Saturday, January 28, 2006
We really hope that we will continue to connect with you by phone in the coming months. We wanted to let you know that we are learning that our Internet phone is not as easy to use in Haiti, as we had hoped. But, it is still a good way to talk without paying $3.00 a minute international, like we would if we called to (or from) the Haiti area code.
When you call us you will call a (763) area code, as if you are calling Minnesota. It can take two or three tries sometimes before you get a good connection. Also, when we call you, it might seem that you are being prank called... just remember it might be us, but it can take a few seconds for the satellite to give us a good connection so that we can be heard. If you wait 15 seconds it usually clears up. Background noise on either side (such as a piano or screaming children) will make it impossible to hear the person speaking on the other end. Lock your pets & children up before you call.