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Staying in Touch
Staying In Touch
Going off to college sometimes results in a minor disruption of
routines.... OK... not really minor, make that a major change in
Families and friends somehow seem to not connect as often and,
it doesn't really need to be like that. There is no reason
why you as a college student shouldn't keep in touch with your
friends from high school or for that matter, your family.
Most colleges provide either free or reduced-rate long distance
telephone calls. Check with your college to see what they
offer. If using the telephone is so.... you know....
nineties, how about cell phones that now have plans where you
can call with free minutes as early as 7:00 pm?
Cell phones are a great way to stay connected to what's going on
at home and should be encouraged.
A lot of phone plans these days not only have text messaging
capabilities but also have instant messenger capabilities.
With this powerful technology in your pocket, quick messages to
see how people are doing, or what they're doing, is a convenient
way for everyone to stay well connected.
Cell Phone Plan
It is highly recommended to
check your cell phone plan before heading off to college. Consider
the area codes that you would be calling, and then tweak your plan
to suit your expected needs.
You might also want to
consider changing cell phone plans altogether if other carriers
offer less expensive calling plan choices.
Whatever you decide to do, a cell phone or long distance
plan, this element should be considered if for no other reason other than to
keep everyone well connected when the distance suddenly is more
than what everyone is accustomed to.