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The Cost of Staying in Touch !

Discussion in 'British Filipino Suggestion Box' started by C3lt1957, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. Drunken Max
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    Drunken Max Active Member Trusted Member

    Thanks, I guestimated by looking at some of the inclusive call packages available
  2. Dave_E
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    Dave_E Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    Does anybody remember:
    • Handwriting a letter,
    • Placing it in an envelope,
    • Walking to the post office and buying a stamp,
    • Posting the letter in a pillar box.
    Things were so much easier in those days. :like:
  3. graham59
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    graham59 Well-Known Member

    I still have the letters sent from the Phils by my first wife... back in 1990. Airmail of course.

    The 'round trip' of our letters took about a month. Even in the early 90s, it cost a pound a minute for a phone call to the Phils... first 5 minutes taken up by excited Tagalog chatter from friends or relatives... determining whether or not your loved one was actually at home or not... if they'd figured out you weren't a Martian or summat, causing that strange object in the corner to ring out.

    At least letters (with photos) were a lot more convincing, and easier to show the Entry Officer, than a bundle of chat logs and emails.
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  4. Mattecube
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    Mattecube Glad i did it Trusted Member

    When was the last time you recieved a holiay postcard?
  5. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    who can afford a postage stamp any more ?
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  6. Mattecube
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    Mattecube Glad i did it Trusted Member

    What' a postage stamp?
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  7. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    most paper mail i get is junk.
  8. Dave_E
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    Dave_E Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    Same for e-mail.
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  9. DavidAlma
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    DavidAlma Active Member

    Agree that FaceTime works well here. I chat with my daughter in UK each weekend for about an hour. Always good quality, no drop outs.
  10. CatchFriday
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    I suggest that you get Vonage and send her the Vonage box that will plug into her router - that will recognise the line as a UK line, and then you can call her for free.
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  11. DavidAlma
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    DavidAlma Active Member

    Yes, but she will still have to pay for the internet connection, so may not be too expensive, but not free.

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