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Recent content by Spazmos

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    Strategy to obtain US Amex

    How did you manage to get them to change the US address to AUS? was it just a matter of changing it online in your US AMEX profile? or did you have to call up?
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    Strategy to obtain US Amex

    Nice work and good thinking on using "Apt" rather than "Ste". I don't want to temp the red flag gods just yet by updating my address. Got to find a way to change it to my Aussie mailing address next. Seems like you had a really smooth experience. If you are really desperate you can always use...
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    Strategy to obtain US Amex

    It's well worth getting a US account whilst you are there. Nope I don't have an SSN or ITIN as I don't really need it yet. Possibly if I want to maybe start investing in the US I might look at getting an ITIN. For foreigners I don't think we can get a SSN, but they do the same thing anyway...
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    Strategy to obtain US Amex

    Hey all. I am just going to give another update from my end. I have just come back from a 2 month trip abroad and wow how this thread has grown since then. I have finally caught up and see some new faces and a lot of questions. For those who don't know me I have the hilton aspire card and I can...
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    Strategy to obtain US Amex

    Haha yes the MyUS guy must have a protocol in place now for this sort of thing, they probably thinking wth are so many amex cards coming thru them. Damn I thought putting the whole address on one line would sort the missing suite number... apparently not. There must be some way to for amex to...
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    Strategy to obtain US Amex

    It's quite simple if you use a FX platform. First of all you got to ask AMEX (via chat) that you want to make repayments to your card via wire transfer and then they will give you all the details of their "intermediary" account e.g bank account number, routing number, branch that you will be...
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    Strategy to obtain US Amex

    My application wasn't instant either, had that email but slightly different wording for the Aspire card. Took just over 24hrs for an approval email to come through. If you took all the same steps as outlined previously for the global transfer application, then I wouldn't worry too much about it...
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    Strategy to obtain US Amex

    Not really, they did however open up the UPS package including the envelope with the cc. Not sure why they needed to open it up completely. Another option that I was considering was calling up for a replacement card to be mailed to your overseas location, saying you've "lost" yours and are...
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    Strategy to obtain US Amex

    After visiting textplus, looks like textnow works in similar manner, but as I said I have been using textnow and able to receive automated sms verification codes... https://www.textnow.com/
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    Strategy to obtain US Amex

    From where I left off in my last post it quite uneventful. After declaring the goods value, myus pretty much sent it off for shipping straight away. A few days later (I chose the fastest shipping method) I received my card, make sure you insert your individual suite/locator number for your mail...
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    Strategy to obtain US Amex

    Hey you can get a free US number from "textnow" and signing up for an account. It is kinda like calling/texting over wifi, and yes from experience you will be able to receive automated sms such as amex text verification codes. Good thing about this is you can use it to call any US number for...
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    Strategy to obtain US Amex

    Yeh called just before, but got someone from India who was really nice but couldn't help me as he couldn't verify me from his side. He advised I call back around 8AM EST which is when the US opens for business... BUT just as I am about to call amex again at 8:20AM EST got an email myUS has just...
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    Strategy to obtain US Amex

    Thanks for sharing your experience, yeh I am leaning towards ordering a replacement card now mailed to Australia. I will give myUS 1 more day to sort this out... I would probably get the card faster doing this way rather than wait for myUS anyways. Did you have to give an excuse when asking them...
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    Strategy to obtain US Amex

    So here is my story so far... I had tracked my CC delivery from AMEX via UPS to myUS and it was shown as delivered. As stated on their website it usually takes 24hrs for them to log all deliveries into each individual suite. I waited 2 days, nothing showing up in my suite so I talked to someone...
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    Strategy to obtain US Amex

    Hey tlam, I applied for the hilton aspire amex cc. Was eyeing that for quite a while for all the perks but had no idea how to get it (thanks jasonfungsing for showing us). I think if you are able to use all the perks every year that will be well worth the annual fee. Also if you manage to keep...
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