Many of my friends live in another country than me. Staying in touch with them isn’t as easy as having your best friend living next door. I lived in different countries and I experienced myself how difficult it can be staying in touch with loved ones. I moved to England in 2007 two months after my seventeenth birthday, leaving my best friends and my family behind. It wasn’t easy, but I was excited to discover a new country, improve my English and make new friends.
I lived in Sevenoaks with an English family who did not speak German and went to the local school together with people from different countries but no one in my class spoke German. From Day One in England I had to speak English, from the time I got up until the evening when I went to sleep. The family I was staying with allowed me one twenty minute phone call every week, I had five minutes to call my parents, five minutes to call my aunt and the rest had to split between calling my friends. Social networks weren’t as popular back then as they are today and calling phones abroad was very expensive with my mobile phone. I wish I had known about Lebara back then, an affordable mobile phone provider who makes it their mission to support migrants living abroad. Due the nature of my
I am now back in Cologne and I am glad to have the opportunity to not only call my friends back in England, but also in Switzerland, Turkey and the Middle East as well as the States for a small amount of money. Staying in touch with your family and friends abroad should be affordable and Lebara makes it possible.
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