“Congratulations on being the last person in the galaxy without a cell phone.” – Anonymous
Okay, okay, I may not be the last person in the galaxy without a cell phone. Though the phone I have is old and dumb (Maybe I’m the last person in the galaxy without a smart phone?), it works just fine for me in the United States.
But I wanted to clarify that it DOES NOT work here. I cannot respond to text messages nor can I make phone calls. That is not part of my plan and my phone is not meant to work here. So it remains turned off in my suitcase with everything else I do not use on a daily basis. Therefore, calling or texting me on my cell phone is useless at this point. And I do not plan on purchasing a Guatemalan phone at this point.
Here’s the good news: I can still make phone calls! But I call through the internet, which means that if I call you, my number will appear as unavailable or something equally strange. So…if you know I have your phone number and think I might potentially call you at some point, please do answer your phone if a strange number calls. Phone dates are possible, but sometimes I also choose to call a friend on a whim in hopes that my call will be answered.
Spanish Words of the Day: teléfono = telephone, llamada = phone call 🙂