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June 29, 2003 at 4:53 am #199
I know that there is a way to call family from Antarctica, but is there a way to call someone working there? ThanksJune 29, 2003 at 6:33 am #1720
There are a couple of ways to do it. The easiest is to go through New Zealand which has a telephone link here.It’s quite expensive. Email the person you want to talk to and they can walk you through the steps. If they don’t know have them contact me and I’ll send them list.
It’s generally frowned upon especially in the summer to have incoming phone calls. We are 18 hours or more off in time and anyone calling during normal time will undoubtably be calling while the people here are asleep. If the person you are calling has a roommate you will be causing a lot of problems.
For example if you were to call me , the best time would be after dinner when I’m back in my room. Say 6 to 8 pm here. The problem is that when it’s 6pm here on friday night it’s 11pm Thursday in California and 2am on the east coast. Most people would still be eating at the galley at 6. If you tried to call at 8pm here it would be 1am to 4am back in the states. You would have to be pretty dedicated to try and call here.
mikeJune 29, 2003 at 7:57 am #1721
He sent my friend a number but when she tried to call, she got a recording stating that the international number can not be completed as dialed.. How do I email you to see if the numbers he sent are correct? It dont matter to her how expensive it is to call.. ThanksJune 30, 2003 at 5:22 am #1722
Well no body has ever called me so I can’t say for certain what the problem is. In any case I’m not giving out anyone’s phone number here. Tell your friend to get in touch with me (Mike Poole) and I’ll give her the info that I have.
June 30, 2003 at 7:25 am #1723
Im glad that your not giving out phone numbers. I am dkings friend who is hoping to contact with him.. ThanksJune 30, 2003 at 12:42 pm #1724
I got the email you sent. There is a problem with the number, so like I said before ask your friend down here to see me and I’ll give him/her the number to give to you. He/she is currently wintering at Mcmurdo, right?
mikeJune 30, 2003 at 12:43 pm #1725
Ok , I’;m confused. Is nativeofdafalls living down here? or DkingJune 30, 2003 at 11:24 pm #1726
Sorry for all the confusion Mike… Robert Vowell is the person who is wintering over at Mcmurdo. Thanks for all your help.July 1, 2003 at 5:26 am #1727
I know Bob. I’ll get in touch with him
mikeJuly 1, 2003 at 5:34 am #1728
Thanks Mike… Rob definately knows who I am .July 2, 2003 at 10:27 am #1729
I got your email about sending the telephone number. I think I’ll stick to my guns and not mail anyones number out of here. Bob has the info and what is wrong with the number you are dialing, I’ll leave it up to him from now on.
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