How do presidents call other presidents? With last week's phone call between President Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, it got me wondering how do heads of state call other heads of state? I imagine that one executive suite's switchboard calls the other's, but what's the diplomatic protocol for who picks up the phone first? Do they have super-secret phone numbers, or even phone numbers in the way we think of them? Are the calls private, or are is there an entire entourage listening in? Do they just hang up when they're finished, or is their an entire protocol for ending the conversation? What are some of the other "hidden" aspects of executive diplomatic communication and behind-the-scenes goings-on are there that the rest of us commoners never see?
How do I become comfortable with how my father chooses to be involved in my life (minimally, not of his own initiative) as an adult? What are the limits between healthy and compassionate effort on my part and a realistic acknowledgment of both of our limitations? [more inside]
Asking on behalf of someone who may not be interested in your anwers: please tell me about basic business telephone options. [more inside]
My husband and I will be travelling to Canada next month (previously) and are wondering what our cheapest bet is for cell phones. We don't care so much about calling home to the US, but it would be nice to be able to make brief calls and send texts to each other. [more inside]
Where does the idea come from that an alarm company can actually tell whether the system actually is armed? [more inside]
Help me find a good solution to making calls from Argentina to the US. [more inside]
This question is for women who have used online dating : What are your most common reasons for breaking off an email exchange with a man who you met through online dating? Also, once you have given the man your phone number, and he calls you, what are your most common reasons for not returning the phone call? [more inside]
What's a cheap long-distance phone card? [more inside]
Lady / Don't cha know we love ya? Sweet lady / Dear mama / Place no one above ya, sweet lady / You are appreciated / Don't cha know we love ya?
What's the best way for a tech-impaired, budget-conscious mom in the US to talk to her son while he's living in Indonesia? [more inside]
Options for temporary mobile phone access while in Western Europe? [more inside]
Please help me figure out the most affordable, logical phone/internet package for my house. There are too many options, and I'm not quite sure where to start. [more inside]
Please help me figure out an affordable way to keep in touch with my girlfriend - I'm in the US, she's in Samoa. [more inside]