My duaghter is in Spain. Need a long distance resolve.

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by Guinea Goonie, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. As some of you all know, my daughter has decided to live in Spain.

    She is about a year away from citizenship and I REALLY need some

    kind of a way to contact her and speak with her on a regular basis.

    The only contact she has is a cell phone. She hates email and I

    have not been able to get her to use it. She says she has to go to

    an internet Cafe and it cost a bit of money.

    So, any one have a loved one they call on a regular basis and are

    willing to share how they resolved the long distance country to

    country calling so it is within a reasonable amount ?

    Thanks in advance: rim
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I believe there are some really good nation to nation plans on cell providers like Verizon. I wish I could more help. It would break my heart if my son was so far! [​IMG]
  3. Crusty McPottydoodle

    Crusty McPottydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2009
    The Wet Coast

    I have friends who are sailing and they use skype to call my landline. I don't know whether there is cost involved with that, but using skype computer to computer is free and you can even do it using webcams.
  4. Laurieks

    Laurieks Where did the time go???

    Aug 14, 2009
    Sonoma County, CA
    My son (14) spent 10 days in Spain this Summer, and on advice of Verizon I bought him a calling card.

    I was going to get him an International capable cell phone, but he said the phone was ugly, and I was unnerved by the hidden charges that kept popping up during the shopping process. The last straw was when I was ready to sign for it & was told 'of course you'll have to change your plan'. Our plan is no longer available and we like(d) it. [Another story... he ran the bill up $130 in July and I had to change to get more minutes. They reversed the $130, but it still increased the base price by more than they said it would. Grrrr.]

    He didn't call me once! He could have used any phone but he said someone was always on it when he had time.
    I used the card to call him, twice. I interrupted his dinner [​IMG]

    I presume your daughter is not a teen and/or will actually call you.

    The card was cheap, the 'live help' person was very nice, and I wish I had paid a little more for minutes that never expire.
    They sent me the PIN by email, no actual card is needed.
    There were many when I googled it, this one just felt 'right'.
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2009
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Quote:I hear lots of people use that and they all give it thumbs up... plus it's free!
  6. Freckle Face Farm

    Freckle Face Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2009
    My daughter is in Japan we use skype..Also I would recommed a calling card....She is on base so she has a land line to the states flat rate 40.00 a month pretty good she even has our area code..
    Must be hard not talking to you daughter much.. [​IMG]
  7. Thank you all.

    Laurieks , I am going to give this a trail.

    My daughter is 21 and very responsible.

    She is in Malaga and doing an "internship" with a hotel
    management position.

    I have been very supportive of her decision and i am
    always blown away when she strikes up a converstaion
    with someone in Spanish.

    She has been so integrated into the country and its language
    that she says people do not even know she is from the states.

    I say good for her, but i sure do miss her.
  8. Bluemoon420

    Bluemoon420 The Rooster Queen

    My DH travels out of the country a lot, and we use skype. It's the easiest and cheapest way to do it. We even bought one of those cordless skype phones, that we call the bat phone. [​IMG]

  9. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    my Family lives in Syria and my sister lives in Germany, I use total calls comunication's company to call overseas and it is very cheep.
  10. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    I will PM you with a number she can dial to you prior to phoning your number... it is what I use to phone friends in the USA... it costs 1p per minute from Europe

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