The Adventure Life with Steve Casimiro Belkin Phone, SkypeOut Keep Money In
Text and photo by West Coast Editor Steve Casimiro
Twenty years ago, my photographer friend Larry Pierce called his
wife from his hotel room on a remote island in Tahiti, talked for 15
minutes, and unknowingly racked up a $400 bill. Ouch. Last week in New Zealand, I chatted with my family until even the cat was tired of me and it didn’t cost us a dime. Well, barely a dime.
Like 300 million other people, I used Skype, the voice over internet phone system. But this wasn’t computer to computer—I was calling our home line on Belkin’s Skype handset and talking just as I would on a cell phone.
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