Category Archives: Services

Swiitch – Sell Your Phone At Amazing Prices While Being At Home

Every year I go to Sharq to sell old phones that belongs to me and my family. I usually walk in every single store to check the price for every single phone. I sell all the phones to the store that offer the highest value. The process is so time consuming and annoying, and I know for a fact that they offer very low prices compared to the trade in values I see in the US and other countries. Since I have no option, I end up selling even though I know that I can sell it for more, but when I consider the shipping cost to the US, it isn’t worth it. Now it is no longer the case where I found Swiitch app and it is so easy and convenient.

The process goes as follows:-

1- Download the Swiitch app on iOS / Android

2- Choose the phone you want to sell

3- You will see a price estimate if you have everything and if it is in perfect condition.

4- Uncheck anything that doesn’t apply

5- You will receive a message to confirm the order via Whatsapp

6- Send the address and location

7- Someone will come to your home to check the phone to match the condition you submitted

8- They will take a picture of your Civil ID and let you sign the contract on their phone

9- Lastly they will ask you to send a payment link and they will pay immediately

It was such an easy, fast, and smooth experience. I told my friends and family already, and a family member of mine sold her phone 2 hours after I sold mine. She told me that was the most convenient experience, especially that she doesn’t like to go to the stores in Sharq or Hawali.

Try Swiitch App now and let me know what you think in the comments.

 

Emirates Delivers The Mail Forwarding Service By Emirates Airlines

Emirates Airlines decided to jump on board to complete with MyUS, Aramex Shop & Ship, and Postshipper. The service is called Emirates Delivers and the service was launched few days ago. They promising to have an edge over the competitors due to their infrastructure advantage. Emirates Delivers will have the lowest prices and the fastest shipping possible due to Emirates Airlines massive fleet and daily flights across the world. They are promising 3-5 business days for deliveries from the US or UK. Free storage will be for 30 days, which isn’t much for me since I am getting 60 days at Postshipper. I haven’t tried it out yet, but I will give it a try and see if it is better than Postshipper or not, because so far I am very happy with Postshipper. Once I try it, I will post a review of the service.

Al Muzaini App Made Transfers Much Easier

I used to go to Al Muzaini branches whenever I have to transfer to my house keeper. The process of going to the branch and sometimes wait in line is very annoying. One day I was complaining to my brother and he told me why are you going to the branch. You can do all transfers online, and all of the transactions that I have done in the branch will show in the app. I can literally see all the beneficiaries that the branch entered for me and choose the amount and send the money. I was resisting at first because I didn’t feel like to enter all the data for the beneficiary to transfer, but all the info was already there and I just enter the amount and pay by KNET. Try the app and you will save lots of time.

To download the app iOS / Android

How To Get International Driving License For 10 Years in Kuwait

Now is the season to travel and I see a lot of people applying for Kuwait’s International Driving License. You can order it online on their website and it cost 10 KD for 1 year, which is a lot. If you ask for delivery then it will be 13 KD since delivery cost 3 KD. I personally order my International Driving License from an international website and you can get up to 10 years. The website is called idlid and the prices is as the following

Book & Plastic Card for 7.5 KD (Additional card cost 3 KD)

Book & Mag Stripe Plastic Card for 10.75 KD (Additional card cost 4.5 KD)

Book & Gold Plastic Card With Chip for 24 KD (Additional card cost 15 KD)

The above prices doesn’t factor in the shipping. The shipping cost 10 KD for 2-4 weeks delivery and it cost 41.7 KD for 3-6 days delivery. The beauty about idlid is that the cost of 1,3,5, and 10 years validity is all the same.

The license was used to rent a car in Spain without any issue, so it works perfectly.

 

Project Fi – A Service That Changed My Life

Project Fi is one of the services that completely changed my life. I was invited to Project Fi back in August 2015, and back then I was using At&t. I decided to give it a shot and try Google’s latest service. The service was great, but it had some limitations. The main limitation I faced was not being able to have my Whatsapp calls while driving on the 5 or 405 freeways. The connection used to disconnect every 30 seconds and then reconnect again. I ended up going back to At&t for a while, and 6 months later when my schedule was packed with trips outside the US. I joined Project Fi one more time and it completely changed my life. It is such a convenience when I land in each country and turn on my phone while I am on the plane and get internet connection instantly. The only country I didn’t get internet connection was Lebanon, so I had to buy a sim card from one of the local telecom companies. Last time I used Whatsapp calls on the 5 and 405 freeways in Socal, I saw major improvement. The call disconnect every now and then, but I can live with that. Whatsapp calls on Project Fi is’t as reliable as At&t or Verizon, but I believe Google will eventually get there. The beauty about Google is that they always push to improve their services, and they always keep everything very simple. Now most of my family switched to Project Fi, and all of us are really happy with the service. Can’t wait to see Project Fi having internet connection in every single country around the world.