Importance of phone numbers in POI files

 

As I work on my Bank of America POI file I have been noticing a lot of branches that are "Temporarily" closed. Also, there are now a number "Remotes" that are no longer open 24 hrs.

This is when the phone number listed in the POI comes in handy - at least for branches when you need to actually go into the bank. Calling ahead before you make a detour on your trip can save you time and gas. All the branches still have an ATM available 24-7 (I think), so if you just need cash, it shouldn't be a problem.

You can also use your smartphone and go to the BoA locator web site

https://locators.bankofamerica.com/

that will locate the nearest branches and/or ATMs with the access info.

Travel safely and wisely.

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Metricman Nuvi 660, GTM-20 Traffic Receiver Nuvi 3597 GTM-60 Traffic Receiver Williamsburg, VA

Good Advice

Thanks

I totally agree

metricman wrote:

As I work on my Bank of America POI file I have been noticing a lot of branches that are "Temporarily" closed. Also, there are now a number "Remotes" that are no longer open 24 hrs.

This is when the phone number listed in the POI comes in handy - at least for branches when you need to actually go into the bank. Calling ahead before you make a detour on your trip can save you time and gas. All the branches still have an ATM available 24-7 (I think), so if you just need cash, it shouldn't be a problem.

You can also use your smartphone and go to the BoA locator web site

https://locators.bankofamerica.com/

that will locate the nearest branches and/or ATMs with the access info.

Travel safely and wisely.

Assuming that the POI file is for someplace that the general public can use, why not add their phone numbers?

Phil

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Phil in Mentor, Ohio -- Garmin Nuvi 1450

Some locations aren’t even banks

metricman wrote:

As I work on my Bank of America POI file I have been noticing a lot of branches that are "Temporarily" closed. Also, there are now a number "Remotes" that are no longer open 24 hrs.

This is when the phone number listed in the POI comes in handy - at least for branches when you need to actually go into the bank. Calling ahead before you make a detour on your trip can save you time and gas. All the branches still have an ATM available 24-7 (I think), so if you just need cash, it shouldn't be a problem.

You can also use your smartphone and go to the BoA locator web site

https://locators.bankofamerica.com/

that will locate the nearest branches and/or ATMs with the access info.

Travel safely and wisely.

Sometimes they aren’t even banks. Wells Fargo for instance has “financial” offices. They can’t change a $5 bill.

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John from PA

Yes...

This is an odd time we're living in and I have phone numbers in my campground file and now it is especially important for those who might be traveling to at least call ahead to the campground to see if they are even open or have limited facilities. The KOA may be open, but the pool, playground and laundromat may be closed per local ordinance. Each location is different now.

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"There's no substitute for local knowledge" nüvi 750, nüvi 3597

I agree with you 100%

I agree with you 100%

And with all the protests

I've gone to numerous ATM's only to discover them respondimlng with messages saying withdrawls are unavailable

Or, a splash saying this machine is out of service / order

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Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!