employer is trying to get rid of me prior to my three month probationary period expiring. Any advice in dealing with this and interviewing by phone elsewhere.

I am 36 by the way.
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Glenski



Joined: 15 Jan 2003
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Location: Hokkaido, JAPAN

PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Psst, Tom.
Which country are you in?
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tttompatz



Joined: 06 Mar 2010
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Location: Talibon, Bohol, Philippines

PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 2:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Telephones Reply with quote

Tom567 wrote:
I am on a tourist visa. Can I get a prepaid cell phone? Any type of phone? I cannot even call my parents unless I do so from work.

And..

My employer is trying to get rid of me prior to my three month probationary period expiring. Any advice in dealing with this and interviewing by phone elsewhere.

I am 36 by the way.


The answers to your questions are country specific. Without knowing what country you are in there is no way to answer your questions.

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scot47



Joined: 10 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He is "ABROAD". Big place, full of people who don't speak English. Scary.
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spiral78



Joined: 05 Apr 2004
Posts: 11512
Location: On a Short Leash

PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From posting history, appears to be in Japan now, Korea previously.

Probably intended to post in Japan forum.

I admit to some degree of curiosity as to what Tom's age might have to do with anything....seems unrelated to either phone use or the process of losing/finding jobs...
On second thought, perhaps '36' isn't Tom's age, but some sort of code for some other attribute that's related to jobs/job hunts?
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nomad soul



Joined: 31 Jan 2010
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Location: The real world

PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Telephones Reply with quote

Tom567 wrote:
I am on a tourist visa. And.. My employer is trying to get rid of me prior to my three month probationary period expiring.

Working while on a tourist visa... Not a good mix.
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Tom567



Joined: 30 Apr 2009
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:50 am    Post subject: In Japan Reply with quote

I am in Japan. This is why I posted in the Japan newbie forum. ( Or thought I did. )
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Tom567



Joined: 30 Apr 2009
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Age included as a bit of self deprecation and/or comfort for another individual out there.

I am 36 and am in a situation like so. This is kind of not something I`m not terribly proud of.
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Sashadroogie



Joined: 17 Apr 2007
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Location: Moskva, The Workers' Paradise

PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Come on chaps! Anyone in Japan happy to help a fellow poster out?
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spiral78



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Come on chaps! Anyone in Japan happy to help a fellow poster out?

Logically, I guess most of them are hanging about in the Japan forum...
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Sashadroogie



Joined: 17 Apr 2007
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Location: Moskva, The Workers' Paradise

PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tru dat
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HLJHLJ



Joined: 06 Oct 2009
Posts: 1205
Location: Ecuador

PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even the pre-pays require a 1 year commitment, or you have to pay extra to get out of it. So I don't think anywhere will let you have a phone on a tourist visa. Given the urgency of your situation the only option I can think of is to rent one.

Some companies have a postal option, where they send the phone to you and you post it back later. Or you can go to a counter at an airport. I don't vouch for any of these companies, but I believe they are some of the more well known ones. You should be able to find many more with a quick search. You'll have to do the maths yourself to decide whether you want higher rental with lower call costs of vice versa.

http://www.rentafonejapan.com
http://www.softbank-rental.
http://www.pupuru.com
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Glenski



Joined: 15 Jan 2003
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Location: Hokkaido, JAPAN

PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tom,
This is the generic Newbie forum. There isn't one for Japan. Just post in the Japan forum itself.

You could also go to www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree and visit the discussion group for Japan in the North East Asia section. Travelers helping travelers. (I don't even own a cell phone, or I'd help.)

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My employer is trying to get rid of me prior to my three month probationary period expiring. Any advice in dealing with this and interviewing by phone elsewhere.
Far more details needed. See you in the Japan forum!

My first inclination is that of nomad soul's. Working on a tourist status is illegal (if you are getting paid). Eagerly awaiting those details!
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