Author: abuelitacira

Seasons of birthdays

That time of year when we lovingly mash together birthdays over 3 months into one day: today this time

This year maybe buy the puzzle people a Chinese puzzle box.  $44  on amazon or $5 on AliExpress.  Buy 14 to 60 days earlier via the latter. 

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Chinese puzzle box 12 step

Abuelita’s red chizmoso doesn’t take the best quality photos, but we all know phones and tablets are NOT camera replacements 😯 — the slightly modified amazon fire because adblocking is a moral duty.

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IPhone? ZOM!

zom is as close to Android’s conversions app as you can get on iPhone

Zom.im 

It is best to create your jabber texting account before installing zom because the app will wrangle you into a jabber domain without enough of the good features.  Use one of the tall son approved servers in the Texting Cira page (top link site)

Then used advanced setup after installing zom

It has many of the features you liked in movim: stickers, photo, video, calling

User@somedomain.net

You’d think email?

Sure, but it can also be Jabber Texting, and sip.  Have all three on your family site.  Buy a domain from NameCheap, or ghandi, but absolutely not godaddy for about $8 a year. 

Delegate email services to zoho.com (free, NO ads, so you know actually free)

Delegate sip services to SipThor.  Free sip calling.  Receive free calls from normal phones.

Delegate jabber texting to Conversations.im

Email $0
Sip $0
Jabber 8€
Domain $8
———————-
$15 a year

Be sure to inform contacts via your email signature

Jabber / email / sip :   carlos@cubanadventuresllc.sexy

Sip and jabber can do texting.  Optionally buy a phone number for $2/month for legacy SMS texting, and also be able to call normal phones.

When Cubans make the switch to smarter phones be sure you have data but REDUCE COSTS by picking a smaller minute allotment, and DITCH legacy SMS texting. 

Tall son has legit unlimited data from Verizon.. With no limits.. What you’d expect from English word.  And 2000 minutes, no old fashioned SMS text. But no subsidized phone purchases.  Totally worth buying an $800 phone occasionally.

The point.. You don’t need unlimited everything plans (most especially because of the lies, but also the cost of the lies) when you also use jabber and sip.

… Long Cuban conversations don’t have to use plan minutes

Movim.EU

Sip2sip.info

Accounts.zoho.com

User@somedomain.net

You’d think email?

Sure, but itbcan also be Jabber Texting, and sip.  Have all three on your family site.  Buy a domain from NameCheap, or ghandi, but absolutely not godaddy for about $8 a year. 

Delegate email services to zoho.com (free, NO ads, so you know actually free)

Delegate sip services to SipThor.  Free sip calling.  Receive free calls from normal phones.

Delegate jabber texting to Conversations.im

Email $0
Sip $0
Jabber 8€
Domain $8
———————-
$15 a year

Be sure to inform contacts via your email signature

Jabber / email / sip :   carlos@cubanadventuresllc.sexy

Sip and jabber can do texting.  Optionally buy a phone number for $2/month for legacy SMS texting, and also be able to call normal phones.

When Cubans make the switch to smarter phones be sure you have data but REDUCE COSTS by picking a smaller minute allotment, and DITCH legacy SMS texting. 

Tall son has legit unlimited data from Verizon.. With no limits.. What you’d expect from English word.  And 2000 minutes, no old fashioned SMS text. But no subsidized phone purchases.  Totally worth buying an $800 phone occasionally.

The point.. You don’t need unlimited everything plans (most especially because of the lies, but also the cpstnof then lies) when you also use jabber and sip.