Can You Hear Me Now?
We haven’t had wifi in the Seychelles and as a result we have been spending a small fortune on data. It’s currently our only way to connect. I’ve been typing my blogs in text edit so as not to use data while developing the blog, then when I’m ready I cut and paste. But it still uses data as does every time I check Facebook. Talking to my kids who are both still abroad also requires data – Dane is in Germany and Erik in Burkina Faso. We started a four-way chat on WhatsApp – using data.
Arne used FaceTime to have a video chat with all of his pledge class brothers at their five-year Sigma Chi MIT reunion the other day. That was well worth the money. I used WhatsApp to check in with my wonderful book club while we were in New Zealand and Thailand too.
Up until the Seychelles we were calling the United States frequently, using the Text Now app. With wifi it gave us free-calling to the United States. So we have been able to call family and check in, call friends on their birthdays and I even got to call in to the Martini Mamas. But this only works for calls to the US – and here in the Seychelles it devours our data.
Of course we will call our Moms on Mothers Day. Even if that uses data. It’s just one of the unexpected expenses of our Grand Adventure. But keeping in touch is important to us.
Can you hear me now?