Many relief workers may be using smart phones in Haiti with little inkling of the size of the bills that can ensue. If you have had this experience and are an ATT customer, call ATT, as they are currently accepting petitions for credit on international charges for voice, text, and data roaming in or with Haiti.
Unless your professional work depends on internet access from your phone, consider acquiring a local pay-as-you go phone with text messaging in Haiti. You can find one of the ubiquitous Digicel stores through the site below. If you need more minutes, you can do so online, or you can purchase supplementary sim cards with minutes from street vendors (–tell anyone on the street “Mwen vlè achte minit Digicel,” and a vendor will likely materialize):
For people communicating by phone with Haitian contacts, you can “top up” their phone minutes by registering at the Digicel site and choosing “topping up” under “Quick links.” Cell phones are lifelines; preservation of your contacts’ communicative access to a larger world can be an important first step.
Health care workers using smart phones can download an app with English-Haitian medical Creole from Educa Vision.
Students and faculty can post comments, links, videos, images, etc. here by going to the “Dashboard” or just clicking on “Post” and then “Add New” on the Admin bar above. Once there, you can add text and create links by clicking on the chain link symbol, add videos with the yellow “A” on the right (just cut and paste the html of the video from youtube or another source), and add other forms of media with the buttons at the top of the page.
When creating a post, it’s useful to create a category (i.e. “News” or “Instruction Materials”) on the right, or click an existing one, as these will help organize content on the blog as time goes on.
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