I remember the first couple of months I lived away from home. Man, was it tough? Expecting a baby and living with my soon-to-be husband, the transition wasn’t very easy. Young and naive, my mother was my guide in the simplest to the most complicated of situations. Through sometimes long and even short 2-minute telephone conversations, Mami gave me the tips I needed. From recipes to the “You can do it!” inspirational speeches – Mami was always a few dials away.
If it wasn’t for our talks, I don’t know how easy the transition from Mami’s house to my own home would have been. To fathom the thought of not having my mother to talk to on a frequent basis kind of scares me. She provides support when I need it, even if she is a little overprotective at times.
Now, as a Mami myself, calling her for parenting advice is crucial. Picking up the phone is great but some days are just too hectic. A quick text message here and there makes up for the telephone call.
Being that I live in New York, a state with a large immigrant population where calling cards are most popular, I had to share this very important prepaid calling card study with you.
Here is a link to a study where Secret shoppers purchased over 300 calling cards in more than two dozen shops throughout New York State. The cards were purchased from bodegas to gas stations to national chains. The results were be pretty alarming but the advice given is golden. Take a look.
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DATE: MAY 8th, 2012
TIME: 9-11 PM EST
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I hope this post encourages you to be more careful when purchasing calling cards and maybe even to call your Mami just to say “Te amo, Mami” !
Disclosure: This post and campaign was funded byLATISM to help Latinos shop wisely for prepaid cards. All opinions are my own.