Panic set in…

I’ve had my mobile number since 1999 and the customer-service rep with my American mobile-phone provider was telling me, “Sorry, dude. If you’re out of the U.S. for more than a few weeks, we cancel your number.” Everyone knows that number! I couldn’t lose it.

And, then, in stepped Tossable Digits – a service that ports your number (land-line or mobile) away from your carrier, stuffs it into storage so that it remains your number, and then on-passes to you, wherever you are in the world, the phone calls and SMS notifications you would have received back home.  It’s a brilliant solution for nomads who want to keep their U.S. mobile number while traveling the world without risk of losing it. And the monthly fees are minimal.