So here in these un-united states of Africa, we don’t have anytime minutes, peak, rollover, or contracts really. And smart phones are also very sparse. Yes, we still love our simple, gummy button Nokia’s. We simply and often not so simply use airtime, paying per minute. We buy phone minutes at the grocery store or gas station, along side our milk. So gone are the days of chatting for pleasure or even taking time to decide plans via the phone. Text messages are the main form of communication and I email with my colleagues as much as possible. The cost of airtime is not cheap on the whole either.
This is why I am calling all Blackberries. Blackberries are the smart phones of South Africa and they would allow us to talk via Blackberry to Blackberry for free, not to mention internet on them is radically cheap! Do you have an old Blackberry sitting in a drawer or desk, now that you use your I-phone? They cost around $400 still here. :0
If you do, would you consider mailing it to my Dad, as he is coming here in two weeks. You can send it to:
1335 Centennial Dr. SE
Salem, OR 097302
I would not be able to thank you enough!!!!