Contact during deployment

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Registered: 04-07-2011
Contact during deployment
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Wed, 04-20-2011 - 7:37am

I'm so clueless about the military lifestyle and

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Registered: 10-22-2008
Wed, 04-20-2011 - 8:30am

There's not a cut and dry answer to that.

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Registered: 11-08-2006
Wed, 04-20-2011 - 9:09am

Jess is spot on with what she said. There are so many factors that will have an effect on how and when communication will happen.

When my DH was gone, he was on a tiny FOB in the middle of nowhere and they did have phone and internet but it was awful. At first I didn't hear from him much and then for a while, I was able to talk to him on a messenger (like MSN or yahoo) pretty much every day. We did a lot of emailing back and forth because sometimes there was such a long delay on MSN that it was faster to just email it.

He went to another FOB for about 2 months and that one he didn't have much access to internet but he could call every day to talk for a few minutes.

It wasn't always ideal but we found a way to make it work. I'm hoping this time we will have a good enough connection to do some video chatting but I'm not going to get my hopes up!

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Registered: 04-07-2011
Wed, 04-20-2011 - 10:19am

Thanks. Just a little worried although it hasnt been very long yet since he left.

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Registered: 02-16-2011
Sat, 04-30-2011 - 4:23am

I am new to this also but when my DH was gone he was on an aircraft carrier and in the middle of the ocean and the phone lines were down almost everyday but we emailed like 3-4 times a day and when he was in port he got lucky and his phone picked up service and he used the hotspot app and we got to skype for a couple hours each day. The connection was horrible so I couldn't make out his face most of the time but I could here his voice which was what mattered the most to me.

Good luck

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