Nov 18, 2008

A Brief Interlude for a Pic and Query.

So this isn't the official group picture, but I guess it'll have to do for now. That's me (in the completely unobvious gigantic white circle) there off to the right next to the lady with the most adorable baby I've ever seen. Yes, I'm wearing my scarf, and yes, I look impatient.

In unrelated news: I'm hoping one of my readers can chance to help me out with something. So as everyone knows I'm going to Israel -- in fact, in one month I will BE in Israel. I'm likely going to be there for three weeks and seeing as I have T-Mobile, they're international, and seeing as I have a Blackberry, I'm hoping that I can manage something where I can schlep my Blackberry to Israel and use it for data and maybe voice (but not necessary). Now, the woman at T-Mobile said something about getting a $19.99 one-month international data plan -- but it doesn't include web browsing. This is fine, except that I use the GMail application and Twitterberry -- both of which I'm pretty sure use over-air "web browsing" functions. So what I'm asking the masses is: Do you know what the best thing for me to do is so I don't break the bank but can still Twitter (to update people on my exciting adventure), maybe post brief blogs, and call home to prove to my mother that I'm not dead? (She's freaking out already.)

Your help is much appreciated. Oh, and that is all -- for now!


Michael said...

Leave the crackberry at home. Last thing you need to be doing is twittering and miss something. =)

Anonymous said...

Not an expert on the crackberry, but woudn't it be potentially cheaper to find yourself an internet café for the keeping the world up to date part of your plan?

Obviously, your mother will want phone calls, but I have heard some horror stories on charges racked up for web type browsing whilst abroad. It's a bit of a minefield.

You could take a pen and notebook with you and write stuff down at the end of the day.... to fill us all in when you return, or to jog your memory in the internet café!

chaviva said...

Dually noted from both of you :)

I guess I might end up just leaving the CrackBerry at home afterall, heh.

Leah in Chicago said...

Rent a phone. I'm sure you'll get something from Birthright about phone rental--always worth it.

not sure if you can transfer twitter to another phone for the trip. You might be able to rent a sim card, too.

chaviva said...

@Leah That's probably what I'm going to do. I just have to get the info from the group I'm going with on how it works.

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