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7/9/12 6:57 A

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Oh my... that will take some work; but, it's doable. Skype is a pretty cool application.

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7/6/12 6:17 P

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Yeah, I have Skype, and DH has a Magicjack with a Philly phone number. Now all I have to do is get all my friends on Skype, and we're set! (And get my brother to download Skype for my 86 yr old dad.)



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7/5/12 9:59 P

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If your current phone is still active and if you have pictures that you want to keep, send the picture to your email address instead of a cell phone number. This way, you can keep the pictures that you really want.

If it were me, I would still hold onto the SIIM card and create a spreadsheet with the names and numbers of your family and friends. Over a 10 year period, more than likely some of your friends and family will have different numbers. Since you plan on keeping access to an Internet connection to maintain contact with your family and friends, a pay as you go service might be the best option. Be careful on cruise ships. If you have a smartphone, cruise ships have repeaters built in in order for your device to work that won't be included in your plan. With my experience, it's best to power your smartphone all the way off and have it saved in the ships safe. This will prevent an unexpected huge bill.

Skype is a good way to keep in contact with your family and friends too. It will use the Internet connection that you'll be using. For more info, check out the link below:

www.skype.com/intl/en-us/home

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7/5/12 7:04 P

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I'm still using a Razr, LOL - but yeah, I figured I'll erase the photos and get the phone co. to erase all the numbers on the phone.

If I keep my SIM card, will it work in say 10 years? We may buy local phones as we travel around, but eventually we'll be back in the US. Probably will have totally different technology by then, so maybe I should just trash the card.

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7/4/12 4:13 P

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Awesome idea. I never heard of it! Thanks for sharing it. Be sure to do a master reset before donating it or go to your local wireless carrier to perform a software flash that will erase all of the content on your device. Also, be sure to remove any memory cards or transfer the pictures from your cell phone to your computer. If you need any help with doing this, let me know.

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7/4/12 11:31 A

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Found the one I was thinking of:

cellphonesforsoldiers.recellular.com
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7/4/12 11:25 A

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For a while there was a program where you could donate old cell phones which were given to military members - we're thinking of doing that with our phones when we leave the country. If I find some info, I'll add that website to this post.

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Looking for ways to support and honor U.S. military servicemembers and veterans who protect our security and freedom? In years past, you could wrap up a care package and mail it to "Any Service Member" for the holidays, but with increased mail restrictions, the Pentagon is asking people to help through financial contributions, letter-writing and e-mail, purchasing authorized pre-made care packages, or volunteering time through non-profits.

Below are links to programs that offer aid to our military -- everything from care packages to emergency services to military family support. Show your pride in our armed forces today, either by purchasing a gift or card for a servicemember, or donating to programs that support our military.

www.military.com/spouse/military-lif
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military-resources/how-to-support-ouR>r-troops.html


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