My mother's long distance was shut off a while back due to nonpayment. She has unpaid bills with pretty much every other company with long distance service so right now she has no way to call and get a hold of me (we live on opposite coasts). She still has basic local service so I can call her but she can't call me back, and she has a very irregular schedule that changes so it can be difficult to get a hold of her unless I call in the middle of the night-which doesn't always work because she takes sleep aids. She doesn't have internet access right now for email either. She lives alone, is disabled and doesn't have any friends or family members living close enough that I can ask to stop by and check on her. I worry about her constantly. I've been racking my brain trying to think of some way that I can give her the ability to call me without putting anything in my name (I'm afraid she'll run up my bill too, she has zero ability to follow rules like 'only call after 9pm' or 'you only have x amount of minutes'). I'd send her a bunch of calling cards but she'd burn right through them calling people. Do I have any other options?? Help!!
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12/20/09 at 1:03am