Saturday, March 14, 2009

The phone rings

There are no pay phones in this country so far that take cash. You have to buy a phone card from a convenience store to use the phones.

I bought one in Brasilia to call Daniella with, so I've been using it to call Gary here in Rio. I noticed that if you hang up and leave the phonecard in the phone, it rings at you to remind you that you left the phonecard. What a smart idea.

I really noticed the ring too, because it sounds like a phone. Everyone knows traditional phone sounds and if you hear it on the street you know something is up. It works way better than the chime at the ATM when you leave your card. I never hear that one right away.


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