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“-3 AM phone calls.-
Are you asleep?
No, I’m skydiving.”
— Unknown

Get your Skype set up and running as soon as possible, and you will soon realize just how small the world is. This will be your cheap ‘life-line’ to family and friends right over the world.

Watsapp is a great phone App for keeping in contact with family and friends. It allows you to message and make calls through the Wifi.

Immigrants should consider using the pre-pay phone card system as it is cheaper and easier to control the telephone expenses. You can buy a $5.00 card and speak for around 30 minutes. Alternatively, if you pick up your phone and use your telephone company’s ‘Long Distance Plan’, it can be a severe shock when the bill arrives.

Many phones can now call with video, for example: Watsapp or Facetime

Try for cheap rates for overseas telephone calls.

CICI Goldline cards are distributed by Goldline (see and click on products). Contact customer service and they will provide customers with the closest location of a retail outlet that sells the cards. Goldline is apparently the largest phone pre-pay vendor in Canada and has recently signed an agreement with Siemens. In Ontario, CICI cards are distributed by Mac Convenience Stores. See or phone 1-800-424-2403 to find the closest one to you. Goldline also distribute OLA cards.