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Old 24th December 2013, 05:57 AM
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I use a mail service in the US (traveling mailbox) and they scan all my mail so that I can read it online. They also deposit checks that arrive in the mail. I find it to be much more reliable than using the Philippine postal service. I have had mail sent directly here from the US and it took more than a month (for a regular letter)
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I found that getting known at the local post office takes care of most postal delivery problems. In general, they are slow to deliver mail to my house, but it is easy to drop by and ask if they have anything for me. And they will send me a text if a package arrives for me, so I can go and collect it. And the best thing, even though I have stayed at 4 different addresses in this city, anything addressed to me at any of them will be delivered to my current address, like an automatic forwarding service. It's all a bit haphazard, but at least it works after a fashion.

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mrcurtis08,

I am curious about the service that you use. It sounds like a great way to go. Can you give some details please (Company name and cost).

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Old 29th January 2014, 10:47 AM
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The company is Traveling Mailbox and they have different plans. The one I use costs $15/month. I get to see my mail online, request it to be forwarded to another US address (for a fee), and/or I can download it.

There are other companies that do the same thing; I researched a few of them and decided on this one. I am from North Carolina and I liked the fact that they gave me a street address in NC to use. Other companies offer addresses in other states.

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Old 29th January 2014, 08:43 PM
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I use the VFW/RAO mail service which has proven reliable and inexpensive. The only problems are many US banks will not mail new credit cards and new personal checks to my Philippine PO Box. Social Security also limits what you can do on the Social Security login site with a non USA address. I do get bank mail when I visit the USA. There are mail services (one near the Robinson mall in Angeles) that will FedEx mail to their Philippine location. It is a bit expensive but then I would not depend on anyone to hold my mail in the USA.

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Old 25th February 2014, 07:55 AM
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I'm sure if one is friendly and buys a beer or two one could make friends to get their checks and credits cards?

sure, cvgtpc1,

that can get you just about anything you'd like

buy me another round and i can give u timetable and budget.

*everything* negotiable at the 'local' going rates, u understand?

<g> Thanks for the big, cold, frosty, frothy one!
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Thank you Phil, You have been a great help, and I thank you a lot. Roger

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I thank you all for your suggestions and help. It is much appreciated, Roger
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