What happens if you miss the call, can they call someone else? Or is the one phone call it no matter if someone answers or not?
My son arrived on 6/20. He was able to text me from cell phone when they landed in Chicago. That was at 8:30pm PST (Im in California) so 11:30 there. The call I got from him didn't come til 11:35 PST, and I Missed it : (
I had my phone Ringer full blast waiting for the call, but for some reason, it went to voicemail and didn't ring, I just heard this loud beep, looked down at my phone and it said Data Roaming! ugh! it never does this in my house, but of course it had to pick a fine time. I was pretty much devastated, but he was able to leave a voice mail to let me know he was there. I tried to immediately call his cell phone back (he made the call from cell) and of course no answer : ) Just hoping he seen that I tried to call back.
Expect it late that evening. If you miss it, they won't get another call. Got our around 11:30 pm
not sure which phone call you are referring to if it's the I'm here call, that will normally be around the midnight to 2 AM range will be around 30 seconds long and scripted. The next phone call will be around 3 weeks, hopefully if everything is on schedule, sooner if something is wrong. My first real phone call came on a thursday around 6:00 pm and they will need a phone card to call because they will be calling from a pay phone. hope this helps- If they did not take a phone card with them they can purchase one at the exchange when they go over there to purchase personal items.
I have had my phone on me at all hours. I don't want to miss a call if I get one! I know it'll be a few weeks, but I'm a worry wart, so I'm not taking chances!! Blake didn't want me to go to MEPS (he didn't want to see me cry anymore) so I took him to the recruiter on Wednesday and he went to the hotel with him, he left St. Louis around 12:30 Thursday afternoon and texted me at 6:45 that he was there, then the call at 6:53...when he called, I barely got to say I love you and he hung up...I was a mess Thursday evening!!