I have this bad habit of losing my cell phone. I’ve had three in the past 6 months- a feat of which I am not proud.
[Cue my parents and sister posting belittling comments after reading this]
In any event, it happened again this weekend sometime in the 4 hours between standing in line to board the airplane home from Vegas and landing in Chicago. So, rather than fork over $200 for a new phone that I will lose while walking from my living room to the kitchen sometime in the next three weeks, I reactivated an old one. This proved to be a terrible solution, as I had forgotten the reason the old phone was out of commission was because it doesn’t take a charger.
So, I currently have an activated toy phone that won’t charge. I’m much too lazy to go to the Sprint store twice in one week, so an alternative solution was necessary.
I used Skype to make a phone call.
I called Johanna and we chatted about sustainable agriculture and rescuing puppies. The sound was clear, and if she had a webcam, we would have been able to chat while looking at one another. Signing up is free- you just have to download the application (took 5 minutes). They also give you your first call free, but make sure it’s to someone who you know will answer. (I called Nick and his voice mail picked up and it counted as my free call).
Fun factor: 8