Hello, everyone. I'm an American living in Budapest, and was faced with some interesting challenges prior to moving here that I'm wondering if others were faced with as well: How to ensure I could properly keep in touch with people back home.
Sure, there are things like Skype, Facebook and so forth - but what about the family members who are less technically savvy? Grandparents, parents and etc... ?
Fortunately, I come form a long background in telecom and service providers. As such, overcoming this issue was easy for me - and quite cost effective.
Now I'm curious how many others are finding themselves in situations where they can't access some services they're used to due to being in a foreign country (i.e. some websites, apps, etc) - and how many people are looking for ways to have telephone service at a low cost with a US (or any other country, for that matter) phone number...
I am considering starting a new business here that specifically caters to expats. Phone service, internet proxies to make it look like you're in the US, travel assistance with pets (I brought a cat and a dog with me here to Buda, and they frequently travel with me to other countries).
Prior to investing too much time and money in to this idea, I'd like to get a feel for a few things.
1) How many people have found themselves in a similar situation and would like a easy and cheap solution to overcome it?
2) What suggestions or ideas would you have, something that you might want/need that you have not really found readily available?
I appreciate your input.