It’s Alive! My iPhone, that is!

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. This is Giovanni, busy activating my new data plan!!

I finally got a data plan for my iPhone. Yippee! I had to wait until At&t received my early termination payment in order to request the unlock of the phone. That just finally happened this week so , now that the phone is unlocked I was able to go down to the “Cable & Wireless” place and initiate my cell phone and data plan and get a Panama phone number! It’s great to finally have my own phone number and not just Scott’s . He didn’t have any of that early termination junk to deal with and since we really needed to have at least one cell phone functional we just paid someone here to unlock his phone the week we arrived.
But when we are both out and about and not together it has been a bit of a pain not having the ability to reach each other. So at the Movil office there is a lovely woman who speaks perfect English who is extremely helpful and she got me all set up. For a one year contract (which I can terminate anytime I like, no pesky early termination fee!), it costs $9.99 per month just for the data then I bought $ 40.00 of minutes which I suspect will last more than a month. They will send me a text message when I need to go into the office to pay my bill, very handy and easy breezy!

I did have a tiny brain-fart at the cable and wireless office that I must share so we can all laugh at my over taxed brain!! The process at the office is that you sit at the dest and sign all the paperwork and she installs the new SIM card and all that good stuff, then you walk over to the other side of the room to a little window where there is a lady sitting behind a glass window where you do all the paying of minutes and data plans . Well I stood up from the dest and very happily walked over to the pay-window across the room and with a big smile on my face my brain said,”Hola!” except that my mouth said,”Adios!” Ja!Ja!Ja! Somehow there was a disconnect between what I thought and what I said!!! Scott and Giovana (the lovely employee who helps us ) and the lady behind the class got a good chuckle out of that one!! Oh boy! I also had to laugh! Try to imagine someone walking up to you and saying, with a big grin,”Good-bye!” . Too funny. Yep, my poor brain has much too much new information! And I’ve only just begun, there’s a lot more to take in!

Well,I need to send some emails to my new friends and let them know that they can call me now. Now when Scott’s phone rings he can stop saying.”it’s for you” before he even looks at it . All I have to say is , ” Gracias a Dios es Viernes!” Cheers!

About hollycarter184

Life is Good! But it's time for a change, and more adventure! I'd like to share the whole experience of preparing then actually making a reality of expatriating, and moving to a new country. It's an exciting, and slightly scary move full of possibility . I'm looking forward to learning a new language and making new connections with the people who share our spirit of adventure. This blog is my way of continuing my connection with my friends and family in the States. Sooooo here it goes! :)

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  1. Giovanni deserves and award for patience. We used her too. How do you like the $20 unlimited calls and data plan ? Not really “unlisted” but more than we will ever use

      • Hi Holly, I used to live in Los Molinos. We had a place there for several years. We lived there full time for 2 1/2 years before moving back to florida about 1 1/2 years ago. We still come back to visit friends. We were just there in February. Boquete is beautiful.

      • Oh, Darn, Well, next time your in town please look me up! I took a peek at your blog, always love meeting fellow bloggers! Gracias a dios es Viernes!! Cheers!

      • Wow, Mindy! I just finished reading some of your blog and I sooo wish you were still here!! I wanna play with you!!! Darn! I couldn’t find a spot to post a comment on your blog so I am commenting here. Thanks for introducing yourself and I know someday our paths will cross!

  2. Actually, Holly in Nicaragua adios means hello and goodbye. When passing someone in the street, you smile and say “adios”. It means may God be with you. So, your brain fart wasn’t really a blooper. You could just have said, “May God be with you.” 🙂 Or, you could tell them you speak Nicaraguan Spanish. jejeje

    • Once again….Laughing! You crack me up and saved my ego!! I may have to go back to let them know that I actually meant to say that!! My heart must be in Nicaragua!! Ja!Ja!Ja! Many thanks Mi Amiga!!

  3. I just love Giovanna and agree with above that she does deserve an award. I know people think the that Panama has no customer service, but I’ve found it’s better here than in the states. Anywhere from Auto Services to Washer/Dryer repairmen to Septic tank clean out…..superb, fast, cheap and with a smile. ❤

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