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Can You Imagine Your Life Without Phone?

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I left home in 2000, at the age to 18. I haven't been back since. Vacation not included. When I look back, I would not describe myself as homesick or emotional about being away from family. Although, I do not even recall being ecstatic about leaving home either. But then I am never ecstatic about anything unless I am about to board a plane, or about to buy a handbag. I digress. If I had to pick an adjective to describe myself, I would say I am pragmatic. Unless something is of grave inconvenience to me, my attitude towards most disruptions in life is - it is what it is! 

Staying away from family falls under the category of 'it is what it is'. Over the years I have adapted to this lifestyle. I have evolved to live in the present. However, along with all the changes, there has been a shift internally. I have started feeling 'homesick. At the age of 34 I am way more emotional than what I was when I was 18. I feel I the need to stay connected with my parents more now, than I did back then. The only solace I have from this respite is the option to call and speak to them anytime I like. I cannot even imagine what it was like two decades ago when access to overseas phone calls was limited. 

I must mention that I am a little of a brat (and a hypocrite) in this scenario. You see, I am seldom near my phone and when I am the ringer is often at the lowest volume. Reason being that I find loud ringing phones annoying and unpleasant. The downside of this however is that I often miss my parents' calls. But when the tables are reversed and my parents do not answer the phone, all hell breaks loose. If they do not answer after two calls, I start calling them incessantly (enter: Comcast – XFINITY® Voice Unlimited), along with a few angry texts thrown in, plus a few panic calls to my brother asking the whereabouts of my parents. In the end when I am able to track them down, I learn that they were at the movies, and I really didn't have any reason to panic.

However, the bottom line is that without a phone living this far away from family would be practically impossible. And thanks to XFINITY® Voice Unlimited it has become much easier to call parents from anywhere, even while I am on-the-go. You can download the XFINITY® Connect app and use your mobile phone to make free calls to India (landline & mobile). While I should work on keeping my calm even when I can't get in touch with them, I am just glad I have an option to call and stay in touch with them 27/4 (if I wanted!). 

If you reside in the San Fransisco area, you can visit one of the below, on-site activation centre between 5:00PM - 8:00PM and test these features at the XFINITY® Voice Unlimited kiosk for yourself:

- Feb 29th - March 3rd at Bharat Bazar in Fremont, CA 
- March 4th - Marth 6th at Great Mall, Milpitas, CA

This post is part of a sponsored campaign on behalf of the South Asian Bloggers Network for Comcast XFINITY®. I have received compensation for this post. All opinions are my own.


  1. Love the pic...superb click.


  2. story of my life too...well i do go visit Nepal every 2-3 years and my parents are often visiting. I start freaking out too when my parents dont answer the phone because im so used to calling them on my way to work.

  3. I think I found our one difference. I'm rarely ever pragmatic! The word I would use to describe myself is emotional (although I'm getting ever so slightly better than I used to be!).

    Great post!

  4. Pragmatic is a good thing to be :) I'm lucky that most of my immediate family live pretty close to me so I can see and talk to them often!


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