I am experimenting with a smartphone service app called iPlum. It provides me with a US phone number that can be used worldwide. Hearing from most of our family and friends who say they have “anytime” minutes throughout the US with their phone companies, makes this an easy solution to staying in touch.
The area code is Santa Fe, NM and the number is available upon request. Email me, please don’t post it here.
If I have your phone number in my Gmail contact list, it will sync with iPlum. The program has caller ID. I tried calling the number using Skype. It rang on my mobile; Ron spoke, but depending on where he was in the apartment, there was a time delay. If figure if the connection is poor, then at least we know you called and I can Skype call the person back.
After my 300 free in and outgoing minutes a month, the calls are 1 cent a minute afterwards. This will be fun to experiment with.
This is compatible with both Android and Apple. You can read more about it here.