"I got into medicine so I could help people," says Dr. Acosta, "and I don't know any better way to do that than to go where they really need help. There's plenty of time to build a practice and get the Mercedes if I decide to, but for now I'm spending two years in Central America, where there are no HMO's."
Dr. Acosta is part of a humanitarian medical program bringing care to remote parts of Central America, and before he found PhonePlusPlus, he didn't get to call home very often. However, Dr. Acosta has found that PhonePlusPlus is his perfect solution; it allows him to stay in touch with his colleagues, friends and family, even from far away without paying for those expensive international telephone calls.
"It doesn't matter that my cell phone doesn't work in Guatemala - I don't even need a cell phone down here. As primitive as the back country can be, there are Internet Cafes in all of the cities. In fact, high-speed Internet access is more common here than phone service. With PhonePlusPlus, my family and colleagues can call my Genie Number* back home and leave me a message whenever they feel like it, day or night. Then I can check my messages at any time, either online, by email, or by phone through the International Public Access Number in Guatemala. I can even receive faxes without a fax machine (try finding one in rural Guatemala!) - They go straight to my email.
"I also travel between countries every so often, and that presents another challenge: how to handle my money. With the GenieCard Visaź Prepaid Card, included in my PhonePlusPlus plan, money managing is no problem. The medical institute I work for back in the States just sends my pay directly to my GenieCard. Then, no matter what city I'm in, I can draw local currency from any ATM, without having to worry about huge transfer fees or memorizing exchange rates, I can even use my GenieCard to make the most of my purchases anywhere Visa debit cards are accepted."
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