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comment Can I rent a car in Paris without a credit card?
@AleksG OK you're probably right, I have never done it myself but I heard it depends on the company and the country of issue of your card. Did you have a US debit card and did you go to Avis/Hertz or the cheaper Alamo/Enterprise? I think that is the difference, even though it is just what I heard.
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comment Can I rent a car in Paris without a credit card?
Quickly: the Visa cards acceptance may be true in France, it is not everywhere. In the US for example, a credit card is specifically asked (to check credit history).
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comment Can I rent a car in Paris without a credit card?
@Bogdan probably this kind of amount, yes.
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comment Why does my phone's GPS not work in China?
OSMAnd is also a good offline map app for Android (by the team behind OpenStreetMap). I didn't try it in China but if what you say is true, there should not be any issue.
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comment Why does my phone's GPS not work in China?
@AlexC yeah you're right I think I have not been clear, I meant a difference between blocking and jamming. I meant that blocking a signal is not possible (well maybe with a thick bubble of some heavy metal but that is clearly unrealistic). Jamming is definitely possible, I don't know how powerful jammers can be.
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comment Why does my phone's GPS not work in China?
It actually makes a lot of sense. The fact that your device knows its position in New York does not mean it uses the GPS for that (using 3G/4G provides a better precision) In fact GPS signals are coming from satellites so any obstacle, buildings or even trees, weaken or reflect the signals.
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comment Why does my phone's GPS not work in China?
@Matthew indeed this answer would make more sense if GPSStatus says that. For me the app usually takes 10-30 seconds to go from 0/0 to 0/12 (or some other number around 10) and then the same amount of time to get the left number around 10. The rest I never really understood or looked up.
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comment Why does my phone's GPS not work in China?
@gerrit indeed I mentioned "a tool to alter the signal" (I didn´t tknow it was called a GPS jammer). I didn't say it in the answer, but the reason I doubt it is used is that given the size of China, there would be a need of a LOT of jammers. And I'm not sure it only jams GPS signal - i.e. all telecommunications might be impacted. And AFAIK, cell phones work in China. Again, I don't have much knowledge in that field, apparently these jammers are more accessible than I thought.
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comment Can I enter one country and leave from another one using a Schengen visa?
Yes, there is no border between Schengen states. With your Schengen visa, you can travel in the entire Schengen area.
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comment Open gates on the Paris Metro
Was it today or yesterday (Monday)?
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