By: Hugh C. Talley
Communicating from El Salvador.I was ask to write on the topic on how we keep in touch with our family and friends while living in El Salvador for Expat.com. Expat.com is a blog site for expats around the world. We have a link to them on our home page. I want to shear this topic on our blog.
Here in El Salvador there are several ways that we communicate and keep in touch with family and friends in the U.S. and Canada. Elizabeth and I use Magic-jack which we purchased in the U.S. before coming over and set it up with a U.S. phone number, so we can make calls to the U.S. and Canada through the internet with no fee other than the yearly fee that Magic-jack charges. I think that anyone retiring or traveling overseas should use this.
We also use email, which I would think everyone living or traveling overseas would use.
There are many options for a Mobil phone here in El Salvador. We use Movistar, because this is the one that we get the best reception from here in Cara Sucia. We just go to a local store and buy time for our phones, $5,$10 or what ever you want. Movistar offers a plan of 150 minutes to the U.S. and Canada for $3.00, once you have put time on your phone you can text Movistar and they deduct it from your dollar amount and add the package to your phone. but you must use it in 10 days from purchase or you lose it, which is no problem for me.
I also use messenger on Facebook and Skype. There are many options that we can use here in El Salvador to keep in touch with the rest of the world.
Elizabeth and I hope that you find this interesting and helpful. We appreciate that you follow us on our life in El Salvador.
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