Like many people around the world . . . . . I would be lost without my iPhone! It goes with me everywhere! To work, out to dinner, for a walk down the beach, and even into the bathroom. (admit it people, we all do it!!!)
I like the iPhone, because it is literally like a Swiss Army Knife. It has so many tools, that I use all of the time. It is especially helpful when you move to a new country like Kuwait, because you find yourself using it for much more than just making phone calls and sending text messages. I find myself using it for things like capturing pictures of something crazy I see on the side of the road, or converting the price of an object from Kuwaiti Dinar to American Dollars, calling our family back home on FaceTime, converting the daily temperature from Celsius to Fahrenheit, and even using the GPS on the map app to find your way around.
However my favorite thing about my iPhone is the app called WhatsApp! It is an app that allows you to send text messages to anyone around the world for free! You can use it if you are connected to wifi or off your data plan. You can send pictures, send group messages, and now you can even send voice recorded messages.
It is free to download, and you can find it in the App Store. Just search “WhatsApp Messenger.” Here’s what the icon looks like:
Once you have it downloaded, your contact list is based off of the contacts you already have in your phone. You just have to add the Country Code to it. Here is the list of International Country Codes. In the U.S. it is +1 and in Kuwait it is +965.
Download it today and send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you our Kuwaiti cell phone numbers. Then we will be able to send text messages back and forth for free! I figure it is probably best if you email us, rather than posting our phone numbers on here for the entire world to see!
The only downside to WhatsApp is that you have to be sure to put your phone on silent every night. Otherwise when your buddies are watching the big football game in the U.S. and start trash talking you over text messages, it doesn’t wake you up at 3am because of the time change!
Don’t forget . . . . send us an email at email@example.com so we can connect on WhatsApp!